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  Ford Capri Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Racing was important to the Ford company and they it was no coincidence that a Capri was included in a saloon car rally which was to be televised on World of Sport around the same time as it's launch.
The Capri was available in 1.3, 1.6, 2.0, and in GT version, later in September 1969 the 3000 GT was added the first special edition was the Vista orange with Boss dress up louvres at side and rear windows just 1200 were made.
The final Capri was the RS3.1 was seen for the first time at the Scottish Motor Show in Glasgow November 1973 it is suggested that Ford only built around 250 of these cars as the oil crisis loomed and it became an embarrassment to own such a petrol thirsty vehicle.
www.fordcapriclub.freeserve.co.uk /models/Mk1.htm   (427 words)

  
 The Background & History of the 1989-1994 Ford/Mercury Capri. Great information on the Capri! Mid-County Mustang/Capri.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All Capris were convertibles, with an optional removable steel hardtop, Capris were manufactured from 1989-1994 in the Melbourne Australia, Broadmeadows assembly plant & marketed primarily in Australia & the United States.
Ford hoped a Sporty convertible would encourage younger/female customers into Mercury dealerships, where the customer base was primarily older/males.
Ford halted production when the Capri failed to meet its marketing goals & believed that future demand for two seat convertibles in general, was on the decline.
www.midcomustang.com /caprihistory.shtml   (675 words)

  
 Ford Capri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ford Capri was a coupé car produced by Ford of Europe between 1962 and 1986, and in Australia between 1969-94 (with gaps).
The Ford Consul Capri was introduced in January 1962 and discontinued in July 1964.
It was mechanically based on the Cortina and built in Europe at the Dagenham and Halewood plants in the United Kingdom, the Genk plant in Belgium, and the Saarlouis and Cologne plants in Germany.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Capri   (2677 words)

  
 Classic Cars: Ford Capri RS
Ford Capri RS The Ford Capri, "The car you always promised yourself" was Europe's answer to the Ford Mustang.
Ford's driver line-up usually consisted of Mass, Glemser, Fitpatrick and Birrell, the latter being killed in an F2 accident at Rouen.
The Capri II was due to a clever homologation act (yes, Ford had learned) quite unbeatable, the Capri III even more so.
homepage.mac.com /frank_de_jong/Pages/Other/Capri.html   (939 words)

  
 CLASSIC CARS FORD CAPRI: A sports car for the common man Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
The Capri was a Mustang for Europe, and the Ford Mustang itself was a nifty, compact sporty car aimed at America's baby-boom generation of cash- rich singletons.
Ford's advertising slogan for the Capri's January 1969 launch - "The Car You Always Promised Yourself" - was as sharp as the car's vinyl roof and ersatz alloy wheels.
When Ford parked a gleaming new Capri outside every railway station in the south-east, the ruse worked brilliantly: weary commuters decided that this was the time to make good on that promise to themselves.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20050301/ai_n11836524   (862 words)

  
 :::: Zakspeed Ford Capri INTRODUCTION ::::
Depending on your point of view, the Ford Capri is either an automotive icon or a slightly vulgar blue-collar 'boy-racer' - the wheels of choice for every flash Essex boy in Britain.
In the following years, Ford continued to be represented competitively in both the ETC and DRM by the Zakspeed-built Group 2 and then (from 1977 onwards) Group 5 versions of the MKII Escort.
In the six seasons that it was raced and continually developed, the Zakspeed Capri became most associated with Klaus Ludwig who literally steam-rollered the opposition in 1981 to take the DRM title for Ford.
www.geocities.com /zakcapriturbo/intro.html   (740 words)

  
 Ford Capri Mk1 1970
I drove the Capri down there the next day, and a lady paid me a nice compliment saying it was the nicest car there, despite their warehouse being full of Mercedes, BMW and Lexus cars.
Federal Capris all had twin round headlamps with sealed beam units in, whereas the only British Capris to use twin round headlamps were the Mk1 GXL models (1973-74) and the Mk3s (1978-87).
Federal Capri batteries are squat and square, and sit on the left hand side of the engine bay, whereas mine was tall, skinny and long, and sat on the right hand side.
mywebpages.comcast.net /leesonic/mk1.htm   (4606 words)

  
 Ford Capri with Photos & Video @ ClassicCar.y2u.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The continental model used the Ford Taunus V4 engine in 1.3, 1.5 and 1.7 L displacement, while the British versions were powered by the Ford Kent straight-4 in 1.3 and 1.6 L form.
The Capri proved highly successful, with 400,000 cars sold until 1970, and Ford revised it in 1972, to become what is known by enthusiasts as the Capri “Bis”.
7 Litre Mk1 Capri in the Paddock at Silverstone, 1974
y2u.co.uk /Classic_Car/Cl_Ford_Capri_01.htm   (2022 words)

  
 Ford Capri GT1700 by Minichamps
Introduced in 1969, the Capri was Ford of Europe's equivalent of the Ford Mustang.
One major difference between the Capri and the Mustang was that the Capri was only ever offered as a two door fastback coupe, while the Mustang could also be had as a convertible or a two door notchback coupe.
The advertising slogan used by Ford was that the Capri was "the car you've always promised yourself", and for many it was.
www.1-18scalecars.com /0Ford_Capri_GT1700.htm   (400 words)

  
 Mercury Capri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Ford Capri was developed as a "baby Mustang" for that market, a 2-door car with a short trunklid and a long hood.
The Capri was built on the Ford Fox platform, which was used for the Mustang from 1979 to 2004 with a design change in 1994.
Ford Australia produced a Mazda Miata rival named the Ford Capri from 1989, which was ironically based around many Mazda 323 mechanicals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mercury_Capri   (823 words)

  
 ford capri parts, capri mk1, mk11, mk111
The Ford Capri Clinic was founded in 1982 and has been trading from the same premises for the last 15 years.
Ford Capri parts will be added on a frequent basis to the site, ie shortly the full range of pre facelift Ford Capri cables.
If you have a Ford Capri you are special to us and will be dealt with as a Ford Capri owner should be.
www.capriclinic.com   (241 words)

  
 Ford Capri in Miniature 
The Capri's styling was contemporary (with some rather obvious cues borrowed from the Mustang) and unlike most of the dowdy and/or fussy vehicles that Dagenham and Cologne had previously produced.
The first Capri Matchbox offered was #54, a stock version that was painted in a number of particularly tasteless (even for the early 1970s) colors such as a solid metallic magenta or a pink body complemented by a matte fl bonnet (hood).
By the time the Capri III was introduced, many of the diecast toy manufacturers that had modeled the first generation car were now either defunct or in serious financial difficulty.
www.breithaupts.com /totc147.htm   (2241 words)

  
 Cologne V-6 Information for Capri owners
Ford US could never figure out what to do with this engine, (one of the few American applications was the often forgotten mid-engined Mustang I show car) so they handed it off to Ford Germany.
It was used in Ford Sierras, Ford (Merkur) Scorpios, and Ford Ranger pickup trucks, and Ford Bronco II SUVs in the 1980s.
While best known for its application in the Ford's European Capri from 1974-83, it was also used in the 1974-78 Mustang II, and several Ford USA "Fox" chassis cars (including the Mercury Capri) from 1979-80.
home.att.net /~CapriClubChicago/Cologne.html   (1914 words)

  
 Ford Taunus V4 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German V4 was built in the Cologne plant and powered the Ford Taunus and German versions of the Consul, Granada and Transit.
The V4 was later expanded into the Ford Cologne V6 engine that is used in the Ford Capri and many other Ford cars.
SAAB 96 with V6 Since the engine mounts and gearbox connections are identical between the Ford Cologne V6 engine and the V4, some vintage V4 Saab 96s were modified to take a V6, for rally racing, although this dramatically changed the weight distribution and steering characteristics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Taunus_V4_engine   (473 words)

  
 ford capri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
, the Ford Capri has stood the test of time to become an automotive icon.
This site is dedicated to the legend that is the Ford Capri in all forms, from the MK1 and 2 to the Laser, 2.8 Injection and the Turbo Technics converted cars.
anniversary of the Capri and we now have news that Ford are considering bringing the Capri back...
www.ford-capri.fsnet.co.uk   (101 words)

  
 1974 Ford Capri Page
All that was wrong with it was a faulty carb, a bad shimmy in the front end and some minor body rust.
I also rebuilt a motor for it from my mother's 1974 Capri that she bought at the same time my uncle bought his.
The steering was replaced, and we bought new rims and tires all the way round.
www.geocities.com /blind_man2/1974_Ford_Capri.html   (278 words)

  
 Julia's Ford Capri Convertible Australia Web Site
For years there was a lack of convertibles in our sunburnt country, then in 1989 Ford Australian brought back the sporty Capri series in convertible style.
However, this was the rebirth of the convertible and the rag top is now alive and well in Oz.
Shame the Capri isn't around to stake it's claim as Australia's own.
www.angelfire.com /wa2/capriconvertible   (111 words)

  
 1963 Ford Capri - John's Ford
The Ford Consul Capri was one of three body styles available in the Ford Consul Classic (2 door saloon), Ford Consul 315 (4 door saloon) & Ford Consul Capri (2 door coupe) range made from 1961 to 1964.
The Ford Consul Capri has a fast back roof line and was British Fords first attempt to produce a personal car for the younger couple.
British Fords second attempt was in 1969 with the very successful Ford Capri.
www.cardomain.com /ride/430431   (311 words)

  
 83 Capri Info. - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks and Cars
I really dont need it with a brand new Cavalier so id figure id sell it and make a few extra bucks, problem is i dont know anything about the cars history and its strong points and bad.
The paint and the engine are in perfect condition and its got a race car paint job on it, orange with a fl hood and new tires.
USA received the MK1 and MK2 capris but called them Mecury Capris rather than ford capris and they were a bit different.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?t=85244   (221 words)

  
 Liebenstein Ford Capri 2.8i
When winter capri meant for preserving around the other one and if one takes the rims and the leather interior equipment off, which I wanted anyway always, was the car actually in vain.
In this garage it was extremely wet and the Capri dammaged and rusted in the high speed gear.
The anthracite Capri was by the way leading actor in my film fascination racing.
www.liebenstein.de /Capri_en.htm   (669 words)

  
 Ford Capri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But after finally managing to offload the 1.6 I was able to invest in a Capri which could be mentioned in the same breath as fast - the 2.8I.
But at least it had power steering - parking a vehicle that long in a car park without it, was like trying to thread an elephant through the eye of a needle.
On the open road, the Capri is one of the best cars to drive, with spot on steering, and an only slightly worrying tendancy to lose the back end given any
www.ukcar.com /road_tests/Ford/capri/28i.htm   (459 words)

  
 eBay - ford capri ii, Parts Accessories, Diecast, Toy Vehicles items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ford Capri II 1600 and 2000 Haynes Manual
Ford Capri MK II 1/43 Corgi Size Mint
Ford Capri II 2.8 and 3.0 Haynes workshop manual
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=ford+capri+ii&...&krd=1   (477 words)

  
 Enter The Ford Capri - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ford dared to compare the car with the BMW 3.0 CS Coupe, the Mercedes Benz 350 SL Coupe and the Aston Martin DBS V8.
Which is why the Ford Transit, Granada (which used the same 3.0 litre engine was the Capri), and especially its fastback brother, the Consul GT, were U-Glam.
Vinyl roof (or factory-fitted peel-back sunroof), an eight-track cartridge stereo, fl and chrome sports wheels, warm leatherette seats and a side view which, at 100 paces, could pass for an American motor, the Granada had it all.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /features/enter_the_ford_capri.htm   (615 words)

  
 RIC WOOD Speciality - Ford Capri
The Ford Capri is a practical and affordable classic and a pretty handy race car if you fancy a go.
We have the experience, skills and parts to turn your Capri in to something special.
Whether you want a restored concourse classic, a wickedly fast road car or a competitive race car, we have everything you need to turn your Capri in to what ever you want it to be or to maintain it to the highest possible standard.
www.ricwood.com /capri.htm   (217 words)

  
 The Capri, quick facts, name origin, pictures, cars and parts available
In 1973 the Capri was the second best selling import car in the United States, in first place was the Volkswagen beetle.
Like a phoenix rising over the island of Capri for which it is named, the name has died and been resurrected several times.
In January 1997 he bought a 1982 Ford Capri, registration ARK 666Y.
www.fordcarz.com /mercury_capri.htm   (1075 words)

  
 Ford Capri - Cars Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Indeed, my one and only Ford Capri replaced a bloody dreadful Austin 1100, which was about as much fun to drive as a three-wheeled bicycle!
~ ~ The Ford Capri was produced at the old Ford Halewood factory in Liverpool, and also over in Germany, and when it was first unveiled to the public at the Brussels Motor Show in January, 1969 it caused a major sensation in the motoring press.
Based on Ford’s already very successful American car, the Ford Mustang, it was a...
www.dooyoo.co.uk /cars/ford-capri   (246 words)

  
 Ford Capri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have just bought a Capri 2.8i, and decided at the tender age of 28 to become a boy racer..
The major bone of contention is the BHP - it's not 160 (widely publicised by Ford at the launch) but is in fact only 150.
I've just got my license.....19 years old.....and I'm currently searching every publication in a 5 county district for Capri ads.......could you do me a favour?.....(this is going to sound SO sad)...send me as many pics of Capri's as you can get your mitts on?......I just can't get enough of the lovely things......
www.ukcar.com /road_tests/Ford/capri/comments.html   (637 words)

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