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Old 01-15-2008, 06:14 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, 06:28 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, 06:38 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, 07:27 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, 07:28 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, 08:14 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, 10:16 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, 11:12 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, 12:57 PM   #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, 02:25 PM   #10
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Ooops, sorry boss!
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:18 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, 10:26 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, 10:34 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, 06:43 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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Old 01-16-2008, 09:20 AM   #15
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HOld on hold on....this is a joke right?

that looks identical to the camaro
It IS the Camaro...photoshopped.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:02 AM   #16
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HOld on hold on....this is a joke right?

that looks identical to the camaro

The only reason I originally posted this as there was quite a debate going on about the headlight design (concept v pre-production). Whilst I prefer the concept's halo lights, I really love a quad headlight design, as in this photoshop.

What amazes me is, the european Capri was seen as our version of the Mustang yet, with some very subtle changes, it's possible to turn a Chevrolet Camaro into a modern take on the Capri. The main styling features of the Capri were its backwards C-shaped rear side window, the quad headlights and that hood (or bonnet, as we Brits say )




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Old 01-16-2008, 01:03 PM   #17
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^Dual halos on either side make it just a wee bit too busy for me. I'd actually have to see how it looks like on the concepts REAL front end...w/ dual halos to be sure.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:32 PM   #18
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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.
Those are the Capri's I think of too. Problem was, everyone knew that underneath they were still a Mustang.

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:35 PM   #19
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I actually think that the chop you are calling a Capri could stand an emblem and a grille change, and maybe, just maybe, you could have a modern-day Chevelle on your hands. Doesn't make much sense in the Chevy lineup really, but how about a Buick Skylark or (gasp) a Pontiac GTO?
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:40 PM   #20
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I think the single halos (from the concept) make it look mean, even mad at whatever else is on the road.

The dual halos, for some reason, make me think of Johnny 5, you know, from the Short Circuit movie....that robot....and that's kind of wussy.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:12 PM   #21
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I used to own a capri back in 86-90... it was a pretty cool little car. Mine was a '76. I actually put a Ford Mustang 5.0 engine in it. -it fit great and was very fast. I used to blow 944's away all the time. -as well as mustang 5.0's since my capri was lighter.

Ford / Mercury made the capri. They were sold in Europe as well as the US from about 1974 to 1987. They came in 4 or 6 cylinder models. They shared the same engines as many other cars of the day.. the 4 cylinder used the same 2.3 engine as was in pinto's and the like. The early Capri's (early to mid 70's were pretty cool cars and had a unique look). Sometime in the early to mid 90's Ford/Mercury re-launched the capri line ...it was a pathetic attempt to bring back the once popular car. The capri of the 90's looked nothing like the earlier versions... I think Ford was trying to compete against the super popular Miata of the early 90's. -it was a lame and feeble attempt. My friends and I would refer to the Capri of the 90's as a "Crapi".

Honestly I can't see Ford/Mercury bringing back the Capri. Although a cool car in it's day, I don't think the Capri has as much brand recognition w/ today's buyers... heck 1/2 the people on this forum didn't know what a Capri was. -why bring it back?
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What I see when I look at the chop is a Firebird.
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This can't be official, it looks like somebody just took Photoshop to the Camaro Concept image...
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This can't be official, it looks like somebody just took Photoshop to the Camaro Concept image...
obviously..lol..
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It's interesting to say the least.

I think it has the ass of a 70 chevelle, but the front end looks like the old 58 chevy/caddy front end mixup.

Doesn't look bad though.
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