- Fancy a new Capri?
When you think about it, the nostalgia period that makes cars such as this valuable has only a limited window, not to mention ongoing storage costs… what better time to put it on the market than when peoples memories of the professionals and their boyhood dreams are being stoked by the recent death of Lewis Colins.Posted 4 years agoioloMember
Also you can get a new Focus for that kind of cashPosted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
I used to drive for Hertz at the time when they had the 3 litre Ghia versions of this and the Granadas, they all seemed to be brown and they went like hell. The first time I drove a Granny though I picked it up from East Midlands airport and when I got to the first corner I threw it round and…. it went straight on! Thank God nothing was coming the other way.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
guy at work has a burnt orange 2.0 from 1986.
pinto running on bike carbs with fast road cam- Rolling road tested at 153 bhp amd a pair of classic buckets
looks and sounds the mutts – far nicer to look at that all the modern euroboxes in the carpark.
only car in the car park id rather have is the 1972 3 door rangie 😀Posted 4 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
I had a 3000E Capri, I can still remember the car body twist as you revved it. Oh those were the days when single figure fuel consumption didn’t seem to matter 🙂Posted 4 years ago
TBH I made a whopping profit on mine as I bought it for £300 & sold it 18 months later for £3000 as the Capri had stopped production & Classic & Sportscar ran a big article on them, mine was one of only 100 made IIRCcheshirecatSubscriber
I had a 1983 Y reg Capri 1.6GL during my university days. Acquired it almost by accident, but it was a decent reliable car for many years afterwards. German built, so Bosch electrics and decent (dark metallic green) paintwork. Was running many years after I sold it.
I was however rather jealous of friends with Astras etc, who could actually go round corners and roundabouts at sensible speeds.Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
Any car from that era, in this condition should be a collector’s item.
I never ever liked the Capri, but it is a complete reflection of the era. And that time was, in hindsight, the golden age of driving.
I would think it would go for over 30k, but I’d imagine would be sold to someone who will not drive it.Posted 4 years agoRussell96Subscriber
I had a 78 3.0S with various tuning mods, best was the Holley 4 barrel carb on a Swaymar manifold the secondaries kicked in at about 5000rpm which made things fun well apart from the 10mpg from ragging it sounded great with the 6-2-1 exhaust I had on it.
I did do some work on the suspension and braking but I was convinced I was going to die in it at some point. So I sold it to a guy I worked with who used it as a runabout while he was restoring his RS3100 Capri.Posted 4 years ago
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