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Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:47 pm

I was watching "Find It, Fix It, Flog It" the other day, and what should Henry and Simon see in a barn?
The unmistakeable shape of a Capri can be seen in the background. Curiously, the lads seem more interested in a few sheets of wood.....

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 pm

Well spotted and what a good picture , I wonder where they were ?
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Well spotted and what a good picture , I wonder where they were ?
Andrew just said....in a barn !!! :lol:
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:56 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Well spotted and what a good picture , I wonder where they were ?
As Nick correctly pointed out, they were in a barn! I can't remember what part of the country though, sorry.

It was quite an interesting episode as Henry actually selected a car from the barn as one of his items to restore.
It was a series 2 Escort RS Turbo that looked in pretty good shape on the outside. Sadly though, the sills and rear chassis legs were badly corroded, therefore it was decided not to do anything with the car because the cost of repairs would have been more than the car was worth.
The independant valuer agreed with that decision as she felt that they only sell for £5K in immaculate condition. I'm not sure about that as I'm pretty sure I've seen them sell for more......

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by mjcapri » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:51 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:Well spotted and what a good picture , I wonder where they were ?
As Nick correctly pointed out, they were in a barn! I can't remember what part of the country though, sorry.

It was quite an interesting episode as Henry actually selected a car from the barn as one of his items to restore.
It was a series 2 Escort RS Turbo that looked in pretty good shape on the outside. Sadly though, the sills and rear chassis legs were badly corroded, therefore it was decided not to do anything with the car because the cost of repairs would have been more than the car was worth.
The independant valuer agreed with that decision as she felt that they only sell for £5K in immaculate condition. I'm not sure about that as I'm pretty sure I've seen them sell for more......

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 am

That's a very nice example indeed!
The car in the programme (G911TTA) wasn't a total basket case, but they were quoted at £8-10K for a total restoration. The MOT history reveals that there have been advisories for corrosion since 2008, obviously this had not been addressed. The last MOT was in July 2011. The programme was first broadcast a few years ago (2016), so that might account for the lower valuation of the car.
I thought one of the current owners of the car looked as if he was going to cry when they told him how much the repairs would have been! Although the other part-owner probably wouldn't have been too upset as he had a barn full of cars, as can be seen in the screenshot above.

It was good to see a car on the show instead of the usual bits of furniture.

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:33 am

:ninja: was it a real barn or a warehouse ? As I wonder when a shed becomes a barn and a barn becomes a warehouse ? Or it may be a big garage ?

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:23 pm

Jasonmarie wrote::ninja: was it a real barn or a warehouse ? As I wonder when a shed becomes a barn and a barn becomes a warehouse ?
As I recall, it was on a farm, so I'm guessing that classifies it as a barn?
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:42 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote::ninja: was it a real barn or a warehouse ? As I wonder when a shed becomes a barn and a barn becomes a warehouse ?
As I recall, it was on a farm, so I'm guessing that classifies it as a barn?
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:05 pm

Another unlikely Capri TV spot, this time on "Dom on the Spot".
For anybody who is not familiar with the programme, here is a short synopsis:
Dom Littlewood goes on patrol with various law enforcement agencies and the officers explain to him why they have issued fines for various misdemeanors.
Today, Dom got quite excited when he saw a gold mark 2 Capri with a bike rack containing a Raleigh Chopper (was it you, Andy? :lol: ) He referred to the car and bike combo as "two iconic pieces of furniture" :headscratch:
That said, it's great to see that the Capri is still highly regarded in the affections of the non-Capri owning population.

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by andyd » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:01 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Today, Dom got quite excited when he saw a gold mark 2 Capri with a bike rack containing a Raleigh Chopper (was it you, Andy? :lol: )

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:49 pm

Another unlikely Capri TV spot....a white mark 3 is shown in the latest advert for the Dacia Sandero, of all things!
I'll try to get a screen capture next time I see the ad.

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:22 pm

I am watching sky news about a church going up in flames in Paris the French seem to have the right Hump over it .
:sorry:

I will watch out for this advert
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:22 am

[quote="Jasonmarie"]I am watching sky news about a church going up in flames in Paris the French seem to have the right Hump over it .
:sorry: /quote]

OUCH !!! :lol: :lol: Bet if it was the Dartford Crossing you would be upset Jason :lol:
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:17 am

:lol: would make no difference to the traffic if the bridge was out , but joking apart that’s a big land mark and a lot of history lost .
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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Caprifan Rob » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:46 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Another unlikely Capri TV spot....a white mark 3 is shown in the latest advert for the Dacia Sandero, of all things!
I'll try to get a screen capture next time I see the ad.

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by andyd » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:03 am

Saw the ad last night.

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:31 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Got it :D
Thank goodness for that as I haven't seen the advert since, despite watching the adverts and using the actual TV shows to have drink and toilet breaks (in that order)….
I was beginning to think I'd dreamed up the unlikely scenario of a Ford Capri in a Dacia ad! :lol:

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by pbar » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:16 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:despite watching the adverts and using the actual TV shows to have drink and toilet breaks (in that order)….
With current TV you are better off doing that :)

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Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 31, 2019 3:54 pm

Yet another Capri question on a TV quiz....
This time it was on 15 to 1 and the question was exactly the same as the question asked a little while back on The Chase. Perhaps the same question setter works for both shows.
This time the contestant knew the correct answer! :)

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