Hosted by Michael Rodd, this film was made for Ford dealers about to get their hands on the new Ford Capri MkIII. It looks in detail at what made the Ford Capri such a sales success for Ford, spanning from the humble L to the 3-litre S and Ghia models.
The Cars the Star Ford Capri
Quentin Wilson looks at the car behind the slogan 'The car you always
promised yourself'. From its birth in 1969 to end of production in 1986,
talking to those who designed and marketed the car as well as some devoted
A Dazzling Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with Just 24,844 Miles from New - SOLD!
SOLD - MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED
A dazzling Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with just 24,844 miles from
Body-coloured door mirrors-driver electric, 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, electrically operated aerial, tilting/sliding steel
sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control.
The bodywork of this race-bred Capri is in very good condition finished in
Mercury Grey, (code Q7). A deep blemish free shine gives this car a
beautiful presence. The plastic trim has not faded and all the decals are
correct and present. There are some minor markings commensurate with a car
of 26 years of age such as the rear wings where the rubber spoiler sits.
The supplying dealer sticker in rear screen and front and rear number
plates are still fitted. The vehicle has not been detailed on the underside
or engine bay. A wonderful unmolested survivor.
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. The black
perforated headlining unique to the Special is tight and clean and the deep
pile grey carpeting is soft to touch. The leather covered steering wheel
along with the drivers bolster has worn. The dash area remains original
and fully functioning controls and areoflow vents face the driver in a
wonder fashion. Minor hairline cracks to the dash top can just be seen.
The original Dealer tax disc holder and leather key fob are still included.
An 80's iconic interior exactly true to the manufactures intentions.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Capri is in fine mechanical order having covered such low miles in its
26 years. 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.
The 5 speed gearbox is in fine fettle and slots through the gears
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri is fitted with the factory original 7-spoke alloy wheels. The
plastic centre caps have had the Ford logo refreshed at a DIY standard.
Brand new AVON turbospeed CR28 205/60
R13 tyres have been fitted. 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.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealers, Harper Motor Co. Ltd on the 8th August
1987 this will be one of the very last 2.8 Specials ever made being on an
'E' prefix. Remaining with its original private owner, Mr Allan, for 26
years and until May of this year, before being purchased by a second owner.
Annually serviced by the supplying Ford Dealer up to 24,148 miles and 1998
before being laid up. Fortunately, the owner kept the annual MOT ritual
despite not using the car leaving no doubt to the incredible low mileage of
just 24,844 being genuine and highly sought after.
All Ford manuals and spare keys, including the torch key on dealer leather
fob, are included.
12 Months MOT, HPI Clear and Approved Used Car Check certificate.
Ford Capri Barn Find....
Helping my neighbour Les,drag a 1977 Ford Capri out of a dark and dank
barn...last driven in 1981, been parked in the barn since then.
RAC Rally 1976
This short film gives a real flavour of the exciting action in the 1976
Lombard RAC Rally. Roger Clark, with co-driver Stuart Pegg, is in
masterful form in his Escort RS1800 "Cossack", storming through to his
second RAC rally victory. This win was also the first British victory in a
World Rally Championship (WRC) event.
Launch of the Ford Capri Mark I - 1969 - HD version
We are delighted to share with you a cleaned-up, colour-corrected, HD
version of the film we uploaded in January 2014. We hope you enjoy it even
more now its looking at its best.
This film was produced to launch the Ford Capri as "the car you always
promised yourself". Our sophisticated hero is distracted from his 3 very
different girlfriends by the eye-catching new Capri. He finds himself in a
dilemma as to not only which woman to choose but which of the three
exciting Capri models featured in the film he should go for.