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Capri Perana

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The Capri Perana is a homologation model built by Basil Green Motors, but sold through Ford dealerships in South Africa. The Perana was modified quite substantially from an ordinary capri to take the 302 Windsor engine used also in Mustangs at that time. The use of such a powerful engine in a very small car provided awesome performance.

A road test outlining this performance is given below (orginally from www.retrocars.co.za)

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The perana was a gook looking car, with unique stripes added to the front, a blacked out rear, louvre and the bulging bonnet from the V6 capri. Images fromwww.borderstreetrod.co.za

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A fantastic article by topcar was published on the capri perana - go out and buy it! Here is an excerpt showing the essentials.

 

Anfd finally a nice picture of capri peranas in action

racing capris

Sites worth visiting:

Capri-Perana.co.za By far the site with the most information on these cars.

L A S E R - Capri V8  A german site about South African muscle cars!