16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 27

1983 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection

Estimated at £12,000 - £14,000

Lot details

Registration No: CRK 929Y
Chassis No: WFOCXXGAECDE17749
MOT: 02 March 2023

  • Desirable 2.8-litre injection model presented in a very attractive Burgundy with contrasting Grey leather interior
  • Showing just 40,204 miles on the odometer
  • Subject to a replacement clutch in 2019

Ford's Capri was launched at the 1969 Brussels Motor Show. The fastback Coupe was intended to do for Europe what the Mustang had done for the USA - i.e. it was our 'pony' car, and would have been called Colt had Mitsubishi not claimed the moniker first. The monocoque body featured independent front suspension by MacPherson strut and a live axle with leaf springs at the rear. Worthwhile improvements came with the MkII models of 1974 and the quadruple headlamp MkIII cars introduced in 1978. Then in 1981, the venerable 3-litre Essex-engined variant was dropped in favour of the 2.8 Injection model - a single-car range powered by the lusty fuel-injected 2.8-litre Cologne V6. Power rose to 160bhp and, soon after launch, the old four-speed gearbox was replaced with a more contemporary five-speed one. Ford now had a stylish four-seat Coupe with performance capable of shaming rivals costing four times the money - it could hit 60mph in 7.8 seconds and top 130mph flat out. Capris have become hot property and many enthusiasts regard the 2.8-litre injection cars as the best of the bunch.

Manufactured in 1983 and presented in the attractive Burgundy with Grey leather interior featuring Recaro sport seats, ‘CRK 929Y’ is Fitted with the 2792cc Cologne V6 engine mated to the desirable five-speed manual transmission. Subject to works in 2019 including replacement track rod arms and ends, front discs, pads and calipers, fan belts, oil pump and tappets, as well as a full service, this vehicle has also benefited from a replacement clutch in 2019 at a cost of £498. Offered with a small collection of invoices from its current ownership and the V5 document, the vehicle also includes a workshop manual. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘Good to Very Good’.

PLEASE NOTE: The chasiss plate suggests this vehicle has been uprated from a 1600cc OHC to its current 2.8i engine.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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