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2014/01/02 16:34:32 (permalink)
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NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND

HI EVERYONE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ! (special hello to Glenn, Don and John)
This is my first post since I recently acquired a 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM original Capri in original condition except for new n/g exhaust and n/g chromies..............everything else is 100% Factory.
Has been laying in a shed since 2008, but started first pop (after due diligence performed)*, and let me drive her 200kms home without a single incident !.....while I passed 6 or 7 "newish" cars broken down being helped by RACV or friends ! ...........all the gauges as well as the Smiths clock worked flawlessly. Had no idea I was buying such a rare delight of a car, till I drove it 200kms home, and then asked "around" and so many shaking their head in disbelief........... Put the Capri on the hoist for a good check over, and to my surprise, the only rust is a 10c coin size hole near RH drivers door hinge and "u/paint bubbles" in guard nearby, and guard wells behind rear tyres. I realise I'll find more when and if I pull vehicle apart, but this is the only obvious bits I can find, which aint bad for over 40 years!...........Having the Yellow/Black decal on A/f and Firewall warning of 165HP, and built in Nov 1972, I welcome any member to suggest ways to prove that this car is or isn't one of the "ELEVEN" specials of which only a few have been accounted for......................cheers, Bernie
*see mid-2015 comments on the correct and safe way to perform due diligence BEFORE starting an engine that has not been started for 6 months ore more.
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/02 17:08:59 (permalink)
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    Wow what a find.
     

     


     
     
     

     
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/02 18:15:34 (permalink)
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    Hi Bernie good to see you found your way here. This is the first time Ive seen pics of the rest of the car it looks good. To prove its provinance is a matter of checking its number against the list of eleven cars. (CK17ME and so on). I will post it up here soon unless someone beats me to it.
    Additionaly it appears to be a delete option car as well. This means that the gt badge on the side is put back to the rear flank and car is supplied without side stripes, bonnet and boot blackouts and bonnet pins.
    I am thrilled to see this car surface, this makes three cars here, and one or two others possibly being restored. Im not quite sure why they are all turning up in Vic. even mine was originaly a Vic car.

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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/02 20:24:02 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Nice car and a great find, I can't go past a Capri now without checking to see if it's one of the BBS cars....
    Glenn you said they did Cortina's and Escort's aswell, where were the badges located on them? Or will that open a can of worms, I'll be looking out for them aswell
    Cheers Drew.......

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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/02 22:45:30 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Very, very nice :) 
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/02 23:04:02 (permalink)
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    Thanks everyone for your nice comments..........errata: I incorrectly said it was a NOV72 build: it's SEP72..............
    Auto suggestion must have caused that "blue", with the fact I think Aust Production stopped in NOV72 ??????
    I read somewhere in here someone had a spare "165 HP yellow/black" decal, which I wouldn't mind buying, as my
    Capri is missing one on Dr Door and only has 2 under the bonnet.
    NB>>>>>>does anyone know if the early Mustang "F O R D" letters from their bonnet has pins that will fit the boot holes on the Capri ? (Mine are missing, as is the BSS Badge which I'm guessing would have been on this car ?
    cheers
    Bernie
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 08:37:47 (permalink)
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    Wow nice car welcome to the delete group.

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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 12:19:56 (permalink)
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    BEE VEE
    Thanks everyone for your nice comments..........errata: I incorrectly said it was a NOV72 build: it's SEP72..............
    Auto suggestion must have caused that "blue", with the fact I think Aust Production stopped in NOV72 ??????
    I read somewhere in here someone had a spare "165 HP yellow/black" decal, which I wouldn't mind buying, as my
    Capri is missing one on Dr Door and only has 2 under the bonnet.
    NB>>>>>>does anyone know if the early Mustang "F O R D" letters from their bonnet has pins that will fit the boot holes on the Capri ? (Mine are missing, as is the BSS Badge which I'm guessing would have been on this car ?
    cheers
    Bernie


    Bernie, 
    The bodyshells for these cars were assembled at Homebush in august72 hence the prefix ck17me, ( the ck part meaning homebush australia, 17 meaning gt, me meaning august 72). Then the shells were finished off as the parts became available hence the different dates on the id plate. This would also explain the small variations between the cars such as air filters, front engine covers, and style of front seats. 
     
    I have some of the yellow and black stickers and will post you a couple. These stickers were sent from ford to the owners of the 4 bss cars so that would explain the variation of sticker locations even tho the ford letter advised where to affix them. (engine bay, cover of maintainence booklet and side window). The first owner of my car for instance decided that the window location wasnt the best so put it on the edge of the drivers door.
     
    If the mustang ford letters arent exactly the same in appearence please dont use them as the originals are easy found, being used also on the mk1 escort.
     
    Of the eleven cars only four were sold by bib stillwell so only these four should have the BSS badge on the bootlid. Your car is one of the other seven that ford sent directly to executives in the company to be used as company cars for a time. For instance yours went to O E Suiter of head office, so these seven were not sold to the market as new cars. So after a time these cars would have been onsold to dealers as low mileage secondhand cars. It could have been that they were gathered up and sold to victorian dealer/s as a lot which would explain why they are turning up in vic.
    Cheers ,,,ron.
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 21:09:19 (permalink)
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    Your car was originally delivered in Delete Option trim, the stripes and blackouts were added later.  I have a BSS bootlid badge if you really want one

    Capri The car I always promised myself
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 21:11:59 (permalink)
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    Thanks a mill Ron,
     
    I'm amazed at your wealth of knowledge!
    ........is it known what role this OE Suiter played at Ford ? .....and was he at Campbellfield or Sydney ?
     
    I'm worried my silver bonnet & stripes and rear silver "bum" aren't correct : do you know Ron if the Silver is correct and/or if the patterns/positions are correct  ? ....... or is this why mine is called a "delete" model (hockey sticks also missing)
     
    I forgot to mention in all the excitement, that the car came with a Genuine Australian Ford Factory Shop Manual
    in VG condition, which in the unlikely event you need, I'd be happy to p/copy and send any pages at all.
     
    *** Was it you, or Glenn that mentioned they'd have some new or used Cyl/Hd I&E Valves ?
    I'm hoping to repair No3 cyl after Jan 26 at Fed Square (subject to rain)
     
    Cheers.............Bernie
     
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 22:17:31 (permalink)
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    Many thanks for your offer GTV6, but Ron Informs me only 4 out of the "ELEVEN CK17ME's" were badged by Bib Stillwell, and mine is not one of them .
    What I might be looking for is the 4 letters on boot lid that spells " F O R D " in case you or anyone else has spares for sale.
    cheers
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 22:18:28 (permalink)
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    Bernie,
    Yes your car is meant to have the rear hockey strips and strip across the bootlid. The silver paintwork has been added by an owner.
    My guess is that there was some damage that was repaired by removing the brightwork and filling the holes and rather than trying to match the wild plum paint, it was easier to just paint over the area in silver. Also moisture gets in around the ford letters and causes the rear edge of the boot to rust so there could be a rust repair there too.
    If you can email me an address to send the stickers to and i will also send a copy of the original ford letter explaining it all.
    Cheers...ron.

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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/03 23:00:35 (permalink)
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    Thanks again Ron,
    Safest address is 80 DERINYA DRIVE, FRANKSTON SOUTH, 3199
    You haven't told me how $much$, but in case you refuse to take money as you prefer barter, I have ample stocks of air & fuel filters of at least 2 or 3 designs that equal oem (from memory A64?)and at least one design is Japanese. I also have ample filters and ignition parts for nearly 99% of ALL cars in Australia.
    .........Is the rare Z38 (only got a few) still the only approved filter for the V6 ?
    Other items I have for Capri, Escort and Cortina run into hundreds of NEW consumable items
    Money for the decals is fine by me.
    cheers
    Bernie
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/04 10:03:59 (permalink)
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    Thanks whooligan,
    I'll look forward to your advice re your FORD boot letters.......the bonnet ones look the same ?????????
    My FORD letters holes are still in my boot and the Mustang FORD Letters look correct, but if on arrival I find theyre not, they wont be going on. Theyre only $15 new so it's worth the punt. Else they'll sit in "Ford Trincket Display Cabinet".
    Can anyone advise what time is "muster" at FED Square on 26.1.14 ?
    cheers
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    Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2014/01/04 23:14:52 (permalink)
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    Bernie, as stated under the Capri Projects link, I believe we are on display from 11:00am until 2:30pm. We need to assemble at the bottom end of Russell St, in the Fed Square entrance road to the carpark, not in it, around 10am. Looking forward to seeing another 'special' Capri! Terry

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