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Any of you guys know what happened

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2014/08/26 19:32:30 (permalink)
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Any of you guys know what happened

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UNDERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. OVERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the rear. HORSEPOWER is how fast you hit the wall. TORQUE is how far you take the wall with you.
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    GTV6
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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/08/26 21:28:08 (permalink)
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    looks like it mated with a Gemini van.  A few made into utes in the UK as well.
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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/08/26 21:32:37 (permalink)
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    I've seen pictures of these before. Not sure of their history, but I would love one.

    They've been referred to as a Capri Scorpion, and I've also seen them referred to as a Capri Sports Wagen (German spelling).
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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/08/26 23:57:49 (permalink)
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    This Capri Scorpion was a one off from the Ford factory long before the Gemini van and it was last known to be up around the Ballarat area.

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    '83 Mk.3 Capri, 2.8i, 5-spd


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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/08/27 23:25:06 (permalink)
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    Capri Scorpion. Folklore says that three were built by Ford Australia for market appraisal.
    When the project was cancelled one car was smuggled out the back door to escape being crushed by Ford.
    The survivor was accurately restored from poor condition.
     
    The photo is obviously relatively recent. Tag history shows this photo was taken 25/2/2009 using a Fuji Film FinePix S9500 digital camera. Photo was modified today probably in preparation to load to this website.
     
    Probably good question is to ask who took the photo?
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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/09/15 00:07:51 (permalink)
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    Yes i sure do. Its my dads. It was the only one ever made. It was a prototype. He still has it in his shed in ballarat vic. 0429024988 txt me if u want any info. Kelly.

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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/09/16 13:00:39 (permalink)
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    The back end is almost an exact copy of a reliant scimitar (68 on). Many will know that the scimitar used the zephyr straight six and v6 engines so maybe ford was hoping to do a deal on the design and so built a few capris for evaluation. Obviously it never happened so ford wanted to get rid of the evidence.
    Going by the number plate on the scorpion this all happened early on in the capri model run, say 70-71.

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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/09/17 11:51:49 (permalink)
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    This is the only one ever made in the world. My dad has it. Still registered in victoria au. If u want any info plz txt me 0429024988 kelly.
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    Re: Any of you guys know what happened 2014/09/20 12:26:11 (permalink)
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    Cool, i will pass it on to the person who asked about it.

    UNDERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. OVERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the rear. HORSEPOWER is how fast you hit the wall. TORQUE is how far you take the wall with you.
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