Estimate: £13,000 - £17,000
Registration Number: STR 366N
Chassis Number: TBA
The inspiration for the Capri came from Ford of America's highly successful Mustang, which had set new sales records and created a new market. The basic styling of the Mustang was scaled down for the European market and was originally to have been named the Colt, but this name had all ready been registered by another company. The name Capri was chosen for its international connotations for the car was to be built simultaneously in Germany and Great Britain, Cologne and Halewood respectively.
The RS Capris (the RS2600 and RS3100) were manufactured to cater both for the “competitive” owner and for the need to satisfy regulations for a vehicle on which to base competition saloon cars (homologation). The Halewood plant manufactured the RS3100 in 1973-74. A mere 248 examples were built and those for one reason only – to enable Ford to build a faster Capri for the race circuit.
These road–going Capris were based on