My Old 1.6 Jps

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Rteyp, 26 October 2014.

  1. Rteyp

    Rteyp Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi All

    Been a while since I posted as no longer have a Capri or any other old classic for that matter - missing them. House is currently eating money...

    Been working my through boxes of old photos and found these gems of my first ever Capri and thought I would share with you guys. I was a skinny 19 year old at the time and bought it in Feb 1980 (it was a 1977 1.6S). My first shots are the day I picked it up and with my then girlfriend (now wife). Oh those were the days...

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    Moving forward a year to May 1981 I sold the car and here are pics of the day I sold it. For some reason I thought it cool to put "General" white lettered tyres on - I think I was influenced by the Custom Car mags and Mustangs fitted with General Grabbers that adorned my bedroom wall . Having said that they are more meaty than the standard tyres.

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    I sold the car and patiently waited for a 2.0S fully loaded. I waited and waited fro X reg...only to have the car stolen from Gates of Woodford 3 weeks before the 1st August. So instead I got the 1.6 Calypso which whilst I kept until 2011 never really hit the spot. This car is still around ...

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    Thanks for looking. I'll be back in a Capri, don't know when but it'll be one that ticks all boxes :D/>/>/>

    John
     
  2. RUSTY30S

    RUSTY30S Registered Capri Power Member

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    Fantastic pictures.

    Its great to see old photos like that, especially of such a good looking car.
     
  3. Tamworthbay

    Tamworthbay Registered Capri Power Member

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    Gorgeous car. There used to be one round the corner from me when I grew up. It was one that got me into Capris in my teens (that and a Mk1 that was jacked up at the back with wide wheels on, but that's teenagers for you).
     
  4. Clockwork Orange

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

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    excellent set of photos .. you cannot beat a good record of good memories
    shame - this one appears to be no more
    no details on DVLA other than -
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    ✗ Untaxed
    Expired: 30 April 1986
     
  5. ian2800

    ian2800 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Brilliant period pics :thumbup1:
     
  6. stevep28

    stevep28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Love seeing old pics like these and hearing the tales that go with them. Great stuff!
     
  7. Cashy

    Cashy Registered Moderator

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    in the same nostalgia vein.....

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  8. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    Fantastic Memories and thank you for sharing them with us
     
  9. MarkW

    MarkW Registered Capri Power Member

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    Excellent pics and great to see. Nice one:)
     
  10. Rteyp

    Rteyp Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks all for the comments - and Cashy for digging up that gem !
     
  11. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    Somehow I get the impression that you are on the hunt for that 2.0s you never managed to buy back in 1981 ..
     
  12. atomic4

    atomic4 Registered Capri Power Member

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    :thumbup1:
     
  13. jase 5700

    jase 5700 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Awesome pics. Both are very nice indeed. Love to see photos of yesteryear cars awesome...fashion too....maybe!! ☺
     
  14. Diana Midnight

    Diana Midnight Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi John, great photos mate. Not actually a GTS (JPS) BUT, a very nice 'S' all the same :thumbup1: Thanks for sharing.
    Kev
     
  15. chefy

    chefy Registered Capri Power Member

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    I used to have one of these :thumbup1: loved it, yours seems to have normal 2 / 3 L S wheels - not the gold 4 spokes like mine had ! ?
    Lovely looking car all the same
     

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