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5 nearly extinct cool cars from the '70s and '80s

1971-77 Mercury Capri http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Leisure/2009/extinct-capri.jpg Few people remember the  1980s Fox-body Mustang’s  near-identical twin, the Mercury Capri. Fewer still can recall the Australian-built front-wheel-drive convertible Capri. This isn’t either of those cars— it’s not even the first to wear the Capri badge. It’s the German Ford mini-Mustang Capri. Sold in the U.S. through Mercury dealers and marketed as “The Sexy European” with an assortment of four- and six-cylinder engines, it was nice looking and great to drive—at least we’re assured of this from vintage road tests. One Capri recently offered on  Bring-a-Trailer.com  was the first that we’ve seen in ages.Chrysler Conquest/Mitsubishi Starion http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Leisure/2009/extinct-starion.jpgThe Conquest was the captive import twin of the Mitsubishi Starion. In the hottest turbo spec with 197 HP, these cars would put the fear of God into  Porsche 924 / 944 owner...

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