Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Wee Bob, 16 February 2014.
My mate spotted this one at garage services during week there
Looks like Keith's old one Bob. Where was that taken?
3.0l s? nice 911 and is that a nissan on top? wish he was delivering to me
If I'm not mistaken, the on top is a Toyota Supra Celica (bodycode A60)
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
Dat two tone Celica Supra above it though... :smokin:
To be honest the celiica and Porsche are nicer ........
rare colour in its day , be nice in a 3litre,i don't mind the colour,
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 !!
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.
Hi Everyone, I used to own the Highland Green Capri on the transporter - it is a stunning 1980 Capri 1.6S.
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!
And here it is for sale now on Pistonheads..
Looks realy nice would go well with my beige 3.0S
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