1985 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special

HIGHLIGHTS

 
  • Presents well inside and out
  • Full respray in 2005 
  • Enthusiast owned                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

THE APPEAL


Launched in the late Sixties, the Ford Capri had great success from day one. The fastback Coupé was a sporty 2 + 2, offering sporty looks and performance whilst still being affordable. The success continued for 17 years, from the original MK1 in 1969 to the last model, the third generation which was launched in 1978. The third generation (Mk3) came with a choice of engines from a 1.3 litre to a 3.0 litre; there really was a car for everyone. 

This particular model is the 2.8 injection, which is more sought-after, having the 2.8 Cologne V6 fuel injected engine fitted. Not only is it the 2.8i, but it’s also the special version which comes with half-leather Recaro seats with matching door cards, limited-slip differential, stiffer suspension, a five-speed gearbox as standard and more modern-looking, seven-spoke alloy wheels. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to take you back to 1985, where you can enjoy the style, power and comfort of Ford’s iconic fastback coupé   

THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK 


  • V5 is present                                                                                                                                           
  • UK Registered 25th April 1985
  • Recent MOT passed with no advisories
  • MOT valid until 1st September 2023
  • Approximately 1,875 miles since 2011
  • Enthusiast owned
  • Large selection of invoices  
  • Original service book
  • Two immobiliser fobs
  • Photos of restoration work 

THE INTERIOR


  • Original condition
  • Well presented
  • Factory half leather Recaro seats
  • Seat bolsters are in very good condition with minimal wear for the age
  • The rear seats are in excellent condition
  • No signs of sagging to the headlining
  • Steering wheel is in good condition with no excessive wear 
  • 81,250 miles showing
  • Immobiliser fitted
  • Instruments are reported to be working as they should 
  • The switchgear has a small amount of wear in keeping with the age of the vehicle
  • Sony CD head unit fitted
  • The carpets are in good condition
  • Door cards are in good condition
  • The manual sunroof is quite tight, and the handle has been repaired
  • Inside the boot area is clean and tidy
  • The parcel shelf is present with no speaker holes
  • A matching spare wheel is present 

THE EXTERIOR


  • Finished in Mineral Blue
  • Full respray, including taking the engine out in 2005 
  • Replacement wings fitted in 2005
  • Sills were replaced in 2005
  • Wheel arches were replaced in 2005 
  • Headlights are free from any splits or cracks
  • Indicators are in good condition
  • No splits in the rear light lenses
  • Windows are in good order with just some light age-related marks
  • Seven spoke special alloy wheels are in good condition. These will be getting a complete refurbishment before the end of the auction
  • The locking wheel cap key is present 
  • Matching Nankang tyres
  • Underside looks to be in good condition

THE MECHANICS


  • 2.8 litre Cologne V6 engine 
  • Fuel-injected
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • New aluminium radiator
  • Performance manifold
  • Recent exhaust
  • Rear anti-roll bar bushes replaced
  • Recent service
  • Starts as you would expect 
  • No running issues are reported from the vendor 
  • The vendor reports the car changes gear smoothly and comes to a stop in a straight line 

SUMMARY 


Having had an extensive restoration in 2005, looking at the MOT history, it appears that the Capri 2.8i Special hasn’t had any excessive use since then, covering just a few hundred miles each year. The car presents well both inside and out, retaining the original interior, which is in really good condition for the age of the vehicle. 

This is an excellent opportunity for any Ford fan looking to own a Capri 2.8 injection, which are now becoming increasingly thin on the ground. This will be just the ticket to relive the fun you had in the 80s, or if you didn’t get the chance, then now is the time!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1985
  • Make Ford
  • Model Capri 2.8i
  • Colour Mineral Blue
  • Odometer 81,250 Miles
  • Engine size 2792
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Lichfield
  • Location Staffordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
19 bids
  • St•••• £15,750 30/11/22
  • Br•••• £15,500 30/11/22
  • St•••• £15,250 30/11/22
  • Le•••• £15,000 30/11/22
  • Le•••• £14,750 30/11/22
  • St•••• £14,500 30/11/22
  • DH•••• £14,250 30/11/22
  • Le•••• £14,000 30/11/22
  • Le•••• £13,800 30/11/22
  • DH•••• £12,500 30/11/22

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