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More Capri prototypes

Post by Steve Saxty » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:52 pm

I finally got around to loading up most of the wind tunnel model photos I have - some are in the book and people seem to love them. So here's a load more including the RS2800 and the original Capri II models. https://www.stevesaxty.com/prototype-models

To get you going.....

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Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:54 pm

Going threw them great pictures steve one thing stood out , Who put the number plates on as they must have been at the bottle :lol:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Post by Not_Anumber » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:42 am

Excellent pictures and so lucky they agreed to take these models out from their dusty storage.

For some reason I find the look of the Taunus coupe particularly stunning. I guess thats partly because we didnt have it in the UK,

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Post by Steve Saxty » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:51 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Excellent pictures and so lucky they agreed to take these models out from their dusty storage.

For some reason, I find the look of the Taunus coupe particularly stunning. I guess that's partly because we didn't have it in the UK,
I grew to adore the idea of that car's insanity. I hope you've read that chapter in the book? I really enjoyed researching it and working with a guy in Argentia to understand how the "Cortina" Mark V coupe came to live on down there until 1982 with five-speed and more.Here it is....

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Post by Pas28i » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:53 am

If Ford kept the original side window on Colt/GBX, I think it would have evolved into this side window on the mk2/3!

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:26 pm

I'm loving the RS2800. Such a good looking concept. Big fan of the Granada coupe too.

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Post by Steve Saxty » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:37 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:I'm loving the RS2800. Such a good looking concept. Big fan of the Granada coupe too.
Yup I got to really love the Granada and Taunus coupe stories too which was why I ended up giving them their own chapter in the book. Funnily enough, they were both designed by Brits, the Granada coupe being a rare Dunton project.

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