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The eleven factory specials.

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 18:24:15 (permalink)
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Wouldn't change the value of the car anyway - to me - about 8k worth - it is what it looks to be - a nice restorer ( the whole matching numbers thing is a big yawn)
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 19:04:45 (permalink)
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I think its time to cut and paste the last half of this thread, as I said, the re-shell story is a good one, like the Capri that fell off the production line and was hastily fixed etc etc. But, this thread should focus on the last 11.   

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 19:06:14 (permalink)
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What ever numbers are stamped under the bay doesn’t change how it drives. My Capris are about me and how I love them. Couldn’t give a rats arse on anyone’s opinion. Feel like an arse saying she’s an original matching numbers capri every time I say it. It’s a Capri. 3ltr V6. DPort. Nice mix.
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 19:46:29 (permalink)
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.....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


Agree. I think the discussion should continue in a separate thread so it can still be debated, but away from this particular thread.
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 20:59:30 (permalink)
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BEE VEE
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 ?
 

To my knowledge, no-one has ever found any data on numbers of Capri's painted in what colours.
 
Secondly, ADR72 refers to 'Dynamic Side Impact Occupant Protection' and was introduced on 1 Jan 1999. I think you've got your numbers mixed up there Bernie.



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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 22:31:50 (permalink)
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Hi there everyone,
 
Unlike some people, I'm not jumping to conclusions, or casting aspersions, just because one person sees a GTV6 of a certain colour, which reminds him of an event some 40 years ago, and declares this MUST be the same car, as if it was the only car painted that colour !
It doesn't cut any ice with me, since there's absolutely no facts and or proof WHICH EXACT CARS ARE INVOLVED !
 
If any facts from an expert do come to light re MY Capri GTV6, I'll accept them with a smile and add it to the Car's  History Folder and know that the Letter of Authenticity from Ford a few years ago, just adds to my interest in my very rare ONE-OUT-OF-ELEVEN 1972 Capri. 
 
Anyone have an XRAY machine to see if the Chassis Number around RH Tower is hiding another one below ?????

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 22:45:23 (permalink)
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My error citing ADR72 must have been auto-suggestion in my brain due to my Capri being ---72 !
 
Checked my RWC Books and ADR15 of Jan 1971 provided for Windscreen to have Demisters, but from what I read, there was no mention of FRONT or REAR Windscreen so far, just WINDSCREEN ...............will keep looking.

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/11/30 22:48:30 (permalink)
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GOT IT!
 
ADR15 of Jan 1971 refers only to FORWARD VISION, so there it is.......no rear demister mandatory yet
 
Will search my ADR Books till I find it

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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/12/01 11:26:43 (permalink)
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Sounds like a interesting story and one I have heard before in particular with respect to Falcon GT's.  
 
 
  www.drive.com.au/motor-news/135000-ford-falcon-gtho-turns-out-ot-be-a-fake-20161102-gsgh3x
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Re: The eleven factory specials. 2017/12/03 11:13:16 (permalink)
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There is no evidence here to suggest that's BEEVEE's car has been re-shelled.
Please take any further investigative discussion offline from public viewing.
Moving chassis numbers between different shells is definitely illegal, so I don't recommend for anyone to be openly discussing that they have been involved in it, no matter how long ago it was.

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