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Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby pbar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:36 am

I guess that this could be the 'newest' Capri still in existence? Can't be far off!

https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/forever-ca ... rCarsCapri

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Major_Tom » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:47 am

Check otut the purple Capri at the bottom! Argh!
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby andyd » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:48 am

pbar wrote:I guess that this could be the 'newest' Capri still in existence? Can't be far off!

https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/forever-ca ... rCarsCapri

Very possibly....
Posted on here a little while ago viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51114

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby pbar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:51 am

Thanks Andy, I thought it may have been talked about before.

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby pbar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:52 am

Major_Tom wrote:Check otut the purple Capri at the bottom! Argh!


Goodness me, I never noticed that! He calls it plum though :D

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby andyd » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:20 am

pbar wrote:
Major_Tom wrote:Check otut the purple Capri at the bottom! Argh!


Goodness me, I never noticed that! He calls it plum though :D

It looks ok from the side, but that's about it imo....Each to their own :)

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Noel » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:54 am

I LOVE the sofa-style velour Recaros.

And all the tassling.

And the mini-bar.

Even if it's not to everyone's taste, it is very well executed.

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 am

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
Major_Tom wrote:Check otut the purple Capri at the bottom! Argh!


Goodness me, I never noticed that! He calls it plum though :D

It looks ok from the side, but that's about it imo....Each to their own :)

I've seen this car at the Cardiff St Fagans show. Would have fitted in well with the crazy custom cars of the '70's, but that was 40 years ago..
As you say, each to they're own, think I liked it's Starsky & Hutch incarnation the best :D

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:38 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:I've seen this car at the Cardiff St Fagans show.

I like the badges on the back. Just in case there was any doubt that it is a custom Capri!

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:16 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I like the badges on the back. Just in case there was any doubt that it is a custom Capri!

:lol: If it wasn't for the colour I'd have trouble distinguishing it from standard ..

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby pbar » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:12 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:I like the badges on the back. Just in case there was any doubt that it is a custom Capri!

:lol: If it wasn't for the colour I'd have trouble distinguishing it from standard ..


And I bet he's got LED dash illumination!

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:52 am

pbar wrote:And I bet he's got LED dash illumination!

If he has, he's got my respect!

I think it's fair to say that this is one man's interpretation of the perfect Capri. Custom designs like this were all the rage in the 70's and 80s, they might come back into fashion again one day........

It's funny though, this chap gets criticised for building his dream car, the driver of the silver car gets slated for not driving his car enough, and others get criticised for replacing their dash bulbs......... There's a lot of negativity around! :D

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Major_Tom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:21 am

Imagine coming out in the morning to find someone had done something like that to yours!
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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:57 am

Major_Tom wrote:Imagine coming out in the morning to find someone had done something like that to yours!

Well, it's not my thing at all, but live and let live is what I say! :)

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:47 pm

pbar wrote:I guess that this could be the 'newest' Capri still in existence? Can't be far off!

https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/forever-ca ... rCarsCapri

Just looking through a past CCI magazine (December 1988 !) and came across the article of this very Capri, it had only done 573 miles at that time, it's only done 9 miles in the last 29 years :? The picture even shows the 1600E he still owns. Must be the most original Capri in the country.
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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Just looking through a past CCI magazine (December 1988 !) and came across the article of this very Capri

Hi Rob,
Great find! Obviously the car would have been just over 2 years old at that time. It's interesting to note that Albert thought that 573 miles on the clock was too high! As you say, it must be the best condition original Capri in the country (except any that are unregistered and unused).

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby pbar » Thu May 04, 2017 6:17 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
pbar wrote:I guess that this could be the 'newest' Capri still in existence? Can't be far off!

Just looking through a past CCI magazine (December 1988 !) and came across the article of this very Capri, it had only done 573 miles at that time, it's only done 9 miles in the last 29 years


Thanks for posting that Rob, pretty amazing stuff. He starts it up every two months and drives it forwards and backwards. Goodness me, the evenings must just fly by! Each to their own, but I don't think that I would get any fun from that, I like to get out there driving.

It currently has 582 miles on it.

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Re: Best 'As New' Condition Capri?

Postby Major_Tom » Thu May 04, 2017 6:22 am

pbar wrote:He starts it up every two months and drives it forwards and backwards. Goodness me, the evenings must just fly by!


:lol:
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.


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