Lot 275 - 1975 Ford Capri Mk.II JPS Special
|Odometer reading||19,780 miles|
|Estimate||£7,500 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,842|
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 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 Ford Capri would stay in production for 18 years, from 1969 to 1987.
An unusually immaculate example of an early Mk. II Capri JPS Special Edition, this car is presented in the correct black with black interior and beige inserts having been restored in 2005 to an incredible standard. It is well worth getting on your hands and knees to take a look at the underside of this coupé which gives an indication as to the quality of both of the initial restoration as well as the care and ownership ever since. When restored, the 1.6 litre engine was replaced with a stronger 2.0 litre unit as the owner at the time insisted that he wished to tour around Europe and visit all of the major car shows. The differential and gearbox were also changed and a five-speed manual box added to accompany the drive train making his drive on the Autobahns of Germany and Autoroutes of France far more appealing. Accompanied by an MoT test certificate valid until June 2016, unsurprisingly without any advisories, and an independent inspection report from May 2015, this example is bound to re-kindle fond memories of the 70s sports car and with the uprated engine, certainly will not flatter to deceive.