As seen "in" the car!

Apparently these could be found in both chrome and black handle versions, although it seems that the plastic button was white....but....your mileage may vary!!!!

Keep in mind that some of the last cars built may have had floor mount parking brake handles and I do not know where they were sourced from!

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The floor mounted ebrake handles were found on the last 55 cars. These were finished by the German distributor and used Mercedes 280 handle. It made quite a ruckus at MB at the time as engineers were trying to figure-out why these were selling. My car also has MB280 seat belts.

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Not 100% positive but besides that funky original Capri pic, the only places I've see the Mangusta 'pull' type e-brake units is on Lotus Europas and Elans. In checking on some Lotus exchange dbs, there was one suggestion that the original source was the Renault 16, but I see no confirmation elsewhere (the assumption must have come from the fact that various Europa parts - including engine - did come from French/R16 bins. So maybe a British Ford/Capri part fundamentally? Regards, Nate

(just to close this thread) So according the parts manual the brake handle came from Ford, and almost certainly English Ford (Steve's find of the early Capri,  and also at least on 1963 Ford Cortina (see pic)).  It was used later also on at least Lotus (Elan and Europa S1, Nate's discovery). Elan S2 had a Lucas switch incorporated into the handle (and at least a few early Mangustas and Maybe the Bordinath car did have a brake light on the dash). 

63 ford cortina with Mangusta brake handle

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