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Hot!My Barn Find (IXL-457)

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2011/02/22 22:32:15 (permalink)
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My Barn Find (IXL-457)

The "Subject" may be a little bit miss-leading ?, After 14 years of lying in storage in my parents garage this car has finally come out of hiding and now resides where it can be brought back to a road worthy condition. This car was last registered in 1997 in Victoria (IXL-457) and belonged to a another member of this forum. The plan is to give the car a thorough mechanical physical and just go from there, Apart from dull paintwork the car doesnt appear to have suffered greatly from the forced hibernation (Married/Children/Mortgage/Renovations) the usual familiar story. There is no dead line for this project, I just wanted to let Capri Club Members (VIC & NSW) know that this vehicle is still in relatively the same condition as when they knew it, And it didn't become a 1/4 mile drag racer, or end up as a donor car for another rebuild, or worse



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    v4capmad
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/22 22:41:36 (permalink)
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    Good to see that you haven't forgot'n about it. i cant wait to see back on the road, i was only talking about it with a couple of victorian's down at small ford Sunday. i have to say that the wheels do nothin for it, i wounder where they went. O
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/22 22:46:25 (permalink)
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    i just found a pic of the car in front of our house with the old owner, i was still at school. O
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/23 20:46:32 (permalink)
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    Hey Owen, Maybe I can go one better, Here's the magazine article when it appeared in "Performance 4's and Rotaries" circa 1994 !







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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/23 22:30:22 (permalink)
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    Ah ha! It is the same car!!! I have that magazine and to this day it remains one of my all time favourite Capris. Great to see it is still around and being revived. Looking forward to seeing its progress.
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/23 22:34:13 (permalink)
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    I remember that car floating around Geelong??? Never forget those plates, as my GT cortina wore GT1601 :)

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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/24 06:34:05 (permalink)
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    righto!!!!!!! lol

    put the right wheels back on it!
    put the quarter bumpers back on it - they were custom!
    the front chin spoiler is missing!
    the old half cage seems to be missing
    the black door handles have been changed?

    not a fan of the full silver grille either!

    I remember a young O being taken for a 'little spin' around Sydney when he was just a wee school boy in this car

    All I can say is it is about bloody time!
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/24 07:44:30 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Puzzlescort

    righto!!!!!!! lol

    put the right wheels back on it!- On the V6
    put the quarter bumpers back on it - they were custom! - Ended up on my brothers MkII Cortina GT, and then he sold it
    the front chin spoiler is missing!- Owen Currently has the Spoiler for a template
    the old half cage seems to be missing - Half Cage is still installed
    the black door handles have been changed? - Don't remember changing the Door Handles ?
    not a fan of the full silver grille either! - Started down the path of an original looking "Sleeper"
    I remember a young O being taken for a 'little spin' around Sydney when he was just a wee school boy in this car

    All I can say is it is about bloody time!

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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/24 09:09:35 (permalink)
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    Fantastic to see you are finally getting around to putting it back on the road after so many years, you know I will be keeping a good eye on the progress of this one

    were you able to fire it up?
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/24 10:32:05 (permalink)
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    Nice Bruce! Has it got downdrafts on it??
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/24 14:11:42 (permalink)
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    Ahh the memories. This was THE car that peaked my interest in Capri's as a pimply faced teenager. It drove my desire to want a Capri as my first car, and I did in fact end up with a '69 1600 GT. 20 years later, Capri's are still my favourite cars of all time, having owned another 4 in that time, including the much loved Teal Glow V6 GT that is now in the safe and careful hands on Mac1Capri (Paul) in Perth. The 20 year fascination with Capri's all began with THAT car. Amazing. I hope she's back to her best in no time.
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2011/02/24 20:58:52 (permalink)
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    What a ride it was Scott, it opened my eyes to the fact that even 1.6's could get up and go, i still remember that u turn with both rears well alight. O
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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2016/12/10 13:43:17 (permalink)
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    Very nice story and history Bruce.................................keep up the good work!
     
    ..........maybe we should do a "show and tell" of ORIGINAL PLATES of last time registered, even if we dont have the plates but know what the numbers/letters were ???????????
     
    Here's mine as I found it in a barn in Central Victoria 4 years ago............IXI 481

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    RE: My Barn Find (IXL-457) 2022/08/18 23:44:32 (permalink)
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    hey.bruce........................its.been.11years.since.we.havebt.heard.from/you!!!!!!!!!
    waddup???????

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