Lot 138 - 1982 Ford Capri 2.8i
|Odometer reading||90,011 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,480|
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 engine was the 1600cc unit. The Capri was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show. There had previously been a press preview in Cyprus, but Ford had requested that nothing about the new car be published until 24th January to coincide with the motor show. Surprisingly, this request was honoured, and the Capri caused a sensation.
Originally registered on the 21st April 1982, this Capri is a fine example of a modern day classic and presents well in blue metallic with a chequered cloth interior which is in good order. The 2792cc V6 engine runs well, and we are advised she drives with no known faults. This Ford Capri 2.8 Injection is a very nice example and very realistically estimated given the increase in values of such models of late. This MoT exempt Ford comes supplied with a V5C registration document together with a history folder with a number of receipts and bills. This 40 year old Ford Capri is sure to attract the attention of classic Ford buyers given the modest estimate.
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