The development name of the Capri was “Colt”, but since the name was legally protected by Mitsubishi, Ford could not use it for its production model.
With the Capri, Ford wanted to repeat in Europe the success the company had achieved with the Ford Mustang in the USA and offer a kind of European “pony car”. The conventional chassis was taken from the English Ford Cortina, the engines of the cars built on the mainland from German Ford Taunus. It was manufactured at the British plants in Dagenham and Halewood, in Genk, Belgium, and at Ford’s German factories in Saarlouis and Cologne.
Ford wanted the Capri to cover as wide a range as possible, so there were many engines to choose from.
This 1971 Ford Capri MK1 has been completely restored.
It is nowadays equipped with a Ford Granada 2.3 V6 engine with 115 hp.
The original 1.3 engine is with the car.
The Capri was repainted externally and internally and with a completely redone interior.The car has undergone a well-known aesthetic and mechanical total restoration (which is documented with several photos during the various phases), starting from the bodywork brought back to the sheet metal. The electrical and braking systems have been reconditioned.
It shows up in excellent condition and the engine, brakes, gearbox work perfectly efficient.
Right now the driver’s side handle does not lock with key and the right windshield wiper ribs and needs to be replaced, but spare parts are available.
The original 1971 plates (TO) and booklet are still with the car.
Even the original 1.3 engine and various spare parts are available: – 5 original wheels – front headlights – bumper – carpet – steering wheel – gear knob – whole exchange At the moment the car currently mounts a set of 4 alloy wheels of 13 with 205/60/13 tires at 50%.
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