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Hot Car Capris

Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat May 02, 2020 10:16 am

Thought you may be amused by these pictures of Capris, all in 1979 Hot Car mags I bought a little while back :D

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Re: Hot Car Capris

Post by Not_Anumber » Sat May 02, 2020 11:46 am

Thanks for digging these out. I wonder if any of these cars have survived.

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat May 02, 2020 12:00 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:46 am
Thanks for digging these out. I wonder if any of these cars have survived.
Was thinking the same. Liked the Mk3, except for the interior ..

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Post by Jasonmarie » Sat May 02, 2020 12:34 pm

Funny as that is real 70s retro as a kid I would have loved a Capri like that now not sure . Great find Rob . :beer:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat May 02, 2020 5:55 pm

Great find Rob!
There are some......interestingly styled.....Capris featured there! :D

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat May 02, 2020 7:33 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Funny as that is real 70s retro as a kid I would have loved a Capri like that now not sure . Great find Rob . :beer:
Thought that Mk3 (3.0 turbo) was fantastic as a kid. Funny how times change, it was all about the visuals at the time, crazy paint & spoilers etc. That first Mk1 was running a 1.3!

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat May 02, 2020 7:34 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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There are some......interestingly styled.....Capris featured there! :D
Well said Andrew :D

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Post by Not_Anumber » Sat May 02, 2020 7:37 pm

General Grabber tyres, the opposite of low profile in any sense. I had a set on my first car a Vauxhall Firenza in the early 80's, Remember spending ages with a small brush re whitening the letters.

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat May 02, 2020 8:19 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:37 pm
General Grabber tyres, the opposite of low profile in any sense. I had a set on my first car a Vauxhall Firenza in the early 80's, Remember spending ages with a small brush re whitening the letters.
General Grabbers, they were the tyres of choice then, usually wrapped around Wolfrace slot alloy wheels :D
There was a white Firenza in my street back then, smart looking sporty coupe, stood out amongst the Cortina’s / Beetle’s / Marina’s that seemed to be everywhere.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun May 03, 2020 8:03 am

Not_Anumber wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:46 am
Thanks for digging these out. I wonder if any of these cars have survived.
Somebody had to do it...…

AAC690J - tax expired July 1985, presume scrapped.
YBH626M - tax expired August 1999, presume scrapped.
EWE219H - tax expired December 1993, presume scrapped.
YMO88H - No DVLA record.
VHK497S - MOT expired 7th July 2015, on SORN.
YHJ752T - No DVLA record.
2EPF - Registration currently on a Mercedes SL.
YRK605H - Tax expired June 1983, presume scrapped.

VHK497S, the ex-Ford fleet / Brands Hatch pace car still survives. There is also a slim chance that the "Pearls of Wisdom" mark 3 is still around with a different registration.

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Sun May 03, 2020 9:10 am

Thanks for checking Andrew. That first car, although not my thing, took an awful lot of work to create and then looks like it was scrapped just 6 years later. It’s good to see the press car is still around, hopefully the Mk3 too.

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Post by Major_Tom » Sun May 03, 2020 10:08 am

Some nice cars there to be sure to be sure.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun May 03, 2020 10:30 am

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That first car, although not my thing, took an awful lot of work to create
It does look like a lot of work went into it. They did all that then stuck the rear lights off a Datsun 120Y Coupe on there to finish it off ! :headscratch: :D

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Re: Hot Car Capris

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun May 03, 2020 10:56 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:30 am
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:10 am
That first car, although not my thing, took an awful lot of work to create
It does look like a lot of work went into it. They did all that then stuck the rear lights off a Datsun 120Y Coupe on there to finish it off ! :headscratch: :D

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Saying that when I picked my Capri up from Tickover in March there was a stunning yellow mk1 Capri with the twin headlights back yes the back lights were Datsun 120Y
I thought why ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Hot Car Capris

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Tue May 05, 2020 9:25 pm

Brilliant stuff. Not my cup of tea but really can appreciate them as that's how many looked isn't it. The days of Dukes of Hazard and Evil Kneivil (not sure I have spelt that right but can't be bothered to look) enjoy seeing them now really just wouldn't want to own one. MK2 Capris really look the dogs these days but almost opposite to what we see, would never have wanted one back then. Good work on the registrations. Its great to see these old mags. One thing I dislike though more then a Rover V8 in a Capri is a Red Top XE in an Escort. Once a Ford always a Ford.

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Re: Hot Car Capris

Post by Caprifan Rob » Wed May 27, 2020 10:22 am

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Its great to see these old mags. One thing I dislike though more then a Rover V8 in a Capri is a Red Top XE in an Escort. Once a Ford always a Ford.
Cheers, I agree about the engines too. My sons brother in law has a Mk2 escort with red top. Doesn’t do it for me either.

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