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1968-1973 Ford Capri Mk1 specifications

1968-1973 Ford Capri Mk1 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The car you always promised yourself? The Mk1 Capri offered UK drivers the American sportscar vibe


According to Ford, the Capri was ‘The car you always promised yourself.’ And, for 1.2-million customers, they were telling the truth, such was the sales success of this Mustang wannabe. The Capri was inspired by its American cousin and nobody cared that much that it was simply a Cortina in a party frock. The long bonnet swallowed up the four-cylinder 1300s and 1600s and even the V4 1996cc and V6 2994cc engines fitted with space to spare. GT badging was used to distinguish 1300, 1600 and 2000 models. Values rising steadily. Add 50% for GT models.

Production

  • Production:
    1,172,900 (all MkIs)
  • Price at launch:
    £1,041
  • Price (excellent)
    £7,200
  • Price (good):
    £4,350
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    13.0secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    72.0bhp
  • Torque:
    70.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

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:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4260mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2560mm
  • Width:
    1645mm
  • Height:
    1290mm
  • Weight:
    920kgs

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