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  Lot 46

1985 Ford Capri 2.8i Special
17,130 miles from new

Sold for £29,250

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: B393 MKD
Chassis No: WF0CXXGAECES78990
MOT: April 2022

  • 17,130 miles from new and current family ownership since 1991
  • Just 1 former private keeper and business registered when new
  • Offered with original owners wallet and service book
  • MOT certificates back to 1988, collection of invoices and old Tax discs
  • Supplied new by J Blake & Co Ltd of Liverpool and a resident of Merseyside ever since
  • Finished in Mineral Silver over Strato Blue matched to a Grey interior

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, and would have been called Colt had Mitsubishi not bagged the name 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.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: ‘Very Good'
Engine: ‘Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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