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Post by DradusContact » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 pm

Did a search on howmanyleft, and by my count there are less than 6000 left. Drop over the last couple of years has been massive. They're getting to the point were the only people likely to have them are enthusiasts.
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Post by ian cox » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:10 pm

Hi
I concur with this until in around 5 to 10 years speculators pile in buying up cars of their youth and price enthusiasts out of the market. :P 8-)

Saw it happen in air cooled 911 car market over the last 5 to 7 years. I owned a 1969 2.2S for around 10 years until I sold it 2 years ago. Price went mad.

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Post by DradusContact » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:25 pm

I remember when i had my original puma you could get an FRP for <£5000. Your looking at 3 times that now, if you can even find one.

Puma always felt like a car that didn't get the recognition it deserved in its own time, maybe one day it will be seen as a lost classic.
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Post by DradusContact » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:19 pm

Just checked pistonheads classified, none at all for sale. Checked ebay, pumas for sale but not FRP's
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Post by red » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:33 am

The number getting lost now to rust is incredible, there's just too many that can be bought for no money that are barely worth repairing to the point you could barely give one away.

It'll get to a point soon where there's only well kept enthusiast examples and the odd kept running by a back street garage example around.
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Post by Sylvester » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 pm

I agree sadly, my Puma of 3.5 year failed MOT in December, mostly rust but few other bits as well, and the repair bill would be £700+...and with advisories next year I'd be looking almost the same if not more, and that's really upsetting :( So now I'm waiting and probably soon will be my last time with my Puma, best car I've owned for sure :-( :-(
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Post by gingerdave » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:02 pm

Everybody,cheer up .The ones that are left will become so desirable that they will sell for £000000s,well maybe :grin:
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:35 pm

Or you can load a lorry and have them sent over here. I doubt any can't be saved and the price would be in region of 1000 GBP tops.... :wink:
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Post by gingerdave » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 pm

So how much would a high quality respray be in Croatia.Drive the car in full strip down and paint In original colour.Should add no rust to repair just normal stone chips.
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2.3 diesel Sierra mine all it’s life
Bemani Exige 275 bhp and just 900 kilos so 305 bhp/ton😍
Escort Mk2 which is slow
S1 FHC E Type 1966
Ford Ka 1996
Escort mk 1 which is not slow
Shagged out Peugeot 405
Citroen BX which is busted
Mobylette 1962 now registered on UK plate!
Puch maxi
And a Grey Fergie 1949 which is very very slow very

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:25 pm

That should be doable for 1000-ish GBP without problems
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Post by Ian G » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:34 pm

When I started the parts business I could go on the insurer lists and choose a car to use for engine conversions, you'd have the choice of mileage, ECU and normally one in a close enough depot to go and get it.

Now you're lucky if there are any on there and as for sensible mileage, forget it.

I've 7 Thunders, 1 Mille and a regular 1.7 with 36k on stored here waiting for loving owners who like welding but yes - the days of picking up a tidy one cheap are long gone.
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