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RS 3100 - 1973

Feb 16,2006 Julian

The RS 3100 Capri came about through the British desire for a road going RS Capri, and also the fact that after an impressive couple of years on the track, the works RS2600 Capri’s were beginning to come under fire from the new BMW CSL. As such, the short run RS3100 was more to do with providing a base for homologation as the Mark2 Capri was just around the corner. The result was a car based on the British 3-litre GT, bored out to 3.1-litre, although the works machines were nearer 3.4-litre.

 Image courtesy of Len Peirce at www.rscapris.com

The 3100 was a different beast from the 2600 in many ways and overall provided an impressive increase in performance whilst also offering improved stability and handling. The 3100 is noticeably different from the 2600, and any other Capri for that matter, by the huge spoiler on the boot lid which went some way to improving the cars stability at high speeds. The front lip spoiler was also fitted with the remaining front end features basically the same as the 2600 including quarter bumpers and quad headlights.

 Image courtesy of Len Peirce at www.rscapris.com

A handful of examples were build at Boreham for homologation and press use, whilst the remainder rolled of the lines at Halewood shortly afterwards. It would appear that some cost saving was perhaps in operation behind the scenes, as rather than having purpose designed decals like the 2600, the 3100 just had the coach lines minus the 2600 text. Likewise, many production cars were fitted with different steering wheels, seatbelts, and other interior fitments.

 Image courtesy of Len Peirce at www.rscapris.com



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comment Comments (2 posted) 
  • mint condition i love it and want one!!!!!!!!
(Posted on December 4, 2005, 9:01 pm stephen hulse)

  • this capri is in good shape for a 73 has it been restorated
(Posted on December 4, 2005, 9:01 pm stuven)


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