2.8 Special

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by phorbiuz, 8 January 2012.

  1. phorbiuz

    phorbiuz Registered Capri Power Member

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    I believe the Special for the 2.8 was introduced in '84, but can anyone tell me if that was only from 'B' reg onwards or were there any 'A' plate Specials?

    I'll soon have my D plate '86 2.8 Special finished, and I have an '84 A plate 2.8. I'm thinking of transferring the Special parts from my rotten '85 donor to my '84 model but was thinking it may look wrong to those in the know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. north28

    north28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    the special come out on a B reg
     
  3. cologne2792

    cologne2792 Registered Capri Power Member

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    A previous employer of mine had a 'B' plate Injection Special in white with a July 1984 build date.
    Must have been one of the very first.
    After it was written off the insurance company tried to get out of paying the full amount arguing that it wasn't a Special.
    Ford eventually backed him up and they paid out in full.
    I was 16 at the time and thus started my distrust of insurance companies!
     
  4. Carl_D

    Carl_D Registered Capri Power Member

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    The 2.8i Special was introduced in September 1984.
     
  5. Cashy

    Cashy Registered Moderator

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    Albewley Registered Capri Power Member

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    I've got an A plate 2.8 and it came with some of the special bits on it and I changed it back looks better imo
     
  7. parisblue28special

    parisblue28special Registered Capri Power Member

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  8. phorbiuz

    phorbiuz Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks all. I'll leave it standard, although it has the 7 spoke wheels on so I suspect I'll be on the hunt for some pepperpots for it and sell the spokes.
     
  9. Dazzler666

    Dazzler666 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hmm, interesting ..... Although my 2.8 which is on an A plate came with the Recaro shark greys, pepperpots, etc it does have rear seat belts fittted?! I can only assume that these have been added by one of the previous owners.
    Dont feel so bad now with the little mods ive got lined up to 'personailise' my little lady!! :banana:

    interesting thread though ... cheers!! :thumbup1:
     
  10. cologne2792

    cologne2792 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Rear belts appeared in January 1983 on 'Y with yours and my Shark Grey 5 speeds. Mine has rear belts as well.
     
  11. Dazzler666

    Dazzler666 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Cheers for that. Im assuming that the 'Special' version had sunroof, LSD, 13" 7 spokes, etc are the main differences, though im probably wrong! lol.
    It was a response to the 'Capri history' posted as im sure it mentioned something about it, either that or my day has been harder than I initially thought!! :cursing:
     
  12. Cashy

    Cashy Registered Moderator

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    they already had sunroofs prior, but yer right on the rest so far :thumbup1:
     
  13. 2.8iman

    2.8iman Registered Capri Power Member

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    Available from 1st October 1984 squire. :thumbup1:

    My last one was reistered 8th October 1984 & between (Nic) aka Moonraker on CP & me its in excellent condition but had to sell it late last year :angry: One day soon though.........

    2.8iman...
     

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