Lot 199 - 1984 Ford Capri 2.8i
|Odometer reading||123,412 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,584|
- Three-speed automatic gearbox
- Photographic record of its restoration by Ford Allen
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.
This very nice example is presented in red with grey cloth interior and comes with the rare option of a three-speed automatic gearbox. It also comes with a sunroof, its original pepper pot wheels, original brochure, handbook, service book and it still has its original radio cassette player. The car sits on a set of new Vredestein Sprint tyres and is fitted with a Sigma alarm and immobiliser. There is a photograph album showing the restoration in 2006 by Ford Allen and it comes with two alarm fobs and three sets of keys. An iconic Ford with performance to match!
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