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The Capri is fifty!

The car you promised yourself arrived fifty years ago. Should there be another?
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Only a proper hard-core retro.

No modern "interpretation/tribute" designed by some dick-wad 25 yo Millenial who was not THERE..

It's "era-appropriation".. and Ford has proven itself to be spectacularly **** at it..


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Had a couple of 4-pot ones. I'd still love a V6, preferably a late 3.0 with 4-spoke RS wheels in silver.

If there was another, it's unlikely it would be an affordable RWD old school coupe so I'd rather leave it in the past where it belongs.
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What do you mean should there be another? It's like the Ford Probe never existed...
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The Probe was a contractual obligation to use capacity at a US Mazda factory with the MX-6.
The Mustang is built there now.
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What do you mean should there be another? It's like the Ford Probe never existed...
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The Probe was a contractual obligation to use capacity at a US Mazda factory with the MX-6.
The Mustang is built there now.
It might have been, but they still billed it the new Capri when they marketed it (and got a lot of people's knickers in a twist as I remember).
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Well, they're even making the new Mustang in RHD, so why not?

If they take a leaf out of that book design-wise they should capture the spirit of it without the sad retro-tribute styling mistakes Ralf alludes to.




Then if they jack it up a bit, pump the bodywork they can launch it as another SUV coupe
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The first car i ever went in was a mk1 Ford capri, with a 2.0 v4 engine.
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Funny you should say that...
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The first car i ever went in was a mk1 Ford capri, with a 2.0 v4 engine.
probs quite rare?
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i think Ford had 2 different versions of the V4 - 1 german, 1 essex. Either way Saab used them under licence (for ages).
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The Capri lasted two years longer in the U.K. even though it was produced in KŲln by then. My daughters' guitar teacher worked at Ford in the late sixties and witnessed the German factory fiddling the figures , leading to Halewood losing the job..
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i think Ford had 2 different versions of the V4 - 1 german, 1 essex. Either way Saab used them under licence (for ages).
Taunus is the German one also used by Saab. The German one was less rubbish apparently.
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When you say 'went in'...?


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My daughters' guitar teacher worked at Ford in the late sixties and witnessed the German factory fiddling the figures , leading to Halewood losing the job..
I guess as a guitar teacher, he was well positioned to spot fiddling.

Also, why did Ford employ a guitar teacher anyway? Morale?
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When you say 'went in'...?




I guess as a guitar teacher, he was well positioned to spot fiddling.

Also, why did Ford employ a guitar teacher anyway? Morale?
He was in the cost estimation department before leaving to become a guitar teacher . He saw that the English and German plants were building the same products with the same issues but only the English were reporting problems producing them while the Germans thought itíd look better if they lied. Where have we heard this recently?...
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I guess as a guitar teacher, he was well positioned to spot fiddling.
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Donít fret. I noticed that decided not to pluck it from the text.
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probs quite rare?
It certainly would be now. My father removed the V4 engine and fitted a 2.0 pinto, which was a better engine.

It was a common swap back in the day, as the V4 was very lacking in refinement.
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The GTV badge has appeared on Alfa coupes of different designs and drive (fwd and rwd); some were compact sports cars (the most recent); others GTs. But there are all sporty and distinct in style from their contemporary Alfas.

So I suppose there could be room for a Capri, if it’s true to what makes a Capri a Capri. Sporty looking, affordable, mechanically robust, easy to live with (I’m just guessing on all of these as I’ve never owned or driven one.)

It would be nice to see a Capri, if only because something sporty would be a welcome relief from seeing yet another blasted SUV.

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Well, they're even making the new Mustang in RHD, so why not?

If they take a leaf out of that book design-wise they should capture the spirit of it without the sad retro-tribute styling mistakes Ralf alludes to.




Then if they jack it up a bit, pump the bodywork they can launch it as another SUV coupe
But given that they are making the Mustang in RHD - what would the Capri be that'd be different?
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So I suppose there could be room for a Capri, if itís true to what makes a Capri a Capri. Sporty looking, affordable, mechanically robust, easy to live with (Iím just guessing on all of these as Iíve never owned or driven one.)
That's an interesting observation, given the recent thread about the new Puma being a crossover SUV.
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