A V8 Ford Capri launches from the start line of Stage 13 of the Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge Rally October 2008.
Ford of South Africa assembled the Capri from 1970 to 1972 with a similar model range to the UK. No facelift models or RS variants were marketed in South Africa.
About 500 Capris were converted by specialist Basil Green Motors to run the 302 Ford Windsor V8 engine. These models were known as the Capri Perana and were very successful in local touring car events, winning the 1970 South African championship and, in a different format, the 1971 championship as well.
No Mk II and Mk III Capris were exported to, or built in South Africa.
Test Drive the 1974 Ford Capri V8!
Hi! This is Agent 8771's 1974 Ford Capri, featuring a high-output 302 V8
and Borg-Warner T5 transmission hooked to a Ford 9 inch positraction rear.
This car originally had the wheezy Pinto 2000 cc engine and 4 speed trans,
so it is much better now. A nice, original, rust-free unit brought up from
the States to save it from the recyclers yard. Sweet vintage aluminum slot
mags, nerf bars, and diamond-tuft package tray finish this Capri off in
classic 70's style! Hope you like it as much as I do!
Capri RS2600 Grand Race 1. Start
18.8.2013 Ahvenisto Circuit
Historic Roadsport A
Update! Check out 2014 races on same track:
Perana story Trailer
Perana Story a self made documentary about the history and legend that is
the Perana V8 muscle car. Built in South Africa between 1969 and 1972 the
Perana marque has become a legend around the world. I have interviewed
Basil Green and several other high profile folk who were a part of the
creation of the Perana brand.
There will be a full 2 hour version soon. All music is Royalty Free!!
Capri 4 Me
Mike Sweeney presents 'Capri 4 Me', the show that celebrates the history of
the Ford Capri, from it's American origins as the Mustang, to the MK3's used in the TV
series 'The Professionals'.
With guests Chris Baker, Gary Owen, Richard Royes, Glyn Watson, Michael
Forman, Stephen Vokins, Harry Carlton, Tom Malcom, John Hill and Stephen
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003