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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by FairmontGT » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 19:25

Thanks for the post Firenza. I wish I was part of thread, I am confused now about the perana plates. Now that you mention it, all the "fakes" I saw were numbers below 190. I might have lost out on a few peranas because of that. I wish we could get Basil Green on the forum to sort it out.

There is some nice info on there about checking for originality on XR8s as well.

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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 19:32

Read that whole thread...Perana's below 190 are not fakes, I have Bg58.....and my car certainly isnt a fake...see the power of misinformation.....

Anyway some more XR8 pics.....put this together....
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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by TdL351GT » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 19:58

Firenza V8: I stand corrected, havent looked at my plate for a while I also beleive there was a - i.e 10-71 on all the plates.

I know which site you are talking about and honestly I think some people go to far and one tends to close ones eyes a bit and loose site of facts. I also have a problem with the accusations that are made on that website.


Hi Firenza,

Thanks for some very interesting reading material with regard to BG plates. I am glad it is sorted out. I have also turned away from a perana deal due to the"manufactured by" thing. It was very confusing at the time and after some very heated debates, I stopped visiting the forum. Pitty I didn't know about it earlier, because I posted the V6 Perana plates. Still got them. It seems that after BG moved from his Jhb site to Edenvale, the plates also changed. Now I'm speculating again...please ignore :oops:

My mk 2 Cortina Perana has the same plates as Alan Poulters. Had a long chat with him at Zwartkops and learned some interesting things about the Cortina Perana.

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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by TdL351GT » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 20:18

Ps.
Forgot to mention...welcome to this forum.

I have followed the Can Am debate with great interest and I hope you bring CPT V8 with you to this forum. I have learned to respect his knowledge over a period of time.

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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by Firenza GT » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 20:41

Yes 351 that was the problem it caused paranoia. I was horrified to see this and felt "cheated" if you know what I mean. But soon we learned that there were a whole load of others in fact every one except the person that said this (BG 13) which was worded as Commisioner Street adress I think he said.

Well although I did feel intimidated by being threatened with legal action regarding the "crap" I postred I hold no grudges. What is important is that we checked information thoroughly and then placed it on the table to come to a consensus. otherwise this thing about the "fraud" would have stuck and undermined the dignity of many who have before September 1971 Perana's.

For me I learned more in those few days that I have known for years. And I have still plenty more to learn.

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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by TdL351GT » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 20:57

Well although I did feel intimidated by being threatened with legal action regarding the "crap" I postred I hold no grudges


Agreed, after all that aggression I withdrew from all forums but for reading. Just recently joined this forum again. Great bunch of guys..and a Lady! with a wealth of information.

Just hope that not too many people got rid of their "fake" cars.
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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 11 Aug 2007, 21:13

TdL351GT wrote: Ps.
Forgot to mention...welcome to this forum.

I have followed the Can Am debate with great interest and I hope you bring CPT V8 with you to this forum. I have learned to respect his knowledge over a period of time.

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Thanks for the compliment I am CPT V8 on the other forum, there is much I dont know but these forums are fantastic for spreading knowledge. Now I need some education in Fairmont GT's..... :D

I am not sure that many of you know but Firenza GT does that I am just 23 years old so the knowledge I have has been aquired in a short period of time and I am forever greatful to those that share info. :D
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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by FairmontGT » Sun 12 Aug 2007, 09:14

ZA perana, I didnt mean cars with numbers below 190 are fakes, I meant cars with numbers below 190 and different plates now seem to NOT be fakes. If it is true I will have to kick myself for losing out on good cars.

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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 12 Aug 2007, 11:37

FairmontGT wrote: ZA perana, I didnt mean cars with numbers below 190 are fakes, I meant cars with numbers below 190 and different plates now seem to NOT be fakes. If it is true I will have to kick myself for losing out on good cars.

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Thats the problem when mis-information spreads, enthusiasts loose out on good cars, arguably in my opinion the 1970 cars are among the best, after all it was in 1970 that the Z181 racing Perana won 10 of 11 races..... :D
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Re: Content: Ford Sierra XR8

Post by Firenza GT » Sun 12 Aug 2007, 11:59

Yes the "contraversial" Perana's ! I would expect that post on the Capri Perana site to be amended as last I saw it was till there. What happens now ?

This is the problem in ZA, things can be printed in National puplications and people read it and say nothing. Years down the line this text gets refered to plus the information becomes so emphatic it's almost like a religious issue. The level of reporting in some puplications is beginning to become very poor. And surpising the editors are not exactly substandard. Hence these sources of miss-information should begin to know there are some people out there with average IQ's and it won't be worth their while punting information without douing their homework. many of us have gathered info through many years, much reading, experiences and all that. There's no short cut, or at least the short cuts are this noinsense that gets printed sometimes.
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