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Interesting article by Stuart Johnston from 1990, reading it I couldn't help thinking about some parallels with the Puma - fibreglass body, VW mechanices (16V GTi), built in a factory etc. Does anyone know if the Caracal ever made it to production?

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As far as I know, Intermotormakers who were the designers went out of business/bankrupt ? They also used to be the local Lamborghini and Lotus importers/agents/assemblers in Cape Town.
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I know of one here in PE that a guy is rebuilding.
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Have the same magazine at home. Very interesting looking car, and must have been pretty damn quick with the legendary 16V engine!
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There are only 2 cars left. Chris has just found the long lost 2nd one.

Chris. PLEASE get the guys details so I can pass it on to the owner of the 1st and only running one. It belongs to a mate of mine who went to George with it 2 years ago.

They were built in Epping, Cape Town years ago, based on Golf mechanicals.

I wonder if our fearless reader destroyed the previous posts and pictures of that George show?

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Search reveals ealier posts have been deleted.
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Obviously to make two cars they had to have a mould - wonder where the mould is now?
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I will do that HR.

Ironically he has a upholstery place that does interiors for classic cars.
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FUKC me i saw that red cat in Lorraine yesterday, could not believe i had seen it !!!
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I found out that a guy in Uitenhage bought the mould and had plans building them.He owns a body shop.

Here is the one I know about,apparantly the only one in this shape.

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Those look like Corrado rear lights...
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Apparantly VW gave them a 1800 Jetta to strip for spares,including the rear lights.
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The owner is a chap called Bill Young his cell no is (PM me) he has a red one in cape town. Vincent
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Thats the guy Vincent. But please don't flash other peoples cell numbers on the sitev without there permission.
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Yes, no FLASHING on the Forum! :mrgreen:

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