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1984 Gloy Mercury Capri  

In 1984, a new Roush/Protofab chassis was the standard-bearer for the Ford banner in Trans-Am racing. The new cars, now V-8 powered, were campaigned in the Trans-Am series as Capris, the first time the Lincoln-Mercury brand had resurface in road racing since the 1967 Trans-Am Cougars. Interestingly, the V-8 was a newly engineered version of Ford’s successful Boss 302, an engine last used in competition in Ford’s Trans-Am championship-winning Mustangs in 1970. Tom Gloy took this Capri (chassis 001) to Ford’s first Trans-Am championship since that 1970 season, and set the stage for a win streak that would span four years. Gloy’s toughest competition came from the two other Capris, both campaigned by the Roush team.

 
1984 Mercury Capri
 
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