Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Neal » Sun May 05, 2019 2:06 pm

No problem with off topic chat. My brother had a Capri as a company car in the 80’s as a young sales man....he rolled it into a ditch! Had a nice vinyl roof as well LOL.
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Post by ed » Sun May 05, 2019 2:44 pm

more OT...

the one in question was a mk1, green with black vinyl roof... and soon after I had a new mk2, red, which I did a fair few miles in before trading it in for a series 3 swb landrover with full tilt.

The amp in the back, if memory serves, was a carlsbro combo. Both it and the rivoli were unscathed, praise be!
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by shane » Sun May 05, 2019 2:46 pm

pre65 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:36 am
While Ford marketed the car as "Ford Capri – The Car You Always Promised Yourself", "Car" magazine described the Capri as a "Cortina in drag".

What other comparable (price range) cars were there in the UK at the time ?
Well this, for a start:

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by jack » Sun May 05, 2019 3:23 pm

Nick wrote:
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Despite all that I have fond memories of the two Capri's I owned in my misspent youth 1.6 and 3.0 both Mk i's. Ed, I still have memories (and possibly scars) of getting a Marshal 4*12 into the back seat (and out again). And Greg, they were great at learning to steer into a skid :-)

Sorry Neal, off topic. But the next vehicle I owned after the 3,0 was a Ducati, does that count?
I had a Capri 3.0L Ghia Mk 2 - it was a was far too light in the tail so I had a couple of big sacks of sharp sand in the boot to help keep it on the road during cornering...

Exciting-ish to drive though, especially in the wet...
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Ali Tait » Sun May 05, 2019 9:42 pm

Neal wrote:
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The Alfa club had their own paddock, good turn out of cars but no Montreal’s here’s one from 2017.....

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Post by izzy wizzy » Sun May 05, 2019 9:56 pm

Great pics and memories of cars I owned or had in our family. Learnt to drive in my Mum's mint fiat 500. She then got a tasty fiat 850 sport as pictured. I then got the fiat 124 sport in blue, yellow here. Sold if when I came here in 85. Loved that car.

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Post by Ray P » Sun May 05, 2019 10:15 pm

I'm not really that much into cars but I do remember drooling over the Lancia Stratos cars when they were being rallied.

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and I loved my friend's Lancia when he had it, one of these;

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Post by IslandPink » Sun May 05, 2019 11:17 pm

Phwoar !
& thanks for the Montreal pic - superb - love the eyebrows.
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Neal » Mon May 06, 2019 12:10 am

Ray, that’s a Lancia Montecarlo also know as an x1/20, the larger more upmarket sister car to the x1/9. Great cars.
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by steve s » Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 am

A few years ago before I bought the Morgan I was looking for a sports car to restore. I have great uncle who had an old lancia sports car in his garage.
I went to look as it sounded just the thing... got there to find he wanted nearly £10k for this truly rusty relic from the 60s that looked more like a salon car to me.. he did eventuality sell it and he told me ( late 90s), that it was worth a lot of money...
I think it had a flat 4 engine and he said there where only a few in the country.. but don't remember the name/ model .. but I never regretted not buying it...
I too need to get the pile of bits that is the Morgan sorted.. one day maybe?

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The car (my uncles) was a Flavia coupe 1.8 from the early 60s.. it was rare in the UK as a rhd.. I just looked at the rust !
I'd rescued a few cars in the 70s and knew how difficult it is to weld to rust...
I bought a knackered little fiat 128 for my 1st wife and spent weeks with it on its side .. Italian cars where all rot boxes in the 60s & 70s.. all where known for good engines though.
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Neal » Mon May 06, 2019 10:19 am

To be fair most cars from the 60s and 70s where rot boxes! A RH drive Flavia Coupe is a rare beast indeed these days. Would have taken a ton of effort to make the body shell good, it may have been worth it though as the prices of really good cars can fetch over 30k today.
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Will » Mon May 06, 2019 10:33 pm

I knew a young chap who bought a Montreal unseen, well photo's..metalic sky blue beauty..

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