2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

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2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby 03kkeane » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:50 am

Hi I've seen a 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours. Was this a actual colour on a normal 2.8 or was it only the Brookland s the colour was for

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby andyd » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:57 am

Only Brooklands.

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby D366Y » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:13 pm

I'd imagine that the current or previous owners just liked the colour of the brooklands green and therefore had the car re-sprayed in that colour, it wasn't offered on capris before the Brooklands

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby 03kkeane » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:17 pm

Thanks for the help

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Not_Anumber » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:58 pm

It sounds like personal choice on a car that needed some work and the PO wasn't fond of the original colour. :whistle:

Either that or he was waiting for the right V5 to come up on Ebay

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:50 pm

Perhaps this car was painted to be a fake Brooklands.hardly worth doing these days with the rising prices of the standard 2.8.

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby nigecapri » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 am

The special 'end-of-run' model was named the 280S (previous name was Capri 500) and had the unique original colour 'Brooklands Green' made up just for that model. Because of this these last cars got the nickname 'Brooklands.' They also came to be known as Cabbages because the later ones were reputed to have been given thinner coats of paint due to the factory running short of Brooklands Green - they build 1038 rather than the planned 500, hence them going rusty sooner than usual.

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby 340truck » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:23 pm

They're green 2.8's with fancy leather seats. That's all really. Rarish because most rusted away. Always park together at shows, their area is known as the cabbage patch amongst us oldies. Horrible colour green and, imho, alot of fuss about nothing.
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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:41 pm

Some say the nicest 280s are actually the very rare white ones. Always confuses poor Joe Public who think they must be looking at a 2.8i Special with black seats and the wrong stickers. - the fact is they are completely right of course.

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Bug » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:24 pm

340truck wrote:They're green 2.8's with fancy leather seats. That's all really. Rarish because most rusted away. Always park together at shows, their area is known as the cabbage patch amongst us oldies. Horrible colour green and, imho, alot of fuss about nothing.


And handle like crap because Ford stuck big wheels on with lower profile tyres but did nothing to the suspension.
The car was set up to use the bigger sidewall of the 205/60x13s

Maybe a dentist slipped them a few quid to keep his filling replacements rolling in ;)

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 am

My experience with wheel sizes bears that out too.
Though the 15" after market wheels I used to have looked great and I chiefly went back to 13" pepperpots to restore a bit of originality it has to be said the 205/60x13s have improved the ride. Just as nimble but not as choppy.

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby QuadCamCapri » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:57 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Some say the nicest 280s are actually the very rare white ones. Always confuses poor Joe Public who think they must be looking at a 2.8i Special with black seats and the wrong stickers. - the fact is they are completely right of course.


Ah yes, I had one of the also very rare black ones :D .....

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On the subject of lookalikes, I'm positive an original 280 never raced (can't speak for the banger boys on the short oval though), but a lookalike did in the early 90's by Aaron Tucker of HT Racing in the 'Vecta Fast Ford Challenge' running their Pinto's, first a 1.6 in the smaller class which I remember revved to over 9k, then a 2.0....the colour is Brooklands Green.....

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Also a black 2.8i was entered as a 280 in the Prod. Saloons in 1987 so it could run the 15" wheels, but by then of course it was totally outclassed by the Cosworth's, have a pic. but can't find it.
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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 pm

QuadCamCapri wrote:Ah yes, I had one of the also very rare black ones :D .....


A genuine 280 that has been painted black:

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby QuadCamCapri » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:20 pm

Ah, now that is very nice 8-)
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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:51 am

On the subject of non genuine cars, there is a 2.0 Laser Brookalike on Ebay at the moment.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-i ... Ciid%253A1

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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby turbo-mike » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:54 pm

QuadCamCapri wrote:
Not_Anumber wrote:Some say the nicest 280s are actually the very rare white ones. Always confuses poor Joe Public who think they must be looking at a 2.8i Special with black seats and the wrong stickers. - the fact is they are completely right of course.


Ah yes, I had one of the also very rare black ones :D .....

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On the subject of lookalikes, I'm positive an original 280 never raced (can't speak for the banger boys on the short oval though), but a lookalike did in the early 90's by Aaron Tucker of HT Racing in the 'Vecta Fast Ford Challenge' running their Pinto's, first a 1.6 in the smaller class which I remember revved to over 9k, then a 2.0....the colour is Brooklands Green.....

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Also a black 2.8i was entered as a 280 in the Prod. Saloons in 1987 so it could run the 15" wheels, but by then of course it was totally outclassed by the Cosworth's, have a pic. but can't find it.


Not 100% sure but I think that the brookland green racing capri was my old 2.0 ghia, I had it sprayed Brooklands green and had the 280 stripes made up as capri 20 as it was a 2.0 not 2.8, I sold it to mark if I rember right he came from maidenhead and then it was sold on to I think capri sport that used it as a race car, well that is what I was told.
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Re: 2.8 a reg in Brookland colours

Postby QuadCamCapri » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:07 pm

Could well be Mike, although I never saw it at a track before HT Racing owned it. That pic was either 1990 or 91 then in 92 it looked like this.....

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