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Project Capri. Interior trimming, front seats done. Pics pg.33.

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#991 ONLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:53 PM

Anyone else notice that on a side on picture the ebay mk2s front wheels appear to be sitting too far back in the arches more so on the passengers side, I reckon the front crossmember has the structural integrity of weetabix
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Tbh when I looked at that pic I was wondering if the rear wheel was too far forward? Maybe it’s an illusion not helped by the black tide mark? There just looks like a bigger gap around the back of the rear wheel to me.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

I noticed that too, i know the gap at the rear of the back wheel is usually bigger on them but that looks much bigger strange really
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

It’d be interesting to see it up on a lift. The tide mark is awful but I’d love to see what it’s hiding.
Looking at the rust breaking through the paint like it is I bet that’s been sat in a damp garage or similar for some time.

Still would though! Ignoring the price of course!
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:20 PM

It could have had a new arch welded on too far back


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:27 PM

Could be the angle of the photo or advanced rot in the usual spot under the back seat.  Could be bodged accident damage from years ago.  A Capri with that mileage must have left a roundabout sideways at least once!

 

Its already had a pair of front wings badly put on, check out the screws along the flitches in the engine bay!  They should be welded!

 

Its been in the damp for years no doubt.  All the seams right though the shell will be brown and need sorting out or you'll never stop the rot.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

In conclusion, it is 'Donald Ducked'. I bet if you took a tape measure to check the wheelbase, the numbers won't match and will have a bigger dose of crabs than a teenage slapper


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:54 PM

The whole picture is distorted. Looks like it was taken with a wide angle lens.

That would have been a £200 car in my youth.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:03 PM

I dont ever remember 3.0s being £200 but even three or four years ago it would have been £1500. I turned down a very crusty 3.0S for £1800 three years ago. Oh how I laugh about that now.............

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

I paid £100 in 2001 for my 1.6, a V6 would always be worth more but if it was 10 or 15 years ago (or even longer) that, and mine, would have been banger racers.
Great when/if you had the forethought to buy one back then but shows how values have rocketed. How much higher can it go though that’s the thing?
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:53 PM

I sold this very 2.8i for £160 in 1994, totally standard and still reasonably tidy with MOT. Was my daily over winter 93. Had a few V6 Capris from around 1988 onwards but this was my last one.
I have a pic somewhere of it in my garden. When new it had been loaned to one of the car mags.
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The reality — it got a damn good hammering at every opportunity. Just a cheap old unmodified car like maybe a well-used but still dependable V6 Mondeo would be now. Bought if for a few hundred £££, maybe 500 or something. Sold it to a bloke who wanted to tow his scrambler-bike trailer with it, but I don't think it was ever MOTd again. Wasn't rotten, just a bit tired and worn and faded. Had rare factory alloy rocker covers like some early XR4is. (Bet you're impressed now!). :-)
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

Nice! I bet you wish you’d never sold that!
There was a set of those alloy rocker covers on eBay a while ago, I wanted them for my mk2 Granny estate but they went for a ludicrous amount so I didn’t keep bidding!

BHK plate eh? Mines BBK... that’s almost sort of similar. Maybe mines... no!
I’ve got an idea mine was actually a dealer display car from the launch year, but maybe it was just a story from its original owner? But it’s a local car, Portsmouth registered which means it was most likely sold by Hendy Ford down in Cosham. They’re still there as a Ford dealer too.
Only other local Ford dealer is Hendy on Hayling Island but I don’t think it was from there, if that dealership was even there in 74?
I might try and take it back one day.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

Do you have a period dealer sticker for the rear window or something you can reproduce? Maybe a heading from an old newspaper ad?

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

I did find one online somewhere at one of those replica number plate and sticker places but can’t find it now. I’ll have a look later see if I can find one.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

Dmb make replica window stickers, you now have to send your v5 to them for number plates, if anyone doesn't want to send theirs to them I can supply you with an email address of another place that makes them
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