Lot 241 - 1974 Ford Capri Mk. II Ghia (3.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||17,980 miles|
|Result||Sold - £31,920|
- Matching numbers example
- Original condition
- Rare manual example
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an early pre-facelift Mk. II Capri 3.0 Ghia that benefits from the highly desirable manual gearbox. Considered by many Ford enthusiasts to be the Holy Grail of the model. This 1974 example has covered a mere 17,980 miles and presents in original and unrestored condition and features the period correct Ronal alloy wheels and a chrome roof mounted rear window washer. The original sunroof instruction sticker remains attached to the factory fitted windscreen, even the original supplying dealer Bristol Street Motors number plates, rear window sticker and tax disc holder remain. The file for this time warp example contains the four early MoT test certificates the car passed before spending the next 39 years in professional storage. Following this recommissioning was undertaken, during which the engine was flushed, the brakes were overhauled and received new front calipers, pads, repair to the master cylinder and various brake pipes and hoses. The radiator was re-cored, oil and filters were changed, a new battery and four new tyres were fitted. The cost of these works was £2,000. A completely new sports exhaust system was sourced from the Capri Club and now fitted gives an amazing roar. This wonderful Capri then passed its first MoT in forty years with no advisories! Presented to auction with a V5 registration document and although exempt by age an MoT test certificate valid until May 2023, an original operation and care handbook and the early MoT’s. Given the recent popularity of similar models this Capri must surely be a must have for any serious collector.
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