The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Ford Capri. We make the process of selling your Ford Capri quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Ford Capri was produced by Ford of Europe between 1969-1974. Assembly plants were in Dagenham, Halewood, United Kingdom; Genk, Belgium; Cologne, Saarlouis, Germany; Homebush, Australia; and Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Capri was a mid-size sports car with a Fastback coupe body style. Ford wanted to repeat the success that they had in America with the Ford Mustang. The Capri was to be the European Pony Car.
During the development of the Capri, it was called the “Colt,” as a reference to the Mustang. However, Mitsubishi owned the rights to the name. It was using it for a line of trucks. After research into name popularity, the Capri name was chosen. In the US, the cars were sold under the name “Mercury Capri.”
The base model was the Ford Capri 1300 and it was a version exclusively for Europe. It was a two-door coupe body type with RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a manual 4-speed transmission. It used a petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement of 1298 cm3 or 79.3 cubic inches. The advertised power was 38-46 kW / 51-62 hp / 52-63 PS and the torque was 102 Nm / 66-75 lb-ft. It had a top speed of 138 km/h or 86 mph, as declared by the factory. It had a 0-60 mph time of 19 seconds and a 0-100 km/h time of 19.8 seconds. It had a quarter mile drag time (402 m) of 20.8 seconds.
Powertrain choices ranged from the base level 1.3 L Kent I4 to a 3.1 L Essex V6 (RS3100,) all the way up to a massive 5.0 L Windsor V8. They all used a 4-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission.
As many of these great little cars they made, one can still find a bargain here and there. The car that sold for the most was the Capri from the TV show, “The Professionals.” That 1978 3.0 S Capri sold for £55,000, a record for that model car.