Lot 120 - 1986 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser Mk. III (1.6 litre)
|Odometer reading||26,542 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
- Only two previous keepers
- 26,542 miles from new
- A very original example
The Ford Capri was manufactured between 1968 and 1986, designed by American Philip T. Clark, who was also involved in the design of the Mustang. It used the mechanical components from the Cortina Mk. II and was intended as the European equivalent of the 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.
The Capri Mk. III was referred to internally as 'Project Carla' and although it was little more than an update of the Capri Mk. II, it was often referred to as the Mk. III. The first cars were available in March 1978 and sold very well initially. The new styling cues included the black 'Aeroflow' grille and the 'sawtooth' rear lamp lenses, these echoed the new design language being introduced at that time. In addition, the Mk. III featured better designed aerodynamics, leading to improved performance and economy over the Mk. II, and the trademark quad headlamps were introduced. The bonnet's leading edge was pulled down over the top of the headlamps, making the appearance more aggressive.
Supplied originally on 29th August 1986 by Bradbury and Brown Group in Rugeley, Staffordshire this Capri has had two previous keepers and more importantly has only covered 26,542 miles from new. The original service book is present and is well stamped up until 22nd August 2000 with the mileage reading 23,489. The car then went into storage for some sixteen years, the SORN certificates are available to confirm the car was off the road throughout this period.
Appearing to be in totally original condition apart from some paintwork repairs to the offside front wing, this Capri is a splendid example, even the rear window sticker from the supplying dealer is still present. The vendor has advised us the car will be serviced and have a new cambelt fitted prior to auction. Finished in Rosso Red with grey interior, this Ford Capri 1.6 Laser is one of the best examples we have seen and certainly one of the most original; it comes supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and the original sales invoice.
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