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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 11:40:45 (permalink)
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BEE VEE
 
Maybe Ford didnt sell it to the public for 2 or 3 years while original Ford Executive &/or wife drove it, then re-registered .)


This. Especialy if said ford exec was interstate and then car was sold in vic car would need vic reg.

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 14:52:13 (permalink)
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Hi all
 
I was directed to this forum by a former work college.
 
He told me about a pink / wild plum capri V6 that was being discussed.
 
Here goes the story (I will try and keep it short).
 
We where both apprentice's at a large bodywork shop during the late 70's and a capri V6 come into the shop after it had a large hit in the rear.  
 
I remember this car well as I used it to be assessed for my trade certificate as the owner requested a two tone paint (the silver bonner and rear panel) which I needed to complete for my assessment.
Well the story was we had another capri come into the shop and we had to transfer all the components over to the other shell including the numbers etc and id plates. This was a common trade practice during the day as the original body wasn't able to be easily repaired.
 
Wow I would have never imagined that this car would still be alive.
 
Anyway good luck with everything.
 
 
 
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 15:52:49 (permalink)
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Whoops.... ( might account for the re-Reg)
post edited by spud15 - 2017/11/29 18:37:21
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 17:16:22 (permalink)
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Hi Russ,
Thank you for your comments.
Did the shop buy in a new bodyshell from ford? Did you transfer engine, gearbox and diff to the shell? Im just trying to get my head around this scenario, cheers,...ron

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 18:15:23 (permalink)
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Umm, interesting. Bit weird really.
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 20:59:21 (permalink)
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There were quite a few Wild Plum Capris made, nothing to say the re-shell was a last 11.  If we cannot confirm that it was one, we should re-locate these entries to a separate new thread-as its still a good capri story

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/29 22:16:53 (permalink)
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I am rather positive it is the same car, unless there is another wild plum / pink capri with a extra silver section painted over the rear quarter/boot area in Victoria.
 
It was common for that bodyshop at the time to "obtain" another shell instead of trying to repair, now the memory is a little hazy but it may had something to do with no insurance cover. I remember a complete re-paint / re-finish as I had to do all the paint prep work to be signed off for my trade ticket.
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 11:46:37 (permalink)
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Hey russ-w
 
what town did this body shop exist in and are they still there ? .....any chance you can contact them for ID numbers ?
 
Couldnt imagine it would be mine as my paintwork looks too blotchy & original from 1972 and has touch ups here and there from at least 20-30 years ago...........but if it is, it is.  They would have needed to find another rare GTV6 that was also "WILD PLUM" as my car had "Wild Plum" paint in hidden in areas no body shop would care to paint, plus
ENG/CHASSIS nos on RH Tower look so authentic and the VIN Plate/Tags look like theyve been there since 1972.
 
 

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 11:50:51 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how many Wild Plum painted vehicles ever existed, or where they were sold ?
 
Did all 1972 Capris get fitted with REAR DEMISTER HEATED GLASS in line with ADR72, or was it hit and miss ?
 

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 11:53:36 (permalink)
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Hi Bernie,
Any further dicussion about Wild Plum could you please use the Pm faculty and not the public forum or this thread, cheers,...ron.

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 12:00:27 (permalink)
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yes, you're right Ron
 
cheers

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 12:27:47 (permalink)
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"paint in hidden in areas no body shop would care to paint"
 
Looks like I did a good job with the paint coverage back in the day then.
 
Anyway I don't really care, but seeing the car is for sale I thought everybody would like to know my history with it
similar to the discussions about other Capri's advertised for sale and discussed on this forum.
 

 
 
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 16:50:38 (permalink)
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I would think Russ W that their would be better ways of proving your point like maybe contacting the owner first. Seems almost defamatory posting such a blank statement based on a simple car colour scheme from 40 years ago. Also possibly criminal if you were involved knowingly on rebirthing a car. If I was you Bernie I would do some serious study on this and who knows it may be right but I would check yours is a 72 shell for starters and scrape some paint in those unusual areas. On top of that Russ should be able to prove that the car was rebirthed more than a few words on a forum such as which panel shop and what colour the car was he resprayed. Sounds as bad as finding out your adopted at 50. Just my 2c
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 16:54:30 (permalink)
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I suppose too I don’t believe these posts should be hidden as it is what it is. If someone doesn’t like the facts that’s their problem. At the moment though I see no facts and maybe just moving to another heading would be more appropriate.
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 18:21:33 (permalink)
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Rebirth is a rebirth and common practice back in the day by the sounds of it.Adds to the history of the car , now the purest might frown upon the body been reshelled but it is saved and back on the road...
Here comes the can of worms.. IMHO reshell value would have to be less value as apposed to an original bodied car ..Not less of a car providing v6 shell was used..
This getting little exciting now.

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