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Old 1st June 2010, 01:15   #31
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The Capri looks in fair condition and looks original. can't see and scoops or stripes. Based on cortina mechanicals, it is easy to repair.

3L at the most
this images are old. Look at Page 1 for current image.

Also how can you make out without looking under the hood, that its original and not a jugad
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this images are old. Look at Page 1 for current image.

Also how can you make out without looking under the hood, that its original and not a jugad
I missed that one, comments were based on the later pics. Again, one needs to see under the bnnet
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Old 2nd June 2010, 13:08   #33
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guys
thanks for the info
the present condition of the car can be checked out on pg-1
its with white stripes and spout on the hood
buyers askin for too much.....which, after all these inputs and suggestions seems too far fetched

thanks to all for helping me reach a sensible decision
appreciate it !!!
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It is a pretty neat looking car to start with and its being a two door coupe makes it somewhat desirable. The bigger engined ones are more popular specially the V6 and the RS versions.

try to find a 2.0 and anything above as the 1.6 is rather sluggish.

If you want it fo fun you could even swap the engine out for a larger Diesel and have some fun with it.

All the best in finding one!
cmdalvi,

I fully agree to what Wasif is saying above

I have had the pleasure of driving around a Capri MK 1 1973 model in and around Bangalore during the 1975-79 period. It was almost brand new with only 16,000 KM on odo - German Make, V6 2 L. Bought through STC auctions. The kind soul who allowed me to drive that rather extensively (at around 18 years) including the Transit drive from Delhi to Bangalore, must have had a lot of faith in me and my driving abilities.

Those days Bangalore roads were roads and it was one of the best driving experiences I have had.

Collectible or not that car was reall great and I would say next best thing to the Mustangs in the Ford Family

I wonder often where that particular little wasp is (it was a mustard yellow colour -LHD. Last known to be in possession of some idustrialist in Chennai)

All the best in your search

Best Regards and Drive/Ride Safe

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Old 2nd June 2010, 16:32   #35
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@ ramThanks for the infoTo be honest, I am still in love with her, but she was a 1.6, not much power there and the sellers asking for way too muchI couldnt agree more with you, when you say shes the next best thing to mustang, true but then she has to be beautiful from within, right...
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There was a mustard yellow 2.0 LHD inHyderabad that I spent two to three months trying to buy but it didn't happen.

These cars look good in that yellow shade and sliver
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@ wasif

I took her for a sping, At 1.6, you can still feel the engine revving, if not roaring, a little sluggish, true

The shape is very appealing, though, very mustang like but still a sheep in a wolves body
Would love to find a 3.0 or even a 2.5 for that matter

This 2.0 LHD in Hyderabad, do you have any info if it is still for sale
How much was the asking price and what was the year

thanks

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There was a mustard yellow 2.0 LHD inHyderabad that I spent two to three months trying to buy but it didn't happen.

These cars look good in that yellow shade and sliver
There was a Mustard Yellow Capri, probably a MK 1 -Face Lift model, which came to one of our drives recently.

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I took her for a sping, At 1.6, you can still feel the engine revving, if not roaring, a little sluggish, true

The shape is very appealing, though, very mustang like but still a sheep in a wolves body
Would love to find a 3.0 or even a 2.5 for that matter

This 2.0 LHD in Hyderabad, do you have any info if it is still for sale
How much was the asking price and what was the year

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It was for sale for 60,000 in 1998 or so.

Maybe some of the Hyderabad guys could check on it for you. The owner used to live around Masab Tank area.
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i still love the way she looks, wish she had some more muscle

whooaa, from 60K in 1998 to what people aa\re asking for now....the markets goin crazy...
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i still love the way she looks, wish she had some more muscle

whooaa, from 60K in 1998 to what people aa\re asking for now....the markets goin crazy...

Generally, how many 6 cylinder Ford capri's exist.

If its rare, it must be of some value.

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well the one i was offered was not a 6 cylinder
It was a I4 or straight 4 - 1.6L
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Gosh... that anyone could get more than about 40,000 for an old Ford surprises me!

Please do take a long, realistic view on this, Just because it is one of the prettier Fords (poor man's e-type?) does not alter the fact that it is a Ford, just an old Ford, and an old Ford from the days before Honda introduced the British to the concept of reliable cars.

After all the cautions, I am stung with nostalgia. This was the first car I ever drove on the road. My parents had one, and loved it for its looks. Nothing special, maybe it was 13. or l.4 or something. It took me a year to persuade my father to let me drive. He could be a real fuss-pot nag in the house, but as a driving instructor, he was calm, collected and brilliant. I recall him saying, quite softly, "Have you looked at the speedometer lately?" I was doing 80 MPH, without realising it!

Enough of the nostalgia. As to the power... I have a very un-technical and purely subjective feeling that the 2-point-something litre engine of the 1970s would probably be beaten flat by a 1.8 or even 1.6 of today!

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Generally, how many 6 cylinder Ford capri's exist.
I would think they all rusted away. Not as bad as the earlier generation of Fords (the Consul, Zephyr, and so on) but still...

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If its rare, it must be of some value.
That is something that sellers would like us to believe. ANd valuable as what? an on-the-road car? or a showpiece?
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that did make a lot of sense
having said that,..... well everyone knows it on this forum atleast
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@cmdalvi
a ford v6 engine compelete with gearbox available. dont know its 2ltr or 2.5
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