Show and Tell…Your Car that you bought for fun.
2.9 Cosworth V6. Uncorked and chipped, running over 230bhp.
Big brakes, Spax shocks, Recaro interior, poly bushed etc, etc…
It had pretty much everything you can do to a Capri. There is much more power available from different engines but the chassis is crap to be fair. Even with all the upgrades the handling was pretty dreadful. The big V6 made it a lot of fun but the handling discouraged aggressive driving so it was a nice cruiser. The only thing it was missing was an LSD which I was going to fit if I decided to keep it.
Ran it for just over a year and got a feature in Retro Ford magazine. It was mostly very reliable and very economical (compared to an original pinto or 2.8) but it did spit its dummy out a few times. I spent a lot of time spannering it but it when it ran it was perfect.
I wanted it, I did it, I loved it and I sold it.
No regrets!Posted 4 years agohonkiebikedudeMember
Bought for £600 4 years ago , now running 465 bhp of fun . Nothing has been left un touched .Posted 4 years ago
2.2 stroker kit , big valves and cams , ported head , custom inlet & exhaust manifolds . Garett 3071 turbo with Tial external wastegate . Link standalone engine managment and that’s just the tip of a rather expensive iceberg when you consider the initial purchase price 🙂righogSubscriber
Lots of different threads about cars bought for fun, would be good to see what people have got in one place be they : Vans,Campers,sports cars, 4×4’s, convertibles.
This one was mine, now sadly gone, hoping to get something sporty in the next year or so.
What you got ?Posted 4 years agomattzzzzzzMember
Sadly no (digital ) pics but in 2000 i swapped a box company car for a very nice MR2 Roadster, silver with black leather and like a blooming go cart had it for three years until warranty was up and sold it as it was crap for anything other than top down days out with the missus, bought a new 307 hdi with the cash why? I still ask myself the same question…..Posted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
One like this:
So much fun, so much torque steer… but I could throw a bike and camping stuff in the boot without any issue and blast my way about the country/continent without an issue (and drop my mates Celica 190 at will)
I still have an urge to get a sports car one day, but there is no space to keep one here, or cash at the moment, so I have a motorbike for thrills 😉Posted 4 years agoyorkshire89Member
Here’s a few of my old cars, Im now driving a diesel Audi Avant S-line to lug the bike around 😮
1.6 Fiesta zetec s (cammed etc 153bhp)
Honda Integra type R DC5 (Standard other than spoon exhaust and Gruppe M intake 220bhp)
Subaru Impreza STI with prodrive kit 301bhp
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