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Ford Capri Mk III 1.6 Laser in Blackpool, England
Ford Capri Mk III 1.6 Laser in Blackpool, England

The Ford Capri was a coupé car produced by Ford of Europe from 1962-86, and in Australia from 1969-94 (with gaps). Across these markets, three fundamentally different Ford models bearing the name Capri were built, and these in various versions. There had previously been a Capri from the Lincoln division of Ford USA in 1952, though this was never badged as a Ford Capri. Ford Capri 1. ... Ford Capri 1. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Lincoln is an American luxury automobile brand, operated under the Ford Motor Company. ... “Ford” redirects here. ...

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Consul Capri (335) 1961-64

1962 Capri
1962 Capri

The first use of the name Capri by Ford of Great Britain was as a 2 door coupé version of the Ford Classic saloon. The Ford Consul Capri was introduced in 1961 with 1340 cc engine and from 8/62 with 1500cc engine and discontinued in July 1964. Along with the Ford Classic it had many then unusual features, such as twin headlights, variable speed wipers, disc brakes, dimming dashboard lights, and a cigar lighter. It was proclaimed as "The First Personal car from Ford of Great Britain"[citation needed] and its style was inspired by late 1950s United States car designs with rear fins. It had sweeping lines, a large boot space and a pillarless coupé roof. Initially available with an 1340cc engine (model 109E), this was increased in 1962 to 1500cc (model 116E). The first 200 Capri were hand-made left-hand-drive cars for continental Europe. In Germany at the 1961 Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford sold 88 Capris. From 1961 to 1964 only 500 Capris were sold. The oldest of these handmade Capris from 1961 are in Germany. The Consul Capri 335 is one of the rarest cars from Ford. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (936x621, 84 KB) 1962 Ford Consul Capri. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (936x621, 84 KB) 1962 Ford Consul Capri. ... The Ford Consul Classic or Consul 315(as the export version was known) was a mid-sized car built by Ford in the UK from 1961 to 1963. ... This article is about the type of car. ... The Ford Consul Classic or Consul 315(as the export version was known) was a mid-sized car built by Ford in the UK from 1961 to 1963. ... The lighting system of a motor vehicle consists of lighting and signalling devices mounted or integrated to the front, sides and rear of the vehicle. ...


In 1963 a GT version (also 116E; the same engine as in the Cortina GT) was introduced but the car was very expensive to produce and running alongside the very popular Ford Cortina, sales were disappointing and the Consul Capri was removed from sale after just two and a half years. The Ford Cortina was a medium sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ...


Capri Mark 1 (1969-74)

1974 Ford Capri 3.0 GXL
1974 Ford Capri 3.0 GXL
Hans Heyer 1973 with Ford Capri at the Nürburgring
Hans Heyer 1973 with Ford Capri at the Nürburgring

The first "Ford Capri" to bear that precise name was introduced in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show, with sales starting the following month. The intention was to reproduce in Europe the success Ford had had with the North American Ford Mustang; to produce a European pony car. It was mechanically based on the Cortina and built in Europe at the Dagenham and Halewood plants in the United Kingdom, the Genk plant in Belgium, and the Saarlouis and Cologne plants in Germany. The car was named Colt during development stage, but Ford were unable to use the name, as it was trademarked by Mitsubishi. 1974 Ford Capri 1. ... 1974 Ford Capri 1. ... Image File history File links Heyer,_Hans_-_Ford_Capri_-_08. ... Image File history File links Heyer,_Hans_-_Ford_Capri_-_08. ... For other Ford Mustang models and concepts, see Ford Mustang Variants. ... A pony car is a class of automobile. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Dagenham is a suburban town in east London, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, situated 12 miles (19. ... Halewood is a town (population c 22,000) in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England, situated to the south-east of Liverpool. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province Limburg Arrondissement Hasselt Coordinates , , Area 87. ... Saarlouis is a city in the Saarland, Germany, capital of the district of Saarlouis. ... , For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Mitsubishi Motors Corporation ) is the fifth largest automaker in Japan and the thirteenth largest in the world by unit sales. ...


Although a fastback coupé, Ford wanted the Capri Mark 1 to be affordable for a broad spectrum of potential buyers. To help achieve that, it was available with a variety of engines. The British and German factories produced different line-ups. The continental model used the Ford Taunus V4 engine in 1.3, 1.5 and 1.7 L displacement, while the British versions were powered by the Ford Kent straight-4 in 1.3 and 1.6 L form. The Cologne V6 2.0 L served as initial range-topper. Until the end of the year, new sports versions were added: the 2300 GT in Germany, using a double-barrel carburettor and 125 PS (92 kW), and the 3000 GT in the UK, with the Essex V6, capable of 138 hp (103 kW). This 1968 Ford Mustang has a fastback body style. ... 1. ... The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Ford engines ... The carburetor (or carburettor, carb for short) is a device which mixes air and fuel for an internal_combustion engine. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... Ford Motor Company has produced two different V6 piston engines which have been commonly referred to as Essex: Ford Essex V6 engine (UK) - A 60° V6, 2. ...


In April 1970, Ford began selling the Capri outside Europe, in the North-American, South African and Australian markets. These versions were powered solely by the underpowered Kent 1.6 engine, but a Pinto straight-4 2.0 L replaced it in 1971. The North American version featured new headlights and bumpers, and carried no brand badge. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The Ford Pinto engine is the unofficial but ubiquitous nickname for a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. ...


A new 2637 cc version of the Cologne V6 engine assembled by Weslake appeared in September 1971, powering the Capri RS2600. This model used Kugelfischer fuel injection to raise power to 150 PS (110 kW), and was the basis for the Group 2 RS2600 used in the European Touring Car ChampionshipFitted with the Weslake engine featuring their special all alloy cylinder heads. The RS2600 also received modified suspensions, a close ratio gearbox, lightened bodywork panels, ventilated disc brakes and aluminium wheels. The 2.6 L engine was detuned in September for the deluxe version 2600 GT, with 2550 cc and a double-barrel Solex carburettor. Gurney-Weslake engine. ... // Fuel injection is a means of metering fuel into an internal combustion engine. ... The European Touring Car Championship was an international motor racing competition organized by the FIA. It had two incarnations, the first one between 1963 and 1988, and the second on between 2000 and 2004. ... Gurney-Weslake engine. ... Solex was a French manufacturer of carburetors and powered bicycles. ...


Mark 1 facelift

Ford Capri 1973
Ford Capri 1973

The Capri proved highly successful, with 400,000 cars sold until 1970, and Ford revised it in 1972, to become what is known by enthusiasts as the Capri "Bis" or, in the UK, the "Mark 1 facelift" Capri.[citation needed] The car received a new and more comfortable suspension, rectangular headlights, enlarged taillights and new seats. The Kent engines were replaced by the Ford Pinto engine, and the previously UK-only 3000 GT joined the German lineup. In the UK the 2 litre V4 remained in use. The following year, 1973, saw the highest sales total the Capri ever attained, at 233,000 vehicles, and the 1,000,000th Capri sold in August. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (920x690, 87 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ford Capri ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (920x690, 87 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ford Capri ... The Ford Pinto engine is the unofficial but ubiquitous nickname for a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. ...


In December, Ford replaced the RS2600 with the RS3100, with the Essex V6's displacement increased to 3098 cc. Unlike its predecessor, it used a double-barrel Weber carburettor, and reached the same 150 PS (110 kW). However, the car was still competitive in touring car racing, and Ford Motorsport produced a 100-model limited edition with this new engine. The Group 4 RS3100’s engine was tuned by Cosworth into the GAA, with 3412 cc, fuel injection, DOHC, four valves per cylinder and 435 hp in racing trim. The car also featured improved aerodynamics. Besides the racing RS3100, the GAA was also used in Formula 5000. Magneti-Marelli is an Italian company which designs and produces high-tech components and systems for the automotive industry. ... Touring car racing is a general term for a number of distinct auto racing competitions in heavily-modified street cars. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... Formula 5000 (or F5000) was an auto-racing series that ran in the United Kingdom from 1968 to 1976. ...


Capri Mark 2 (1974-77)

Ford Capri 1974
Ford Capri 1974

In February 1974, the Capri Mark 2 was introduced. After 1.2 million cars sold, and with the 1973 oil crisis, Ford chose to make the new car more suited to everyday driving, with a shorter bonnet, larger cabin and the adoption of a hatchback rear door. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (920 × 613 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (920 × 613 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The 1973 Oil Crisis began in earnest on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback shape like this 2004 Bentley Continental GT can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is a term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo...


Although it was mechanically similar to the Mark 1, the Capri 2 had a revised larger body and a more modern dashboard. The 2.0 L version of the Pinto was introduced in the European model, and was placed below the 3.0L V6, although it was more powerful. The Capri still maintained the large square headlights, which became the easiest way to distinguish between a Mark 2 and a Mark 3. Larger disc brakes and a standard alternator finished the list of modifications. Early 20th century Alternator made in Budapest, Hungary, in the power generating hall of a hydroelectric station. ...


In order to keep the sporty appeal of the car, Ford introduced the John Player Special limited edition in March 1975, but in May 1976, and with sales decreasing, the intermediate 3.0 GT models disappeared to give way for the upscale 3.0 S and Ghia designations. In October 1976, production was limited to the Saarlouis factory only, and the following year the Capri left the American market, after 513,500 models sold. Players Navy Cut logo, circa 1914 John Player founded his tobacco company in the mid-19th century in Nottingham, England. ...


Capri Mark 3 (1977-86)

1985 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special in France
1985 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special in France

The Capri Mark 3 was referred to internally as "Project Carla", and although little more than a substantial update of the Mark 2, it was often referred to as the Mark 3. Ford only formally adopted the designation after the model ceased production.[citation needed] The first cars were available in March 1978, but failed to halt a terminal decline in sales. The concept of a heavily facelifted Capri 2 was shown at the 1976 Geneva show: a Capri 2 with a front very similar to the Escort RS2000 (with four headlamps and black slatted grille), and with a rear spoiler, essentially previewed the model some time before launch. The Mark 3 featured improved aerodynamics, leading to improved performance and economy over the Mark 2 and the trademark quad headlamps were introduced. Image File history File linksMetadata Ford_capri_mk3_inj. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ford_capri_mk3_inj. ...


At launch the existing engine and transmission combinations of the Capri 2 were carried over, with the 3.0 S model regarded as the most desirable model although in truth the softer, Ghia derivative with automatic rather than manual transmission the bigger seller of the two V6 engined models.


The 3.0 S was used extensively in the TV series The Professionals, with characters Bodie driving a silver 3.0 S and Doyle a gold 3.0 S, which was credited with maintaining interest in the car in the UK. From Left : Martin Shaw as Ray Doyle, Gordon Jackson as George Cowley, and Lewis Collins as William Bodie. ...


Ford began to focus their attention on the UK Capri market as sales declined, realizing the car had something of a cult following there. Unlike sales of the contemporary 4 door Cortina, Capri sales in Britain were to private rather than fleet buyers who would demand less discounts, allowing higher margins with the coupé. Ford tried to maintain interest in 1979 with "X Pack" options from the performance oriented Rallye Sport parts range. Although expensive and slow selling these proved that the press would enthusiastically cover more developed Capris with higher performance.


In 1981, the 3.0 V6 powerplant was dropped from the line-up, while a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, called the 2.8 Injection. The new model was the first regular model since the RS2600 to use fuel injection. Power rose to 160 PS (118 kW) giving a top speed of 131mph, but the car still had a standard four-speed gearbox. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range and kept the car in production 2-3 years longer than Ford had planned. The four-speed gearbox was replaced with a five-speed unit early on – at the same time Ford swapped the dated looking chequered seats for more luxurious looking velour trim. A more substantial upgrade was introduced in 1984 with the Capri Injection Special. This development used half leather seating and included a limited slip differential. Externally the car could be easily distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels (without the customary "RS" logo since this was not an RS vehicle) and color coded grille and headlamp surrounds. At the same time the 2-litre Capri was rationalized to one model the 2.0 S, which simultaneously adopted a mildly modified suspension from the Capri Injection. The 1.6 model was also reduced to one model, the 1.6 LS. 74th Geneva Motor Show The Salon International de lAuto (or Geneva Motor Show) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. ...


Although the Capri no longer had a racing career, Ford of Germany developed a limited edition, left hand drive only, turbocharged model with 188 hp (140 kW), which could propel the car to 220 km/h (137 mph) in April 1982. This wild looking derivative featured widened bodywork and "RS" badging of the engine and wheels. Although rare and collectible it was not regarded as a car of equal stature to the later Tickford - the other Ford "official" turbo Capri.


The Tickford Capri used the 2.8 Injection (rather than the RS model which strangely used the Granada carburettor engine) and developed 205 hp (153 kw) this version also featured a luxury interior with optional full leather retrim and Wilton carpeting and headlining, large rear spoiler, color coded front grille, deeper bumpers and 'one off' bodykit designed by Simon Saunders, later of KAT Designs and now designer of the Ariel Atom. Tickford is a automobile tuning company most famous for the 140mph Tickford Turbo Capri. ... The Ariel Atom is a high performance sports car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Somerset, England and under license also by Brammo Motorsports in the US. It is unusual in the respect that it is exoskeletal (the chassis is the body), and therefore lacks a roof, windows...


The independent tuner, Turbo Technics also released a 200 hp (149 kW) version, and a new 230 hp (171 kW) evolution which came supplied with a specially built gearbox. The Tickford Capri pricing issues (covered later) meant that Ford also sanctioned the Turbo Technics conversion as semi-official, although only the German RS and British Tickford ever appeared in Ford literature as official Ford products.


Rear disc brakes were standard on the Tickford which featured numerous other suspension modifications. This model was essentially rebuilt by hand by Tickford at approximately 200 hours per car, several of those dedicated to reshaping the leading edge of the bonnet to mate with the redesigned grille and body kit. It's still regarded as one of the most collectible Capri models today although at the time it struggled to sell even 100 units, despite extensive research and development costs. One problem was the relative price difference to the standard Capri Injection. To put this in perspective, the cost of the basic car doubled which would translate to a 30,000 Euro coupe such as BMW 3 Series being sold at 60,000 Euro or M3 money.


From November 1984 onwards, the Capri was sold only in Britain, with only right hand drive cars were made from this date. The 1.6 and 2.0 variants were rebranded with a new trim level - "Laser" - which featured a fully populated instrument pod, leather gearknob, leather steering wheel and an electric aerial along with color coded grille and mirrors. The last run limited edition "Brooklands" Green, 280 model, featuring a limited slip differential, full leather Recaro interior and 15 inch versions of the seven spoke 13 inch wheels fitted to the superseded Capri Injection Special. Ford originally intended to make 500 turbo charged vehicles (by Turbo Technics) complete with gold alloy wheels and name it the Capri 500 but a change of production planning meant a name change to Capri 280 as the cars were simply the last models ran down the production line. A total of 1,038 Capri 280s were built. Contrary to some reports these cars were not called "Capri 280 Brooklands", the latter name of the famous Surrey race track only being applied to the paint color rather than the car itself. In automotive applications, a limited slip differential (LSD) is a modified or derived type of differential gear arrangement that allows for some difference in rotational velocity of the output shafts, but does not allow the difference in speed to increase beyond a preset amount. ... Recaro is a German company based in Kirchheim unter Teck in the vicinity of Stuttgart, well known for their bucket seats and commonly contracted to produce upgraded racing style seats for all the sporty cars built by the Volkswagen Group as well as many other manufacturers. ...


When the last Capri was made on December 19, 1986, 1,886,647 cars had rolled off the production line. Production had ended at Halewood, UK in 1976 and the Capri was made exclusively in Germany from 1976 to 1986. Most of those (more than a million) were the Mk1, mostly because the Mark 1 sold well in North America and Australia, while the Mark 2 and Mark 3 were only exported outside Europe (to Asia and New Zealand) in limited numbers. is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


The Capri is remembered for the classic advertising slogan "The car you always promised yourself". A North American advertising campaign featured a shorter line: "Capri: The Sexy European".


United States of America

From 1970 to 1977, the Capri was sold in North America through Ford's Lincoln/Mercury Division. These cars carried no brand identification, only the "Capri" name. They were known however as the "Mercury Capri". Lincoln is an American luxury automobile brand, operated under the Ford Motor Company. ... Mercury is an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 to market near-luxury cars slotted between entry-level Ford and luxury Lincoln models, similar to General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand and Chryslers Chrysler brand. ...


Originally, the Cologne-built Capri 1600 was fitted with a British 1.6 L Kent engine. Initial output was just 64 hp (48 kw). The 1971 Capri 2000 featured the Cologne-built 2.0 L OHC engine for much-improved performance from 101 hp (75 kW). A Capri 2600 GT was offered in 1972 with a 2.6 L Cologne V6 which produced a substantial 120 hp (89 kW). The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... The Ford Pinto engine is the unofficial but ubiquitous nickname for a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. ...


After 1977, Ford quit importing the Capri from Europe and in 1979 began selling a new Mercury Capri which was essentially a re-badged Ford Mustang. It was initially available with a 88 hp 2.3 L 4 cylinder. Later, an optional 302 (5.0 L) V8 became available. In 1984, the Capri was available with a 175 hp turbo charged 2.3 L 4 cylinder engine as well as a 165 hp 302 V8. While lighter than the V8 model, the Capri Turbo lacked the torque of the V8 and suffered from turbo lag, making it slower. Next year, the V8 was rated at 180 hp and the turbo model was dropped. This generation of Mercury Capri should not be confused with the Europe based Capri and it never became nearly as popular as the Ford Mustang, although it was essentially identical, save for cosmetic details. After 1986, the Mercury Capri was dropped.


In 1991, a new Mercury Capri was introduced. This time, it was a convertible 2-seater, with FWD and a 100 hp 4 cylinder 1.6 L engine. It was also available with a 132 hp 1.6 turbo engine. Both versions were dropped after 1994.


South Africa

Ford of South Africa assembled the Capri in 1970, 1971, 1972 with a similar model range to the UK. No facelift models or RS variants were marketed in South Africa. About 500 Capris were converted by specialist Basil Green Motors to run the 302 Ford Windsor V8 engine. These models were known as the Capri Perana and were very successful in local touring car events, winning the 1970 South African championship and, in a different format, the 1971 championship as well. No Mark 2 and Mark 3 Capris were exported to, or built in South Africa. Most of the Capris that survive in South Africa are 1.6 or 3.0 models. Fewer 1.3 and 2.0 models survive. The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ...


Australia (1969-72)

The Ford Motor Company of Australia manufactured the Capri at its plant in the suburb of Homebush in Sydney, from 1969 until 1972. The Capri was offered to the Australian market initially in 4 cylinder 1.6L standard or GT package using the Ford Kent OHV engine. In early 1970 a vehicle equipped with the Ford Essex V6 engine (UK) in 3.0 L form was offered with a GT badge. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe. ... A performance-tuned Essex V6. ...


Sales of the car began very well but began to dwindle as a result of local and imported competitor vehicles in the small to mid sized sports sedan segments. In November of 1972, production of the Capri ended in Australia, with a total of about 15,000 vehicles having been made. Neither the Mark 1 facelift Capri nor subsequent UK models were ever produced in Australia.


In 1973, Ford Australia imported fifty RS3100 Capris.


Many of the surviving cars are well preserved or are used in competitive motorsport, mainly sprint car and drag racing.


Australia (1989-94)

The Ford Capri name was revived in Australia in 1989. The Australian Capri, codenamed the SA30, was a convertible designed to rival the Mazda MX-5. Ironically, it used Mazda 323 engines and mechanicals which Ford Australia had adopted as the basis of the Laser. It had a bodyshell designed by Ghia and an interior by ItalDesign. However, by comparison with the MX-5, it was dated by the time of its release – some two years after its originally scheduled date. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Mazda MX-5, also known as Miata (IPA: /miαrÉ™/ or /miαtÉ™/) in North America and Roadster (IPA: /lodostα/) in Japan, is a sports car built by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, since 1989. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mazda Familia. ... The Ford Laser was a compact car sold by Ford in Asia, Australia, and parts of South America and Africa. ... Ghia (Carrozzeria Ghia SpA) is one of the most famous Italian automobile design and coachbuilding firms, founded in 1921 in Turin by Giacinto Ghia (1887 - 1944). ... Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p. ...


Two models were originally offered: a standard 1.6 L model, and a turbocharged variant, with 136 PS (100 kW).


The Australian-built Capri was intended primarily for export to the US. Exports began in 1991, as the Mercury Capri, and sales briefly exceeded those of the MX-5, bu then dropped rapidly, so production ceased in 1994. The car was plagued by quality problems and recalls, although it eventually had success in the early 1990s with models modified by Tickford. The name Mercury Capri has been used for several different cars over the years. ...


An interesting point was that the retail price of a US specification Capri in the US was less than the retail price of an Australian specification Capri in Australia. Approximately 90% of production was exported to the US and the increased shipping costs were offset by the reduced cost of manufacturing the "mainstream" left hand drive model compared with the small volume right hand drive model for the Australian market.


The 1989-94 Capri was assessed in the Used Car Safety Ratings 2006 as providing "worse than average" protection for its occupants in the event of a crash. It was also highly criticized as commonly having leaking roof problems, even after multiple replacements from Ford Dealerships. This was eventually resolved by a new roof sealing system, and 100% testing in the factory.


Possible future Capris

The British magazine Auto Express and German magazine Stern have shown computer drawings of a proposed Focus-based Capri, with Auto Express advancing a 2005 release date in their July 2002 issue. In September 2003, Ford presented the Visos concept-car, a hatchback coupé, in the Frankfurt Auto Show. Auto Express is Britains best selling weekly motoring magazine, edited by David Johns. ... Stern (English Star) is a weekly news magazine published in Germany. ... Ford Focus is the name of a series of compact/small family cars made by the Ford Motor Company and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ...


See also

The Ford Probe was a car produced by Ford, introduced in 1989 to replace the Ford EXP as the companys sport compact car. ... The Ford Cougar is a mid-sized coupé sold in the European market between 1999 and 2002. ... The name Mercury Capri has been used for several different cars over the years. ...

Sources

Links

  • Mercury Capri at the Open Directory Project
  • Capri Mark 3 model information, dimensions, technical specifications
  • KelNet Capri
  • Ford Capri Laser Page
  • One Capri's History (Russian)
  • Capri MK3: Return to Life (Russian)
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