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    Default 1979 Capri

    '79 Capri 2.3 automatic. 18K on odometer. Been sitting since about 1985 in a parking garage and hobo's were living in it, so interior has some unusual wear. Tires have a 1983 date and it still had a Jiffy Lube branded oil filter (haven't seen one of those...). It is a project for my 6 year old son and I. VIN is 9F14Y661239.





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    Mike Rausch

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    1980 Capri Turbo RS

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    VIN
    9 = 1979 model year
    F = Dearborn Assembly
    14 = Capri 3-door sedan (hatchback)
    Y = non-turbocharged 2.3L engine
    661239 = 61,239th 1979 Mercury scheduled for production at Dearborn Assembly

    Door Tag
    Date - 05-79 = May 1979 build
    GVWR - 3741 lb/1696 kg = gross vehicle weight rating
    Front GAWR - 1950 lb/884 kg = front gross axle weight rating
    Rear GAWR - 1811 lb/821 kg = rear gross axle weight rating
    F0118 = 0118 lbs front accessory reserve load
    R0104 = 0104 lbs rear accessory reserve load
    Exterior Paint Colors - 5M = Medium Copper Metallic
    DSO - 17 = Washington district sales office
    Body - 61D = Capri 3-door hatchback
    VR - [blank] = no vinyl roof
    Mldg - 10E = Black bodyside molding, Medium Orange inset stripes
    Int Trim - CT = vinyl seating, low-back front buckets (C), Chamois interior trim color (T)
    AC - A = manual air conditioner
    R - 4 = AM/FM stereo radio
    S - [blank] = no sunroof
    Ax - Y = 3.08:1 axle ratio, conventional (non-locking) differential
    Tr - V = C-3 automatic tranmsission
    YY = front springs
    LL = rear springs

    Buck Tag
    CAPRI = Capri model line
    661239 = 61,239th 1979 Mercury scheduled for production at Dearborn Assembly
    61D = Capri 3-dr hatchback
    Y = 2.3L engine
    0567 = body & paint rotations #0567
    5MM = Medium Copper Metallic exterior paint color
    U = Chamois interior trim color
    DF
    ST
    M
    AC = manual air conditioner
    HB = heated backlite (rear defrost)
    DRM = dual remote mirrors
    COM
    2 = vents in hood, no hood scoop
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