Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Bertie, 6 April 2018.
Guys, when we're the last Mk3 3.0s cars registered, was it 81 on an X plate...
Yep. Think July '81 will be the last registered ones you will see.
Thanks for the info Mark mine was registered 1st August 81 so just a tad later.
Yeah thinking about it I think I recall another being advertised that was August '81, it was Black Think they stopped making them on the line about March time but cars can hang around for ages at dealers as well especially when there is a model change, I have seen MK4 Escorts on a' K' registration etc. I am sure someone on here will have the facts and figures. I know once ordered they arrived pretty quick and some of the later ones were going down the production line at the same time as the 2.8i so some had 2.8i panels etc, mines a Jan '81 and it has the towing eye cut out, from new. I have seen a July 81' with Ghia style wheels from new when they should have had 6x13 4 spokes as standard and some had different trim then what was available so think some builds on these were a bit all over.
Hi Guys, I own a black Capri 3.0S on an 'X' plate first registered on 1st November 1981. So quite a late car!!
Nice one Will that's the latest I've herd of....
Last 3.0S cars were built in July 81. Only eighteen were built that month apparently.
That is a late reg date. I think there were a few registered in 1982 but probably none surviving now.
I also have a genuine 3.0S on an X plate registered in September 1981 from Tricentrol of Dunstable. Its a June 1981 build b ut seeing as the first owner wanted it fully X packed from new I guess by the time that was all done it ended up on an X plate.
Factory X pack to... nice.
Now could one of yo guys post a pic of the original parcel shelf as just want to confirm the correct type for an 81 please..
I always understand the debate about when any Capri gets registered.. always nice to know.
However any given model, any given mark, I believe it is worth knowing the factory build date - the date id on the VinTag - because THAT gives the actual age of the car ..
bearing in mind that lots of countries do not even retain the registration plate issued on a car, it is the VinTag that gives the car its certain identity.
for me I always find it intriguing how long any Capri hangs around between build date and registration ..
I had 2 lasers, one was newer than the other by build date, but the older one was registered after the younger .. strange but does that make the older car more valuable?
they were both 1.6 Lasers ..
Both my Laser and 2.0S were registered on 1st August 1984 yet the Laser was built in May and the 2.0S in February of that year. I guess in those days they didn't build to order like now and some cars sat around in storage until they were sold. With the 2.0S it may be because it's Pine Green which some would say is a bit of a Marmite colour - love it or hate it.
Just imagine this was the Morris Marina forum. As a lad back in the seventies I remember seeing thousands of Marinas stored in the muddy fields around Oxford and some of them could have been up to two years old before they were registered. No wonder the bloody hateful heaps rusted so quickly!
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