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2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:07 pm
So just lately I've been having a look around at unloved executive barges from years gone by - things like Scorpios, Omegas, Senators, XMs, 605s and the like - always had a soft spot for them. Then I come across this...

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C738393

A "brand new", 20-year-old, unregistered car from 1997 with only 454 miles on the clock! It does bring up some questions, like what's it been doing for the past 20 years? How did they obtain it without it being registered? How do you drive 454 miles in an unregistered car (unless they had trade plates)?

Personally, I'd love to own it! I've never met anybody that's liked the styling, but I'm one of the few that's a fan. With a bit of luck the DVLA might give it a "67" reg!! I've emailed the seller out of curiosity to see how much they want for it. If only it had the Cosworth 2.9 engine, which seem to be fetching strong money these days.

What?? I know it's a Scorpio, but we all have our guilty pleasures, lol... Wink
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:14 pm
FF!!!! Do it!
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Although it's a 2.0.

Lovely nice squidgy seats on these. Cosy.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:00 pm
The first fast car I ever drove was the Ford Scorpion mark 1 I think 2.9 litre. It was a long day and I remember my boss dropped himself off first and allowed me to take it home for the night. Yeah I did floor it, up to 130 mph along a deserted dual carriageway.

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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:55 pm
EffEff wrote:So just lately I've been having a look around at unloved executive barges from years gone by - things like Scorpios, Omegas, Senators, XMs, 605s and the like - always had a soft spot for them. Then I come across this...

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C738393

A "brand new", 20-year-old, unregistered car from 1997 with only 454 miles on the clock! It does bring up some questions, like what's it been doing for the past 20 years? How did they obtain it without it being registered? How do you drive 454 miles in an unregistered car (unless they had trade plates)?

Personally, I'd love to own it! I've never met anybody that's liked the styling, but I'm one of the few that's a fan. With a bit of luck the DVLA might give it a "67" reg!! I've emailed the seller out of curiosity to see how much they want for it. If only it had the Cosworth 2.9 engine, which seem to be fetching strong money these days.

What?? I know it's a Scorpio, but we all have our guilty pleasures, lol... Wink

"" I've never met anybody that's liked the styling""

Allow me to introduce myself - loved them!!!

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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:02 pm
Mark 1 was nicer I feel.

Bug eyed in the front, looks like you could load a whole family in the boot as long as they were dead.

Hope I didn't put you off........


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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:11 pm
I'm sorry but that will never ever become a desirable classic - it was derided for being ugly at the time, sold badly and now looks very bland/American, which isn't to our collective tastes here. It dates from a bad patch in Ford's history, so if they want big money for it you'd be crazy to buy it. So yes, I'm interested to know what they want for it!

Also - these unused cars crop up from time to time but to preserve the investment you'd have to keep it as a museum piece too, as if you use it you lose the value.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Ugly as !!!!

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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:12 pm
The seller wants £13,500 for it. Think I'll stick to looking at registered examples, lol. I wonder how much the person that bought it paid, to never use it?!

I suppose it's an opportunity that won't crop up again, but how many people now will want a brand new Scorpio so badly that they'd be prepared to part with that kind of cash? Perhaps Ford would be prepared to buy the car back to display in a museum/heritage centre? I can't see it selling otherwise, not for that kind of money anyway.

And I thought the N-reg Peugeot 605 I saw on there yesterday for £4.5k was pricey!!

Still, at least me and VFC are part of a very exclusive club, lol.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:42 am
Daft money. Like...if he wanted like...what....£5k? Would you have been tempted?

I remember going to a Ford showroom with my stepdad and looking at an ex demo one. It was a 2.3 Ghia. I remember the nice plush interior and largeness of it. They are ugly...but like...i dont hate them. I think it's the 'difference' factor.
I think it was like...£15kish which was a big saving on the new price, even though it was barely used. He didn't go for it and rightly so as no doubt he would have lost a fortune.

Other Scorpio stuff.....a girl i once went out with (young love?) when 16ish, her mam had a 2.9 version (it was the 8v i think, not the 24v).

Erm...and on a similar thing....we did once own a 1986ish D reg old shape Granada Ghia 2.0, in blue, a bit rusty and bashed with non standard wheeltrims. It was £600 from a local small house/garage. I remember it was HUGE inside. With my mam driving, i could sit in the back and completely stretch out and my feet wouldn't touch the front seat. It was very comfy and smooth with nice velour seats. It was great to be a passenger in.
We used it to pull our caravan. BUT it wasn't great for this. It was a softly sprung car and wherever we went was a bit of a white knuckle ride with the 'outfit' slewing around and grouding out all too often.....what a sight we must have been pulling into the caravan sites.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:51 am

Yeah loved the shape of the old Granada's and Consul was it before that!




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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:21 am
MegaCrixel wrote:Daft money. Like...if he wanted like...what....£5k? Would you have been tempted?

To be honest it's about £13,000 too much for my budget at the minute. There's a 2.5TD on eBay for little over a grand - that'd probably better fit my needs.

Another thing I noticed about these forgotten luxobarges is that they (IMHO) didn't look as good after they were facelifted - they changed the lights and grille on the Scorpio in around 1998 and did similar with the Omega in around 2000, but they didn't look as 'smooth' afterwards, I thought.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:07 pm
What you need is a MK2 Granada 2.8 Ghia X estate - what a car!
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:51 am
The previous shape Granada Scorpio looked ok. That is a horror. The Omega is a much better looking car.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:25 am
jeez thats fugly....and with a 13k price stamped on it, its farking fugly
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:55 am
Looking around ... it probably is worth £13k though.

Of course you never really know what’s selling and what’s not, but a lot worse cars out there for £13k.

I wonder what’s it’s like to actually register and use - £13k doesn’t get you much else these days, and an older person that doesn’t do many miles may could always run this over a Fiesta ??
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:19 pm
It isn't 'new' though is it - A 20 year old unused car will probably have a lot of perished parts and could need recommissioning. Who knows what parts supply is like either!
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:29 pm
Exactly. Rubber degrades over time. I could even be rusty underneath depending on how it's been stored.
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:43 am
Get an old Scorpio and pimp it out!
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Re: 2017 Ford Scorpio

on Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:40 am
Teeps wrote:Exactly. Rubber degrades over time. I  could even be rusty underneath depending on how it's been stored.

Teeps,

Get someone to have a look?

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