For sale is a Ford Capri 2.0 MK3. The car was originally a 1.6 laser (1986) but restored between 2003 - 2007 which involved a number of "sensible" upgrades including a 2.0 engine.
The car has lived in a dry garage since the restoration and as a result is still very solid following its restoration, and the paintwork is just stunning. Of course this is a 34 year old car and owning it will require maintenance and some love and care... but here we have an appreciating classic that turns heads everywhere you go.
The car also comes with a very extensive history file (including MOT's from as far back as 1989 - the first one it would have had!).
- Welding done to floors, scuttle panel, arches, and other areas
- Fully repainted in "Venetian Red" which still looks stunning
- A rebuilt (fast-road) 2.0 pinto engine installed along with 5-speed type 9 gearbox and atlas axle (which was refurbished).
- The "laser" interior was swapped out for the much nicer looking 2.0S interior (very good condition - only thing here is its wearing thin drivers side bolster)
- Leather steering wheel from a 2.8i was installed
- dash board is original and most importantly un-cracked (extremely rare and worth a few hundred £ alone!)
- Original radio
- Original carpets and headlining (no tears/marks)
- The car does have a parcel shelf though this is tatty
- Sun roof works well (handle not broken)
- All dash clocks work well
EXTERIOR / BODY WORK
- Venetian red (lovely Colour)
- Paint is very good with some very small areas of bubbling on the lower body (only what is to be expected for a 10 year old paint job really)
- The car sits on JBW mini-lites (these are all straight, non buckled, but there is some slight pitting to the chrome edges on these if you get close)
- Headlights are halogen converted so brighter than sealed beam units in there originally
- Unfortunately someone has put a small ding into the driver's side door (can be seen from certain angles)
- Arches are all absolutely mint, no work needed here at all (a big area that tends to go on these cars)
- Underside very solid (apart from a few small bits - see below)
- Very nice, original ‘unadulterated’ look overall
ENGINE / ENGINE BAY
- 2.0 pinto engine was put in 10 years ago (has done 16,000 miles since full rebuild)
- head was ported and polished, better exhaust manifolds, K&N filter, upgraded camshaft and generally a ‘fast road’ set up.
- Very useable engine but really good fun, plenty of go about it and keeps up easily with modern traffic.
- Engine bay is painted satin black and still looks good
- Engine bays aren't often pretty... and I wouldn't say this engine bay is a show car... but certainly nothing of concern in here!
DRIVE TRAIN / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
- 5 speed type 9 box (all good no issues, no jumping out of gear etc.)
- standard brakes, twin chamber master cylinder... all working no issues (maybe worth bleeding though as car has sat for a while)
- atlas rear axle (non LSD) no diff whining or anything like that
- roller top mounts and lowered front springs
- rear springs are single leaf (a worthy upgrade)
- Spax adjustable shocks on rear
- larger diameter anti roll bar up front
- Ashley exhaust system
- Have checked the tyres and even though it has sat they all look pretty good to me
- uprated in sensible areas but car remains a nice ride and very useable
AREAS THAT NEED SOME ATTENTION...
- As she hasn't had much use lately, I’d bleed and check over brakes and maybe check any rubber bushings... but from a quick look I can’t see anything that concerns me.
- There is a bit of paint bubbling in the usual areas... it's not really noticeable and would not bother me personally... but important I mention it
- The only "bad" bit on the car is that the footwells on both sides need welding. I've already had this quoted by a mobile welder who would charge around £300 to do this.
- There is a small patch of surface rust in the engine bay about the size of a credit card.
- The windscreen has a small stone chip
- There is a little scratch on the sunroof
- needs a new battery!
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