Highland Green S

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Wee Bob, 16 February 2014.

  1. Wee Bob

    Wee Bob Registered Capri Power Member

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    My mate spotted this one at garage services during week there


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  2. stevep28

    stevep28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks like Keith's old one Bob. Where was that taken?
     
  3. trevster mk 2

    trevster mk 2 Registered Capri Power Member

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    3.0l s? nice 911 and is that a nissan on top? wish he was delivering to me[​IMG]
     
  4. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, the on top is a Toyota Supra Celica (bodycode A60)
     
  5. Wee Bob

    Wee Bob Registered Capri Power Member

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    jaxon Registered Capri Power Member

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    Highland green promises so much and delivers so little! I was picturing something like Bullit's Mustang, instead I'm sure I've rented an old house with a bathroom suite in that same colour :rolleyes:

    Dat two tone Celica Supra above it though... :smokin:
     
  7. Doc

    Doc Registered Capri Power Member

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    To be honest the celiica and Porsche are nicer ........ :rolleyes:
     
  8. jockey173

    jockey173 Registered Capri Power Member

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    rare colour in its day , be nice in a 3litre,i don't mind the colour,
     
  9. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    its an alright colour, and does look good in its own right ... But to me the name Highland Green conjures up Bullitts Mustang..
    now that IS Highland Green .. damn Ford for confusing the names V the visual !!
     
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    jase 5700 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Love the colour HIGHLAND GREEN. Its a rare colour and one that is different from, white, black, signal orange and yellow. Capris look nice in any colour, fresh paint a bonus.
     
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    vhk11w Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi Everyone, I used to own the Highland Green Capri on the transporter - it is a stunning 1980 Capri 1.6S.
    Regards.
     
  12. RUSTY30S

    RUSTY30S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Loaded on a car transporter with other classics – Could be heading to be sold at a classic car dealers or auction

    If this one comes up for sale it’s definitely worth watching out for!

    Highland Green is not to everyone’s taste. In fact, if you were going building/restoring a car from the ground up, it would probably be one of your last choices unless it was a rare car you were creating and you wanted to keep it original looking. With the “S” trim in my opinion it looks really well.

    In 1.6 guise a MK 3 Capri S is a lot rarer than the 2.0 or 3.0 though the 3.0 is still more sort after.

    Because it’s rare most people ask more money for it when selling over the base or more common models on which it may be based.
    As with any rare car, if you are paying more for it based on the fact that it is rare, you need to be very sure of what you are buying.

    Do your homework well!

    Find out as much about the model you are looking to buy as possible.

    Old Ford Brochures can be bought fairly cheaply and these have all the model specs and colours.

    If you can, speak to previous owners. Most are very happy to help though always be mindful that they may have something to hide.

    Ask any clubs for help or information as they would know a lot of the cars. It they don’t know the cars they should know about that model. For Capris, Capri Club International are worth asking or speak to some of the local branches near to where the car is located.

    Forums are a good source of information. There are others but in my opinion Capri Power is about the best and members are very willing to give their help and opinions.

    Most importantly, use your eyes. Look for any clues that something may not be what it seems!
    As when buying any used car it comes down to the buyer to do the checks. Buyer beware!
     
  13. stevep28

    stevep28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/ford/capri/ford-capri-s-1980/2100014

    And here it is for sale now on Pistonheads..
     
  14. symon

    symon Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks realy nice would go well with my beige 3.0S
     

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