|Capri 1600 XL
|£8,000 + buyers premium
On the Surface: This 1975 Ford Capri 1600 XL Auto is finished in its original Sebring Red with a distinctive black vinyl roof and matching interior. Owned by the current vendor since 1994, this gem has an intriguing history that adds character to it. Stored from 1994 to 2018, it boasts just three owners since its first registration in May 1975, with the current owner acquiring it in 1994 from Mr. Sharpe of Mitcham who bought the car new in 1975.
Maintenance: Upon emerging from a dry storage unit in 2018, this Capri received some recommissioning work. The front brake calipers, rear wheel cylinders, and rubber hoses for the brakes, radiator and fuel were replaced. A new-old stock carburetor was fitted, and the exhaust system, water pump, and radiator cap were also renewed.
History: This Capri was initially registered to a Main Dealer Ford Garage in 1975, it later found a home just two months later with the ‘second owner’ Mr Sharpe of Mitcham, who purchased it as a local shopping car for his wife. Mr. Abramson of Crawley, the current owner since 1994, a Capri enthusiast and club member, recognised the potential of this low-mileage example. Unfortunately, due to health constraints, he couldn’t fulfill his vision for the car, prompting the reluctant decision to pass it on to a new custodian.
The Model: The Capri II was introduced in February 1974 following the 1973 oil crisis. It embraced everyday practicality with a shorter bonnet, larger cabin, and the pioneering adoption of a hatchback rear door—Ford’s first. In the mid-1970s, it stood out for its reliability and a well-evolved design. Engine options ranged from the 1.3-litre to the 3.0-litre ‘Essex’ V6. This example is powered by the 1.6-litre engine generating 71 BHP.
Sale Insight: This one is for collectors as it represents a rare opportunity to own an exceptionally low-mileage MK II Capri. The recommissioning work has laid a solid foundation, and with the prospect of re-registering as a historic car, the new owner gains not just a classic vehicle but also the potential for a rewarding restoration project. The Capri runs and drives and is awaiting it’s completion by it’s next custodian.
|1st February 2024 - 88% SOLD
|Capri 1600 XL
|Year of Manufacture
|Date first Registered
|Estimated Sale Price
|£5,000 - £6,000
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