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
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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


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