Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 226
Year : 1983
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : MNV 578Y
Chassis No. : WF0CXXGAECCR97498
Engine No. : CR97498
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


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 interior gives
an insight into the care taken with this example throughout its
pampered life. This Capri has recently undergone a cosmetic
restoration which included a full respray and new decals,
refurbished wheels and a fully wax coated underneath. MNV
578Y was recently serviced in the summer of 2016 and is
offered with an MoT test certificate until July 2017. Having been
laid up for some time before re-commissioning, it is now used
regularly for short trips and presents a fantastic example of a
rare four-speed, early Capri.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170