My neighbors owned a 70 with the 1600. I remember they would frequently have to change one of the rocker arms and I don’t recall why. I do recall their car was so early in production, the 1600 they had used a different rocker arm than the later 1600’s and it was difficult to obtain. The car was in the family for many years and of course it was brown metallic.
Later in 1973, I worked in sales at the local Lincoln/Mercury outlet which also sold the Capri and Pantera. When the 74’s arrived the V6 option was killer. For $155 you got larger springs, wider wheels and bigger tires. If you went for the deluxe interior you where in comfort land including a remote outside mirror. There was no right hand mirror available at the time but the same mirror was used by AMC. The Lincoln dealer also owned a AMC/Jeep outlet and they offered the right hand mirror as an option. Many went for it. The steel sunroof was really cool. The store had it’s own body shop and the sales manager frequently would have them disassemble a Capri and do a complete color change with colors not available from the factory including black and red. Those flew out the door even with the additional $500 price increase. The Capris were on the same lot as the Pantera’s and did not seem out of place. A Pantera at $9,995.00 seemed expensive at the time with the only option being what type of radio the client wanted.