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by kiwicapri
Sat 15 Aug 2009, 03:38
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

Pictures as prommised
by kiwicapri
Sat 15 Aug 2009, 03:04
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

Thanks for the great history and pictures. Have scans taken from an Australian sales brochure, dated 1969, the cover of the parts book dated 1969, the revilvant page etc. You can see where your friends green car got the gold strips from, and where the idea came from. I suspect Ford Australian had so...
by kiwicapri
Thu 06 Aug 2009, 12:57
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

What a fantastic looking car, and very informative story. I have realy enjoyed reading this post. Not often an owner of a car can recall exactly what they had done to there vehicle, yet alone be involved with the entire process of building it from scratch. I did wonder it the rear tail light garnish...
by kiwicapri
Mon 19 May 2008, 07:49
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

may have been Perana cars, as it was imported by the previous owner about 2 years ago. It is now in my shed, in amilion bits.It had been convered very roughly to an auto, but shws all evedence of being what it should be.thre are, as i said, three top coats, and serveral layers of primer, and a ton o...
by kiwicapri
Sun 18 May 2008, 10:56
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

Hi. Thanks for the reply to the last thread. i would like to apoligise to all who may think i am just another hakker, but my intentions are above board. Firstly, the car i have, was Peri peri Red, evedent by he paint under the 3 coats i have carfulyy taken off. it has also at some stage had a bad pr...
by kiwicapri
Sun 18 May 2008, 00:52
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

All points taken.i guess we will never realy know, and yes production dates etc, may have been eratic, even to the point, as you or someone pointed out, some drunck with a set of stamps, miss stamped a few. All i know, is the dates, numbers etc,modifications, block casting numbers and extras on this...
by kiwicapri
Sat 17 May 2008, 23:06
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

Hi Alvin. Point taken! The tags, including the SVO tag, attached to the cross member, on the floor, under the drivers seat, is the one tag, that ties up all loos ends.on this tag, amaongs other things, BG0200, will have a serial number , that matches the serial number on the FSA (Ford South Africa) ...
by kiwicapri
Sat 17 May 2008, 01:50
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

the only thing suspect is your own car-58 could not have been produced in October. for a start, there is no way BG would have been able to produce 58 or so cars in one month, October being the begining, and these cars were built in the UK 3 moths earlier.Do you have a SVO tag? Bet you don't know wha...
by kiwicapri
Wed 14 May 2008, 09:47
Forum: Road Cars
Topic: Capri XL-R 3000GT
Replies: 63
Views: 33674

Re: Capri XL-R 3000GT

Hi John. My reserach tells me that the "R" pack options were available as "options" earlier than 1972. The "R" pack Perana was available as a complete car in 72. Also, in 72, all uk based Capris, from the lowest 1600, up to and including all V6 variants, were produced with a power bulge bonnet. You ...
by kiwicapri
Tue 13 May 2008, 11:35
Forum: Restoration
Topic: My Perana Work in Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 5707

Re: My Perana Work in Progress

Nice Car! Wheels are Capri/Escort RS four spokes.they llok like 13x7JJ or could be the even more scarce 13X7.5JJ. these were offered as an extra, homoligated for racing in Group 2 racing in Europe etc. Very rare! And on a very Rare car. Question for you.Are the wheel arch modifications/flares a fact...