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Classic Cars – The Ford Capri

Classic Cars – The Ford Capri

In January 1969, just months before man walked on the moon, launching the new Ford Capri in Europe in an attempt to capitalize on the enormous success that the American cousin of Capri’s Mustang had been in the car and the market for sport coupes throughout the decade.

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When marked by a Capri was unveiled in Brussels “The car you always promised” was an instant hit with the baby boom generation.

Less than a year of production, nearly one in four of all Ford vehicles sold in Europe, a Capri.

In 1970, nearly 250,000 sold Capri. The car was assembled in Liverpool and Dagenham in the UK and Ford plants in Belgium and Ghenk Cologne, Germany.In 1973 left the Capri RS 2600000000th production line at Ford’s plant in Halewood in Liverpool.

The first success in Europe led to the introduction of the Ford car in the U.S. and Australia in 1970 and ensures the production of two models, the Mark 2 and Mark 3 Capri.

Capri brand 1 was sporty fastback with a long hood, open both doors, roof, black vinyl low-frequency, curved side windows, falls from the air and light alloy wheels and distinctive hockey stick shape scripts ran along the side of the car. Inside the car was constructed in wood and plastic that would become synonymous wrong with the cars of the 1970s. Inside the car was spacious with rear seat and, according to an announcement from Ford at that time “we will call the new Capri on February 1 +2, but it is too much space in the back.”

Capri was produced in a number of different engine configurations with many pieces borrowed directly from the Ford Escort that had started two years earlier.This meant that the car had front-mounted engine and standard rear-wheel drive.

Most popular Capri sold in Britain was the 1600 cc version, or an L, XL or GL decide to reduce their speed and interior design.With a manual gearbox, the car would struggle to reach 100 km / h, but the buying public is not too worried about the results in 1969, they were more interested in value for money, style and prices. The basic model for gasoline or 1300cc shy fruges driver began only 890 pounds on the road. Zippy The two-liter version was sold for £ 1088 Meer. The selection of Capris on offer was so great that no one could share traders of each species. Amazingly, the car featured front disc brakes and rack and pinion steering as standard, but the early models had to enforce the seat belt as extras!

In its simplest form the basis of the 1300 Capri was a slow disk, with the engine push, but the engine tangential Kent 1600, derivatives Pinto overhead cam cylinder head in the car gave a lively performance.2000 was another team with a new engine Ford Essex V4.

The handling of the Ford Capri can best be described as difficult and Mustang has involved a lot of oversteer. Dry the car was easy to handle and fun to drive, but when it rained it could punish the driver for use with rear-wheel drive and a poor marker.

This became even clearer with the latest engine versions, while the 3000 GT and 2.8I 3 brand, which is quickly becoming classified as insurance against risk. Capri, was that most cars produced at the time also known by oxidation.

The iconic design was favored by good and bad. The car has been regularly featured in television screens and film, Cops and Robbers car-style action. This may have led to the emergence of the “Boy Racer” the British, who loved the stuff, and subsequent amendments. Capri was supported also by the car thief “joy-rider” and lack of security led to the three brand is the most stolen car in the UK in the 1980s.

As the years change Capri model tends to be more aesthetically mechanics, for example, square headlamps feature two Capri, which left sales winning formula intact.Production of the Mark 1 was completed in 1974 and was replaced by Mark 2 Capri, built 1974 to 1978. 3 Capri brand was built from 1978 to the last car left the assembly line in 1986. Yet nearly two million Ford Capri adorned our streets during the 1970’s and 80’s.

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