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Steve's new book

Post by Steve Saxty » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:06 pm

Since you lot are into Lasers and not the cursed V6 Capri... :)

As you may have seen I spent my Covid summer writing another book – Secret Fords. I'll be honest I'd planned to leave the Capri out of it as I'd just written two books and had nothing left to write. But no, I was wrong. Ford gave me access to the Ghia archives and I discovered five of their Capris that were never seen at the main Ford studios. One was a real head-spinner, this Sierra-derived Capri that is sure to attract lovers and haters.

What might be of interest here is I received about 7-8 photos of the Capri Laer prototypes – one, badged as 2.8 Laser was an Injection and the other, a silver car shows the interior with Escort seats, Injection trim and Strobe S rear seats, a real mix. But so everyone's clear that's only in the Collector's Edition – just so nobody gets the wrong version!

More on the book here - last time I'll write on Capri chaps, I promise.
https://www.stevesaxty.com/secretfords

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Major_Tom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:15 pm

Wow looks great!
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:31 pm

Will this book have where Henry Ford JNR said the Pinto is the “ Best Engine In The World “ ? Like a book that come out last year :cool:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:30 am

What feckin book? ,I searched for it last time you mentioned it :evil: :lol: :lol:
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 am

A 2.8 Laser? It looks like the people we talk to at car shows were right after all ! :lol:

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 am
A 2.8 Laser? It looks like the people we talk to at car shows were right after all ! :lol:

Andrew.
Thank for they stuck to the better engine :lol:

Check again as it’s mention a lot ........
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Steve Saxty » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:22 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 am
A 2.8 Laser? It looks like the people we talk to at car shows were right after all ! :lol:

Andrew.
Yup – I was surprised to see the 2.8 Laser. The pic of the interior of the prototype pretty cool too.

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Re: Steve's new book

Post by Peter-S » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 pm

That yellow Escort looks worryingly like an Opel Kadett :o
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