Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Joe, 6 July 2019.
Anybody know much about the mk3 gt4 model, many left, value etc
They were a limited edition model much as the cameo, cabaret, cabaret 11, calypso. I've never seen that many but that doesn't mean that ones that are left are going to be top end value as they were only a basic model with a few add ons, they're not going to be high end values.
SEEN A COUPLE IN NORFOLK AREA BUT COULDNT SAY IF THEY ARE FROM HERE OR NOT, THERE WAS A SITE THAT GAVE A ROUGH IDEA OF HOW MANY OF EACH KIND AND TYPE WERE LEFT, BUT I CANT REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS SORRY
Its always nice to see the special editions turn up in their original form.
Despite being badged as a GT4 it had a single choke carb so put out 73bhp same as the 1.6 L, not like the quicker 1.6 S when that was around. (Mind you, thats dead easy to change if it hasn't been already.)
The striping is unique to the GT4 but should be able to be replicated. Though it's based on an L it had the GL's dartboard wheels and the 6 dial dash from an S so it was probably equivalent to a 1.6LS in some ways.
Unless the car needs a lot of restoration work it would be nice if it could be preserved the way it is.
nice bit of info but why do they list a 5 speed ratio as well as the 4 speed ratio as they only came in 4 speed?
I think that part of the spec is just cut and paste for all Mk3 1600s.
I looked on How Many Left and there was no listing given for the GT4. They probably were registered as 1.6L's when new so it will be hard to tell how many are still in existance.
its different to the 1.6L as the interior shows
Yes, those seats were standard fit in the GL at the time.
beta chocolate seats on a gt4
Found this, posted by Francis in 2010, in the "brochures" section. I think it answers most questions.
Love the way they call it a package tray
Interesting to see there was an option of a twin choke carb which would have made it more of a GT. Probably the best value for money of the 1.6 cars at the time. An S in GL clothing for L money
sounds a bargain wish id got one when they were out
I have one, picked it up through a breakers yard, needs restored though, can't find out much about them other than the stuff on here
it's white, has all the stripes, brown interior, 6 pod dash it even had a black vinyl roof
How far have you got with it so far ?
Only started, it had a prang at the front so stripping it back to see what metalwork needs done
no real mysteries ..
end of day it s a GT, got a 6dial dash, and its a pinto .. might have been a Laser in later years .. no specialist stuff other than the decals ..
not being utterly negative, just trying to get a level of where it sits in Capri world.. no mysteries really ...
Wasn't really after a mystery just info, thanks for the opinion
I covered these cars in my book, along with Calypso, Cameo, Tempo et al. They were FoB specials that tried to determine how to entice the four-cylinder customer with either more equipment or more style. The GT4 was rather cruelly adorned with some stripes designed by my friend Nigel one afternoon who thought it looked cool with them speeding off the headlights. This one was a low-spec mechanical Capri with higher spec (sporty) looks but cheapy wheels - I think Nigel specced red wheels too but I think only LHD cars were so brutalized. This was the man who designed the Fiesta "Bonus" badge in a freestyle script that looked like the word Penis at a quick glance. So the GT4 was perhaps one his happier adventures in the world of stripes and wheels that was Ltd Edition world.
Its brilliant to read the history about the special editions, some of which are now extremely rare cars. Joe if you haven't read Steve's book yet I can recommend it as a damn good read.
Thank you - I did my best in both books. If anyone interested I have a few left over from the shows at my mother's house going cheap. Drop me a line at email@example.com
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