Lot 239 - 1982 Ford Capri 1.6 GL Mk. III
|Odometer reading||35,859 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,360|
- Low mileage
- Only one previous owner
The Ford Capri is a fastback coupé built by the Ford Motor Company between 1968 and 1986, designed by American Philip T. Clark, who was also involved in the design of the Ford Mustang. It used the mechanical components from the Ford Cortina Mk. II and was 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.
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 improved 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.
This Mk. III 1.6 Capri GL was originally registered on 22nd April 1982 and presents well in Rosso Red with a contrasting brown velour interior. We are informed by the vendor, a keen classic car enthusiast that this 1.6 GL is a joy to drive. This impressive looking 80’s coupé is supplied to auction with a valid MoT test certificate and a V5C registration document showing only one former keeper. With a very low mileage, WRJ 836X is one of the most original Capri’s we have seen and will surely evoke memories for men of a certain age.
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