The Ford Capri was perfect for the seventies with its American influence any red blooded male from Britain would have loved to own one. 1968 was the year that Ford took a leap forward with the launch of Britain’s own pony car the Ford Capri and it was an instant success with sales in excess of200,000 in its first year. For British Males of the late sixties and early seventies it was a revelation, especially with its Mustang like appearance and modern interior, not to mention the performance when it comes to the bigger engine models like the 2.0 Essex V4 and the 3000GT. Ford’s fastest ever production line continued to impress as prices were low enough so most could afford one. even 1300 models received fake rear air intakes so every car looked the part. The big daddy’s came with the obligatory bonnet bulge until 1972 to set them apart from the rest but later small engine models adopted the same for effect. 3000 GXL was then introduced as the flagship model with improved power at 136 bhp and more chrome than you could shake a stick at. Surely Ford’s best ever Capri to this day.
The last Mk1 Capri was actually produced eight months after the launch of the Capri II on October 31, 1974.
Mark Wilkinson, Managing Director Says:
“The Ford Capri was perfect for the seventies with its American influence, any red blooded male from Britain would have loved to own one. After all, what other car goes so well with a pair of flared trousers.”