@MitchWagner Is it a AMC-someting?
@Pilchuck It looks a little bit like the Ford Capri we had over here in Europe. Although it had an older look, and probably a much less powerful motor. @mitchwagner
@odd The Capri was sold in the US as a “Mercury”, rather than a Ford. Mercury was an upscale division. The Capri was the nicer and more powerful of the two, in U.S. trim.
@MitchWagner I love the classic slotted wheels! Please tell me the paint was metalflake?
@Pilchuck I didn’t know that. When I was a kid in the ‘70s, we boys thought the Capri was one of the coolest (European) cars made. That, and the Volkswagen Scirrocco. But American cars was of course much cooler. I remember especially liking the car that Cannon had. Edit: Apparently a Lincoln Mk IV.
@MitchWagner Did you tap the bumper to see if it was authentic?
@jack @odd @MitchWagner The ‘70s Capri was sourced from Germany and used Ford of Germany engines, including a sweet V6. The ‘80s Capri was based on the Fox-bodied Mustang, and was a more mainstream (for the U.S.) domestic product. Same name on entirely different vehicles. You could get a V8 (5.0L) in the 80s version.
@MitchWagner 😃👍 @pilchuck told me.
@Pilchuck Yeah, the '70s version was definitely cooler.