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.: Capri GT V6

Ive always like the original Ford Capri, the first of which were released in 1969. I can still remember the first time I noticed them. I was at the Ford dealership in Albury NSW Australia with my father. We were there to collect our TC Cortina which had just been serviced & we were in the workshop & there was a row of GTs, either waiting for or just having had their pre-delivery service. I was very taken with the look of them.

In the early 80s I owned one, an ordinary 4 cylinder which I had re-sprayed, re-upholstered & rebuilt the motor with 60 thou oversized drop forged pistons, ported head with bigger valves, 45 mm side draft Dellorto carburettor, extractors etc. We also fitted a sunroof. Betty even liked it & used to drive it to work. We sold it just prior to the birth of our fiirst child.

Ever since then I've thought I'd like to have another one, preferably a V6 GT. Last month I found one for sale on eBay. It was located in Canberra, so I went & had a look, bid on it & won the auction. It needs a respray, a re-upholster & an engine rebuild. It's an original GT, un modified & has been severely neglected by the original owner in Sydney. The guy I bought it off had too many projects, so he decided to sell it which is how I got it.

After winning the auction, I picked it up at the end of January & bought it home. Here are the pictures of it after we'd rolled it off the car trailer & then rolled it into the garage.

Today, as the weather was a bit cooler, I rolled it out of the shed  & took some photos which are here. I also started scraping some of the  over spray off.

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