Capri

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On a re­cent trip to Corn­wall I spot­ted this ‘Capri’. It didn’t move the whole time we were there, and it’s not like any other Capri I’ve seen. I won­der if you have any knowl­edge of what mar­ket it was de­signed for, or if you’ve ever seen an­other?” Brad Hayes Email It’s a Mer­cury Capri and was man­u­fac­tured in Aus­tralia be­tween 1991-1994 mainly for the North Amer­i­can mar­ket, as a ri­val to the Mazda MX5. Much of the mechanicals were pinched from the Mazda 323 (in­clud­ing the 1600 twin-cam en­gine), and they also did a Capri XR2 with a tur­bocharged ver­sion of the same en­gine!

The Mer­cury Capri that Brad spot­ted in Corn­wall was prob­a­bly im­ported from the US.

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