Legendary Capris of the past

Consul Capri
Consul Capri

The first version to have the Capri name was the two-door version of the Consul introduced in 1961. Due to unreliable engines and bad sales, Ford dropped this model.

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Ford Mustang

The Capri was born in response to the Mustang. It was designed to counter the criticism that Ford didn’t make cars which young people wanted to buy. The Mustang set record sales in 1964 when it hit the showroom.


Capri Mk1

The car which was marketed as “the car you always promised yourself”. This version of the Capri was first called Project Colt, but it was dropped as Mitsubishi held rights to that name.

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1971 Capri 2000

The Capri sold well, as predicted by Ford. Ford’s commitment to this car was that it would be affordable. There were wide ranges available from 1.3-litre versions to 136bhp V6’s. This was a special export sent to North America, South Africa and Australia.

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Capri Mk2

In 1974 the introduction to the second-generation Capri was released. The oil crisis in 1973 caused Ford to take a more conservative approach and by making the bonnet shorter and more giving more interior space.

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Capri 3.0S

The 3.0S gained a lot of fame from the TV Show “The Professionals”. This version had a standard Dagenham-built V6.

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Zakspeed Capri

This racing version was made in the late Seventies for German touring car racing. It had a 600bhp 1.7-litre turbocharged motor.

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Capri RS2600

The rarest RS cars of all, the Capri RS2600. This was built to dominate touring car racing. It has a 150bhp 2.6-litre V6. It had weight saving glass fibre doors, boot and bonnet.

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