Lot 243 - 1973 Ford Mk. I (1.6 litre)
|Odometer reading||17,143 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,433|
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 most popular powerplant was the 1600cc straight six Kent engine. The Capri was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show. The Capri caused a sensation and would stay in production for 18 years, 1969 to 1987.
This Mk. I Capri was originally registered in August 1973 and is a very low mileage example. The car presents well in bronze with a black vinyl interior.
As collectables in the classic car market place, interest in the Ford Capri, in all guises, has recently climbed strongly. This classic from the 70’s is presented with a V5C registration document and we are advised by the vendor will come to auction with a fresh MoT test certificate.
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