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Old 17-04-2019, 11:57 AM   #1
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Wanted - Congo Green XR8
Prefer AU and Manual but will consider other configurations in Congo or Green.
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Old 17-04-2019, 01:43 PM   #2
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Wanted - Congo Green XR8
Prefer AU and Manual but will consider other configurations in Congo or Green.
Good luck, in the 4 years Iíve been looking Iíve only come across the one I bought and recently sold.

With only 13 made, 3 being manual itíll be a hard task. Who knows how many are actually left either
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Old 17-04-2019, 03:00 PM   #3
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Good luck, in the 4 years Iíve been looking Iíve only come across the one I bought and recently sold.

With only 13 made, 3 being manual itíll be a hard task. Who knows how many are actually left either
I can own up to having 1 manual Congo sedan in storage..
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Old 17-04-2019, 03:05 PM   #4
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I can own up to having 1 manual Congo sedan in storage..
Yeh the guy that bought mine was a collector too, it was for sale on Facebook and gumtree for 45 minutes, had 5 messages from different people and a phone call from the guy who bought it. People are after them for sure, an immaculate series 3 manual would fetch big $ I reckon. The buyer didnít even try to bargain, just asked for my account details
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Old 17-04-2019, 03:16 PM   #5
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I have only ever seen one congo XR8 sedan in the flesh. It's manual, fully optioned and in excellent nick. There's a bit of a story to it but all i can say is they must be very rare and unique. Either way, doubt the owner would want to part ways with it, ever.
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Old 17-04-2019, 04:02 PM   #6
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Gee, i knew they were rare but didnt know that they were that rare, i have stumbled across half a dozen in my time for sale and in person but wasn't ready to get one at the time. Here is hoping by putting this out there something might come up, sedan or ute if not ill have to re evaluate.
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Old 17-04-2019, 05:47 PM   #7
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My mate just bought a series 3 manual Congo green XR8. No options other than series three body kit. 120,000km. It was on gumtree for about 15 minutes.
Where is the info from that there was only three manuals made?
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My mate just bought a series 3 manual Congo green XR8. No options other than series three body kit. 120,000km. It was on gumtree for about 15 minutes.
Where is the info from that there was only three manuals made?
It was on the build sheet from the one i had so it could be wrong (from ford). I had an auto. How much did your mate pay?

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Old 17-04-2019, 06:12 PM   #9
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It was on the build sheet from the one i had so it could be wrong (from ford). I had an auto. How much did your mate pay?

Crap colour to keep clean but when it's clean

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Iíll let him know the numbers, heíll be chuffed at itís rarity.
Regarding price, coming from western NSW, it needs a coat of paint and has a bit of body damage, but less than half what you paid for your Congo. Itís being painted at the moment.
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Iíll let him know the numbers, heíll be chuffed at itís rarity.
Regarding price, coming from western NSW, it needs a coat of paint and has a bit of body damage, but less than half what you paid for your Congo. Itís being painted at the moment.
Surprised people let cars get that way with just 120k on them Good to hear your mate is bringing it back, would have been easy to just part it out and make money that way. I ended up selling Congo for $8600, had messages saying sell it for more but after the work we put into it and the kms it had i was happy with the price.
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How it was found. Hopefully link works.

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Old 17-04-2019, 07:35 PM   #12
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Scema74, youíve done pretty well, managing to locate 2 of the 3 manual Congo green XR8ís in your first day looking. Unfortunately Iím guessing neither of the owners will be likely to sell anytime soon. You might have better luck with the third one that may hopefully still exist.
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Scema74, youíve done pretty well, managing to locate 2 of the 3 manual Congo green XR8ís in your first day looking. Unfortunately Iím guessing neither of the owners will be likely to sell anytime soon. You might have better luck with the third one that may hopefully still exist.
Would be a few series 2's out there as well im guessing.
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Old 17-04-2019, 09:53 PM   #14
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Just realising that the T3TS50 I drove many moons ago that was Congo Green was a very rare beast. No wonder I've never seen it again, they're all hiding....
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Old 18-04-2019, 02:19 PM   #15
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Spotted a Congo XR8 on the M1 just north of Raymond Terrace about 2 weeks ago. Yes, they really stand out if you are lucky enough to see one. Cheers and happy hunting.
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Old 18-04-2019, 02:26 PM   #16
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good colour but hard to keep clean
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Old 18-04-2019, 02:35 PM   #17
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Au's are still a lovely car. But people are calling my BA old, what would they say if you buy an AU
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Au's are still a lovely car. But people are calling my BA old, what would they say if you buy an AU
Who cares, itís your car why would you care what others think? I love owning the ugly duckling that no one likes.
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Guys, I know we don't strictly enforce the 'no general chit chat' rule in this section of the Sales yard, but could you try not to totally hijack scema74's thread please.
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With only 13 made, 3 being manual itíll be a hard task. Who knows how many are actually left either
Where does that info come from? I have a factory manual Congo Green XR8 S3 sedan. Surely more than 3
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Fords build numbers are to be taken with a grain of salt. Their letters contain far too many errors to be taken seriously. Ford even says that on the bottom of each letter.


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Wow that just happens to be the car i mentioned above. I can certainly vouch for it, it's in great nick and that's a good price.
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You gotta be quick, went real fast!
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Got a T3 in Congo for sale of your interested. Automatic.
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One appeared on facebook this week in NSW.
Series 3 Auto in Congo with 34,000kms from new.
Seller wated $25k.
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Seller wated $25k.
It sold that day
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