THE CAPRI’S ORIGINAL LIVERY
So has Riza ever been tempted to go the whole hog, and return his Capri to the Stars And Stripes look it had back in the late ’70s? “We have discussions about that all the time,” he admits, “and it always comes out as a definite possibility. Perhaps, once the cottage is finished, that will be the way I go. I’m also curious to find out, perhaps from readers of your magazine,” he says, “whether there were actually two Capri pace cars at Brands Hatch. I can find no information about another, but one day a few years ago I was stopped by a guy who said to me; ‘hey, I’ve got the sister car to that one’, but didn’t really explain what he meant. It would be nice to find out if my Capri had a sibling!”
How long the Capri carried out these pace duties has been lost in time, along with knowledge of its movements up until 1987, when current owner, Riza Huseyin first set eyes on what was a 3.0S, back in Oyster Gold.
Riza carried out a restoration on the Capri in 1987 and subsequently bought the car off the then-owner.