1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

SOLD £22,960

Quite possibly one of the best 280 Brooklands we have seen, an early car number 35, it was supplied new in November 1987 to its first owner who kept the car until November 1995. Our vendor acquired the car from Essex (its spiritual home!) in February 2014 from a fastidious owner who kept it in a heated, carpeted garage from where it was shipped out to Ontario, Canada to our vendor’s Canadian home where he runs a classic car service and restoration business Classic Automotive Repair in Kingston, Ontario. During his six years of ownership, the car was fully and comprehensively restored after some limited, dry summer use covering only around 2,000 miles. The restoration was comprehensive and included a bare metal strip and repaint with the engine, gearbox, rear axle, glass, interior and front suspension all removed. The limited amount of corrosion found was cut out and replaced with new steel then painted to a high standard by Town and Country Chrysler’s body shop in Perth, Ontario this included a new stripe kit with lacquer sprayed over the stripe to prevent any build up of polish at a cost of some $20,000 CAD (£11,000!). Reassembly included any black parts including bumpers and window trims etc painted with Ultraviolet protected satin black. The rear window was re-fitted with new seals, the interior was refitted with sound deadening under the carpet, a new head lining installed and the sunroof greased and refitted, all the windows were refitted with all new parts where necessary. A new windscreen was also fitted, sourced from the UK and shipped out. Brand new Hella right hand drive head lights were installed with LED and air horns fitted. The rear axle was re-sealed, cleaned and painted, new rear springs and shock absorbers fitted and the petrol tank restored and painted with new stainless tank straps. A brand-new Bosch fuel pump and bracket were installed along with new accumulator and fuel filter. The engine was stripped and steam cleaned with new big end bearings, new rings, crankshaft resized and balanced, bores machined and a new oil pump and gaskets fitted. The cylinder head was machined with new valve seats for unleaded fuel and a fast road cam fitted with new bearings. The sump was also replaced as were the engine mounts, fuel injectors clutch and gearbox checked and fitted with new gaskets. The cooling system received new silicone hosing, a new water pump and viscous fan were also fitted. The car was completed and tested with no real road mileage covered since and was shipped back to the vendor’s UK base in July 2019 by Golden Chariots and has laid unused since. The Capri, as we understand wants for nothing and has a history file including a photographic documentation of the rebuild, receipts dating back to 1993, old tax discs, V5C, NOVA certificate, and 20 old MOTs dating back to 1993 confirming the Brookland’s low mileage of 63,424 miles. The current MOT is valid until 10th June 2021 with no advisories recorded. A scan through its MOT history show it has covered less than 4,000 miles in the last 14 years. A rare car when new and even rarer now and one coveted by many fast Ford collectors.

For more information - contact Will Daniels 07951 709919

Reg No: E676KDP
Chassis Number: WF0CXXGAECGG10893
Engine Number: GG10893
Engine Size: 2792

Estimate: £23,000+

Lot 32

Lot ended

Thursday 02/07/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£20,500
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