Lot 206 - 1976 Ford Capri Mk. II 1600L
|Odometer reading||20,895 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,168|
Ford's European answer to the US Ford Mustang was the Capri which shared similar raking coupé lines and was built with a variety of engine and trim options. As collectables in the Classic Car market place, interest in the Ford Capri, in all guises, has recently climbed strongly. This very low mileage example is magnificently presented in typically period colour scheme of white with black vinyl roof. Condition is perhaps best described as 'time-warp'. This Capri was supplied new in December 1976 by Broadway Motors of Wantage in Oxfordshire. In January 1978 it was sold to a Mr. F. Southam for £2,445 by R. C. Woods Car Sales of Hounslow with 13,764 miles on the clock. Still in his ownership in November 1993, the MOT recorded just 17,964 miles. There is no history after this until an MoT test certificate in November 2007 records 18,099 miles on the odometer. In excellent original condition, perhaps the secret to the longevity of this car can be attributed to the Capri being Ziebart rustproofed in December 1976 with just 75 miles on the clock. The original paperwork shows evidence of this having been completed and the treatment extends to the under-bonnet area. In the last six years of ownership, it has only been used sparingly in dry weather and spends all other time garaged. Fluids are routinely checked and replaced as necessary, the rear boot struts have been re-gassed and a new steering rack fitted. Excellent period Ford Rostyle type wheels are wearing virtually new tyres. All the panels and underneath are solid and never been welded, the vinyl roof is in excellent condition and the interior remains in immaculate condition and is even fitted with the original early luggage deck cover. The car comes with two sets of keys, a deep history file, a photo album of detailed images, a spare pair of unused headlamps, complete set of brakes, replacement original bulb kit and spark plugs, Owner's manuals (various) and nearside wing mirror. Whilst the last MoT test certificate has now expired, it is intended that the car will be submitted on the auction date with a fresh 12 months certificate.
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.