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The Capri 280 'Brooklands' was the run-out model of the legendary Ford coupé and featured a limited slip differential, full leather Recaro interior and 15 inch versions of the seven spoke 13 inch wheels fitted to the superseded Capri Injection Special. Ford originally intended to make 500 turbo-charged vehicles (by Turbo Technics) complete with gold alloy wheels but a change of production planning meant a name change to Capri 280 (commonly known as Brooklands), as the cars were simply the last models ran down the production line. A total of 1,038 Capri 280s were built.

The word 'unique' is often used incorrectly, but in the case of this Capri it's totally appropriate. It is not only the ultimate evolution of one of the UK's all-time favourite sports cars,but D909XAP has covered an unbelievable 936 miles from new. This 280 'Brooklands' was sold new to a Mr T. Carey by Ford main dealer J. Hollingsworths of Hastings. It was always Mr Carey's intention to keep the car as a completely original and preserved example from day one. Consequently, the car was used most sparingly and was kept in a strictly temperature controlled environment.

In 2011, the car was sold to its second registered keeper who recognised the significance of this 280 and also kept the car in a preserved state, only starting it up on occasion. The car's condition today is a joy to behold and must be seen to be fully appreciated.

The Brooklands green bodywork is in stunning condition. The Capris architecture would easily show any inconsistencies, but panel gaps are even, shut lines are narrow and overall fit is truly amazing. Bonnet, doors and tailgate all open without creeks or sagging. Internally the full grey leather Recaro interior is in excellent condition throughout, retaining its suppleness and colour, the stitching and seams are even and tightly bound.

Turn the ignition key and the Cologne V6 bursts into life and quickly settles into a gentle burble and on the move there's ample performance with a smooth power delivery throughout the rev range. Naturally, the car is completely standard and just as it left the factory.

Supplied with accompanying book pack, spare key, manuals, service book, original bill of sale and even a feature in Classic Ford Magazine from 2002, this car boasts a very privileged history and must be the lowest mileage 280 'Brooklands' in existence today.




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