Class of '86: Mercury Capri

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    Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    The last year of the Fox-body Capri, article from Hemmings blog http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...mercury-capri/

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    What is weird is I basically have never seen a V8 one of these... they were always the 4 banger with the black/silver plastic hubcaps...

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    When I think of Capri I think of my brother's '91 XR2.

    Or my Capri



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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    They were always the 4 banger with the black/silver plastic hubcaps.

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by caaraa View Post
    They were always the 4 banger with the black/silver plastic hubcaps.
    you mean the van hubcaps?
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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    My Buddy had an 86 RS with a 5 liter/5spd. It had the 10 hole aluminum wheels (shared with the Mustang).

    These cars are actually fairly rare. Hard to find parts for them thou, and the rear hatch's always rust out

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    And of course, the requisite Mexican-market “Ford Mustang Hardtop”





    In true mix 'n' match fashion common at that time south of the border, the hatchback version of the Mexican Mustang married the “bubblebutt” Capri body to the 83/84 Mustang front end!

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    you mean the van hubcaps?
    these ones


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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    Or the 91 - 94 Australian designed and built Mercury Capri :



    Basically a turbo Ford Laser with a (slightly) more attractive convertible body. Compared with this the GTO and G8 were runaway successes - Mercury was not the right US brand for this car.

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    Or the 91 - 94 Australian designed and built Mercury Capri :



    Basically a turbo Ford Laser with a (slightly) more attractive convertible body. Compared with this the GTO and G8 were runaway successes - Mercury was not the right US brand for this car.
    to me it's more like a 323 restyled as a convertible and sold as a Ford and built in Australia, then rebadged and exported to the US
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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    You can't really say they exported them to the US, since nobody bought any and ergo none actually made the boat trip (badum tissh)

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    My first car! A 1981 orangey/red capri with a 2.3 and a 5 speed. I was 14 when i bought it for $75, kinda always liked those cars.

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    Re: Class of '86: Mercury Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    Or the 91 - 94 Australian designed and built Mercury Capri :



    Basically a turbo Ford Laser with a (slightly) more attractive convertible body. Compared with this the GTO and G8 were runaway successes - Mercury was not the right US brand for this car.
    No brand was right for that car. What a piece of junk. I remember when these were new at the auto show and the top was already coming undone.
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