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  1. Like driving up the east coast of the Isle of Skye. Many times.
  2. Aaaaaaaaahhhh, Capris. Can still smell the vinyl interior from my mums 1970 1600L. Push-button door-handles then 'click'. Long heavy doors and static seat belts. It was so fucking low to sit in. Basic 2-clock dash and rocker-switches. I loved that Capri. Basic tilt front seats with a lever at floor level. Mum owned it 1982 -90, bought from my dad's pal who had bought it new. (He replaced it with a green 78 Renault 30 2.7V6, which was a bit of a surprise !!!) . It had about 70k miles when we sold it in 1990 but by then it needed lots of welding to rear chassis legs and to the front of the leaf spring areas . Not major but it was time to move it on. A young Capri enthusiast checked it out and took it for peanuts. Unfortunately DVLC says no. Great steering feel and the gearshift felt just right. Most definitely not fast but a good drive. My further adventures with various 3-litres occurred late 80s, and I had a few. At that time, unless they were mint condition, 3-litre Capris were just thirsty old non-fwd Fords. Rust was the enemy, regardless of any 3-litre engine or suspension spec. Would love to have my oyster gold 79 3.0S back. Couldn't afford the everyday 21mpg though, (much less mpg if being hammered). £35k, etc, ? for a Capri, - fuck off. PMSL.
  3. Green TB2, on the streets. Any more info on it?
  4. Well I think that's being very considerate, the dog must get very lonely during the day.
  5. Lost 3 fingers. WTF, that's quite serious, how did that happen? A scissor accident? Typing skills may be affected there.
  6. I made the huge error of parking a Mk3 Capri 3.0S in long grass for about a year, 1991/2. Fucking idiot. There was an unbelievable advance in underbody rot over that time. Sold for spares / repairs and scrapped in the 90s. It was only about 12 / 13 years old.
  7. The 2-door Cav was a good looking car. I can't remember actually seeing any. I hope some still survive. Must be extremely rare now.
  8. Suit, tie, socks, and sandals. A bit of effort put into that picnic though
  9. There are a couple of restored Capris around, but make your own mind up as to originality there. The X-pack Mk2 3-litre Capri and TR7 and Dolly Sprint and the SD1 3500 seem to have disappeared Long time ago.
  10. It most definitely does. Thanks to TripleRich on here and the owner of the car. Can someone post a link to the resto? I only have phone at the moment.
  11. The first thing that comes into mind is TripleRich's resto of the Sweeney Consul 3000GT. Will try to sort out link to the thread but am idiot. Hope the coupe is being used.
  12. Cannan was given 3 life sentences (three) in 1988 for murders and rapes But apparently he's 'eligible for release' from prison in October this year, in 5 months' time. FFS, put the cell-key in the bin and switch off the light. You wouldn't want him living next door. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cannan https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Suzy_Lamplugh
  13. Rolling Stones mobile recording van shite. (It's also mentioned in Deep Purple 'Smoke On The Water' ). Keef The Cat on the right. Pic taken around the time of recording Exile On Main Street in the basement of Keef's house Nell C'ote in the south of France 1971/72.
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