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Lot 688
1981 Ford Capri 3.0 S
1981 Ford Capri 3.0 S
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Lot Number: 688
Result inc Premium: £19,170
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: WF0CXXGAECBA11996
This 1981 Ford Capri Mk3 is fitted with the 3.0‑litre Essex V6 engine that, at the time it came out, was the range‑topping power unit for the model, giving 138bhp. In S specification, as here, the 3.0 was the most desirable of the early Mk3s, and it was the model that was showcased on The Professionals TV series in the early 1980s, with Bodie driving a silver 3.0 S and Doyle a gold 3.0 S.

Registered in September 1981, this 2994cc Capri has four former previous keepers registered on its logbook, with the vendor having owned it since 1988. He tells us that the engine was rebuilt 5000 miles ago, to 'Fast Road' standard by Ford specialist Burton Power in Essex. Road tests showed 185bhp at the rear wheels. It's also been lowered two inches using Leda springs and gas shockers. The car has been SORN since 2008, so will need some recommissioning. It is believed there's a blockage between the fuel tank and the carburettor, which is preventing the car from running properly at the moment. However, with fuel fed directly into the car, by‑passing the tank, the Capri runs well.
This 1981 Ford Capri Mk3 is fitted with the 3.0-litre Essex V6 engine that, at the time it came out, was the range-topping power unit for the model, giving 138bhp. In S specification, as here, the 3.0 was the most desirable of the early Mk3s, and it was the model that was showcased on The Professionals TV series in the early 1980s, with Bodie driving a silver 3.0 S and Doyle a gold 3.0 S. Registered in September 1981, this 2994cc Capri has four former previous keepers registered on its logbook, with the vendor having owned it since 1988. He tells us that the engine was rebuilt 5000 miles ago, to 'Fast Road' standard by Ford specialist Burton Power in Essex. Road tests showed 185bhp at the rear wheels. It's also been lowered two inches using Leda springs and gas shockers. The car has been SORN since 2008, so will need some recommissioning. It is believed there's a blockage between the fuel tank and the carburettor, which is preventing the car from running properly at the moment. However, with fuel fed directly into the car, by-passing the tank, the Capri runs well.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: WF0CXXGAECBA11996
Result inc Premium: £19,170

The paperwork file includes the current V5C (plus a couple of previous ones) and MoT certificates from 1987 to 1988, 1992 to 2001, and 2006 to 2007. These confirm the recorded odometer reading of 72,944 miles. There are assorted bills dating back to 1989, which includes the fitment of a Holley carburettor in 1989, at a cost of £583.05. There's also documentary evidence of a Lumenition electronic ignition having been fitted too. A spare set of keys is present plus the locking wheelnut key.

The Ford is in very presentable condition, especially its original red Tartan interior. It comes with a boot full of parts, including the original carburettor.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 10TH MARCH BY ACA OF THIS CAR.

 

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