Lot 226 - 1983 Ford Capri Injection 2.8 litre
|Odometer reading||114,190 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
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. It was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show and caused a sensation. For the 1982 model year, a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show called the 2.8 Injection. Power rose to a claimed 160PS giving a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range with the four-speed gearbox replaced with a five-speed unit early on and, at the same, in 1984, upgrading to the Capri Injection 'Special' using half leather seating and a limited slip differential. Externally, the car could easily be distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels, colour-coded grill and headlamp surrounds.
This superb example must represent one of the best available; a rare original four speed example presented in gleaming new white coachwork with shark grey Carla check cloth interior. Having clearly been someone's pride and joy, the original interior gives an insight into the care taken with this example throughout its pampered life. This Capri has recently undergone a cosmetic restoration which included a full respray and new decals, refurbished wheels and a fully wax coated underneath. MNV 578Y was recently serviced in the summer of 2016 and is offered with an MoT test certificate until July 2017. Having been laid up for some time before re-commissioning, it is now used regularly for short trips and presents a fantastic example of a rare four-speed, early Capri.
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