£30,000 - £35,000
1984 FORD CAPRI 2.8i SPECIAL
Registration Number: B90 BGK
Chassis Number: L30180
Recorded Mileage: c. 46,000 miles
- Genuine low mileage example in an attractive colour scheme
- Two former private owners from new
- Recent cosmetic refurbishment
Keen to see if it could replicate the stunning success of the Mustang in the United States, Ford Europe began to brainstorm a new project. The new model, to be called the Colt, had to appeal to a younger audience than was the norm for a Ford. German designer Uwe Bahnsen penned the Colt’s looks, and clearly he understood exactly what was needed. When early audiences were shown the new American-inspired design (the long nose, the falling creases along the sides, the fake vents ahead of the rear wheels), the feedback was unanimous, Ford had picked a winner!
Just like the Mustang, the Capri’s options were numerous, engines ranged from 1300cc to 3100cc as well as a myriad of trim specifications which kept the model fresh throughout the 1970s. For 1982 model year, a model debuted at the Geneva Motor Show - the 2.8 Injection boosted power to 160bhp to give a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range. The Capri Injection ‘Special’ featured half-leather seating and a limited slip differential, seven spoke RS wheels and colour-coded grille and headlamp surrounds. Capris have become hot property and many enthusiasts regard the 2.8-litre injection cars as the best of the bunch.
First registered in November of 1984, amazingly this example has had just two owners for the majority of its life, the second long term owner in had known the original purchaser for a number of years before persuading him to sell the car.
After being stored for some years, our vendor, Our client, who owns a restoration facility, upon purchasing the Capri commissioned remedial cosmetic works as required to bring the car up to scratch. The Capri enjoyed a full glass-out repaint in Crystal Blue Metallic, and additionally minor trim items have been replaced as required. The engine bay has been detailed to match, the interior though is original and as it left the factory, even down to the period Ford radio/cassette mounted in the dash.
With just over 46,000 miles recorded and and confirmed by the previous owner, and complete with UK V5C and a number of older MoT certificates to support the mileage, this is a nicely presented example of one the most collectible of all Fast Fords.
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