Lot 320: Ford Capri XL
The first Ford Capri was introduced in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show, with sales starting the following month. The intention was to reproduce in Europe the success Ford had had with the North American Ford Mustang; to produce a European pony car. It was mechanically based on the Cortina and built in Europe at the Dagenham and Halewood plants. Although a fastback coupé, Ford wanted the Capri Mark 1 to be affordable for a broad spectrum of potential buyers. To help achieve that, it was available with a variety of engines. This 1600cc example has covered only 19,000 miles from new and was originally delivered to its first owner in Essex in 1972 and resided in the county while with its second owner. Now with its third owner, it is described as being in excellent condition and finished in Daytona yellow with a beige interior. The only modification from new is the fitment of a single choke carburettor for improved fuel consumption with the original carburettor supplied. Also supplied are all MoTs from new, a V5 document, original bill of sale, service history and original owners manual. This car is a great time warp example of Ford's iconic Capri and surely an opportunity that should reward the shrewd investor handsomely in the coming years as these cars 'come of age' in the collector car marketplace.
Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars|
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|Registration number||TWC 511K|
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|Number of doors||2|