SOTW: FORD CAPRI MK3
Shed gets all misty-eyed over a Ford with a big bonnet. Now where are those furry dice...
Considering the fact that various Ford factories around Europe churned out almost 1.9 million Capris over three iterations between 1969 and 1987, you'd think that the snouty coupe would be classic SOTW fodder by now.
A Mk3 2.0S in decent nick will cost you £2k, while a smart 2.8 injection won't be yours unless you are happy to part with four or five grand.
The vendor says it's in nice condition, and has recently had new brakes, exhaust and radiator. Crucially, however, our chap doesn't mention how much (or whether) the ol' metal-rot has set in - and this is not a car you'd be advised to buy with your eyes closed.
Should you fancy your trousers a touch more flared and your tie a mite more kipper-like, we also spotted this - a 1977 Mk2 1.6. This one's allegedly showing just 50k miles on the odo, has 5 months tax, '10 years' MOT (we presume this means either 10 months or one year...).
Advert for the Mk3:
1.6 Mark III Capri for sale. (1979)
126,000 miles £1,000
1.6 laser good conditioned Ford Capri for its age, 3 Door Hatchback, Petrol, 5 speed Manual gearbox. Recently had a great deal of work including new exhaust, radiator and brakes. A lot of service history paperwork included. Its a beautiful car, and now I am a student I simply cant afford to keep it running.
Advert for the Mk2:
Ford Capri 1977 mk2 1.6 GL WILL SWAP FOR WHEELS/ VOLKSWAGON (1977)
50,100 miles £950
10 YEARS MOT
5 MONTHS TAX
NEW VISCUS FAN
NEW FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM
NEW TEMP SENSOR
NEW WATER PUMP
BODYWORK IS NOT PERFECT
THIS IS A 33YR OLD CAR....NO OFFERS PLEASE
FACTORY SPARE WHEEL/JACK
EVERYTHING WORKS FINE/LIGHTS ETC
I LIVE IN SUFFOLK