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Old 01-15-2008, 05:14 AM   #1
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I know you guys will HATE this because it's got a FORD badge on it, but at least it's not a Mustang. I found this whilst surfing the internet and it's what a new europen Ford Capri might look like. I've had a number of Capris and I love this look, in particular the quad halo lights. So cool!



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Old 01-15-2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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I still think that the Camaro has better lines, but that is really interesting. I've never heard of the Capri. Is it only in Europe?
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:38 AM   #3
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We have some Ford Capris in Switzerland... the older ones are cool. But the coolest car is still my old original 428CJ Mustang :-)
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:27 AM   #4
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I still think that the Camaro has better lines, but that is really interesting. I've never heard of the Capri. Is it only in Europe?
The Capri was Ford of Europe's answer to the Mustang. The first one's went on sale in 1969. The final Mk3 Capri rolled off the production line in 1987 and was never properly replaced. We had the Ford Probe and Ford Cougar (think FWD new edge Cougar, not the old Mustang based one), but non captured the spirit of the Capri.

The Capri was also sold in the USA.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:28 AM   #5
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We have some Ford Capris in Switzerland... the older ones are cool. But the coolest car is still my old original 428CJ Mustang :-)
I know I'll get run out of town again, but that's gorgeous
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:14 AM   #6
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I still think that the Camaro has better lines, but that is really interesting. I've never heard of the Capri. Is it only in Europe?

I've heard of a 'Capri', but it's always been a Mercury. 2 seat little convertible.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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I believe, in the USA, they were sold through Lincoln/Mercury dealers.

Here's a link to a bunch of 'em.

http://www.capriclub.com/meets/sw200...m_Gallery.html
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:12 AM   #8
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This is what I think of when I hear 'Capri'. The 1990-1994 model.



Friend at work used to pick on my 'bitch car' Aveo. Until, that is, he started driving to work in his wife's Capri. haha I was like 'and you call MY car a bitch car?!!?'
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #9
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That would be the biggest rip off of design of all time ....but obviously it's a photo shop of our beloved Camaro and Ford can only dream
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:25 PM   #10
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Ooops, sorry boss!
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:18 PM   #11
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the original Mercury Capris were actually nothing more than rebadged Mustangs... they were available during the early years of the fox body Mustangs and were actually quite nice... I had a buddy who had one, and it was a fun ride... but it was that gawd awful cream yellow color and looked like a real pile of junk... but it sure could haul some butt... well, in relative terms considering it was the '80s when he had it... lol
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:26 PM   #12
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This is what I think of when I hear 'Capri'. The 1990-1994 model.



Friend at work used to pick on my 'bitch car' Aveo. Until, that is, he started driving to work in his wife's Capri. haha I was like 'and you call MY car a bitch car?!!?'
thats what i think of to, the older ones look dam good next to that
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:34 PM   #13
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this is the generation of Mercury Capri that I remember... these McLaren models were few and far between here in the States, but they were nice when they were new.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:43 AM   #14
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HOld on hold on....this is a joke right?

that looks identical to the camaro
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