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Future Classic investment potentials?

#1 User is offline   pumaSV650S 

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:59 PM

With classic Fords going up in value I wonder has anyone got a good example of the Puma, not just an FRP, tucked away somewhere away from the elements just on the off chance one day it will go the same way as classic Fords like the Capri, Escort Cossy, Saphire Cossy and even the RS mk1!
If you do, don't forget to message me when the time comes to sell in a decade or two!
After nearly 5yrs of (3 door imperial blue) ST170 ownership I still miss my Moondust 1.7 KF51YPK; slower... yes, less grip... yes, worse brakes... yes, smaller and less practical... yes, hairdresser comments... yes, bodywork and exhaust tha's more likely to rust... yes.... but the best car I've ever driven :) even with my latest car purchase which is ridiculously fast but proves its all about driver involvement and not just speed.


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2001 1.7 Moondust Silver Puma ;) 127mph + 0-60 in 8.8secs

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:30 PM

There are a few standards tucked away. It's not always about speed the Puma has character.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:29 PM

In the Daily Telegraph for 10/01/2019 under the heading "5 Best Modern Classic Cars To Buy Now" the Puma was listed at No.1 with the price quoted as £500. They expect a substantial rise quite soon!

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:51 PM

The quoted price should have read from £500. The Telegraph writer ends his words of praise with "Buy Because: You'll struggle to find anything that's this much fun for this little cash, and Pumas simply can't stay this cheap forever." So there you have it!!

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

Wow that is a fantastic promotion for the Puma, good spot thanks for sharing.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:05 PM

Was it in the paper or one of the supplements on the 10th please?
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

View PostpumaSV650S, on 09 September 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

With classic Fords going up in value I wonder has anyone got a good example of the Puma, not just an FRP, tucked away somewhere away from the elements just on the off chance one day it will go the same way as classic Fords like the Capri, Escort Cossy, Saphire Cossy and even the RS mk1!
If you do, don't forget to message me when the time comes to sell in a decade or two!
After nearly 5yrs of (3 door imperial blue) ST170 ownership I still miss my Moondust 1.7 KF51YPK; slower... yes, less grip... yes, worse brakes... yes, smaller and less practical... yes, hairdresser comments... yes, bodywork and exhaust tha's more likely to rust... yes.... but the best car I've ever driven Posted Image even with my latest car purchase which is ridiculously fast but proves its all about driver involvement and not just speed.


1.0 Micra (sold)SV650S 99 (killed)SV650S K2 (died)B-King (sold)ST170 (still got!)E46 M3 (sold)Insignia VXR (sold)1 series M (sold)F30 335D xDrive (current)Vfr800Fi (current)



I bought a 98 R plate last January, and she has definently still got it, looks, style, character to add......more of a head turner than any FocusPosted Image. Also hoping for price and value increases, i did sell my 51 plate magnum grey thunder for a shade over the 500....(last year). Cheers.
Matt

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:19 PM

For Happy Kat and other interested members here is a copy of the Telegraph article from 10th January 2019 which saw the Puma as a future modern classic. On a personal level I am now 81 years old and my Puma is in its 21st year!! She has been my only car since 1998, has passed all her MOTs first time, and covered only 78000 miles as of today. She has been well loved.

1. Ford Puma (1997-2002)
ford puma
Anyone whoís ever driven a Puma coupť will have found it hard not to fall in love almost immediately. Not only is it blessed with fabulous, pert styling, but under the skin sits one of the finest chassis of its time and a Yamaha-engineered powerplant thatís both responsive and rev-happy.

Inside, the Puma feels pretty cheaply built, primarily because it is. But itís also exceptionally cheap to buy, in spite of the fact that itís not far away from achieving classic status. Rust will be a continuing battle, but with that exception Puma mechanicals were reasonably rugged Ė and because everythingís Fiesta-based, itís delightfully cheap to fix when it does go wrong.

Whatís more, itís an absolute hoot to drive. The Puma turns in briskly and breezily, its steering feeding you back all sorts of information about what the nose is doing and its tail infinitely adjustable with the throttle. Despite this, the soft set-up means it rides remarkably well, if a touch noisily Ė but what more do you want for this sort of cash?

The values of fast Fords usually end up blasting off to seemingly preposterous levels Ė so spend some time with this one before you find yourself wistfully wishing you had.

Price from: £500

Buy because: Youíll struggle to find anything thatís this much fun for this little cash, and Pumas simply canít stay this cheap forever.

What to look out for: Clonking suspension; knocking 1.7-litre engines; defunct or always-on heater motors; rust almost everywhere, though particularly rear arches and sills.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:56 PM

Hola, mine's an X reg,1▪7,year 2000. I drive her everyday, and I've had her for 13 years.
Yes, one year I had a hell of an MOT and my lovely friend/mechanic , Roo, welded a new floor in her and replaced all sorts ( CV boots,track rod ends, basically, anything to do with stuff that end ).
I owe him big time for helping me to keep my Puma on the road for the last 10 years. He's invested time and care. He understands my Puma obsession 😁 I've looked after her well. She's spoilt 😂
She's done just over 1,12000.
We're hoping to get the sills done this year so I'll be back on here asking where can I get some! 😊
I'm Manchester and I'm starting to see more on the roads here after a few years of hardly seeing any! 😍

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:20 AM

Expressed Steel do the Puma sills. They are up your end of the UK.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

Cheers happy-kat 😊

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