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  Lot 42

1988 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

Estimated at £30,000 - £35,000

Lot details
Registration No: E42 PNX
Chassis No: WF0CXXGAECGG11630
Mot Expiry: April 2017

- 29,730 miles from new and 4 previous keepers

- Original handbook, service book, Tax disc holder and sales brochure

- 19 previous MOT certificates, collection of invoices and old Tax discs

Ford billed the Capri as 'The car you always promised yourself' and, happily for the Blue Oval, some 1.9 million customers agreed and bought one during the production years of 1974 to 1986. The original plan for the run-out of this popular European 'pony car' was to build 500 turbo examples with the assistance of independent specialist Turbo Technics. However, that didn't quite square with the 1,038 chassis still needing homes, so the ultimate decision was to christen them 'Capri 280' and equip each one with Brooklands Green paintwork, Red-piped Raven Black interior trim and 15inch alloy wheels of the same design as those of the 2.8i. Around 10 percent of purchasers opted for the turbo conversion, while the remaining cars were normally aspirated.

'E42 PNX' is an unblown example that was one of the last of the line and in fact not registered until January 1988. It was supplied new by Wombourne Ford of Wolverhampton and still features their name on the number plates and rear window. It has had just five keepers to date, who've amassed just 29,723 miles between them and the current one considers the bodywork, Green paintwork, interior trim, V6 engine and five-speed manual gearbox as all being in 'excellent' condition. This lovely time-warp example of a much sought-after model is now being offered complete with original Ford stereo and extensive history folder containing: owner's book pack; 280 tax disc holder and sales brochure; selection of old tax discs; old-style V5; a large collection of invoices from Ford main dealers and other suppliers, plus a September 2015 one from Furrows Ltd for £412.76 concerning a major service and change of brake fluid; copy of the original Ford press release for the model; list of owners from new; 19 previous MOT certificates, plus an advisory-free one valid into April 2017.

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