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#21 Mangham54

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:00 AM


Stunning, apart from the chrome on the wiper blades.



Mangham, they are no longer on the car but these were originally fitted for a reason and were fitted along time before the local corsa had them basically to keep the wipers on the screen at high speeds on track etc


I fully understand the reasons for them and on that are completely appropriate. But if it was still on the car I would have made them less 'blingy' with a bit of black hammershite.

Still looks bloody fantastic. thumbsup

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

Cheers Mangham, and your right Hammershite would have been a must if they were still on the car! thumbsup

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

very very nice. How powerful is it?



Barry It has 300 BHP and is capable of 165MPH....

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Wow thats such a lovely car, so nicely done. Love it!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Wow thats such a lovely car, so nicely done. Love it!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

How did I miss this!! Absolutely awesome!!!!! :wub:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

very very nice.i remember that car back then when it was 1st completed.i bought a mk1 3litre gt xlr in white then sold it for a signal orange cologne 3.1s xpack.wish i still had it now.i sold it because a pesky little mk1 golf gti blew me away on some twisty b roads so had to have 1.that golf i still have to this day

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:26 AM

thats gorgeous! My old man used to have the Brands pace car Capri as his daily when he worked there just before I was born, they could take off the rear hatch and put a cage in to take the podium on a parade lap :) the amount of F1 stars etc my old man chaufered around is mad

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

Have you had the mains caps girdled? I remember pro-sport 3000's dropping their guts if pushed too hard.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

thats gorgeous! My old man used to have the Brands pace car Capri as his daily when he worked there just before I was born, they could take off the rear hatch and put a cage in to take the podium on a parade lap :) the amount of F1 stars etc my old man chaufered around is mad


"You'l never guess who I had in the back the other day......."

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

Ive seen that on the Abarth forum.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

Thanks for all the comments, Jontell that might have been my brother as his missus has an Abarth 500 and he goes on that forum sometimes!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

Lovely. I had a 2.0GL, my first rwd car. Awesome.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

My dad used to own 2 of these a few years back now, we had a nice early red one with mirrors on the wings, then a white one a bit nearer, sure it was a 2.0. Used to love them when I was a kid.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

Heck showing my age now Had a facelifted gt mk1 with the pinto engine followed by a 3l ghia auto awesome car but you think the vx is a bit loose at the back need to drive one of these especially with the completly random kick down from the auto box had some real hairy moments in the 80s I think 😄😃 But nothing as nice as that beasti

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 02:24 AM

I remember doing all the body work on it, that and his blue BMW 850i

Tell him stew says hi ,😁

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 04:37 PM

Beautiful!

Always loved Capris. 

My dad borrowed a MK 1 from a dealer in the mid seventies. We were three boys that promised in unison that we did not care at all that the back seat was cramped. Just PLEASE buy this car. 

No. We got a Taunus instead. 



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Posted 17 May 2020 - 12:23 PM

I remember doing all the body work on it, that and his blue BMW 850i

Tell him stew says hi ,😁


Alright Stew,

What a small world, I actually remember your place as I remember the white Subaru you had at the time that was a flying machine.

My dads still got the Capri.

Are you still doing stuff ? I’ll drop you a PM




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