Lot 136 - 1974 Ford Capri Mk. II 3000 Ghia
|Odometer reading||77,573 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
The Capri Mk. II, when replacing the Mk. I, was launched by Ford on 25th February 1974 and was in production until the end of 1978. The updated model received a significant change in the design in the form of changing the rear part of the vehicle body. It became more shallow improving the visibility out of the rear glass, as well as significantly increasing the capacity of the luggage compartment. Ford chose to make the new car more suited to everyday driving with a shorter bonnet, larger cabin and the adoption of a hatchback rear door. This made it the first Ford to feature a hatchback - at a time when the hatchback was becoming increasingly popular in Europe after first being patented by Renault in the mid 1960s. By the standards of the mid 1970s, the Capri Mk. II was a very well evolved vehicle with very few reliability issues. The Capri still maintained the large rectangular headlights, which became the easiest way to distinguish between a Mk. II and a Mk. III.
Originally registered on 8th November, 1974, this Capri 3000 Ghia is finished in blue with grey interior. The striking colour combination is complimented by a black vinyl roof-a common fitment in the 70's and 80's. The vendor is an avid car collector and is only selling this Capri due to lack of suitable storage space. The engine note and performance of Fords three litre Essex engine is impressive even by today's standards, when mated to a manual gearbox such as GJF 83N is, suddenly this becomes a really interesting and fun car to drive. A history folder containing most of the previous MoT's accompanies this matching numbers Capri and confirms the mileage to be correct. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 12th March, 2018, we strongly recommend interested parties to view this car in person to see for themselves the quality of this highly desirable Capri Ghia.
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