Bexleyheath, Kent, apparently, because it's the home of an outfit called Tick Over, which specialises in everything Capri-related.
Tucked up a glorified alleyway off Bexleyheath Broadway, Tick Over is the business-cum-vocation of brothers Angus and Clive Tick, who clearly like shameless puns almost as much as they like Capris. The pair have customers in far-flung places, including Russia and Polandbut admit that Latvia offers limited sales opportunities.
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Conceived in as "the car you always promised yourself", the Capri became a cultural icon, developing a lovably naff, suburban boy-racer image, from which Ford seemed happy to distance itself when the model keeled over in After half-hearted dabbling with semi-replacements such as the Probe and Bexleyheatu, Ford is now rumoured to be working on a real successor and reviving the name. Meanwhile, Clive and Angus, who set up shop 12 years ago, are busier than ever, breaking, restoring and modifying original Capris, or just keeping them going.
The brothers were teenaged fans of the car when Clive crashed a couple of them. Every year the Capri market seems to get busier and busier.
Customising is almost part of the car's heritage and the pair bxleyheath Capris with Japanese six-speed gearboxes, Ford Scorpio Cosworth engine, superchargers and even 5. This doesn't sit awkwardly with restoring such cars barracuda escorts slough the RS the Capri-lover's Holy Grail to pristine condition. Such is the Capri's universal appeal that they're regularly offered low-mileage examples from doting owners who've had them from new.
We've got one customer in his eighties who thought he needed a smaller car and was quite distressed. We fitted power steering to his Capri and he's still driving it now," says Angus. Should Ford revive the Capri name?
His brother isn't sure.