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1981-1987 Ford Capri Mk3 specifications

1981-1987 Ford Capri Mk3 specifications Classic and Performance Car

And so the end of a legend, with the final genuinely exciting Capris


As exciting as the Mk2 was rational, the Ford Capri Mk3 was one of the industry's most effective facelifts. Quad headlights, wrap-around bumpers and a plethora of TV appearances restored the Capri's mojo. The Essex-powered 3000S and Ghia were replaced by the 2792cc Cologne V6-powered 2.8 Injection in 1981 and gave the flagship a 127mph maximum speed – Porsche 944 performance for two-thirds the price. Best of all was the Brooklands Green 280, the last Capri of them all – a mere 1038 were made. Values of the best are rising fast. Prices for V6 models.
 

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £7,995
  • Price (excellent)
    £14,500
  • Price (good):
    £8,000
  • Price (average):
    £4,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.2secs
  • Top speed:
    127.0mph
  • Power:
    160.0bhp
  • Torque:
    163.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V6
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    Mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, anti-roll bar
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    Rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    Monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4440mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2563mm
  • Width:
    1699mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    1230kgs

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