Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

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Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Must be a prototype..... :D

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby andyd » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:58 pm

That was the 6 wheel Ticklands :xd: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:15 pm

andyd wrote:That was the 6 wheel Ticklands :xd: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I had one of those back in the day.....used to have to put paving slabs etc etc !

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Arya2.0S » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:33 pm

Very rare indeed. I wonder if it has double the understeer? XD
I saw a street view car out the other day, drove past it infact, I wonder if mine will be on there one day? Lol

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Think the wheels on them are worth £2000 each .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby fordperv » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:48 pm

Joking aside might be worth editing the address out though people with no morals may get ideas if the cars still live there

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:17 am

fordperv wrote:Joking aside might be worth editing the address out though people with no morals may get ideas if the cars still live there

Good point, and one I took into consideration when I posted the photo. However, I didn't bother editing the address as the street view images were captured in 2011 and both Capris have long since gone.

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:19 am

Well spotted can’t say I even noticed a address but some of the street views are well out of date . As they still have my mother in laws knickers on the line in her street shot and it looks like a very large tent from Space .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby timfromull » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:03 pm

This is actually a very rare prototype based on the Tyrrell P34 Formula one car back in the 70's :whistle:

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:29 pm

timfromull wrote:This is actually a very rare prototype based on the Tyrrell P34 Formula one car back in the 70's :whistle:

Ford were trying everything to cure the supposedly wayward handling. Some say they even offered a lump of concrete to fit in the spare wheel well as an optional extra.... :D

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Not_Anumber » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:56 pm

Apparently each set of front wheels had its own steering wheel too. It did make it a bit difficult to drive but back in the day people were tougher and of course it encouraged people to car share so qualified for a reduction on road tax.

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:45 pm

That car belongs to David Dickinson. That was the wheel deal.

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Re: Rare Capri Model Spotted on Streetview.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:33 am

Not_Anumber wrote:Apparently each set of front wheels had its own steering wheel too. It did make it a bit difficult to drive but back in the day people were tougher and of course it encouraged people to car share so qualified for a reduction on road tax.

That would be a good car for driving instruction.One steering wheel for the learner and one for the instructor.... :)

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