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Old 12th September 2011, 20:47   #1321
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If this is a LHD it may be a Mercury Capri, if RHD its a Ford Capri. And whatever they are, they are the same car, sold in different countries. Though i have yet to see a Capri badged Mercury. If Wiki says so, so be it but even the American models i have seen were badged Ford, so im confused, wiki can be confusing so many times. What does it say in the RC book?
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I did try asking the guy from whom I got these pics about this car but he refuses to talk about it! I also tried asking him where the car is so that I could personally go and check it out but he is not replying to any of my messages! I guess it's the same car clicked over a period of time. BTW it's a LHD so it must be the Mercury Capri!
Here's a pic of the same car before it's restoration, looks like the same place to me!
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Hi.

Regarding the Capri can you please post the plate number on it ?

Also is it a 1.6 or a 2.0.

There was a 2.0 Ford Capri in Hyderabad with a guy who used to live next at the end of the Masab Tank bund just before the Castle hills area.

There is a bakery there now and his house was just before the bakery.

This car was a LHD and had the Ford Capri badging on it and was a deep yellow color ...I think this blue one is the same car

There were two more Capri's in Hyd in those days that I know about. One was a early Silver car (RHD) belonging to Siraj & Renu which was a 1.6 and then there was another beige or Tan colored one that I cant recollect much about.

I think at one time that Aman guy also had a Capri with him.
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Regarding the Capri can you please post the plate number on it ? Also is it a 1.6 or a 2.0.
Read my previous post, I've clearly said that the guy is ignoring me and all my queries regarding this Capri! I've shared all the pics and info I had about this car, sorry but I know no more about this Capri!

This one has been in our colony for a while now. Any idea what it is!?
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Thats an old Russian Gaz 69 Jeep that was in production from 53 to around 75. There are plenty in Hyderabad

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If this is a LHD it may be a Mercury Capri, if RHD its a Ford Capri. And whatever they are, they are the same car, sold in different countries. Though i have yet to see a Capri badged Mercury. If Wiki says so, so be it but even the American models i have seen were badged Ford, so im confused, wiki can be confusing so many times. What does it say in the RC book?
Hi Boss, a small correction

There were LHD Ford Capri as well - made by Ford Germany. I used to have access to and drive a Ford Capri LHD 1973 model during the period from 1975 to 1979, in and around Bangalore - a deep yellow coloured one. I don't know where it ended up though, in Chennai as per some, by others in Hyderabad.

It was a fantastic car and in those days Bangalore raods were a pleasure to drive in

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Thats an old Russian Gaz 69 Jeep that was in production from 53 to around 75. There are plenty in Hyderabad
There used to be one lying with a water service station near Ramanthapur, the road connecting to shivam temple road (also called as che number locally), I presume this is the same one but when I saw it the body line was good, I am not sure.

Wasif bhai can you please give some more details of this jeep (if I can call it, seems to me like a small truck) what engine it has originally, how valuable it is in terms of a collectible stuff.
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- a deep yellow coloured one. I don't know where it ended up though, in Chennai as per some, by others in Hyderabad.

It was a fantastic car and in those days Bangalore raods were a pleasure to drive in

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Ram...was it a 2.0 ??? The deep yellow car in Hyd was a LHD with a plate starting with M so it could well be the same car. The 2.0 was a bit better on power than the 1.6.

Chanu.

The details on the GAZ 69 are on this link below.

gaz69

They ghave a very interesting website devoted to this model.

PS: Ram hope you see an improvment in my spelling !!!
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My friend owns GAZ in Hyderabad, he spend lot of money on it and now it is in very good condition. Maroon metallic colour with black mudguards, will try to get pics and post here soon. But it was deiselized by previous owner.

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Hi Boss, a small correction........ Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe Ram
Hi, V16 said that if it is LHD, then only it could be a Mercury, but need not be as it can be a Ford too. I myself tripped over his post and was to comment. And the Mercury Capri's were anyway made in Cologne, Germany and sent to America.
These are nice useable cars, have a sporty presence, but are they collectible? Not likely, Ford Escort was much more collectible, rallied around the world, quite a few came to India but now there are few survivors here.

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Hi Boss, a small correction
There were LHD Ford Capri as well - made by Ford Germany. I used to have access to and drive a Ford Capri LHD 1973 model during the period from 1975 to 1979, in and around Bangalore - a deep yellow coloured one. I don't know where it ended up though, in Chennai as per some, by others in Hyderabad.

It was a fantastic car and in those days Bangalore raods were a pleasure to drive in

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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If this is a LHD it may be a Mercury Capri, if RHD its a Ford Capri. And whatever they are, they are the same car, sold in different countries. Though i have yet to see a Capri badged Mercury. If Wiki says so, so be it but even the American models i have seen were badged Ford, so im confused, wiki can be confusing so many times. What does it say in the RC book?
Yes Ram i agree. see the underlined part of my earlier post where i said i have seen LHD Capris marked Ford too so i agree that LHD Capris were there, i have for one not seen a Capri badged Mercury though i have read about it. Thanks for explaining on my behalf Harit.
Sorry for the confusion, i could not explain properly.


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I did try asking the guy from whom I got these pics about this car but he refuses to talk about it! I also tried asking him where the car is so that I could personally go and check it out but he is not replying to any of my messages! I guess it's the same car clicked over a period of time. BTW it's a LHD so it must be the Mercury Capri!
Here's a pic of the same car before it's restoration, looks like the same place to me!
Couretsy : Irfan Uddin Khan.
As mentioned above, all LHDs do not mean Mercury. From the looks of the blue oval monogram, it looks like its a Ford badge.

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Ram...was it a 2.0 ??? The deep yellow car in Hyd was a LHD with a plate starting with M so it could well be the same car. The 2.0 was a bit better on power than the 1.6.

PS: Ram hope you see an improvment in my spelling !!!
Wasif,

It was 2 ltr and when in Bangalore the pale was MEE 963. All the cars of the owner had number totaling 9. Along with this Capri another Ford - Fairmont 1973 Model - was also registered for the same owner which had the plate MEE 999.

I think now your fingers have become slower than your mind and now the spelling seem to have imoroved - no jmbles

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Yes Ram i agree. see the underlined part of my earlier post where i said i have seen LHD Capris marked Ford too so i agree that LHD Capris were there, i have for one not seen a Capri badged Mercury though i have read about it. Thanks for explaining on my behalf Harit.
Sorry for the confusion, i could not explain properly
V-16, my intentions were not to make you feel sorry! I was only sharing a little bit of info I had. I have learnt so much from you guys here (incliding you) and I am thankful for it

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Aree boss don't take it so seriously, I only meant that I was regretful I couldn't explain the intent of my post properly, hence the post was misunderstood, nothing underlined here, just a statement. Don't get serious about it. Anyways no issues buddy.
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Apologies for the low quality pictures.

Spotted these on NH45, GST Road, on the out skirts of Chennai (on the Chengalpet-Tambaram stretch). They were chugging along on their way into Chennai.

I'm zero when it comes to vintage cars. Pray, what are these models?

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Wasif,

It was 2 ltr and when in Bangalore the pale was MEE 963. All the cars of the owner had number totaling 9. Along with this Capri another Ford - Fairmont 1973 Model - was also registered for the same owner which had the plate MEE 999.

I think now your fingers have become slower than your mind and now the spelling seem to have imoroved - no jmbles

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

V-16, my intentions were not to make you feel sorry! I was only sharing a little bit of info I had. I have learnt so much from you guys here (incliding you) and I am thankful for it

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
I think we are talking aboutthe same car Ram...I too hav driven it and it was a nice nippy performer.

LOL...what happened o your fingers / spelling now ????
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