Police Capri In Wales

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Police Capri In Wales

Post by pbar » Tue May 07, 2019 7:43 pm

Whilst at a show in Wales this weekend (Llandudno), I was amazed to see this police Capri (just the second one I have seen in the flesh), and had a good chat with it's owner, very nice chap.

Lovely car, very striking and obviously gets a lot of attention. Very nicely restored too, even had police reports coming through on the radio.

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Re: Police Capri In Wales

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue May 07, 2019 8:17 pm

Looks superb! 8-)

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Post by pbar » Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Yes definitely a highlight of the show for me. The owner also has a 3.0s. He has many offers for the Police car but doesn't wish to sell. I don't blame him, must be fanastic to have that.

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Post by andyd » Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 am

Looks great :D

I think Steve (Ellie Charlie) restored it.

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Post by pbar » Wed May 08, 2019 6:03 am

Full credit to him then if that's the case as it looked absolutely mint.

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Post by Paul G » Wed May 08, 2019 8:35 am

Great looking car. Not many Police Forces used Capris but my local Thames Valley had unmarked ones back in the early eighties - mainly Cardinal red.

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Re: Police Capri In Wales

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed May 08, 2019 8:35 am

Now that I really like , just think seeing that in your rear view mirror back in the day . Nice spot there Paul
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Post by pbar » Thu May 09, 2019 6:06 am

Thanks guys. It's a great show this actually, a transport festival and extravaganza which the whole town celebrates. They even put free vintage buses on throughout the three days from Llandudno town centre to the transport/car show and back. Had a ride on 6 different classic buses, great fun and far more character than today's boring euro buses.

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Post by andyd » Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 am

Sounds like a good show Paul.
:agree: Nothing today has character.

Some modern cars I prefer over others but none can match the Capri :D

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Re: Police Capri In Wales

Post by Caprifan Rob » Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm

pbar wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
must be fanastic to have that.
Have to agree. When you spoke to him Paul, just curious, did he say if he had to remove the stripes as well as the roof lights on public roads? Looks great & in fantastic condition.

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Re: Police Capri In Wales

Post by pbar » Fri May 10, 2019 6:19 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm

When you spoke to him Paul, just curious, did he say if he had to remove the stripes as well as the roof lights on public roads? Looks great & in fantastic condition.
He told me that he makes just two alterations when driving on the road Rob, he puts a bag/cover over the siren, and tapes over the STOP sign at the back.

I believe that the rest of the livery is legal so can be left in place (modern police cars are that boring yellow/blue colour after all).

The rear STOP sign lights up too, much post a pic of that, very impressive!

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Re: Police Capri In Wales

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri May 10, 2019 12:09 pm

pbar wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 6:19 am
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm

When you spoke to him Paul, just curious, did he say if he had to remove the stripes as well as the roof lights on public roads? Looks great & in fantastic condition.
He told me that he makes just two alterations when driving on the road Rob, he puts a bag/cover over the siren, and tapes over the STOP sign at the back.

I believe that the rest of the livery is legal so can be left in place (modern police cars are that boring yellow/blue colour after all).

The rear STOP sign lights up too, much post a pic of that, very impressive!
Thanks Paul, saves a lot of grief. I only asked as was talking a few years ago to someone who owned an 80’s American ex police car & was giving it up due to the grief he was getting from our police. As if it could be mistaken for an in-service vehicle :D
It’s good that sense has prevailed & he doesn’t have to do too much. Great car, thanks for posting it up.

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