Lot 376 - 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands
|Odometer reading||88,470 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
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 honored and the Capri caused a sensation. The Ford Capri would stay in production for 18 years, 1969 to 1987.
This 1987 Ford Capri is one of the last and most sort after models, the '280 Brooklands' has been, over the last six months been the subject to a full body restoration. Over 240 hours has been spent on removing any panels that had suffered with rust and replacing them with new metal before repainting in the original Brooklands Green. The leather Recaro seats have been lightly redressed and a new headlining fitted. The car is fitted with the correct Brooklands wheels and has the original sunroof. This Ford Capri is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate (without any advisories) which expires in April 2015, a fully stamped-up service book and a file containing photographs of the body restoration. The Ford Capri is fast becoming very collectable particularly the versions that were made in limited numbers such as the 280 Brooklands.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.