Lot 150 - 1974 Ford Capri Mk. I 1600 XL
|Odometer reading||59,395 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,000|
The Ford Capri is a fastback coupé that was manufactured from 1969 to 1986, designed by American Philip Clark, one of the main designers of the Mustang. Using the mechanical components from the Mk. II Cortina and intended as the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang, the Capri went on to be a highly successful car for Ford selling nearly 1.9 million units in its lifetime. A wide variety of engines were used in the Capri throughout its production lifespan and although the Capri was not officially replaced by any Ford model, the second-generation Probe was effectively its replacement after the later car's introduction to the European market in 1992. Ford revised the Capri in 1972, it received new and more comfortable suspension, enlarged tail-lights and new seats. Larger headlamps with separate indicators were also fitted.
This Capri is in very original condition and, as such, has won a number of awards. The vendor is a very knowledgeable Ford enthusiast and is only selling OUF 503M due to lack of suitable storage space. This Mk. I facelift Capri has a magnificent service history with invoices dating back to when she was new; this is clearly a much loved and cherished example. The red paintwork is in very good order showing no signs at all of any corrosion and the black interior appears to be totally original and is in superb condition. The 1600cc Pinto engine is a very robust unit and is capable of producing a swift performance and we are advised she drives as good as she looks. This 43 year old matching numbers Ford has only had two previous keepers and is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 13th March 2018. It is rare to see a Mk. I Capri on the road and even rarer to see one in this condition.
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