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BigFred



Joined: 30 May 2013
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Location: New Jersey, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Junkyard Photo Reply with quote

A guy local to me posted an ad on Facebook Marketplace saying he has a lot of foreign & domestic classic car parts in his junkyard. The sample photos he posted showed a lot of cars in very rough shape. I asked if he had any English Fords and he said he had "a Capri". Said it was in the background of this photo. Looks like a Consul Capri to me, but can't see much of the car. What do you think? I'm not looking to purchase; just wondering if that's what it is.
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does look like a Consul Capri.
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Brett Wilkie



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is, a good source for front struts with disc brakes if it all hasn't rusted solid.
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BigFred



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The junkyard guy posted two more photos of that Consul Capri (confirming that it's in pretty rough shape)…

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Brett Wilkie



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame that it's left to rot away, I do like these old Capri GT models. As I said before, the front strut/brake assemblies are worth saving as they are good for 105e and 100e bodies. It is a nice looking car although I never had a chance to drive one to see what it's really like?


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BigFred



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad how this guy didn't do anything to preserve the hundreds of cars he's got. Maybe one of these is salvageable (Triumph Herald & Nash Metro, I believe)...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one in High School and would like to own another before I go...
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