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NEC Classic Car Show - November

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#301 OFFLINE   danthecapriman


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

Those Krayford Crapis are nasty.

I quite like the actual car, though I’m not a convertible lover at all tbh, very nicely restored etc but I really don’t like the wheels on either! They don’t suit the car at all imho. The blue one especially, it looks like a lovely early 70’s car that someone has shoved some big very 80’s alloys onto. Rostyles or dartboards etc etc would look much nicer.
I find the Ford ‘scene’ and especially the American car ‘scene’ are particularly bad offenders for terrible taste when it comes to wheels! The original style or figment wheels of the time are lovely and work well on the cars.

As rightly said though, it’s a personal choice and they’re not my cars! Still great to see them.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:47 PM



That might be a TiX, the 1982 Alfa GB limited edition based on the 95 bhp 1.5Ti to clear stocks. I had a chocolate brown one, UPH425X. That one hasn't got the (not unobtainium) lower body decals though but it's got the white grille.

They were almost all unregistered 1981 built cars that were tarted up. 


FFS knock it off will you? I had enough 'wantage' over the 'Sud that was on Wheeler Dealers last night, now you present me with this? I had three plus a late 1700 Sprint and would love another. 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:06 PM

An acquaintance back in the 90's had a Convertible Mk1 Capri, not a Crayford but apparently a genuine Ford commissioned one that never went into production. He reckoned they only made a few and his was the only one left. It was white with a black bonnet and had Rostyle wheels IIRC. Had an odd numberplate too, lots of 'o's or zeros I think.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:52 PM

-OO is often seen on hq registered vehicles, so that mirrors the story.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:38 PM

WARNING. 54 minutes of Brummie waffling.

I recommend at least two cups of tea. Possibly a biscuit.


I watched it all on my big telly the other night, cheers


You spotted my old blue Lancia Beta Berlina and mentioned the rear wash-wipe.  You were right!

It was not an option - the fella who restored the car wanted one and drilled the glass, fitting the motor from a HPE.


Just wanted to clear that up.


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