The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 155 Registration: A583 DGX Chassis No.: WFOCXXGAECDE17752 Estimate: £42,000 - £48,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 Lot 653 1983 Ford Capri 2.8i - 14,438 Miles From New Restyled three times in its 33-year life, the Capri always remained close to its roots. The initially exaggerated ‘belt line’ would smooth and the impression of almost scalloped sides would flatten out. By the Mk III of 1978, Capri sales were in decline although the model was still an attractive, roomy and individual coupe. Consequently, in 1982, Ford decided to launch a new fuel-injected power plant and dropped the 3-litre V6 in favour of the all-new 2.8-litre injection Cologne V6, with a power output of 160bhp and a top speed of 130mph through the existing 4-speed gearbox. This was swiftly upgraded to a 5-speed and, along with an interior facelift, it enabled Ford to keep the Capri in production until it finally bowed out in 1986. The increasingly popular ‘Performance Ford’ market keeps on revealing hidden gems, many of which are unrepeatable, with this Ford Capri being no exception and a prime example of the breed. With just one former keeper and a genuine recorded mileage, at the time of viewing, of just 14,438, its condition has to be seen to be believed. This unrestored 2.8i is exceptional throughout with the word ‘concours’ never being more appropriate. Mothballed and stored correctly for 30-plus years by the previous owner, due to ill health, nothing has been altered or changed from the original specification, even the original Bill of Sale is present detailing the ‘on the road cost’ as being £7,732.50. It’s complete with both its original keys and, of course, the original book pack as presented by the supplying dealer, Bristol Street Motors, Bromley, Kent on 3rd August 1983 who also kindly included a pin badge which is still present stating ‘Go Capri, Go Bristol Street’, a true time-warp marketing tool for the next custodian to enjoy. It even sits on the original tyres it was wearing when it rolled off the production line. Now fully recommissioned with a totally overhauled fuel system, this benchmark Capri is ready to grace the home of any serious Ford collector or fanatic, and will surely be welcomed at, and be one of, the stars of any Blue Oval event. With just one former keeper and a genuine recorded mileage of just 14,438, this 40-year old 2.8i remains in stunning condition. More Details Lot 653 Bid On Lot 653