A Spectacular Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special Detailed to Original Specification - SOLD!
**SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED** A spectacular Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special detailed to original specification. EQUIPMENT Remote control driver's door mirror, 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, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control. EXTERIOR This incredible example is beautifully finished in Ford Black (code A9), a cost option when new. A deep mirror shine from the almost flawless paint finish is truly breath taking. All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and completely free from corrosion and paint blisters. All exterior trim items and decals are pristine and firmly cement the 'as new' appeal of this very special car. Hard to source fitments such as the rubber spoiler and colour coded front grill are pleasingly immaculate. The rubber trim to the top of each door panel has perished with age slightly. A fantastic unmolested engine bay is beautifully cleaned and highlights the attention to detail in order to create a factory original example, exactly as Ford intended. INTERIOR 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 (code Q5). The original material to the rear bench seat is remarkably wear free and clean, and the front seats are perfect having been subject to a professional re-trim to exacting standards. The deep pile grey carpeting is spotless and the black perforated headlining unique to the Special is tight and clean with only a tiny nick to the rear of the sunroof catch. The leather covered steering wheel is in beautiful unworn order. All controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock and are housed in a pristine dashboard which is completely free from the normal cracking issues. An 80's iconic interior exactly true to the manufactures intentions. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION 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 engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble and a deep roar under enthusiastic use! The 5 speed gearbox is light and progression through the range is precise. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES This Capri is fitted with the factory original 7-spoke alloy wheels in flawless condition and with correct Ford badged centre caps. Branded Falken Ziex 205/60 R13 tyres are fitted with masses of tread remaining. 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. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 26th October 1984, Mr A Cooper the previous owner of this car purchased it from a Mr M Hudson, a lifelong Ford enthusiast. Upon taking ownership in February 2012, Mr Cooper, a renowned professional classic vehicle restorer, embarked upon his personal project to restore this example to the highest standard. His motive was to relive his youth having owned a number of examples in the 1980's! Many journeys viewing both 'immaculate' and 'original' examples proved fruitless until this un-abused car ticked all the boxes. The finish achieved is impeccable and a credit to both Mr Cooper and this legendary, iconic Ford Capri. MOT March 2015, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
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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.