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anyone know what escort model is in the opening credits of minder when terry and arthur are joking in arthurs car lot.looks like a harrier ,but whats with the air scoop?
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anyone know what escort model is in the opening credits of minder when terry and arthur are joking in arthurs car lot.looks like a harrier ,but whats with the air scoop?
any ideas?
My sources tell me that it is a flat front RS2000, with X Pack arches and Harrier Stripes.
Purchased for Terry to use in the show, but then considered to be too flashy and replaced with a Capri.
Therefore the expensive prop was used in opening titles.
 

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Just been watching this a massive Minder fan.

MKII Escorts RS2000 with X Pack, brings back memories of my younger days as a boy racer. At least I have grown up now and seen the error of my ways.
 

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Did anyone notice that Terrys Capri changes from a Mk1 to a Mk2 (or the other way round - can't remember?) but with the same reg number.

Or did I remember this wrong? (Its' me age)

Slo-mo:crazy:
 

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Did anyone notice that Terrys Capri changes from a Mk1 to a Mk2 (or the other way round - can't remember?) but with the same reg number.

Or did I remember this wrong? (Its' me age)

Slo-mo:crazy:
That'll be SLE71R.
Mainly a Ford Capri S MkII, however in some episodes Terry drove a MkI with the same registration.
The same registration was also seen on Rolls Royce in The Professionals once.

I'm guessing the plate was transferred by someone in the industry?





 

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That'll be SLE71R.
Mainly a Ford Capri S MkII, however in some episodes Terry drove a MkI with the same registration.
The same registration was also seen on Rolls Royce in The Professionals once.

I'm guessing the plate was transferred by someone in the industry?





Well spotted. I didnt notice the same registration of Terry's car in Minder being in the Professionals. Ive been known to be a telly addict and these were two of my favourite shows back in the day.
 

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Well spotted. I didnt notice the same registration of Terry's car in Minder being in the Professionals. Ive been known to be a telly addict and these were two of my favourite shows back in the day.
The RR didn't actually appear in the show, but was in a 'making of' book.

Brevity of my post suggested it was in the actual show - sorry.:(
 

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My sources tell me that it is a flat front RS2000, with X Pack arches and Harrier Stripes.
Purchased for Terry to use in the show, but then considered to be too flashy and replaced with a Capri.
Therefore the expensive prop was used in opening titles.
cheers dude!,you know your stuff.
i was nearly there with the harrier part of it:lol:
what became of the car??
 

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what became of the car??
Plenty of info here...

The car itself is currently owned by John Hill, the chairman of the Capri Club International. After purchasing it for £1500, John Hill approached Phil Blundell and Jeremy Redman of Bletchley based PMB Mobile Servicing to restore the car to its original glory days.
 

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I always assumed the Mk2 was a GL, not an S. I don't remember seeing Terry McCann driving a Capri with S alloys on, his car always had steel sports wheels.

The story behind the RS2000 is correct though, I remember reading a magazine article years ago which said the producers decided Terry was too much of a loser to drive a pimped up (or "customised" as we used to call it :) ) Escort and they decided a Capri was more in keeping with his character
 

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anyone know what escort model is in the opening credits of minder when terry and arthur are joking in arthurs car lot.looks like a harrier ,but whats with the air scoop?
any ideas?
The escort at one time belonged to a mate of mine, it was one of 3 x pack escorts built by Ford. there was a red rs2000 with a full tuned engine and every x pack mod which was given to driver Biorn Waldergard. This white one with the blue arrow was built from a Harrier, when Ford had finished with it(as some sort of press car) it was bought by an engineer at the swansea ford plant, whose car park backed onto the car park of the company my mate worked for, and i think thats how he ended up buying it from him. after a few years he part-ex changed it in for a jaguar coupe i'm not sure where possibly midlands. We never found any info on the third car. Someone at Boreham must know.
 

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I love these 70s/80s programmes :) ... does anyone else pause the show to write down a number plate from a car in the background then DVLA check it to see when it was scrapped or even if it's still out there ?... or is that just me ? :ROFLMAO:
 
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