11th Jun 2005, 21:50

I was just wondering if you knew how many of the 82 capris were made, my father in law has one and wants to know. If you know, please e-mail me at wanderer5964@yahoo.com. Thanks.

11th Aug 2005, 21:43

My first love was an ’82 Capri 5.0L HO. I had the black with gold trim edition I think was called “Black Cat” – or maybe I’m just thinking of Janet Jackson’s tune. Anyway, that car offered a lot of firsts that only a car like that can. Now when I’m stopped at a light and think I see a similar Capri or Mustang, I try to get as close to it as I can. I hear the sweet barely-controlled roar, close my eyes, and relive a glory day or two.

21st Aug 2006, 18:21

My dad bought me one for graduation in '83. I drove it for about five years and handed it down to my younger brother. Got it back from him a couple of years ago and started to restore it. Then the unthinkable happened, I got divorced. It ended back up with my brother. Now I can't get it back from him. We both love the this car. It now has a P.A.W. 427 small block living where the 5.0 use to sit and believe me it goes like a raped ape. Guess I'll have to find a '93 Mustang GT to replace it. LOL.

3rd Feb 2007, 20:52

I thought you could use 88-93 fenders on a 82 Capri. Then you could mount the 93 front bumper cover to really update the looks. I think the taillights from a late model Mustang will also work. Sweet. So maybe it is possible after all?

5th Mar 2007, 20:43

I am the original owner of a 82 Capri RS 5.0, and love this car to this day. Cost me $10,124. Its white with silver and gray strips. My upgrades include a Ford racing T-5 (Tremec) and a 8.8 from a 93 GT Mustang with 3.55 gears. After owning this car for 25 years its still my baby!

15th Mar 2007, 16:07

I have owned a 82 Capri RS 5.0 4spd since 1994. It's the second car I bought. The first being a 81 Capri 4 cyl. 5spd. that I made into an RS clone. The 82 RS is red with red interior, T-tops, and no A/c, power windows, locks, or cruise control. In fact the car is a mate looks wise to the cover car on the '82 dealer sales brochure for Capri's. Love this car and never plan to get rid of it.

15th Mar 2007, 23:47

My father just bought an 83' RS. Its white with blue RS graphics and pin stripping. I couldn't believe the car had only 44,000 original miles on it. He found it in a field just sitting. The body has the usual rust in certain places, but purrs like a kitten, hehe, especially with the Flow Tech headers and 40 series Flowmaster's under it. We're gonna take it Sunday to the drag strip and see what she'll do if the weather holds out and the rear (7.5 rear that's being removed when it breaks for an 8.8)

23rd Aug 2007, 08:46

I just got a 82 Black magic from my aunt. It only has 34,000 miles on it and is in near perfect condition. it has t-tops and original rims (unfortunately tires are $400 a piece)

I love driving it. I get a lot of looks and comments especially in Detroit. I can't seem to find a value for it blue book or otherwise. does anyone how much it's worth?

3rd Feb 2009, 09:31

I myself own a 82' Black magic and I simply love this car. It has a 5 liter with a 4 speed and positive traction. When I bought it in 05', it had a little fixing up to do, but it was just common rust spots and faded paint. IT WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

After I put a set of headers on it and Flowmaster exhaust, if you like the sound of American muscle, this is the car for you. I'd rate this car as one of my most favorites in muscle car history. Besides the 1967 Shelby Gt 500. :)

26th Jul 2009, 11:53

I am the original titled owner of a silver 1982 Mercury Capri RS with 5.0 V-8. It has about 67,000 original miles but has been in storage (garaged) for the past ten years and needs a few minor issues resolved before being put on the street again. Would anyone know what the value of this auto is?


9th Aug 2009, 09:00

I am also an original owner of an 82 Capri RS, White w/Blue Trim. Has the 302 HO w/4 Speed, Trac-Lok & TRX Suspension pkg w/390 mm tires. Bought from left-overs @ the English Ave Ford Factory, Indianapolis for $8,913. Seemed no-one wanted a car without power windows, no power seats, no radio - just lots of horsepower.

Was odd that car had several "remove before racing" stickers & flags on under-hood items & emissions control equipment.

Surprisingly predictable handling in dry - scary in wet - is why it has survived.

Repairs have been minimal: Heater core, thermostat & water pump (both preventative), defective temp sensor & headliner.

Also, change rear diff lube every 15-20 K miles to reduce chatter on turns.

My insurance company classified the car as "economy" - agent said there weren't enough V8 Capri's in 82 to rate. Lucky as insurance for an 82 Mustang was outrageous.

Have the complete log-book & ave 25-28 mpg highway trips. Now @ 81 K miles & doesn't get driven much. Doubt any collector value, just bit of lost youth.

14th Nov 2009, 17:41

My "Baby" is a 1984 RS. Love this car. I had a 1985 but had to sell her due to some financial issues, now I have one with t-tops, unfortunately they leak BAD in the rain. One thing that I don't have on my 84, that I had on my 85 is rear window louvers. Any one know where to find these?

Also I've been playing the "word game" trying to find out any info on this RS, like how many were produced. I'll tell ya, this is the only one on the road that I know of in NE Pennsylvania. And parts are tough too, most scrap yards around here have "crushed" cars like this. So any info would be most appreciative. Please e-mail me at jonmcmicken@yahoo.com.

18th Nov 2009, 18:04

I just got a 1982 Capri with straight 6. It is an RS. How many of these did they make anyone?

19th Nov 2009, 09:48

I'm amazed at how many people on this site are getting excited over 1980's model Capris.

They weren't exactly the most sought after vehicles you know.

29th Nov 2009, 22:41

I have a 81 Capri RS with 12,900 original miles. My dad helped me purchase the car back in 1981 and moved back to Houston where it has last safety inspected in 1983. It is White with the Burgandy and Orange RS striping down the side. This color striping combination is hard to find. The interior is red... has AC, Cruise, 4 speed, and no power windows. It ran fine, but earlier this summer I have decided to rebuild my Capri with the latest and greatest of equipment. In goes a 400 hp 302, TKO600 5 speed, 8.8 rear with 3:73 gears, Koni's, Eibach, 18X9.5 on 4 corners, too much to list. I look foward in getting it up and running by Spring 2010. Thanks Lee G. Houston, TX.