Cosworth estate - value - malsgirl
my dad wants me to sell his ford Scorpio Cosworth estate on ebay... any ideas on what sort of money i should be looking at?! it is a 1996 model with FSH 1 year MOT and 6 months tax. 68k on the clock. any help would be greatly received. thanks!

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Edited by Pugugly on 04/08/2008 at 21:23

Cosworth estate - value - Screwloose

I wouldn't hold your breath; most know about the engine problem - maybe £700-1200 [if you get lucky.]
Cosworth estate - value - Lud
What is the engine problem Screwloose?

Sounds a healthy price for a thirsty, highish-insurance car that age... Like others though (no doubt) I wondered if it might not be a replacement for my motor, then dismissed it out of hand... Might suit a car-aware, slightly barmy, not destitute country dweller though...

And very low mileage apparently although it may well be on its second circuit of the clock.

Edited by Lud on 04/08/2008 at 22:29

Cosworth estate - value - Screwloose

They break the cam chains on the left-hand bank; there's a lubrication problem and the upper cam seizes.

At one time; you couldn't get a second-hand engine for one of these for love or money. Busted ones lying everywhere.

As to their value; £300 will get you a runner and, once you shut your eyes to the hideous frontal styling, that Cozzie estate will last another 15 years and has few peers - even today.
Cosworth estate - value - malsgirl
well, thanks for your help, will see how i get on
Cosworth estate - value - crunch_time
I thought they stopped making the GRANADA variant in 93, maybe 94 latest?


Cosworth estate - value - Screwloose

They did; it was replaced by the bug-eyed Scorpio in '95. Sales bombed and Ford dropped it in only three years. One of their worst-ever launches - and probably one of their best products ever. Looks matter.
Cosworth estate - value - henry k
it was replaced by the bug-eyed Scorpio in '95.
Sales bombed and probably one of their best products ever. Looks matter.

At least the estate avoided the rear view ;-)
Cosworth estate - value - Screwloose

True; the saloon was hideous from any angle.
Cosworth estate - value - rtj70
Don't forget the Granada/Scorpio was orignally a hatch only. Then estate. It took the ugly saloon to start the downfall of a good car. Ugly in the end!

Edited by rtj70 on 05/08/2008 at 01:22

 

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