Jeff El­ston

Australian Muscle Car - - My Muscle Car -

Car: Ford Capri GT Home­town: Ade­laide Hills, SA

What is it?

“It’s a 1970 Ford Capri GT 3000 V6.”

When did you buy it?

“In March 1978. It was my rst de­cent car.”

Why did you buy it?

“All my mates were buy­ing LJ To­ranas and I wanted some­thing dif­fer­ent. At the time I was a sec­ond-year mechanic and a V6 Capri came into work for a ser­vice. Lucky me got the ser­vice job for it. Af­ter the ser­vice, nat­u­rally I had to test drive it to check all was in or­der and it was the long black bon­net that got me. I was hooked.

“For my own Capri GT 3000 V6 I paid $2000. It had 70,000 miles on the clock and the ser­vice his­tory, and I’m the sec­ond owner. The car had some rust and tired paint­work. It looked like it spent most of the time out­side, but it had no dents. Over the years I’ve kept the car in good work­ing or­der and trav­elled lots of miles in it. I’ve tted front and rear sway­bars, stronger springs front and rear, and up­dated the brakes and elec­tri­cal sys­tems.”

How does it go?

“The car is no pow­er­house, but it’s a re­ally good long dis­tance car – 28mpg at high­way speeds. True!”

Any­thing you’d like to add?

“I would like to thank Mt Barker Steel, Di­rect Care Aus­tralia and Ade­laide Hills Toy­ota with their kind do­na­tion to help make life eas­ier for the peo­ple suf­fer­ing from Leukaemia.”

Where can Capri en­thu­si­asts or oth­ers do­nate to our ef­forts? http://my.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.org.au/ OnTheRoad­A­gain

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