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Ford Capri Mk3: Buying guide and review (1978-1986)

Ford Capri Mk3 buying guide (1978-1986) Ford Capri Mk3 buying guide (1978-1986) Ford Capri Mk3 buying guide (1978-1986)
When Ford launched the Capri in 1969, it was advertised with the slogan ‘the car you always promised yourself’. Everyone knows that; what’s less well known the strapline for the third incarnation of the breed, launched in 1978. Can’t remember? It was ‘the difference between driving and just motoring’. 
 
While that first slogan is known by pretty much any classic car enthusiast, it showed how prescient these marketing types can be. Because while there were plenty of people who set their heart on a Capri when it was current, there are many who promised themselves one but would only realise the dream – or revisit it – after several decades. 
 
It’s this that has driven up Capri values in recent years, with a whole army of middle-aged men desperate to return to their youth. They still lust after a V6 Capri and now have the wherewithal to buy one. But as with many cars of this era, demand outstrips supply, which has led to a hefty increase in values. As a result, many Capris are no longer being bought for the thrills they offer – they’re being bought purely for investment purposes. 
 
Which one to buy? 
 
There were four types of engine, the least desirable of which is the virtually extinct 1.3-litre Kent unit. The Pinto came in 1.6 and 2.0-litre forms while the 3.0-litre Essex V6 is torquey but not especially refined. The Cologne V6 was the final incarnation, which in 1981 superseded the Essex powerplant in fuel-injected 2.8-litre form. 
 
Most Capri fans are interested only in the V6 editions, both 2.8i and 3.0. But while the V6 cars are the most fun to drive, don’t overlook a decent four-cylinder car if it’s a minter. You’re unlikely to find a car with the 1300 engine but 1.6 and 2.0-litre cars are more readily available. 
 
While the 1.6 feels a bit lacklustre, the 2.0-litre engine is noticeably more perky – especially if it’s been tuned. And with tuning parts easy to come by, a tuned 2.0-litre Capri might just allow you to get into something nice without having to break the bank. But a four-cylinder Capri will never be worth as much as a V6 edition. 
 
However many cylinders your purchase has, originality is generally key. The cars with the highest values are those closest to factory specification. So while there are some superb cars out there with major upgrades, they’re invariably worth less than cars that have been kept standard. 
 
Performance and specs 
 
Ford Capri 2.8i
Engine 2792cc, six-cylinder 
Gearbox Four or five-speed manual
Power 160bhp @ 5700rpm
Torque 162lb ft @ 4300rpm
Top speed 130mph
0-60mph 7.8sec
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2563mm
Length 4440mm
Width 1699mm
Height 1346mm
Kerb weight 1230kg
 
Common problems 
 
• Accident damage is a strong possibility, so inspect the chassis rails for damage. Rust is almost a given, especially in the front wings. Check for filler along their trailing edges and around the headlights. Also look at the inner wings, inside edges of the bonnet and around the grille. Every V6-engined Capri left the factory with an extra triangular strengthening plate at the top of the strut mounting. If it isn’t there, be suspicious. 
 
• The A-posts can rust, causing the doors to drop. The doors corrode along their underside, while poorly repaired sills are common, and so are rotten rear spring hangers. Check for rot on the inner bottom edge of the tailgate and the rear wings rot just behind the rear wheelarches. The rear arches themselves rot; so do boot floors and the metal around the rear light clusters. 
 
• Infrequent oil changes leads to premature wear on the Pinto engine, so listen for a noisy top end. The Pinto engine is generally reliable, but it wears like any other so check for oil being burned, along with water leaks from the water pump, as these tend to be weak. 
 
• The V6 engines are unstressed, but there’s a hexagonal shaft that drives the oil pump on the Essex unit. The shaft can snap when starting from cold, wrecking the engine. The fibre timing gear can also break up but steel replacements are available. Corrosion in the water jacket is another common Essex ailment, so check the condition of the coolant. 
 
• The Cologne unit can also suffer from the water jackets filling up with silt, while due to the positioning under the wheelarch, fuel pumps often corrode and the casing becomes porous. 
 
• Second gear is the weak spot on many Capris. The bushes also wear, leading to a sloppy gearchange, and the bearings only last around 70,000 miles before becoming noisy. 
 
• Transmission vibrations suggest the propshaft centre bearing has worn and if left, the diff bearing and gearbox rear bearing will be wrecked. 
 
• The inner track control arm anchorage bushes break up, leading to shudders through the steering over bumps. Replacing just the bushes is awkward, which is why many owners replace the whole arm. 
 
• The interior trim is fragile, apart from the leather in the 280 Brooklands and half-leather in the 2.8 Injection Special. Also, poor support under the centre speaker vent leads to cracking of the dash top. Good ones are scarce, so expensive. 
 
• The fusebox suffers from poor connections leading to all sorts of electrical glitches. Connection problems also affect the rear wash/wipe as the tailgate contacts corrode. Fine emery paper usually fixes things. 
 
Model history 
 
April 1978: The Capri MkIII debuts, with 1.3, 1.6 and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, or a 2994cc V6. Top of the range is the 3.0 X-pack. 
April 1980: The 1600L-based GT4 special edition is introduced 
July 1981: The Calypso and Cameo arrive in the showrooms, along with the 2.8i which ousted the 3.0 models. 
July 1982: The Capri Cabaret appears. 
October 1982: The Tickford Capri is shown at the NEC Motor Show, with a 205bhp turbocharged 2.8-litre engine. There are disc brakes all round, a limited-slip diff and revised rear axle location to help put the power down – but it wouldn’t go on sale for another year. 
January 1983: A five-speed gearbox is made standard on the 2.8i and soon after on 2.0-litre cars also. 
December 1986: The last Capri is built, a Brooklands 280 with leather trim, metallic green paintwork and 15-inch spoked alloy wheels. 
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites 
 
• Capri Club International – www.capriclub.co.uk 
• Capri Club Scotland – www.capriclubscotland.co.uk 
 
Summary and prices
 
Ford Capri values have been rising fast, and the most sought after models such as the 280i Brooklands are now a seriously expensive proposition. Budget around £30,000 for one of these in good nick, with one concours example selling for £54,000 at a recent auction. 
 
Prices for the smaller engined cars are still actually more sensible, and you can find something in great condition from the £5000 mark. Modified cars are common, and can provide good value if you can ensure that the work has been carried out well. You must be wary of buying a dog, as there are a lot of badly repaired cars around.
 
Cheaper cars needing some light restoration work can also be good value from the £1500-£2500 mark.
 
Words: Richard Dredge
Ford Capri Mk3 buying guide (1978-1986) Ford Capri Mk3 buying guide (1978-1986) Ford Capri Mk3 buying guide (1978-1986)
Last updated: 11th Aug 2016
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  • FORD CAPRI 3.0S Specification 1984

    £8,995 £8,995

    1984 Ford Capri 3.0S Specification (originally 2.0 Litre) Stunning example in black with full charcoal leather. This Capri started life as a 2.0S model but has been upgraded to a three litre. All 3.0S running gear has been used meaning that the engine, gearbox and rear axle are all 3.0S specification. The upholstery has been fully re-trimmed in leather at a cost of GBP 1600. Absolutely stunning paintwork all round and Compomotive cross spoke alloy wheels really compliment this Ford and it is ready for use. The car really does drive well and is great fun and as eighties Fords are rising in value we think this is worth a look. In summary this is a very smart Capri with all the right bits. Just waiting to be enjoyed in new hands this Ford would be a welcome addition to any collection and a car that any enthusiast would be proud to own. All the work has been done and this car is ready to use at a fraction of the cost of a genuine 3.0S. A fresh MOT will be applied upon sale. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. Viewing is highly recommended. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.

    • Mileage: 96000 mi
    • Engine size: 3
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    TA Classics
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  • Ford Capri

    £5,995 £5,995

    Very nice Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 3dr, service history, older restoration in nice useable condition, engine bay detailed, drives so well! Priced to sell

    • Mileage: 43000 mi
    • Engine size: 1993
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  • 1983 Ford Capri Injection 2 8 litre

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    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. It was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show and 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 160PS giving a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range with the four-speed gearbox replaced with a five-speed unit early on and, at the same, in 1984, upgrading to the Capri Injection 'Special' using half leather seating and a limited slip differential. Externally, the car could easily be distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels, colour-coded grill and headlamp surrounds. This superb example must represent one of the best available; a rare original four speed example presented in gleaming new white coachwork with shark grey Carla check cloth interior. Having clearly been someone's pride and joy, the original in

    • Year: 2016
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  • 1986 Ford Capri 2.8i

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    - Family owned since 1986 and 20,026 recorded miles from new - Supplied new by Ring Ways garage of Crewe - Offered with original book pack, service book and collection of old MOT's - Stored since the mid 1990's and in need of restoration

    • Year: 1986
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  • Ford Capri

    £17,795 £17,795

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A retro Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with one owner and 48,919 miles. EQUIPMENT Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control. EXTERIOR This exceptional one owner example is finished in Ford Black (code A9), a cost option when new. A deep mirror shine from the stunning paintwork is truly breath taking and the finish is uniform. Carefully touched in stone chips to the front and only minimal age related blemishes are visible upon close scrutiny. All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and the exterior trim items and decals are pristine, commensurate with the low mileage credentials. Hard to source fitments such as the rubber spoiler and colour coded front grill are pleasingly immaculate, and the dealer supplied number plates remain fitted. An extraordinary example, exactly as Ford intended. INTERIOR The interior of this 2.8 Injection Special evokes a sense of true nostalgia with the supportive Recaro seats looking fantastic finished in the grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels (code Q5). The driver’s outer bolster has rubbed and discoloured ever so slightly. The deep pile grey carpeting is spotless and the black perforated headlining unique to the 2.8 Special is tight. The leather covered steering wheel and gear knob are in beautiful order with natural veins prominent. All controls fully functioning are housed in an excellent dashboard with just one tiny crack. The factory fitted ESRT 32PS stereo cassette remains fitted and even factory build stickers have remained attached to the seat frames! Correct to Ford’s intention and remarkably well preserved. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex. SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making the 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. The fantastic engine bay is fastidiously detailed with factory plates, stickers and stamping clear to see. The engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble and a deep roar under enthusiastic use! The 5 speed gearbox is direct and progression through the range is effortless. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES This Capri is fitted with the factory 7-spoke alloy wheels in flawless condition and with correct Ford badged centre caps. Branded 205/60 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8 Special stop the car quickly and in a straight line. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 10th September 1985 by Ford Main Dealers the Gates Group, Mr Phillip Hutson purchased the car new and has remained the only ever keeper since. The older style blue V5 registration document states no former keepers, and with just 48,919 miles from this is an incredibly special example. The history file contains many previous MOT certificates to track the mileage and verify authenticity. Furthermore, there are various receipts and invoices to document maintenance work, and the original Ford Capri Operating Guide and Motorists handbook are present. Maintenance work in Sept 2016 includes a service using genuine Motorcraft items, brake overhaul and replacement clutch. Representing a unique opportunity to acquire an iconic unmolested Capri 2.8 injection with amazing credentials and condition to match. One for the serious enthusiast. MOT October 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/Pryz0Ywjudc To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/8vLo81 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1985
    • Mileage: 48919 mi
    • Engine size: 2.8
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  • Ford Capri

    £25,000 £25,000

    1970 JOCHEN MASS RACING RS REPLICA TOTAL REBUILD. SHOW QUALITY CAR. Unleaded engine. Recaros. Full cage. Harnesses. Uprated brakes. 285/225 tyres. Alarmed. MOT'd no advisorys. 3000 miles. 3.0 Litre £30,000 ono Tel 07813334925

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 3000 mi
    For sale
    Linda John
  • Ford Capri

    £18,395 £18,395

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. The 2016 Capri National Day Concours Winner, a perfect Mk1 1600XL. EQUIPMENT Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, air extraction vents, bright metal ornamentation, bright metal window side mouldings, drip rail mouldings, water temperature gauge, warning lights for generator, oil, main beam and direction indicators, foot operated windscreen washer. Custom Plan XL Pack; Exterior dress up and interior refinement pack, reclining front bucket seats, individual contoured rear bench, fold down armrest, dipping rear view mirror, dual horns, handbrake warning lamps, additional courtesy lamp, twin reversing lamps, distinctive XL badging. Factory options; Automatic transmission, sports road wheels, heated rear window. Dealer options; Front seat belts. EXTERIOR To state that this astonishing Mk1 1600XL won the Concours Mk1 trophy at the Capri National Day in May 2016 offers an insight to just how special this car is. Finished in its original shade of Light Grey (code D), Ford produced the colour for just six months from August 1971, and this is the only one known to the Capri Mk1 Owners Club. The paintwork is exceptional having been subject to a documented restoration including a fully detailed and painted underside, even down to zinc plated nuts, bolts and fixings. A beautifully smooth and polished shine is worthy of its praise from Concours Judges and original trim pieces such as the weather strips, rubbers and brightwork have taken preference over inferior aftermarket replacements. Incredibly, this example still wears its factory panels including the front wings displaying the unique upturn to the wheelarch edge as well as the original rear arches with factory welds visible. Custom Plan XL Pack specific features such as the irreplaceable fluted tailpipe trim and the twin reversing lamps below bumper have been retained for absolute accuracy. Unconditionally outstanding and one of the best existing examples. INTERIOR The interior of this award winning example is truly fascinating not only in condition but more so that it is completely original! The factory super grade vinyl seat coverings are amazingly well preserved with no damage or visible wear and the loop pile carpeting has been protected superbly. The dashboard and fascia are remarkable with no cracking or fading and the steering wheel still features the often deteriorated or removed leather covering. The very critical eye would note that the headlining has slight discolouration, and the aluminium tread plates show a natural patina. The boot area houses the original jack and complete Ford toolkit, and factory markings and the original delicate plastic rear lens covers remain undamaged. Blue oval royalty. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The standard 1600cc Crossflow engine offers modern traffic competing capabilities with a top speed of 96mph and 0-60 in 14 seconds. The spotlessly clean engine bay is strictly standard with genuine Ford Motorcraft service items and even the rocker cover ‘1600’ affixed at an angle, just as it left the factory! The correct oil fitted shock absorbers and strut tops also feature along with a genuine original Ford exhaust. A further unique item is the long and narrow Lincon battery sited on the left side of the engine compartment, specific to the auto models only whereby a revised battery tray design was required. The factory optional automatic transmission performs exactly as it should. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The optional sports road wheels remain in the correct silver with black infils. This Capri was manufactured with Goodyear radial tyres and the previous fastidious keeper with accuracy in mind has ensured that only the same brand should be fitted. The servo assisted brakes with front discs and rear drums bring the car up straight and true. HISTORY FILE Built in December 1971 at Halewood and registered new on 1st January 1972 by Ford Main Agents, Hendy Lennox (Bournemouth) Ltd, this pre facelift Mk1 Capri has had just four keepers and covered a verified 36,381 miles from new. An original typed purchase note depicts a purchase price of £1,101. 10s 5d including £45. 13s 11d for the XL Plan and £535. 0s. 0d part exchange against a Daimler! The history file is incredible with the original handbook and service book containing supplying Ford Main Dealer stamped entries up to 1980 with supporting invoices. Substantial MOT and paperwork history thereafter fully verifies the mileage. The previous keeper purchased the car in 2008 and has since embarked upon an incredible quest to build arguably the best example in existence. Attention to detail, originality and accuracy being paramount, a photographic restoration file is supported by a huge documented folder. The car is known to both Kevin Folds, Club Secretary of the Capri Mk1 Owners Club, and Glyn Watson, Chairman of same. A first place trophy at the 2016 Capri National Day is included in the history file along with club magazine features. Only a personal inspection can really reveal the true magic of this Mk1 Capri 1600XL, an undisputed champion and an absolute credit to its creator. MOT August 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/p8cKaVOt1uQ To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskCPXZrF 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 36381 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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  • Ford Capri

    £11,395 £11,395

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after An original Ford Capri 1.6LS with an incredible 23,433 miles from new. EQUIPMENT Wide section black painted bumpers, black louvered grill, integral front spoiler, four halogen headlamps, laminated windscreen, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, remote control driver’s door mirror, airflow face-level vents, centre console, glovebox with lid, lock and illumination, tailgate wash/wipe, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated grey headlining, front reclining seats, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, Ford RST 21P stereo cassette. Factory options; Boot spoiler. EXTERIOR This remarkable and very rare base model Capri LS is finished in Ford Diamond White (code B3). The factory original paint finish has been preserved incredibly well owing to the amazing genuine 23,433 miles covered and careful storage from new. All factory panels are straight with linear gaps, and only very close scrutiny will reveal minuscule age related markings. Worthy of mention is a small undulation to the nearside front wing. Both front wings and the scuttle panel still have the factory stampings clearly defined. The trim sections, glass, lights and badges are as new including the optional rubberised rear spoiler. The underside is free from an excess application of underseal to allow inspection of this cars genuine unmolested appeal. A superbly preserved and unspoilt example of Ford’s iconic Capri, and very rare in basic LS specification. One for the serious enthusiast. INTERIOR The interior of this cossetted example is absolutely worthy of the often misused term ‘timewarp’. The ‘Carla’ crushed velour in Navy check colour scheme (code F0) is virtually perfect with no wear, fading or markings, commensurate with the exceptionally low mileage covered. All trim sections are as new including the fully intact dashboard free from cracks and the pin straight uncut rear parcel shelf. All functions and controls operate seamlessly including the Ford RST 21P stereo cassette and quartz clock. Further hints towards minimal usage and devoted care are displayed in the form of the steering wheel and gear knob with natural veins still prominent and the unused cigar lighter. Lifting the boot carpet reveals the original jack, manufacturer stickers and a light coating of protective wax which has been applied by the careful previous owner and easily removed if desired. Simplistic, unspoilt and exactly as Ford intended with none of the Capri magic compromised. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The 1593cc OHC unit with single variable venturi carburettor pulls strongly with a power output of 73.5bhp to achieve a top speed of 99mph and 0-60mph time of 13 seconds. The engine bay is beautifully clean with factory wax visible. Attention to detail sticklers and those seeking accuracy will be pleased to note the Motorcraft battery, oil filter and radiator cap as well as all factory plates and stickers intact. The 4 speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely, and the clutch feels positive. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES This LS example thankfully still remains fitted with the factory 5.5” steel sports wheels and the common temptation to retro-fit alloys has been avoided. The rims are original un-refurbished items with part number markings displaying the clear definition lost upon repainting. Faint age related markings are minimal and inoffensive. The original Michelin XZX 165 SR13 tyres including the spare are still fitted to further add to the unspoilt appeal. Whilst unworn, the tyres display minor cracking and renewal prior to regular use would be a wise safety precaution. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 1st May 1984 by Ford Main Dealers Reg Scull Motors Ltd this amazing example has covered a mere 23,433 miles from new. The extensive history file includes the original service record displaying nine stamped entries with additional maintenance records to show conscientious upkeep despite the very low miles covered. Many previous MOT certificates further support the mileage. Dealership supplied handbooks, guides and radio instructions have also been kept. Completing the history file is three sets of keys including the original torch key. This car has been enthusiast owned and is now ready for the next Capri aficionado. HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/QyTCAonIwkM To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/s7THVF 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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  • Ford Capri

    £7,495 £7,495

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A special edition Ford Capri 2.0 Laser, beautifully detailed to original specification. EQUIPMENT Body-coloured grille, bonnet lip and light bezels, body-coloured door mirrors with driver remote-control, black painted bumpers with overriders, spoiler, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated grey headlining, front reclining seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel and gear-lever knob, tilting/sliding steel sunroof. Factory options; Metallic paintwork. EXTERIOR This incredible special edition Laser was built as a run out model of the Capri and is beautifully finished in Ford Paris Blue (code 35), a cost option when new. A deep mirror shine from the stunning paint finish is worthy of pride of place at any show, with only a tiny marking is visible where the offside wiper arm meets the scuttle panel. All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and the exterior trim items and decals are pristine to firmly cement the fantastic appeal of this very special car. A clean underside free from overuse of underseal allows inspection to see the good structural integrity. Hard to source fitments such as the rubber spoiler and colour coded front grill are excellent. The supplying Ford Main Dealer rear screen sticker remains fitted. This unmolested example remains exactly as Ford intended and is certain to delight the blue oval enthusiast. INTERIOR The interior is in excellent condition finished in the ‘Truro II’ cloth trim (code XE) with matching door and quarter panel inserts. The original material to the seats is spotless and remarkably wear free and the colour matched carpeting and headlining are both clean and free from discoloration. The dashboard displays just one hairline crack and two very small drill holes to the top. All controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock. A period Ford stereo is fitted but is not working. An iconic and instantly familiar classic Ford interior. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION This Capri is in excellent mechanical order having been well maintained by its previous keeper and subject to a complete overhaul. The 1993cc OHC unit with twin sequential venturi carburettor pulls incredibly well with a top speed of 113mph and 0-60mph time of 9.6 seconds. This engine has 37 per cent more power and 30 per cent more torque than the 1.6 OHC yet has better fuel economy making it the more desirable choice. The engine bay is beautifully clean with the original Ford battery cover and factory stickers and plates displayed. The 5 speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely, and the clutch feels positive. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES This Capri Laser remains fitted with the factory RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels which are in pristine order with no damage. Five matching 185/70 R13 tyres have plenty of tread remaining and the immaculate spare alloy wheel, original jack and wheel brace are housed in a clean boot floor with factory markings visible. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 1st August 1986 by main dealers Laidlaw Ford, this example has had just three keepers from new and covered 86,653 miles. The previous keeper Mr Mike Derry, proprietor of Foremark Garage Ltd in Rutland has owned the vehicle since 2014 and undergone a complete restoration. A photograph album shows the compete strip down to bare shell and a comprehensive mechanical overhaul including brakes, clutch and cambelt has been undertaken. The history file contains the original blue V5 document along with a collection of previous invoices and MOT certificates. Representing a superb example of the final edition Capri, this wonderful 2.0 Laser is ready for its next appreciative owner and would delight any Ford enthusiast. MOT March 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/x1BkHUPUM7E To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskA811yY 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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  • Ford Capri

    £18,895 £18,895

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. The ‘Professionals’ Ford Capri 3.0S recreation in stunning condition. EQUIPMENT Overriders, S bodyside tape stripe, black passenger door mirror, black rear spoiler, black louvred grille, halogen headlamps, integral front spoiler, tailgate wash/wipe, integral rear fog lamp, sports gearshift knob, quartz clock, trip meter, tachometer, ammeter, oil pressure gauge, handbrake warning light, heated rear window, aeroflow face level vents, two-speed heater, instrument rheostat, courtesy light. Factory Options: Remote control drivers door mirror, tinted glass. EXTERIOR This legendary and genuine Capri 3.0S finished Ford Strato Silver (code V6) has been created in homage to the iconic Capri’s featured in ITV's much-vaunted Series, 'The Professionals'. Needing little introduction to the seasoned blue oval enthusiast, the cars themselves were considered more a star of the show than hard man CI5 agent William Bodie and his sidekick Ray Doyle (Martin Shaw). The paintwork boasts a bright uniform finish with only minimal imperfections detectable upon close scrutiny. The bumpers, black louvred grille and trims sections are in perfect order indicating that the urge to drive the car through a carefully placed wall of boxes has been avoided. The bodywork lines are all straight and the panel fit and shut gaps are excellent. This instantly recognisable example is guaranteed to please the avid Ford fan wanting a solid and very presentable genuine 3.0S. INTERIOR This iconic models interior is distinguished by seats fully trimmed in the Black Carla fabric (code A1) with Black fabric surrounds. The upholstery is spotlessly clean and free from wear as is the matching deep pile carpeting. The three spoke leather sports steering wheel remains in excellent order, and all controls and gauges in the six pod dash are fully functional. The push button ford radio is operational although the original analogue quartz clock is disconnected. The soft feel dashboard is perfect and free from cracks and the rear package tray is pin straight and free from cut outs. The perforated headlining is clean, tight and free from discolouration. This fantastic 1970’s interior remains exactly true to Ford’s intentions, wonderfully nostalgic! ENGINE & TRANSMISSION With a choice of three engines this model is fitted with the range-topping Essex 3000 V6 with twin choke carburettor. A power output of 138bhp at 5000rpm enables a top speed of 124mph and a 0-60 dash in 8.0 seconds. Contrary to the common manual conversion, the standard automatic choke set up has been retained. Raising the bonnet reveals a very clean and presentable engine compartment. An intoxicating burble through the stainless steel exhaust system is very addictive! The 4-speed manual gearbox with synchromesh to all forward gears operates as it should and the correct sports gearshift knob is the finishing touch. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The wheels have been upgraded to RS design 7 x 13in alloys which are in pristine order. Branded 205/60 R13 tyres are matching all round and have masses of tread remaining. The clean boot area houses the original jack secured with the rubber strap. The hydraulic dual line vacuum servo-assisted braking system was uprated by Ford at the factory for all 3000 V6 models to achieve prompt and steady stopping capabilities. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 20th May 1981, this later 3.0S was at the top of the Capri range before its replacement arrived in the form of the 2.8 Injection model. The 3.0S remains the ultimate desirable Capri and increasingly is the car you always promised yourself due to its rarity. The previous keeper and Ford collector, Mr M Williamson, purchased the car in 2013 with the aim to create his dream car, a Professionals recreation. Watching SAS trooper Bodie being played in heroic style by the late Lewis Collins wheel spinning the Capri wearing the fake registration 'UOO 303T’ is exactly what is possible with this car! A large history file contains a huge collection of receipts and invoices from specialist suppliers and restoration firms. Previous MOT certificates and original book packs are also included. Likely to appeal to a Ford aficionado who is keen to enjoy the show scene with this prime example. KGF Classic Cars however, cannot accept responsibility for any implications arising from a probable car chase involving a MkII Granada! HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/cNAJfuXrxhk To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskuRcTem 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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    £4,500 £4,500

    WE TOOK HER IN AS A PART EXCHANGE AND SHE HAS BEEN SAT IN A LOCKUP FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS (SINCE HER FULL RESPRAY) UNTOUCHED AS THE LAST OWNER SADLY RAN OUT OF FUNDS TO COMPLETE HER SHE HAD A FULL RESPRAY AND JUST NEEDS PUTTING BACK TOGETHER A SOLID CAR WITH NO RUST YES NO RUST, SHE WONT NEED A LOT TO FINISH AS MOST OF THE WORK IS DONE SHE STARTS UP (WITH A BATTERY BOOSTER) EVEN AFTER BEEN SAT IN THE DARK FOR SO LONG, RUNS WELL AND MOVES BACK AND FORTH, I NOTICED IT HAS A WELDED DIFF TOO SO IF ITS NOT YOUR THING YOU MAY WANT TO REPLACE THIS BAD POINTS (BUT EASILY SORTED) NO FRONT OR REAR BUMPERS NO MOT NO LOGBOOK OR HISTORY NO CENTRE CONSOLE WELDED DIFF SHE HAS A MK2 FRONT GRILL (SO YOU MAY WANT TO REPLACE THIS TO A MK3) LOWER HALF OF THE DASH IS MISSING NO REAR SEAT WRONG STEERING WHEEL FITTED NO RADIO OR SPEKERS REAR SPOILER MISSING WRONG GEAR KNOB FITTED (COMES OFF IN YOUR HAND) INTERIOR PANELS/TRIMS ARE MISSING (I HAVE ALL 4 DOOR PANELS) HEADLINING NEEDS REPLACING THE GARAGE SHE WAS IN WAS LEAKING ONTO HER ROOF/DRIVERS DOOR AND HAS LEFT LIMESCALE MARKS (IM TOLD THIS CAN BE REMOVED) SEE PICS WIRING NEEDS TIDYING UP (NOT ABLE TO CHECK LIGHTS ETC) THE CAR IS READING ZERO MILES SO UNSURE IF THE ENGINE IS A NEW REFURB ETC ONE SMALL RUST PATCH IN THE SPARE WHEEL WELL (PICTURED) FLAT BATTERY RUBBER SEAL ON THE FUEL FILTER IS LEAKING BUT STILL RUNS POWER STEERING BELT IS NOT FITTED SO UNABLE TO TEST SO THE STEERING IS HEAVY (THERE IS A BELT IN THE CAR SO MAY JUST NEED REFITTING) NO

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  • Ford Capri

    £10,995 £10,995

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A spectacular Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special detailed to original specification. EQUIPMENT Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control. EXTERIOR This incredible example is beautifully finished in Ford Black (code A9), a cost option when new. A deep mirror shine from the stunning paint finish is truly breath taking. All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and the exterior trim items and decals are pristine to firmly cement the fantastic appeal of this very special car. The side pinstripe has been changed to a slightly different shade from standard at the request of a previous keeper. Hard to source fitments such as the rubber spoiler and colour coded front grill are pleasingly immaculate. The rubber trim to the top of each door panel has perished with age slightly and the bonnet has minor paintwork imperfections. A factory original example, exactly as Ford intended. INTERIOR The interior of this 2.8 Injection Special evokes a sense of true nostalgia with the supportive Recaro seats looking fantastic finished in the grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels (code Q5). The original material to the rear bench seat is remarkably wear free and clean, and the front seats are perfect having been subject to a professional re-trim to exacting standards. The deep pile grey carpeting is spotless and the black perforated headlining unique to the 2.8 Special is tight and clean with only a tiny nick to the rear of the sunroof catch. The leather covered steering wheel is in beautiful order. All controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock and are housed in a pristine dashboard which is completely free from the common cracking issues. An 80’s iconic interior exactly true to the manufactures intentions. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex. SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making this models 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. A fantastic engine bay has been fastidiously detailed with hundreds of photographs revealing the painstaking process of re-plating, vapour blasting and powder coating. The engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble and a deep roar under enthusiastic use! The 5 speed gearbox is light and progression through the range is precise. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES This Capri is fitted with the factory original 7-spoke alloy wheels in flawless condition and with correct Ford badged centre caps. Branded Falken Ziex 205/60 R13 tyres are fitted with masses of tread remaining. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8 Special stop the car quickly and in a straight line. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 26th October 1984, Mr A Cooper the previous owner of this car purchased it from a Mr M Hudson, a lifelong Ford enthusiast. Upon taking ownership in February 2012, Mr Cooper, a renowned professional classic vehicle restorer, embarked upon his personal project to restore this example to the highest standard. His motive was to relive his youth having owned a number of examples in the 1980’s! Many journeys viewing both ‘immaculate’ and ‘original’ examples proved fruitless until this un-abused car ticked all the boxes. Sold in April 2014 by KGF Classic Cars to Mr A Tonks who continued the detailing process being an avid Ford enthusiast. A catalogue of photos and account of works carried out make fascinating reading. Taking this example to an even higher level, the finish achieved is impeccable and a credit to both previous keepers and this legendary, iconic Ford Capri. HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: http://youtu.be/cr2yAuzYqGE To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/sets/72157643689744154 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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