26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 30

1984 Ford Capri 2.8i Special
Warranted 46,400 miles from new

Lot details

Registration No: B90 BGK
Chassis No: WF0CXXGAECEL30180
MOT: May 2023

  • Only two former keepers
  • Subject to a recent repaint and detailing
  • Mechanically fettled by model specialist Thomas Gilley

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 - ie it was our 'pony' car. 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. Debuting in 1984, the Ford Capri 2.8i Special boasted an enviable specification including a limited-slip differential, five-speed manual gearbox, seven-spoke alloy wheels, half-leather Recaro front seats and colour coded headlamp surrounds / mirrors. Weighing less than a modern hatchback and with some 160bhp / 163lbft of torque on tap courtesy of its 2792cc V6 engine, the four-seater Coupe was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 8.2 seconds and 126mph. Great fun to drive with engaging, rear-wheel drive handling, the 2.8i Special has long had a cult following. Interestingly, the website howmanyleft.com suggests that just 557 Capri Injection models registered during 1984 have survived to the present day.

Finished in special order ‘Paris Blue’ (35) at Ford’s Cologne plant, chassis 30180 was first registered by London City Council on November 2nd 1984 (or so its ‘B90 BGK’ number plate would imply). Migrating to the South West thereafter and still carrying an under bonnet sticker for the Mid Devon Motor Co., the Capri has had just three keepers (the last two of whom were well known to each other) and covered a warranted 46,400 miles from new. Treated to a thorough service, replacement fuel tank and new front brake callipers during April-May 2022, more recent work has seen the Coupe benefit from attention to its differential seal, starter motor, alternator, ignition system, rear wheel cylinders and bump stops (associated parts bills from Capri specialist Tickover total more than £500) not to mention a photographically documented £7,000 respray, wheel refurbishment and professional detailing. Riding on correct ‘RS-style’ seven-spoke alloys, ‘B90 BGK’ started readily and ran well during our photography session earlier this month. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, book pack, sundry bills and MOT certificates dating back to 1993 (at 37,428 miles).

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe. 

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

Bidding will take place live at the venue, online via our website, by telephone and commission. 

Parking at the venue is available and entry into the auction is free for auction attendees with a catalogue, available at the door. 

To enquire about entering your motorcar into the auction please call our sales office on 01925 210035, email sales@HandH.co.uk or click the Valuations For Sale button below. 


AUCTION VENUE  Click to View Catalogue

Tuesday 25th April 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th April 2023 from 9am

To take part in the auction please click 'Register to Bid | Sign In' at the top of the page



View all lots in this sale

Do you have an item to sell?

If so, contact one of our friendly specialists for your free valuation by completing the form below and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you prefer to speak to humans, don't hesitate to call our office on +44 (0)1925 210035

Contact Us Today!



Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.

Cars from the 1910s to the 2010s head to auction for Buxton sale
H&H’s motorcycle sales off to a flying start in 2024 with market-leading 88 percent sales rate
Goon, Goon, Gone: Unique Peter Sellers 1960 Bentley heads to auction
Eclectic 150-plus classic car auction helps round out H&H’s milestone 30th year celebrations
One of the UK’s best driving Aston Martin DB5s heads to auction
Mid-century sports car icons race to Buxton auction
Former front cover ‘star’ heads to auction
Classic British motorcycles shine as 230 lots head to the National Motorcycle Museum auction
Racing legend Patsy Burt's Jaguar XK120 speeds to Buxton auction
22-strong single owner classic motorcycle collection heads to auction
Norton's racing heritage set to ignite the auction stage
Rare Frazer-Nash BMW with rich racing history to be auctioned
“The Rolls-Royce” of the motorcycle world, heads to      auction
Martini inspired Porsche 911 ‘RSR’ Tribute to head under the hammer
Rare ‘Car on Two Wheels’ heads to auction for the first time in 30 years
More than 100 classics sold in H&H’s 30th anniversary sale
Stunning classics worth more than £9 million offered in 30th anniversary auction
Rare Aston Martin DB1 heads to anniversary auction from long-term ownership
Rare Bentleys to star in 30th celebration auction
H&H Classics 30th Anniversary Auction
H&H unveils details of its 30th anniversary celebrations
Classic car owners handed ULEZ lifeline
H&H Classics auction Hurricane X-75 Prototype to National Motorcycle Museum
Vintage and modern classics lead the way at latest H&H sale
H&H offers exceptional range of vehicles spanning 11 individual decades
Pavilion Gardens. Wednesday 26th July 2023
A whimsical blast from the past: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recreation heads to auction
From Italy with love: auction showcasing the essence of Italian design and sprezzatura
250 Motorcycles & Vintage Scooters Set To Go Under The Hammer!
March of the Mods: Lambretta owned by Paul Weller heads to auction
Lawbreakers to law enforcers: historic scooters with infamous connections up for sale
Jaguar SS100 among £2¼  million worth of classics sold at the Imperial War Museum
British classics to shine at H&H Classics’ sale
Historic Guinness Collection heads to auction
Browse The Catalogue Now! 135 Classic & Performance Cars To Go Under The Hammer.
Robbie Savage’s Ferrari F430 to be sold at H&H Classics
RAC Rally winning ‘Jaguar’ to be sold at auction
Former MP’s Bentley and Facel Vega ‘garage find’ among £1.3m worth of classics hammered away by H&H
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Auction Preview Video
Genuine ‘matching numbers’ 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback among 89 strong classic car auction
Rare Facel Vega ‘garage find’ heads to auction
Indian 4 and Lambretta DL200
Golden opportunity to acquire famous limited edition Italjet scooter
H&H Classics commences landmark year with sale of 121 cars
‘Brand new’ Porsche 911 heading to auction after 21 years
Brooklands race winning Bentley to go under the hammer
Actor, Sir Michael Caine’s first car, heads to auction. £100,000 - £150,000
A Very Rare Survivor. A 1936 Indian Four. £50,000 - £60,000