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25 minutes ago, Notstig said:

 

https://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/features/the-factory-built-capri-turbo/

 

 

 

You could buy a large house with what this’ll be worth

 

 

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Owned 3 Capris, great cars but can f*****g nightmare on anything but dry roads lol.

tail happy is an understatement 

I had 3 as one I totalled big time, completely lost it in Northumberland one winter.

 

not sure about cost for the one in the link, currently looking at not so large houses, circa £400k 

 

that would be a good price rise for a Capri.

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Owned 3 Capris, great cars but can f*****g nightmare on anything but dry roads lol.
tail happy is an understatement 
I had 3 as one I totalled big time, completely lost it in Northumberland one winter.
 
not sure about cost for the one in the link, currently looking at not so large houses, circa £400k 
 
that would be a good price rise for a Capri.
Showing your age mate

My first ever fast lap on a circuit was in a Capri and I agree they are widow makers if not tamed!

Cheers,

Irv

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Real Soft spot for these, at 19 I had a 3yr old Mk3 3.0s in Black, - what a car!

The sound it made was the sweetest thing out there. It was quick for the day, even with a bag of builders sand in the boot which was an absolute must..

Insuring and Petrol bills, well... they were the only down side.

 

@Notstig Thanks for Sharing, Happy memories =o)

 

J.

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6 hours ago, Jens0n said:

Real Soft spot for these, at 19 I had a 3yr old Mk3 3.0s in Black, - what a car!

The sound it made was the sweetest thing out there. It was quick for the day, even with a bag of builders sand in the boot which was an absolute must..

Insuring and Petrol bills, well... they were the only down side.

 

@Notstig Thanks for Sharing, Happy memories =o)

 

J.

My insurance broker laughed when I walked in to their office (remember that actually walking in to an insurance office).

 

The Capri I think was the most stolen car around.

 

i had a T key cutout fitted by routing a battery lead to under carpet and fitting a hex key switch thing lol.

 

in Newcastle it was almost pointless locking the doors on a Capri.

 

 

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One of my mates had one of the last 2.8i when new. Awesome car back in the day. His party piece was donuts with smoking tyres.

 

Lasted a few months then the back overtook the front on a bend in the wet and hit a hedge.

 

Replaced with a GTI.

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My dad gave (as in for free) a 2.0L Laser away few years ago.  Rust free and tidy as hell but it had been parked up for a while and the (Lacquer?) Red paint was faded but I reckon it would have come up lovely with a few days work.  IIRC mechanically it was sound.   Would have been a cracking little project.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, Penguin said:

My dad gave (as in for free) a 2.0L Laser away few years ago.  Rust free and tidy as hell but it had been parked up for a while and the (Lacquer?) Red paint was faded but I reckon it would have come up lovely with a few days work.  IIRC mechanically it was sound.   Would have been a cracking little project.  

 

 

Yes it would have been.

 

it was pretty common to put in upgraded engines.

 

i think with some fettling they would take a 6 cyl engine.

 

i am also sure a cosworth engine fitted, need new ancillaries and strengthening.

 

thats the joy with older cars you could mess about more.

 

We did a car project at school using engine gearbox, sump from three different ford models cortina, escort and I think Granada.

 

 

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3 hours ago, gregozedobe said:

IIRC some mad South African (Basil Green) was putting 5.0L V8 engines into Capris - that would require brown trousers to drive with any enthusiasm !  😲

To be fair, you would not need a reverse gear, let’s face it the backend would be upfront more often than not.

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17 hours ago, Gavras said:

To be fair, you would not need a reverse gear, let’s face it the backend would be upfront more often than not.

Isn't the saying something like "If you want to see where you are going, just look out the side window !"   And just before the crash, look out the back window to see what you are about to hit ?  😂

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