Lot 298 - 1969 Ford Capri Mk.I
|Odometer reading||94,114 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,000|
The Ford Capri name was used for three different models; the Consul Capri coupé between 1961 and 1964, the Capri coupé from 1969 to 1986 and the Ford/Mercury Capri convertible produced by the Ford Motor Company of Australia from 1989 to 1994. Initially, the first Ford Capri was introduced in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show with sales starting the following month. The intention was to reproduce in Europe the success Ford had had with the North American Ford Mustang. It was mechanically similar to the Cortina and built at the Dagenham and Halewood plants. Although a fastback coupé, Ford wanted the Capri Mk.I to be affordable for a broad spectrum of potential buyers. And indeed it was!
The current vendor is a respected collector of classic cars and is only selling VBL857G due to lack of suitable storage space. The previous keeper owned the car for 17 years and clearly enjoyed owning this iconic 1600cc motor car. Starting 'on the button' and described as "driving as she should" this Capri is supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 11th May 2013, together with a collection of previous MoT's dating back to 1995. Finished in bronze with beige trim, a Mk.I Capri is quite a rare sight these days; this one is reasonably priced given the estimate.
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