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Capri v 240Z. Classic and Sports Car Mag

Discussion in 'Press Room' started by Rob Gaskin, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Anybody else seen this article yet?

    A 3ltr Capri is compared to Dean's 240Z.

    Good article written by Paul Hardiman.

    Guess which he likes best?
     
  2. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Yes Rob bought it in tescos the other day did you or did you have the flick page free version ;)

    Yes the man thought the 240 more refined, poky and handled better, goes without saying really
     
  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Terry, you've spoilt the tension now :smash:

    I have a foldaway stool and a flask I use in shops now when reading the mags.

    I've bought quite a few mags lately (and I subscribe to Motorsport News). I tend to buy very old mags off ebay (60s and 70s) they are really interesting to an old git like me.

    I got a 1969 copy of Motor Sport this week. It featured a road test on a 1600 Datsun saloon P510. It sarted by saying: It would be understandable but foolish to ignore the Japanese car industry!!!!!

    We never learnt from the demise of the Motorbike industry did we?

    Anyway in the Classic and Sports Car there is a small report on the Mdina GP which my 240Z did and came second - not a mention!! But it shows a picture of John Burton's modified E Type and says it was the fasted Post War car - rubbish, he was 1st in the over 4ltr class but 3 secs behind my 240Z! What it must be like to own a Jag. ;)
     
  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Just bought the 1954 Motor Sport Dec issue.

    Has a picture of my Dad driving in the London to Brighton Run :thumbs:

    Dad is still going strong and asked if I could find a copy on the internet.

    In fact Terry you bought his 'Battledress' booklet didn't you, that has a bit about the veteran car in it.
     
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  5. rahail240

    rahail240 Well-Known Forum User

    I've a very nice 3000e mk1 in my garage.
    Not really a comparison v 240z for the drive.
    But it still has bags of charm and grunt.
    And room for the kids.
     
  6. andrew muir

    andrew muir
    Z Club Member

    Hi Rob are you sure your not from Fife!!!:rofl:

     
  7. Mr.G

    Mr.G Well-Known Forum User

    Rob I've got these to give away for free if of interest, all in really good condition:

    Car and Car Conversion Magazines 1968-1972 - Z Club Classifieds
     
  8. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    I'd have compared the Capri to a 260Z 2+2 as they're both 4 seaters !

    The Z 'might' have lost out to 60 but once going would be more than respectable.
     
  9. Wyn

    Wyn
    Z Club Member

    Post some pics, be nice to see !
     
  10. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    rahail sent me over these to upload as he only had them on his camera and cant get to his PC till Monday
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  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    VERY pretty........but a 260 looks and feels much more modern...typical criticism of Nissans right up to the R32 - ''it does its' job too well'' !
     
  12. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    A very tidy car and typically adorned with accessories of it's time. Classic :thumbs:
     
  13. rahail240

    rahail240 Well-Known Forum User

    Thank you Steve.

    It only just gets away with the accessories imo Rob.
    Arthur, the first owner went nuts back in the 70's with add ons.
    And it's a bit of museum piece really.
    Never restored and genuinally like new.
    60k genuine miles (service records include every journey made to a tenth of a mile!!)
    Had some lovely trips out with the family this summer.
    And the public love it.
    Its Scratched the itch ......until the 240 arrives.
     
  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    ......soon will come the ointment my friend...very soon !
     
  15. Mr.G

    Mr.G Well-Known Forum User

    Rahail, respect :bow:, she is gorgeous!:thumbs:

    My brother had a 2.0 Mk1 back in the day in Canary Yellow :cheers:
     
  16. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Leave the Capri as is, it's a time warp machine. As you say the public love it - they have such a following!
     
  17. Wyn

    Wyn
    Z Club Member

    Very nice :eek: .. bit ott on some of the bling lol but still looks a minta

    Should keep it mate :thumbs:
     
  18. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Looks great but I would put some rostyles on it and maybe try to remove some add-ons. It's strictly my opinion though. The owner should ALWAYS do what he likes with his car.
     
  19. rahail240

    rahail240 Well-Known Forum User

    Hi,
    All comments welcome, no problem.

    Most add ons i'd like to take of would involve new paint.
    The bonnet pins, metal wing emblems, mirrors etc.
    But it's the original paint.

    And in the flesh Robs right, it sort of all adds to the charm and nostalgia.
     
  20. rahail240

    rahail240 Well-Known Forum User

    Rostyles would suit the car, but it's sat on these GKN wheels with the original invoice in the huge file that came with it.
    I'm still in touch with the original owner (I'm 3rd owner) and feel a sense of loyalty to him, as it was his pride and joy in his heated carpeted garage!!

    Love to give it PAS and a 5 speed one day though.
     

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