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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Never was too sure why anyone would buy a Mercury Capri over a Ford Mustang. They were basically the same car, but for the front and rear styling. I guess I just answered my own question. It had to be the looks, although I still think the Mustang was a better-looking car — it was certainly more sucessful, as it’s been in production continuously since 1964. This version of the Capri was sold from 1979-86 (there wasn’t much to tell the different years apart);  there was also a German import Capri coupe from 1970-77, and an Australian import roadster Capri from 1989-94). I’ll bet this sad-looking yellow one is the first I’ve seen since starting this blog… and way before that, even. I found it in a Sanborn driveway, where it was apparently for sale and then sold. Here’s the debut year’s brochure.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know