Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi,
An observation on the door handle/lock situation on the signal orange car. If you save the photo of the nearside to your PC you can zoom right in and see that it is, in fact, the later door handle as it does not have an inset lock. It looks to me as if the lock has been removed from the door, perhaps for security reasons?
Edit: I seem to remember that it was all the rage in the early 90's to take the door locks off the doors and fill in the holes that were left. That might have been the case here, or it might be a later handle on an early door as suggested. We just don't know for sure, although it's fair to say that this car has got a story to tell. As stated earlier, if someone is spending big money, they should expect the car to be right.
Re; Orange 3.0S
Car now £13993, and the sale ad has been edited to read;
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS SOME COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE A CAPRI FORUM THAT THIS IS NOT A GENUINE 3.0S .
WE PURCHASED FROM A VERY GOOD SOURCE AS A GENUINE 3.0S AND INDEED IT LOOKS NO DIFFERENT TO OTHERS WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST AND INDEED MY OWN I OWNED IN THE 80s HOWEVER WE HAVE REDUCED THE VEHICLE AND WE ARE SELLING IT AS A CAPRI 3.0 IT WILL BE UP TO ANY PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS TO MAKE THERE OWN MIND UP AS TO WHETHER IT IS A ORIGINAL 3.0 S OR A CAPRI THAT HAS BEEN MADE TO LOOK /DRIVE AND FEEL LIKE ONE .
THE VEHICLE IS HPI CLEAR AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY RESHELL THAT WE CAN SEE ALL NUMBERS MATCH ....
EXPERIAN AND HPI BOTH HAVE IT AS 3.0S AND THE V5 CLEARLY STATES 3.0S .
AT THIS STAGE WE SUGGEST ANY POTENTIAL INTERSTED PARTIES MAKE THERE OWN DECISIONS UPON VIEWING ..
WE MUST BE CLEAR IN OUR OPINION IT IS THE REAL THING AND CLEARLY THAT OPINION WAS SHARED BY PREVIOUS OWNERS AS DETAILED IN THE HISTORY FILE .
HOWEVER WE ARE SELLING AS A 3.0 CAPRI 1980 BUYERS TO MAKE THERE OWN MIND UP ON WHETHER A GENUINE 3.0S OR A 3.0 S RECREATION