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Worst Capri

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:13 pm

It's Monday so thought I'd start another discussion


We all have our favourite Capris, we might not drive them or be able to afford them but to spin this around a bit, what is the worst Capri ever built can include one off conversions by a period tuner or stylist but not someone who has shall we say personalised thier cars I.e put super glue over thier car driven through Halfords and sprayed/colour coded whatever has stayed stuck on when driven out of the other side. You get the picture..

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Paul G » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:22 pm

That hideous thing created by Leepu and Bernie on Chop Shop for Laurence Dallaglio must take the biscuit, closely followed by the Tickford.

Some of the pick up and van conversions don't float my boat, especially that 6 wheel thing that was mentioned on the forum a couple of weeks ago.

As you said there are some hideous Halfords Diy bodykits about but I like Capri's pure and as they left the factory although a well done genuine RS kit looks OK to me.

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Peter-S » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:30 pm

There must be some one offs but as a first general thought the Yanks must be in with a shout for giving the MKII a rather startled look and then deciding to glue a concrete lintel on the front.

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Yes I am with you peter on the mk2 USA look it just looks all wrong also and again it’s down to taste is the bumpers removed the car just looks wrong in my eye’s .

Sorry to anybody who has removed there bumpers ....

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby D366Y » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:18 am

Found some pictures of the awful Lawrence Dallaglio monstrosity...

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Also found these two after a quick google, neither of which really float my boat!

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In terms of actual capris made by Ford, I'd have to say that the American version and the Tickford are the worst in my opinion

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Paul G » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:00 am

At least the US version stayed in the US, unlike what they did to the MG's at the time when we all had to suffer those horrid rubber bumpers.

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:45 pm

Those federal-spec bumpers have wrecked many a good looking car.

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Not_Anumber » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:04 pm

I quite like the look of the US spec Mk2 if it wasn't for the oversized bumpers.

I doubt my opinion will be shared by many but IMHO the combination of Rostyle wheels and quad headlamps visually connects the US spec Mk2 to both the Mk1 and the Mk3. It looks more of a transitional model than the European Mk2 did for that reason.

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Re: Worst Capri

Postby Hot_Protein » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:18 pm

I enjoyed this guys thread but he posted this pic of his friends Capri that he rather liked
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Re: Worst Capri

Postby fordperv » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm

Hot_Protein wrote:I enjoyed this guys thread but he posted this pic of his friends Capri that he rather liked
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That looks a great throwback from old custom days


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