This is my Capri I bought it in 1989 and drove it for years until I had kids.I stored it for a few years and started the restoration in 1994 it took me ten years to get it up and running but I did end up taking every single piece of this car apart and did all the work myself other than the machine work for the motor and I did not paint it.The theme is to look exactly like it did in 1983.The hardest part was finding 1983 ground effects.Other than the stero and tinted windows this is a correct 1983.
1972 Mercury Capri V6 2600 startup ......and it's for sale !
This was my first car purchased in 1978. I drove it stock for a few years
then in 1981 I did a restoration (body work, paint, suspension, engine,
trans.) . I took off the stock rally wheels and bias tires and put on some
aluminum slot mag wheels with radials.
I installed an ANSA dual sport Exhaust
system with twin Ferrari resonator tips which improved the performance and
it sounded great!
Put air shocks in the back so I could lower the rear a bit to improve
I installed a high power stereo (hey it was 1981!) and this thing was
powerful at that time. I made a custom speaker enclosure to fit on the
I installed a set of aluminum rear window louvers and that set off the
styling nicely...at least I liked them !
The car handled great, the V6 and 4 speed made for a really quick and
nimble sports car. Plus it was very reliable for a 70's import. The only
issues I had was loosing a sync gear in the trans and it liked to go
through front end bushings..
The interior is in great shape but the dash is cracked. Actually I think
they all cracked after 4-5 years unless the car never saw the sunshine!
The body has some spots coming through but it's not in terrible shape. The
entire underside was undercoated.
Normal maintenance was performed over the years but along with belts,
hoses, etc... etc will need the front calipers rebuilt as the are sticking.
Otherwise it runs and drives good.
This is for sale if anyone is interested.
Mercury capri xr2 review
this is one weird car, stiff handling , super stiff sterring, creeks and
sucky mpg , under powered , tiny ,
who in the right mind would buy this over a mazda miata?
The Car That Never Stopped!
Burning tires and doughnuts from my 19884 Mercury Capri. I abused the car
on a daily basis and it was a solid runner. Watch as I sling her around
like chicken before Sunday dinner!
1986 mercury Capri rs 5.0 5 speed
1986 Capri,5.0, 5 speed, stainless frpp headers, mac hpipe, flow master
American thunder mufflers dumped, 5 lug conversion, cobra front brakes,
3:73s, and much more. Add me on Facebook at Cody stump
Ford/Mercury Capri V6
This is a 1974 Ford/Mercury Capri made in Germany. It was shipped over to
the US when Purchased.
KOTS: Nitrous Foxbody 79 Capri almost wrecks at Thursday Night Lightz 2012
KOTS: Nitrous SBF Foxbody "Rosa Belle"
79 Capri almost wrecks drag racing for $1000 dollars during Thursday Night
Lightz Edgewater "King of the Street" races 6-14-12. These two badass Ford
powered Mustangs are
closely matched and the army green 1979 Capri is lucky to keep his
beautiful paint off the Big Block blue Ford! Stay tuned to my channel for
more action from this weekly event!
82 Mercury Capri 5.0 at Famoso Raceway #1
Our shop car. 82 Mercury Capri, AFR 165cc heads, Ed Curtis FTI cam, first
time out at the track. Famoso Raceway, near Bakersfield, CA. 12.34 @ 110,
1.69 60ft. Lots more left in it with tuning and colder weather.