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Malaga B+ with V6 3.1 RS capri engine for sale

The car is MOT until July....contact me ...offers at about £1800

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Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 8, 2016 at 15:46

"The Phaeton in the tree is back on ebay" ???   I'm concerned, thought Dutton's were ground loving things, if they start taking to the trees? strewth, We're in trouble :-))

Comment by James Doulton on February 7, 2016 at 23:48

I've spent a little time looking at Malaga B+ chassis because it seems to me that the engine is quite a way behind the front axle, unlike the Phaeton on ebay (with the 2.8i that thinks its a 2.9i) where the engine is very close to the front axle. I found a picture of a Malaga B+ without its body on and took some measurements.

The three main components I modelled were the V6 engine (my one weighs 195Kg without alternator and starter), the Type 5 gearbox (my one weighs 45Kg with the cast bell housing) and the driver (my car's one weighs 110Kg). It turns out that the combination is pretty equally balanced between the two axles, with 51% on the rear. I am very surprised by that. So maybe the handling wouldn't be too bad as long as you were careful with the right foot.

Comment by Dave Taylor on February 7, 2016 at 19:19

I had one, bought it for the engine and transmission, hell it was fast, Boden Engine, original made for German Police, GMP got lots of trick motors,  Bilstein shocks anti tramp on the back end wrote my Mk1 Capri off before fitting it. Sold it to a Hot Rod lad.

all the rally guys picked up Merseyside police MK1 Escort Panda cars with BDA fully tricked out.

When work at our Ford Dealer GMP had a Boden engined Transit too

Comment by Daryl Heasman on February 7, 2016 at 15:34

You may need to amputate your feet Glenn to get comfy in it

Comment by Daryl Heasman on February 7, 2016 at 14:14

Essex v6 engines are notorious for overheating for all sorts of silly reasons

Comment by Daryl Heasman on February 7, 2016 at 11:33

No doubt about it Nice car  its a  fast car in a straight line that when cornered would be exceedingly  tail happy in the DRY !!!! god help anyone in the wet  

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 7, 2016 at 11:25

Totally agree Dave, there does seem a lot of " hair splitting" when Dutton's come on the market.

Comment by Dave Adams on February 7, 2016 at 11:19
I wold think that there are very few RS Capri''s left...and a copy is just that...a copy. It don't matter a v 6 car should be fun to own and drive...
Comment by Graham King on February 7, 2016 at 10:28

Got that wrong.  50 were exported to Australia and 23 were registered by Ford for the sales managers

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 7, 2016 at 10:27

As for the engine number? nothing a good welder, a die grinder and a set of stamps couldn't put right.

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