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The Ford Capri was designed to be the Ford Mustang of Europe. A mind boggling array of options meant that the Capri could be whatever you wanted it to be; just like the Mustang. The Capri was in fact a far more varied animal than the Mustang with engines ranging from 1300cc to 3100cc as well as a myriad of trim specifications. The most popular engine was the 1600cc unit, but the object of most desire was the three litre version, which was available from 1969 Mk.I to the 1981 as the 3.0S and then latterly, the 2.8. The Capri was ready for a special preview in Bonn on 21st January, 1969. It then went on to be released to the press and public at the Brussels Motor Show on 24th January. There had previously been a press preview in Cyprus but Ford had requested that nothing about the new car would be published until 24th January to coincide with the Motor Show. Surprisingly, this request was honoured and the Capri caused a sensation at the Show. The model would stay in production for 18 years, 1969 to 1987. A relatively simple restoartion opportunity to breath life back into a daily-usable early '80's Classic. It is a fantastic base from which to add value as a rolling restoration. With past MoT's from 2001-2 showing mileage of 7,715 (believed 107,715), it has recently been freshly MoT'd with the mileage showing just 12,971 evidencing little sign of hard graft in the past decade. Sporting yellow paintwork, obligatory ‘S' decals, original wheels and period check seats and mesh headrests, this timeless car further boasts a healthy 3litre engine with K&N filter. It would benefit from a little tlc in places, but offered without reserve but with a fresh MoT and a selection of past MoT's, plus UK V5C registration document, this is a deserving and simple project for those that appreciate Fast Ford's.