"The Ford Capri was 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 Capri was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show and caused a sensation. For the 1982 model year, a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show called the 2.8 Injection. Power rose to a claimed 160bhp giving a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range with the four-speed gearbox replaced with a five-speed unit early on and at the same, in 1984, upgrading to the Capri Injection ‘Special’ using half leather seating and a limited slip differential. Externally, the car could be easily distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels and colour-coded grille and headlamp surrounds.
This delightful Capri 2.8i Special is owned by a very knowledgeable Ford Capri enthusiast and he is only selling this handsome example due to lack of storage space. The white coachwork is in very good order as is the interior. A good service history accompanies C123 OFV and whilst the mileage of 48,495 cannot be warranted, it would appear to be correct. The familiar 2.8 Cologne engine sounded delightful when started and we are advised by the vendor she drives with no known faults. A service and an MoT test will be carried out on this Ford prior to auction. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a good history folder including MoT certificates dating back until 27th May 1998 when the odometer was reading 37,808. This Capri 2.8i Special will certainly evoke memories for men of a certain age."