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    Default 1981 Mercury Capri Black Magic

    Foxchassis,

    Here is the Door Tag for my new to me 1981 Capri.

    VIN: 1MEBP67A6BF619688

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    I was going to try and decode it on your websiite, but the door tag click link was not working for me.

    Unfortunately there is no buck tag on the vehicle.

    I am pretty sure the YA interior trim and the 1C paint help to verify its a real Black Magic. The car looks the part, but obviously a buck tag would make me feel better. I believe the engine was the 2.3 with the 5 speed and the 3.45 Traction Lok. I also believe the R code of 7 is the T-top option.

    Oh production date is 01/81 if you can't read that.

    Thanks!
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    Say what!??!?!?!? New owner more pics i seen the whole story on this..... good save

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    What happen to buck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANGMAN116 View Post
    Say what!??!?!?!? New owner more pics i seen the whole story on this..... good save
    Yeah, what he said
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    Quote Originally Posted by STANGMAN116 View Post
    Say what!??!?!?!? New owner more pics i seen the whole story on this..... good save
    Thanks! I posted some pictures in the Show/Tell Section http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...f-Serious-HELP

    Unfortunately more pictures will just make you sad and seriously question what sanity I have left!

    Quote Originally Posted by STANGMAN116 View Post
    What happen to buck?
    No idea, the Capri has been ridden hard and put away wet many times it appears. I believe the core support was replaced at one point and most likely it was removed and forgotten or left on the original support and ended up in the metal scrap pile. Either way it sucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by conmech View Post
    Yeah, what he said
    Thanks!
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    ^^^^crap how'd i miss that thread?

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    1C paint and YA interior does not necessarily make it a Black Magic. That interior was also available in the base Capri in the 1981 model year.

    VIN
    1ME = Mercury vehicle manufactured in USA
    B = active belts, no airbags
    P = passenger car
    67 = Capri 3-dr sedan (hatchback)
    A = 2.3L engine
    6 = VIN check digit
    B = 1981 model year
    F = Dearborn Assembly
    619688 = 19,688th 1981 Mercury scheduled for production at Dearborn Assembly

    Door Tag
    Date - 01/81 = January 1981 scheduled build
    GVWR - 3668 lb/1663 kg = gross vehicle weight rating
    Front GAWR - 1883 lb/854 kg = front gross axle weight rating
    Rear GAWR - 1805 lb/818 kg = rear gross axle weight rating
    F0000 = 0 lbs front accessory reserve load
    R0018 = 18 lbs rear accessory reserve load
    Exterior Paint Colors - 1C = Black
    DSO - 84 = Homer Office Reserve district sales office
    Body - 61D = Capri 3-dr sedan (hatchback)
    Int Trim - YAD = cloth & vinyl seating with 'Sand' centers, low-back front buckets (Y), Black interior trim color (A), trim deviation D
    A/C - A = factory manual air conditioner
    R - 7 = AM/FM stereo radio with cassette tape player
    S - D = T-roof
    Ax - F = 3.45:1 axle ratio, non-locking differential
    Tr - 5 = Tremec 140VS 5-speed manual overdrive transmission
    YY = front springs
    GG = rear springs
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    Dso 84, wow thats the same as mine bm? Cool

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    Good luck with project! I wished I had kept my 82 Capri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    1C paint and YA interior does not necessarily make it a Black Magic. That interior was also available in the base Capri in the 1981 model year.
    Thanks! I understand that, but I am pretty confident at this point it is a real Black Magic. All the striping is there, the interior codes match up, etc. The car has been abused and used, but there's enough evidence to me at this point to believe that what I am seeing is original Mercury and not someone trying to fake it. I will order a Marti Report and see what it tells me. Thanks again!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Being that is has a gold stripe kit and had a rear spoiler I agree that is most likely is a BM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    Being that is has a gold stripe kit and had a rear spoiler I agree that is most likely is a BM.
    I hope so . . Otherwise I am not sure this one is worth the time and effort.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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