SOTW:Ford Capri laser fastback

1987 Ford Capri 1.6
1987 Ford Capri 1.6
When it comes to cars, everyone wants a bargain. And with cars getting more reliable, more durable and more rot-free than ever they have been, paying pocket money for an older machine need not be a total restoration job.

In other words, old cars have never been such a good buy -- you get a lot of car for your money, and £1,000 is still throwaway money when it comes to cars.

So in the spirit of aiming for fun, low-cost motoring, here's our regular weekly slot following a trawl of Auto Trader's depths to find a drive-away bargain.

We loved this one: drop a Rover V8 in it and go...

1987 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser 3dr Fastback. Manual, 84,000 miles, White with dark cream strip recent full service including cambelt and exhaust tax and mot till may07 drives like new still has the original Ford radio with electric aerial very very good condition has to be seen to be appreciated only 2 previous owners has some service history and original ford folder with radio hand books etc. Genuine reason for sale, first to see will buy. £995 ovno.

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  • kieran2006 02 Feb 2007

    Very retro cool. The V8's a good idea, maybe the small block Ford though! The wheezing carb 1.6 has got to be a bit gutless unless these are relatively light?

  • 215cu 02 Feb 2007

    Heard a few stories of a Rover V8 and Sherpa gearbox in a Capri, very successful marriage I think. Has to be worth a punt at £1000.

    It would need a good going over for tinworm and it would need a respray for my tastes.

  • o.versteer 02 Feb 2007

    215cu said:
    would need a respray for my tastes.


    Not for mine - that beige over white looks ace!

  • trickywoo 02 Feb 2007

    I'd have a Chevy big-block in that pronto....

  • pasthim 02 Feb 2007

    This is better 'Sports' shed of the week instead of 'Barge' of the week.

    Anywhere else and beige over white would be horrendous but it looks good here.

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