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 handling.
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 parcel shelf.
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.
Capri 2.0S cosworth, 0-200 km/h and 100-230 km/h
This is my old capri 2.0S with cosworth 2.0 YB engine, t5 gearbox and
atlas 3.44 + zf motorsport lsd rear axle. Earlier the engine gave 364 hp
but after rebuild with wrc-pistons, long H-profile rods, ported head +
bd16 cams it has not been Dynoed yet. Let´s see after turbo swap.
The guitar player is my relative. His playing and this Deep Purple`s old
song sounds good to me and hope you like it too.
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!
1972 Ford Capri 2.6 Cologne V6 first start after rebuild
1972 ford capri cologne V6 right after first start and break in. Rebuilt C4
with mild shift kit, Comp Cam, headers from Team Blitz with Chromex coating
from Performance Coatings, 350cfm Holley 2bbl, engine assembled at DG
machine (www.DGDragParts.com). Project was put together with help from my
friends at Cascade Classics. My dad bought the car new in 1972. It's mine
Capri RS2600 Grand Race 1. Start
18.8.2013 Ahvenisto Circuit
Historic Roadsport A
Update! Check out 2014 races on same track:
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
1973 Mercury (Ford) Capri 2000, 4-Speed --- "The Sexy European" --- FOR SALE
1973 Mercury (Ford) Capri 2000. 4-Speed -- "The Sexy European". Factory
medium brown metallic with original black vinyl roof and decor group. A
museum-quality 'survivor' with only 30,175 actual miles, housed in a
climate-controlled environment for the last 13 years. 2nd owner, garaged
kept since purchased new in 1973, and never used as primary transportation.
Photos Can Be Viewed Here:
Vehicle never smoked in, no mildew odors, no road accidents, or any rust;
all original paint, trim, glass, entire interior, vinyl roof, engine,
drivetrain, etc., each in outstanding condition. Normal wear items --
tires, shocks, battery, master brake cylinder, brake lines, brake
components, filters, etc., replaced at 25,000 miles or periodically with
FoMoCo or OEM replacement parts. Original Dunlop spare in trunk; Dunlop
replacements on car in correct size.
Professionally maintained by Pterodactyl Racing, a premier vintage racing
organization. Currently insured/appraised by classic car insurer at
$15,750 -- with historic tags. Documentation, manuals, and spares with
Please note, this is not some tarted-up, so-called restoration; this
vehicle drives, rides, handles and looks like a nearly new Capri, with only
a few imperfections and limited modifications such as a Momo period-correct
steering wheel. If you want the Capri from your past, without the expense
(and headaches) of a costly restoration, this Capri is for you. Only a
handful of imported European
Mk. 1 Capris (1970-1973) in the U.S. are in this stunning condition. First
place winner at several car shows.
Ford Capri Barn Find....
Helping my neighbour Les,drag a 1977 Ford Capri out of a dark and dank
barn...last driven in 1981, been parked in the barn since then.
Zakspeed Ford Turbo Capri
Zakspeed Ford turbo Capri beim AvD
Oldtimer GP 2012 auf dem Nürburgring. Peter Zakowski fährt das Original
Meisterschaftsauto von 1981, mit dem Klaus Ludwig damals gewann.
Das Fahrzeug ist mit dem kleinen Motor der Division 2 bestückt mit 1,4l
In beiden Rennen sah Zakowski die Zielflagge wegen technischer Probleme
nicht. Im Rennen 1 bedrängt er Oliver Mathai im Porsche 935 und im Rennen
2 räumt er binnen kürzester Zeit das Feld von hinten auf.
Sowohl nach dem Training als auch nach dem ersten Rennen wurde am Fahrzeug
umfangreich gearbeitet. Der Ladedruck ist noch nicht eingestellt und
deshalb hat P.Zakowski die Hand häufiger mal am "Dampfrad".
Vom turbo Capri wurden insgesamt fünf
Fahrzeuge gebaut. Ein Fahrzeug wurde zerstört, eines zu einem Mustang umgebaut, ein Fahrzeug wurde
von Herbert Stenger bei Bergrennen eingesetzt, ein Fahrzeug baut Stefan
Mücke in Berlin wieder auf und hier eben das 1981er Meisterschaftsauto bei
onboard race1 at 05:35
onboard race 2 at 12:14