Lot 229 - 1984 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||68,812 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
- Classic Ford colour combination
- Low mileage for its year
- Original example
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
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. For the 1982 model year, a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show called the 2.8 Injection. Power rose to a claimed 160bhp giving a top speed of 130mph.
Purchased by the current owner in 2002 this 1984 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection has only covered 68,812 miles from new, 10,000 miles in his ownership and has spent the last ten years in storage. Fully maintained and only run on leaded petrol. Recent work has included new radiator and heater hoses, new fan belts and a new exhaust system. This is a very original example has been repainted a number of years ago in the original colour scheme of blue over silver with grey Recaro seats. It has all the 2.8i features including pepperpot style wheels, five-speed gearbox, power assisted steering, sunroof and the original Ford radio/cassette player. It is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate, the original handbook pack and a file containing invoices and old MoT certificates going back to 1987 confirming the mileage. A classic Ford which is becoming more desirable and collectable as time passes, an investment for the future.