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.
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 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.
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.
Ford Capri Documentary - The Car is the Star Part 1
The Car's the Star presented by Quentin Wilson. This documentary is in two
parts and is all about the Ford Capri. I've had eight Capris, so this is
just up my street, I hope it is yours - enjoy!
This is part 1
Two Mk3 Capris Leaving a Car Meet
Two Mk3 Capri's Leaving a Local Meet
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Old Top Gear What Cars Not To Buy
Old Top Gear from 1997
Quentin Willson looks at some cars that you definately should avoid
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
10th April 1997
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
Rallycross Rome (Ford Capris & Escorts) - 1969
This film shows the sport of rallycross that was just starting to grow in
popularity in 1969. Not only does it feature some of rally's big names of
the time, including Hannu Mikkola and Roger Clark, but there are also a
number of incredibly rare Ford Capri 4x4s competing. These cars were only
built for evaluation purposes, and used the Fergusson 4x4 system as fitted
to the Jensen FF. In addition, there is a small amount of a Formula Ford
race held as part of the same event, and a children's pedal car race. This
is a period film with a hallmark late 60s music track -- one for the 60s
devotees and motorsport fans.
A Dazzling Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with Just 24,844 Miles from New - SOLD!
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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.
HPI Clear and Approved Used Car Check certificate.
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Wreck Rescue - Ford Capri (Part 1)
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Wreck Rescue [Episode 3] - 1972 Mk1 Ford Capri
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".
Ford Corsair V4 - 1965
This advert was made to launch the new Ford Consul V4. One of the slogans
for the marketing campaign was "The Car That is Seen and not Heard", and
this ad emphasizes the "smooth, silent" driving experience that the
glamorous young couple are lucky to have as they set out for a romantic day
on the beach, leaving the noisy city behind.