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.
Ford/Mercury Capri V6
This is a 1974 Ford/Mercury Capri made in Germany. It was shipped over to
the US when Purchased.
Mercury Capri sales training video 1991 1992 1993 1994 Part 1
First half of product familiarization video for sales personnel for the
newly-introduced 1991 Mercury Capri. Great background for Capri fans (I had
a '94). Based on this video, you'd think the Capri would have sold much
Judge the video from a 90s perspective, not today's. Ohhh, the 90s. So much
color, so much hope, so much fun... :)
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.