1980 Ford Capri MkIII 2.0 Ghia
recommissioned following 20 years in storage; full glass-out repaint; new
brakes, tyres, exhaust etc; only 73,400 miles indicated; very smart and
First registered in Manchester in February 1980, this Ford
Capri 2.0 Ghia is showing 73,362 miles on the clock which is believed correct
and is backed up by five old MOTs back to January 1990 when it had covered
46,716 miles. It has had five owners to date, the fourth of whom bought it in
1996 but only drove it for a short while before parking it up in his mum’s
garage where it was to remain for the next 20 years.
Our vendor acquired the car in 2017 and has since treated
it to a sympathetic restoration and thorough recommissioning. Fortunately the
car had been Ziebart rust-proofed from new so the bodywork was in remarkably
good shape and only needed repairs to the front headlamp pods, the front panel
and the front floors. The outer sills, door pillars and scuttle panel are all
original which is most unusual as these had a tendency to rust as soon as the
car left the factory!
Following the metalwork repairs the Capri was treated to a
glass-out repaint in the original colour, a new windscreen and new front
indicators being fitted at the same time. The centre sections of the front and
rear bumpers were also renewed and a complete new exhaust system fitted. All
five wheels were refurbished with new wheel nuts and centre caps and new
Firestone tyres all round.
The braking system was overhauled with new front discs,
pads and calipers; back plates sand blasted and powder coated; new rear brake
cylinders and new master cylinder. The cam cover was removed cleaned and powder
coated. A new cam belt and water pump were fitted along with a new fan belt and
a good service with new plugs, points etc.
Flying through its MOT in November 2020 with no advisories
recorded, this freshly rejuvenated Capri now just needs an enthusiastic new
owner who can give it the more regular exercise it deserves.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or