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2021/09/06 08:30:05 (permalink)
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Mk11 (mk.2)

Ive been doing some reading about the rs3100. In doing so there’s a mention about a further 4 examples of the Capri 11 (mk.2).
Q.1. What year were these cars delivered.
Q.2 Were they assembled in Australia, if so which plant.
Q.3. Do they exist today.
Q.4. Where did they come from.
Q.5. What are some of the differences between them and the v6 gt we have.
Q.6. What heads were used oval or d port.
Thanks for any help
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    gtv6capri
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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/06 08:46:49 (permalink)
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    in 1974 Ford Australia brought 4 MK2 hatchback capris over for the motor show to gauge public response.  The public did not like them so the MK2 was never sold here.  The 4 cars were bought by Ford executives and I know of 2 of them still in existence today.  
     
    The MK2 V6 used the D port engine, as the UK had been fitting D ports to all their capris since 1971.  

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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/22 20:40:24 (permalink)
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    Can anyone comment on MK2 being available as Coupe (sim to Mk1) , as well as Hatchback option,
    or were all Mk2 hatchback ?
    Were all Mk3 Hatchback, and was the Essex 3000 still available as Carby and EFI or just EFI ?
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    post edited by BEEVEE - 2021/09/22 20:47:17

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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/23 09:24:57 (permalink)
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    Never any MK2 MK3 coupes.  No UK delivered Essex engines were EFI.  South Africa made an EFI Essex engine but it was used in Mazda vans/utes

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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/23 20:47:49 (permalink)
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    A friend of mine had a 3.0 S in Kermit green, he let it break as never had cash to keep it up, it rusted in the hatch and arches.. The Essex had a slipping rocker post and no front brakes. One good thing was it has a webasto roll back sunroof . Luckily he sold it before it was worth nothing, the next owner restored it to nearly original and it's in Vic now from Adelaide apparently . I doubt this is 1 of the 4 quoted earlier as a touring car driver owned it as his daily from the mid 70s to early 90s so the story goes.... Personally I don't like the look of them with the cortina te headlights , of they did what USA done and run twin round lights it may have been a goer here in Aus. I think USA dumped the Essex in favor of the cologne during the mk2 .
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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/24 12:21:36 (permalink)
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    The Capri you are referring to was definitely not one of the four original Ford vehicles, it was imported directly from the UK with some other V6 examples at the same time. The TE Cortina didn't arrive until 1976, some 2 years after the Mk.2 Capri was released in February, 1974, so the rectangular headlights weren't from the TE Cortina. The US Capri market never used the 'Essex' 3-litre V6, they only ever used the German 'Cologne' V6 in 2600cc (in Mk.1) and 2800cc (in Mk.1 & 2) capacities. The US did use both 1600cc 'Kent' 4-cylinder engines (in Mk.1) along with 2-litre (Mk.1) and 2.3-litre OHC 4-cylinder engines (Mk.2). Furthermore, US Federal laws dictated that both the Mk.1 and Mk.2 Capri's had to have twin headlights.
    post edited by FoxyCapri - 2021/09/24 22:03:24

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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/28 09:44:30 (permalink)
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    I bought your friends signal green MK2 and with a friend we restored it.  It was a 3 litre S Manual.  No it was not one of the motor show cars.  It was imported in the 70's by Laurie Nelson and was the company car of his business partner Clint Draper.  Clint sold it in the 80s and it went to SA.  When we got the car it was quite obvious it had not been driven for some time and had been stored outside on an open carport/annexe.  Still, it came up very well just fought us every inch of the way as all the underside fittings were rusted.  The car lives in outer Melbourne now and the owner loves it.  Annoyingly since selling it, the 3 litre S cars gained popularirty in the UK and would probably fetch double what I sold it for over there

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    Re: Mk11 (mk.2) 2021/09/28 11:37:24 (permalink)
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    Yeah it was stored at my brothers property on hard dirt and under a car cover for 4yrs.. My mate Dave was was living in a caravan at the time.
    Laurie Nelson was the guy, thanks for reminding me that.
    Glad the car has second life and in good hands now, honestly Dave who owned it was a car destroyer, had no mechanical knowledge at all and no money to match lol
    Some of the worst I seen go thru his hands and get chopped up was a import mk1 Capri XLR, very restorable at the time but to him it was worth more as parts, then there was a mk1 escort 2dr GS (gt 6 dual dash panel etc) shell pulled from a wrecker and chopped the roof off it to make a convertible, needless to say the floor folded on the stands and that was that. Some days to regret from back then..
    post edited by martymexico - 2021/09/28 12:26:56
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