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barnowl930
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My Capri

Postby barnowl930 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:26 am

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My 1984 Capri 2.0s that I put in my shed 11 years ago after this photo was taken.

I was starting it often but haven't had it running for a couple of years now.
The last time the waterpump was weaping and the exhaust had a blow.

I'm determined to get it out in the spring and get it on the road again so might be after some info then.

Can anyone tell me what this colour is called, i've never seen another only the metallic green.

Regards Jon

Hope the photo works

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Re: My Capri

Postby simon » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:50 pm

hi john i think the colour is appollo green if im correct but im not 100% sure. By the way its a lovely example i bet theres not many left in that colour good luck with getting it back on road again next year .

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Re: My Capri

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:08 pm

Hi,
I agree that the colour is very unusual. I like it!
Try looking up the colour code from the VIN /build plates on these websites:

http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/co ... pe_A-L.htm
http://www.fordopedia.org/body-plates/static

Your S must be one of the very last of that model to be registered, being on a B plate. 8-)

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Re: My Capri

Postby Terra-Kotta » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:35 pm

There wasn't many appolo green new. Il bet that's one of few left if not the only one.

I've only ever seen real S's this colour though. Never seen the later 5 speed (rebadged laser) in appolo green. Il bet that probably is the only one of those around.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Weebob » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:45 pm

It looks like a solid green possibly pine green i think was an 83/84 colour either way definitely unique and really nice :cool:

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Re: My Capri

Postby pbar » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:18 pm

What a gorgeous colour.

barnowl930
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Re: My Capri

Postby barnowl930 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:49 am

Thanks for the replies the fact that it could be a rare one in this colour has really inspired me to get it back on the road.

I bought the car with a dented front valance and luckily my local ford dealer had one genuine panel left in stock. I had it fitted by a bodyshop near me that had a capri nut working there.

At the time it had never had any welding repairs done and had no corrosion on the body, hopefully this is still the case.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Terra-Kotta » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:05 am

No no. It IS a rare one in that colour. I've never seen a later one in that colour apart from an LS.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:53 pm

Smart looking S there Jon, never seen one that colour. Keep it looking like it is when restored & enjoy the many admiring glances! Shame it's been hidden away for last 11 years, good luck.

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Re: My Capri

Postby atomic4 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:46 pm

Nice set of wheels you've there. Let's hope you can keep/return the cappa to it's original smart condition. 8-)

barnowl930
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Re: My Capri

Postby barnowl930 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:28 pm

Well two and a half years after I said I was going to get the Capri going I've actually started. New brakes, brake pipes , battery, free stuck clutch plate etc. Good clean up and then she's up for sale for someone to finish.
The colour code is H3 by the way.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:35 pm

I guess it's a laser or a very late or last 2.0s

Also how much are you selling the car for ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: My Capri

Postby barnowl930 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:41 pm

It's a genuine 2.0s. I have no idea what I'll advertise it for, prices seem to be all over the place on eBay and it will depend on getting it running.The body has suffered a little even though it's been in a garage for many years but it would still be a light restoration for someone. The worst bit is the rear valance above the exhaust.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Arya2.0S » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:59 pm

Looks like a nice honest, unassuming little car. Im sure you wont have any problems selling it.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:34 pm

barnowl930 wrote:The colour code is H3 by the way.

Hi,
By my reckoning, that makes it Pine green. That, as said previously, must be an extremely rare colour.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:15 pm

I did think it was rare as the laser were out in force . Pine green must say I like that .

A neighbour has said he loves the capris and I said I would keep a eye out for one but I know his penny's are tight so a fix her up would sort him .

So if you have a price I can show him and some more pictures would help .

Thanks Jason
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: My Capri

Postby barnowl930 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:34 pm

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She's out of the shed for the first time in 13 years!
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Inside has gone mouldy so that's this weekends job and clean the carb as she won't idle. Engine sounds sweet as a nut still.

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Re: My Capri

Postby C4priz » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:58 am

Nice looking car. any mod plans you plan for it?

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Re: My Capri

Postby Paul G » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 am

C4priz wrote:Nice looking car. any mod plans you plan for it?


I bought it from Mr "Barnowl" last year and it's staying exactly standard and in its original colour as I've never seen another "S" in Pine Green.

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Re: My Capri

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:01 pm

Paul G wrote:I bought it from Mr "Barnowl" last year and it's staying exactly standard and in its original colour as I've never seen another "S" in Pine Green.

Hi Paul,
I didn't realise you had both a 2 litre and a 3 litre S. Very nice indeed! Hopefully I'll get to see it in person one day.
Pine green is a fantastic colour, and I also can't recall seeing another S in that colour.

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