Lot 321 - 1987 Ford Capri 2.8 litre Injection
|Odometer reading||64,353 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £5,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
The Ford Capri was the Ford Mustang of Europe. A mind boggling array of options meant that the Capri could be whatever you wanted it to be; just like the Mustang. The Capri was, in fact, a far more varied animal than the Mustang with engines ranging from 1300cc to 3100cc as well as a myriad of trim specifications. The most popular engine was the 1600cc unit but the object of most desire, was the three litre. The Capri was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show. There had previously been a press preview in Cyprus but Ford had requested that nothing about the new car be published until 24th January to coincide with the motor show. Surprisingly, this request was honoured and the Capri caused a sensation. The model would stay in production for 18 years, 1969 to 1987.
Originally registered on 13th April 1987, this Capri 2.8 litre injection is a fine example of a modern day classic. To be expected, the car has had some remedial paintwork; however, the interior appears to be in original condition and can only be described as excellent. The Recaro half leather seats are exceedingly comfortable with no signs of wear and the cockpit area is in splendid order. The V6 engine bursts into life with the familiar throaty roar coming from such a well tuned unit and comes supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 11th August 2014 and a fully stamped original service book confirming the warranted mileage of 64,353, together with all the previous MoT certificates. It is worth noting the last service was carried out at Sky Ford main dealers in Hemel Hempstead on 29th December 2012 at 64,129 miles. This 26 year old Ford Capri is sure to attract the attention of classic Ford buyers given the modest estimate.
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