Whose Capri did I see?

#1
This morning I passed an early model (early 70s) yellow Ford Capri heading south on the A355 through Slough at 10.00, was it any ARRSEers out for a drive?
 
#2
Capri Ghia (said a la Delboy)?
 
#4
Wish it was mine, have you seen how much they are going for nowadays:
MK1 Capri 3000GT XLR - Completely restored | eBay

Only had a 1600 myself, always wanted a 280 Brooklands, but even the 1600 was ahem, interesting with that lively back end.
That's certainly the body of the yellow one I saw earlier, when my financial situation has improved somewhat I'll be stepping into the world of Capri ownership but it will be with a MkIII. Phwoarrr!
Sorry :-D
 
#5
yeah thats the Mk1 they go for ridiculous money now. Love the Mk III and you can get a decentish 2.8 for not outrageous sums. Would need some work though. Would love one but would only have it as a toy and would need a garage space to protect from the demon rust.
I was looking at these
Ford Escort RS2000 MK2 Custom | eBay

But at that money my Mrs would cut my bollocks off if she realised how much I had spent ( she hasn't got a clue about motoring, used to change mymotorbike every year and she never realised ;-) ).
 

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#6
I wasn't aware one had to own a shitty old Ford to post on here.

Sorry gents, there has clearly been a massive misunderstanding. Looks like I'll have to get another hobby.
 
#7
Bollux! My Mitsubishi could runs rings around a Ford Capri.

 
#9
There are two lovely Capri's round where I live. One based in Wokingham that is obviously loved and standard. Another in Crowthorne that has been played about with and has supposedly had it's suspension sorted and no longer sports the 2.0 engine that it is badged as having. I have been told that the owner likes to bait BMW's and embarrass them, I have seen the car driving in a fun fashion and I reckon the rumours are true. It's looks to be a bit quick, and it sounds like it has a hot V6 in there.
 
#10
My Mark III 2.0L GLs were sweet. They cost fcuk nothing (unlike the Italian rust buckets), looked like shit and seemed to be built like Volvos. Never emptying the boot helped the swinging arse. Tickover in Bexley Heath kept them nice. They responded to double-declutching--could have fun with tailgaters on A roads.

But like the Cortinas they were known as Ford takeaways. I got Yale locks put on the doors but gave up in the end. The first one turned up 6 months after being nicked, without wheels, no front seats, no headlights and no steering wheel. The police rang me at work, said it was obstructing the highway and would I remove it immediately. The second one vanished completely.

I suspect I'd have trouble heaving myself out of one these days. And the clutch aggravated my knee no end.


He poured another brandy and tossed it off.
 

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#12
There are two lovely Capri's round where I live. One based in Wokingham that is obviously loved and standard. Another in Crowthorne that has been played about with and has supposedly had it's suspension sorted and no longer sports the 2.0 engine that it is badged as having. I have been told that the owner likes to bait BMW's and embarrass them, I have seen the car driving in a fun fashion and I reckon the rumours are true. It's looks to be a bit quick, and it sounds like it has a hot V6 in there.
Of course BMWs are the absolute benchmark when it comes to fast cars.
 
#20
I'll stick to one of these, even if they don't brake very well and you have to remember to start the process 50 yards further back than you thought, before you drive straight over the roundabout.. (Last Thursday - fortunately no damage done..)

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