Actually a Capri saved the life of my uncle,his friend and his eldest son
They were travelling down to Derby overnight for my cousin to visit the university when they happened upon a jack-knifed artic sitting around a bend.My uncle was doing about 80mph and had zero time to avoid so he pointed it at the middle and went right under ripping the roof off.Unc' and his mate hunkered down and my cousin was sleeping across the rear seat.
He hit at about 70[attempt at braking would have been a very bad idea] at came out the other side at about 5mph
The Police said that any other car would have jambed under and killed the lot of them but the capri had a low enough profile to just fit under[minus the roof of course.
As it was they were all terribly injured and those injuries are still with them today[unc' was worst with smashed vertebra in his neck,cousin had broken bones in his arms and unc' mate smashed both legs
It was a Leyland/Daf and the airbrakes had malfunctioned.Took years for them to admit full responsibility
My fav unc and the Capri will always have a very warm place in my heart.
1976 Raleigh Chipper,1991 Muddy Fox Adventurer,1991 Claud Butler Ventoux 400 ,1992 Raleigh Diablo ,1992 Rudy Project, 1995 Cannondale M200 ,1997 Santa Cruz Tazmon ,1997 Specialized Stumpjumper ,1997 Specialized Rockhopper ,1997 Marin Quake 9.0,1998 Marin Pallisade trail ,1998 Raleigh Torus,1999 Orange Clockwork , 2005 Kona Hahanna ,2007 On-One Inbred ,2010 Orange Pure7 And of course The Ti
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