Launched in 1969 as 'the car you always promised yourself', the Capri was Ford Europe's response to the mighty sales success of the Mustang in America. To garner sales interest, Ford relied heavily on motorsport in the 1970s and soon an RS 2600 Capri was commissioned and built to compete in the European Touring Car championship. However, BMW had bigger ideas and introduced the more powerful 3.0 CSL and stole a march on Ford on the track. In response, Ford Advanced Vehicle Operations got the go ahead, in September 1973, to build 248 Capri RS 3100s to homologate the car for the E.T.C.C. and the motorsport public were treated to some very special racing in the 74/75 season, as both manufacturers showed scant regard for cost, both on and off the track. The Essex 3.0 V6 was over-bored to 3091cc giving 148bhp and fitted as standard to the road car, along with suspension modifications, RS four spoke alloys and a shallow front splitter with an enormous rear wing added to the already comprehensive RS2600 standard specification. The world recession slowed sales of the RS 3100 road car, which was only built in righthand drive for the UK market, and by July of 1974 fifty of the unsold cars were sent to Australia to be sold.
Considered the Holy Grail of 1970's fast Fords, this truly excellent Ford Capri RS 3100 has been well known to the RS Owner's Club for several decades. Restored from a bare shell upwards in 2000/2001, the fastidious owner put meticulous care into the panel fit and finish. The car has been in the care of the present owner for more than a decade, during which time renowned Ford Capri specialists Tickover of Dartford, Kent, have lavished time and effort into maintaining and making this car very reliable. The car benefits from a reconditioned Borg Warner T5 gearbox for relaxed high-speed cruising, improved carburation and exhausts, electric fan and electric fuel pump, all of which combine to make it a fantastic drive. The car has recently benefitted from a full service, refurbished alloy wheels, a new headlining and under-bonnet detailing, plus a fresh MoT test certificate. It is also sitting on a matched set of recently fitted tyres. The interior is in good original condition and, most unusually, equipped with Ford rear inertia seat belts. The owner states that the car is running and sounding better than ever. The engine is smooth, strong and very lusty, but also very mechanically quiet, the gearbox and clutch are a delight. The steering and ride is as good as any RS 3100 out there and the car attracts a huge amount of interest and affection wherever it goes. The current registration SXF 31 (SeXy Ford 3.1) was put on the car by the current owner but he has kept the former identity WGW 343M, which it is known by in club circles, on the bottom of the plates. The car was supplied new by Willment's of South London and, of course, proprietor John Willment was famous for racing fast Fords. This was the 22nd RS 3100 built and the sixth to be painted Sebring Red, surely the definitive RS 3100 colour, with black interior. This car is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate and a file containing a large history and copies of the old registration documents. We understand that there are only about one fifty RS 3100s left and if you are keen to own one, then we feel you might struggle to find a better example than this. This car is simply made to drive fast and enjoy but equally just to look at and admire. It is without doubt a classic 1970's machine.
Here is for sale a Ford Capri Mk2 1600 XL of 1976.
The first registration was in the Netherlands, but the car is in Portugal since 1985.
The car is in overall very good condition. Is part of a portuguese movie that will be released on the 18th january - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHgKeLJNaE
1972 Ford Capri Perana, a genuine Basil Green car, certified !
The Holy Grail of Capri's, one of a hand full in the UK.
Ford Mustang 302 ci ( 5 litres ! ) V-8, less than 500 built, sold new in Ford South Africa dealerships, and this is one of the handful of special order automatic gearbox cars.
Ford Capri 2.8 Ghia 1976 60k one owner this is a blue plate California car LHD in lovely condition with black paint work and beige velour interior all original apart from upgraded 15 inch alloy wheels 2.8 engine auto gearbox assortment of spares on the boat will be here in approx 4 weeks lots of .....
This stunning Capri was first registered on 15th September 1981 and has been owned by the vendor since 28th January 1991. Throughout his ownership the Capri has been restored and upgraded to the magnificent vehicle presented today. The upgrades include the 2.0 litre overhead camshaft Pinto engine being .....
We are specialists in Classic car restoration .
We have restored and are restoring a number of mid -high end classic cars and can undertake all aspects of vehicle restoration .
Our team has many years experience and our cars are finished to the highest standards
Ford Capri 2.8 injection, injection special and 280 Brooklands wanted .
We are after cars in good condition preferably with good service history.
Based In Essex but will travel
Top prices paid
Please contact Mark on 01245 248143 or 07732 339759
Now available is this Concours condition Ford Capri GT XLR, finished in Pacific Blue with Tan vinyl interior.
The car has a Complete history going back to 1971 and maintains its original service book.
Subject to a concours standard restoration in 2014 including engine rebuild
One of only two .....
I OWNER FROM NEW WITH 57000 MILES RECORDED,CONCOURSE THROUGHT OUT WITHOUT ANY DOUBT,THIS CAR HAS BEEN IN OUR PERSONAL COLLECTION FOR OVER 11 YEARS, WE FULLY RESTORED THIS CAR BACK THEN WITH A FULL BARE METAL RESTORATION TO THIS NOW CONCOURSE STANDARD,THE CAR COMES WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL BOOKS AND EVERY .....