Lot 334 - 1985 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection
|Odometer reading||65,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
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. The Capri 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 160bhp 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 be easily distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels and colour-coded grille and headlamp surrounds.
This Capri 2.8 Injection was originally supplied by Vospers in Plymouth and registered on 5th February 1985. The car has been owned in the same family since 1993 and has only three previous recorded keepers on the V5. Recently restored this Capri was the subject of a bare metal re-spray; the fabrication work and replacement of front wings appears to have been done to a good standard, the vendor choosing to paint the car in the original Lacquer Red. The 2792cc V6 engine runs well and we are advised she drives with no known faults. Although not concours, this Ford Capri 2.8 Injection is a very nice example and very realistically estimated given the increase in values of such examples of late. The car comes supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate together with a history folder with a number of receipts and the original service booklet.
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