Lot 221 - 1979 Ford Capri MK. III 3.0S

Lot 221 - 1979 Ford Capri MK. III 3.0S

Lot 221 - 1979 Ford Capri MK. III 3.0S

Lot Number 221
Registration VEE 119V
Chassis Number GAECWL135850
Engine Number WL13585
Odometer reading 93,408 miles
Estimate £25,000 - £30,000
Result Sold - £36,400
  • Extensively restored to a very high standard
  • Substantial history folder

The Ford Capri was manufactured from 1969 through to 1986. It was designed by American, Philip T. Clark, who was famous for being one of the main designers of the Ford Mustang. Using the mechanical components from the Cortina and intended as the European equivalent of the Mustang for the European markets, the Capri went on to be a highly successful car for Ford and sold nearly 1.9 million units in its lifetime. A wide variety of engines were used in the Capri, throughout its production lifespan, which most notably included the Essex and Cologne V6 engines at the top of the range, whilst the Kent straight-four and Pinto engines were used in lower specification models. 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.

Originally registered on 1st August 1980, this stunning Capri is finished in the great colour combination of black with period correct Carla cloth interior. Subject to an extensive restoration which included taking care of all the bodywork, interior trim and an engine rebuild. This 3.0S is superb in every way, turn the key and fire up the three litre Essex engine and you are immediately greeted with the familiar sound of this great power plant. We are advised on the road this car drives as good as she looks, the manual gearbox operating smoothly and efficiently through the gears. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a full years MoT test certificate and a substantial history file including receipts for the restoration and engine rebuild. This car is simply made to drive and enjoy but equally just to look at and admire. It is without doubt a classic machine.  

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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