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Closest pic to my old one ... as it started out :>)

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Closest pic to my old one ... as it started out :>)

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 01:27PM

I always thought the fuel filler in the pillar was an interesting placement.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 01:56PM

To me it was handy as a pocket on a shirt!

This was the car I cut my teeth on when I 1st started doin automotive modifying. After having had to resort to buyin whole cars just for spare parts (junkyards here usually just crushed 'em when they came in) and makin/modifying stock parts and parts from other cars to keep it goin I eventually gave up on 'em as too much trouble to maintain in the mid nineties.

The one I had was a blast to drive, handled like a slot car and gave me many hours of pleasure, maybe even close to the time I lovingly spent workin on it, but the difficulty in gettin parts eventually overcame my joy of ownership.

I have only seen maybe 2 or 3 of 'em on the road here in the last 10 yrs disappointed smiley

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 02:44PM

It is a handy placement. I'm a fairly tall guy with back issues so the less bending down the better.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 03:58PM

and such a gorgeous color. (*facepalm*)



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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 04:13PM

Nah, mine was a maize color with a black vinyl top and the next model year, which had matching vinyl bumper covers. This one is the only pic I could find with a trunk spoiler. Even the rear spoiler was pretty different on mine since it had tips on either side of the trunk that were actually bonded to the fenders. Never saw another one with a rear spoiler like the one mine had. Though it was done well enough to have come from the factory with it I don't think they ever made any like that so ....

Also, this was a right hand drive model grinning
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/12/2010 04:14PM by Mrkim.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 05:05PM

And weren't they sold as Mercurys in the US?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 07:28PM

They were sold in the US by Mercury, but they were never badged as a Mercury. Matter of fact, they weren't even badged as Fords either. The only badging I ever found was a tag on the kick panels that said "Body By Ford".

The US models (built in Germany) had Capri across the nose and tail, while the German and English versions said Ford instead. Also, the ones imported to Canada were from England and not Germany, and were also badged as Fords.

These cars were fairly popular and Ford europe got the $$ instead of Ford/Mercury in the US and with Ford feelin the pinch in the Mustang market from the sales, they simply stopped importin 'em. They were built on onto the early 80s but I think 76 or 77 was the last year we got here drinking
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 08:52PM

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Was it this colour Kman?
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 30, 2010 10:09PM

That one's close woberto, just a lil more yellowish than that. I have a cuppla pics of the color I had but they're so fuzzy I didn wanna post 'em drinking
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