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BigFred



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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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Canucktina



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Capri might not be as bad as it looks. Very rare cars . Unfortunately almost no reproduction sheet metal available . Similar under the skin to a MK1 Cortina . Look at some of the total balls of rust some of the guys in the UK bring back to life. Just takes courage and determination.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Greg I believe they are more Anglia based than Cortina. The Corsair was Cortina based.
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angliagt



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definite saver.These things are worth a lot of money.
I sold both of mine for about $500 each,including lots of
extra parts.
These had a lot of Cortina parts in them,but the front
struts were only used on the Capri & Classic 315.
I still have the factory parts & shop manual for these,
as well as lots of literature,etc.,which I might end up selling.
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Canucktina



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are substantially bigger than an Anglia. As is the sedan version. Actually all the British Fords have quite a few shared characteristics. But lots of differences as well. I always thought the Capri was a good looker, however they were poor sellers. For some reason the Cortina was tremendously successful and the poor Capri quickly dropped from the line up.

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Brett Wilkie



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a number of Classic/Capri vehicles in my neighbourhood when I was a 10 year old. I did really like the 2 door Capri GT, the boot was hugely long. It reminds me of the 59 two door Chev, just smaller.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a number of Classic/Capri vehicles in my neighbourhood when I was a 10 year old. I did really like the 2 door Capri GT, the boot was hugely long. It reminds me of the 59 two door Chev, just smaller.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First one I recall was about 1970 in North Van, I would have been about 12 years old at the time. . It seemed strange, but I found it pleasing. For quite a while I didn't really know what it was.

The Mercury Capri had recently been introduced with a fair bit of advertising and I assumed it was an earlier version. Distantly related I suppose but only barely. Likewise on the 59-60 Chevy or 60 Ford Starliner resemblance , cars I also liked a lot at the time.
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