Lot 165 - 1964 Ford Consul Capri GT
|Odometer reading||91,274 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
The Ford Consul Capri was launched in 1961 and was the first European market Ford to bear the Capri name. The Ford Consul Capri is a two-door coupé version of the Classic Consul and was available from 1961 until 1964. In February 1963, the GT version was announced. The new GT engine, developed by Cosworth, featured a raised compression ratio 9:1, a modified head with larger exhaust valves, an aluminium inlet manifold, a four branch exhaust and most noticeably a twin choke Weber carburettor - this being the first use of this make on a British production car, the rarest of all the British Fords with only 39 GT's registered. Overall, the car was very expensive to produce and in the latter part of its production was running alongside the very popular Ford Cortina. Only 2,002 GT models were built and just 1,007 cars were sold in 1964, the last year of production, 412 of them being GT's.
Built in the last year of production, this car was first registered on the 7th February, 1964. This stunning Ford has benefitted from being fully restored and kept in a heated facility, never seeing rain or moist weather in 25 years, looks stunning with its two tone paintwork and leather interior which is described as being as new and comes with a spare carpet set. Completing 91,000 miles in total from 1961 with less than 7,000 miles since 1997, the vendor reports that the car is ten out of ten in every respect. Accompanying the car is a very large and detailed history file along with an MoT test certificate valid until February 2018 and a V5 document confirming four former keepers. A stunning car in every respect and with only 39 examples currently registered, this is one of the rarest cars from Ford of Great Britain.
Previous lotLot 164 - 1962 Triumph TR3B Roadster
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.