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.
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.
Ford Commercial Vehicle Range - 1968
This film shows the impressive range of trucks - from the iconic Transit to
the "snake supple, rhino tough" D1000 articulated lorries - offered by Ford
in 1968. There's plenty of rugged action with some florid description
thrown in. These vehicles are "made by men who know trucks, and know what
you want from them".
Your Automatic Choice (Ford Zephyr & Zodiac) - 1961
It's tempting to think of automatic transmission as a modern invention, but
it isn't. This film, made by renowned film-maker Bill Mason, was
commissioned by Ford 50 years ago to promote the auto option they were
offering on the Zephyr and Zodiac range of cars. It gives a simple
explanation of how the auto-box works, and then gives a tutorial on how to
use it, finishing by asking "Who on earth wanted a third pedal anyway?"
Two Mk3 Capris Leaving a Car Meet
Two Mk3 Capri's Leaving a Local Meet
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Test driving my Ford Capri Automatic
Test driving my 1981 Ford Capri 2.3 V6 automatic on a coutryside road with
different speed limits - - Kleine Testfahrt mit meinem 1981er Ford Capri
2.3 V6 mit 3-Gang Automatik auf einer Landstraße mi
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
Two at the Top (Ford Granada launch film) - 1971
When Ford chose to replace the enormous Mk IV Zodiac and Zephyr range, they
took a massive leap forwards with the new Granada and its cheaper brother,
the Consul. Smaller than its forebear, it was lighter, faster, and smarter. This is a shortened
version of the launch film for both cars, and shows how high Ford were
aiming with this car in terms of the cars it was competing with.
Wreck Rescue - Ford Capri (Part 1)
Buy @ http://www.markevans.co.uk/acatalog/Wreck_Rescue_DVD.html
Part 2: http://youtu.be/tdzXDdp2vuY
Wreck Rescue [Episode 3] - 1972 Mk1 Ford Capri
The Seven Days of Monza - 1972
This film follows a seven day endurance test on the famous Monza circuit
for two Ford Transits powered by the new 2.4 litre "York" diesel engine. A
team of top drivers - including Roger Clark and Bengt Sodestrom - drove 4
hour shifts in "an incredible non-stop maximum speed battle against time".
Ford took three world endurance records - all without a single mechanical
breakdown - over the 168 hours and 12,000 miles covered at an average speed
of 74 mph.