1983 Ford Capri 2.8i MkIII
from nine year slumber and long term ownership; desirable 2.8 V6 with
Recaro interior, twin pipes and wood trim showing just 65,025
Dating from August 1983 this MkIII was recently pulled
out of a garage along with the white 2.8 injection Capri also in this sale.
It was found to have strong potential and was soon up and
running, with a particuarly fruity note from its twin-pipe
exhaust. The car has faired will given it has been in storage, unused
for nine years.
The bodywork looks reasonably sound, with areas that
could be improved cosmetically, but fundamentally appears in solid
condition. There has been some welding carried out ahead of its recent
MOT which is now valid until March 2022 which shows no
Inside, we find the Recaro interior in a good state with the
random addition of a turbo boost gauge, although there is no turbo fitted,
yellow dials, original clock, sunroof, additon of rather fetching wood effect
trim and a short-shift kit to the transmission making the usually somehat
ponderous gear selection tight and accurate with a lovely short throw to
it. Starting promptly as we moved it around for these shots the 2.8
Cologne V6 engine sounds throaty, the car feeling responsive to the touch of the
throttle - a sticker under the bonnet suggests fitment of a Burton cam although
there is no documentation to support this.
The history file includes only
the V5C showing five former keepers and the recent MOT.
A cool coupe, in
desirable black with the peppier V6 engine, twin pipes, 7-spoke RS style alloy
wheels, an indicated mileage of 65,025 plus the throaty exhaust note
- there's much to like about this use and improve Capri....For more
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