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Ooh suits you sir. It's already got the Carlos Fandango's, all you need to finish it off is a windscreen stripe and a night at the Premier Inn. :thumbup:
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"No messages, phone calls only"
So he doesn't want any evidence of what he tells buyers in writing, it must be a right POS.
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I wasn't a big fan back when they were common, my mate used to give me a lift to college in his and I wasn't that keen on it, but they've stood the test of time well and that does look ace.

I'd rather have a Mk2 Escort, but you'd definitely feel like Bodie driving the Capri.
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My old mate Trev built a Capri with a quad cam cossy V6 out of Scorpio/Grandad.

It went well. Dorset police have the helicopter footage to prove it.
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Ford still have the very last one in their heritage fleet. It looks pretty good in a nicely restrained way. I suppose it would have been considered quite lairy when new, but modern cars are so overblown....

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My first car was a 3000GT Capri. Hilarious as a first car. It certainly taught me about oversteer... and welding :lol:
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OXYMORON surely
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This ones a bit different..
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I was wondering who the hell would bother doing that to a Capri, then I found the trailer that goes with it.
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Harry wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:34 am I wasn't a big fan back when they were common, my mate used to give me a lift to college in his and I wasn't that keen on it, but they've stood the test of time well and that does look ace.

I'd rather have a Mk2 Escort, but you'd definitely feel like Bodie driving the Capri.
My first car was a 1.6GL Capri in the same colour as your picture of Bodie from the Professionals :D

Second car was a 2.0S and third car was a 2.8i so fair to say i was a fan of them. Got me used to throttle control and drifting the back end of the car. I look at them every now and again and consider chopping in the Audi for one then remember how many problems and welding they needed to keep them going. I'll stick to the 225 BHP reliable, problem free hairdressers motor
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Davie lad wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 pm This ones a bit different..
To be fair, the implementation is still probably a bit better than the Panamera did with its 'base' car.
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One of the lads I was on a welding course to get Lloyds certification with had the (if I remember right) 2.8 V6 version.
Almost always drove it really slowly cos he reckoned he couldn't afford to use the throttle much.

I suspect Capri ownership and learning to weld go hand in hand really.
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rodbargee wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:22 pm OXYMORON surely
An uncle had one - it got stolen and a tramp shat in it. Seemed fitting :D
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My first boss had one - a metallic blue 2.0S. He loved it, but when it was about 2 months old, a bunch of bullocks galloped across the bonnet on a farm. It was never the same after that, and neither was he.
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Bigyin wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:37 pm I'll stick to the 225 BHP reliable, problem free hairdressers motor
Suits you ;)
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Went in a 2.8i back in the day owned by a mates brother... it was EPIC ! Black with red pinstriping, just superb.

I still love them, although if pushed i'd rather have an XR3i again.
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weeksy wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:01 am Went in a 2.8i back in the day owned by a mates brother... it was EPIC ! Black with red pinstriping, just superb.

I still love them, although if pushed i'd rather have an XR3i again.
Didnt they used to be called the haemorrhoid car? :mrgreen:
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slowsider wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:36 am
weeksy wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:01 am Went in a 2.8i back in the day owned by a mates brother... it was EPIC ! Black with red pinstriping, just superb.

I still love them, although if pushed i'd rather have an XR3i again.
Didnt they used to be called the haemorrhoid car? :mrgreen:
Lost me.... go on.
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weeksy wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:46 am
slowsider wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:36 am
weeksy wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:01 am Went in a 2.8i back in the day owned by a mates brother... it was EPIC ! Black with red pinstriping, just superb.

I still love them, although if pushed i'd rather have an XR3i again.
Didnt they used to be called the haemorrhoid car? :mrgreen:
Lost me.... go on.
Every arsehole has one :o

Speaking as a former astra gte owner :P