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Mercury Capri

Post by Peter-S » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:55 am

Whilst I've seen the odd picture previously I've never met a third generation Mercury Capri in the flesh before - until today in a museum in Sydney.
And I must say I thought it was bloomin' ugly, especially from the back. Designed for the Yanks tho, perhaps that explains it, or maybe I'm prejudiced because of the name :lol:

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Re: Mercury Capri

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:06 am

So you must be on Hoilday Peter , but yes not really anything like a Capri more Mazda 5 . But a great find sir .
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:04 pm

I think I'm right in saying that Mrs. Mangel drove one in Neighbours. Enough said....... :)

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:07 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So you must be on Hoilday Peter
According to a certain website, it's the warbirds down under show. I'm guessing that the show and Peter's visit to Oz aren't a strange coincidence........ :)

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Post by Peter-S » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:So you must be on Hoilday Peter
According to a certain website, it's the warbirds down under show. I'm guessing that the show and Peter's visit to Oz aren't a strange coincidence........ :)

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Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:30 pm

Anyone know if this version of the Mercury Capri is actually Mazda based , maybe similar to what was marketed here as the Ford Probe etc or is it based on the Ford built Fox bodied Mustang ?

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Post by Peter-S » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:07 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Anyone know if this version of the Mercury Capri is actually Mazda based , maybe similar to what was marketed here as the Ford Probe etc or is it based on the Ford built Fox bodied Mustang ?
I understand it had a Mazda 323 drivetrain
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Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:08 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I think I'm right in saying that Mrs. Mangel drove one in Neighbours. Enough said....... :)

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:lol: :oops: you watched it for kylie minogue ?
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm

Jasonmarie wrote::lol: :oops: you watched it for kylie minogue ?
Bronwyn, actually! Henry Mitchell's love interest. :D

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Post by Paul G » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:25 pm

There still is one in Neighbours, belongs to Piper Willis.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:02 am

Peter-S wrote:Might need to promote you to 'roving detective' as well :D
It didn't take that much to work out - it says so on your website! :)
I hope your having a great time down under. Have you bought one of those hats with corks dangling down? You have to fit in with the locals.....

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Post by Peter-S » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:47 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I hope your having a great time down under. Have you bought one of those hats with corks dangling down? You have to fit in with the locals.....

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Not done the hat - yet, but did this this evening, or late morning your time!

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:49 am

Peter-S wrote:
Not done the hat - yet, but did this this evening, or late morning your time!

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Strewth mate, that's ripper! :D
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