The Party Bus owner and his Ford Capri

The automobile known as the Capri is one that is manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. In this article, we will briefly touch on the history of the Ford Capri, and how it came about to be a vehicle to drive.

The Ford Capri was first introduced in the year 1969. It was designed by the man who also worked on the Ford Mustang, a fact that came to light in 2010. Manufacture of the Ford Capri lasted from 1969 up until the year 1986. In its lifetime, this equivalent to the Mustang that was intended for the European driver, was sold nearly two million times.

Like mentioned earlier, the Ford Capri was created with the intention of duplicating the success of the Ford Mustang in America within Europe. It was first shown to the public at the motor show in Brussels. This vehicle was closely related, and in parts, modeled after, the 1966 Cortina. When the car was released, reception was, for the most part, favorable. We spoke with a guy at a car show that owns a party bus Minneapolis service, and he was telling us all about his Capri. Definitely a car line with a lot of love!

Even though the Ford Capri did not officially have a successor, it was discontinued and the next car to come about was the Ford Probe. This car was introduced in 1992. But while the Capri was manufactured, it brought in quite the love and appreciation that only a Ford car can generate.

Facts About the Ford Capri

Many people have never heard of a Ford Capri automobile. That is likely because the most recent version of the car was built by Ford in Australia between 1991 and 1994. The car was a convertible designed to resemble the Ford Mustang. The Capri was also produced as a Mercury in the United States from 1979 to 1986. The Capri I and Capri II were built by Ford of Europe located in Germany and were simply sold under the name of Capri.

The Ford Capri is still on the road, but only in very rare circumstances as a classic car owned by members of the Capri Club of North America, or some highly rare situation of someone pulling one out of storage. Capri enthusiasts can sometimes find one to buy that has low mileage and is in good condition in the $2,000 to $3,000 range, but an original low mileage model with all the options might cost up to $8,000. That would be the cost of restoration on a car that needs a lot of work to bring it up to classic car show condition.

While the Ford Capri was considered one of the lower priced options when they were built, the car was actually a step above the Ford Pinto which was produced as a gas saving economy model.

Ford Capri – The Long Lasting Car

In my auto shop, I get a wide range of cars that people want repaired. I’ve seen all kinds of domestic and foreign cars in the best and worst conditions. Recently, a customer brought in a car that I didn’t expect anyone to bring in. He was driving a 1967 Ford Capri, which had been functional since the day he bought it. The car had so many miles on it that it looked like a mirage. The customer needed to have an oil change and tire rotation.

I asked the customer how he was able to keep his car running for so long and acquire so many miles. The customer only said that he puts the right kind of gas into the car and makes sure it gets a regular tune up and oil change. He must have been bringing the car to someone else, because I don’t ever remember seeing him or his car before. A car with that many miles would have been burned into my brain for life.

Once we were done with his car, the customer left and said that he would be back the next time he needs to have his oil changed. I won’t be surprised to see¬†that car for¬†years.

Hello and Thanks for Stopping By My Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog celebrating the amazing Ford Capri. My name is Brian, and I’m a fan of vintage magazine ads, especially the kind you see in magazines like Life and The Saturday Evening Post. Some of these ads are like works of art, and many times they were never reproduced and only used once.

Anyway, I recently saw an ad for a Ford Capri. I wasn’t familiar with this Ford model, so I did a little research into it. Turns out the car was initially developed to sell in Europe, and was introduced to the public at a car show in Brussels. Sales started one month later.

The Ford Capri was often referred to as the “baby Mustang” because it was Ford’s intention to duplicate the success of the Mustang in the U.S. in Europe with the Capri. The two cars don’t look anything like one another to me though.

It was built from 1969 to 1986, and had a pretty good run with nearly 2 million cars sold during that time. After having success in Europe, Ford quickly branched out to other countries, including Australia and Japan. Eventually it was even released back home in the U.S. Clearly it was different from the Mustang, but it was still a neat looking little car at the time.

My knowledge of classic cars is extremely limited, but luckily I can use the Internet to find out anything that I don’t know. I was at an auction for property that had been seized, and one of the items that was being auctioned was a Ford Capri. While the auction was happening, I did a quick search to learn more about the car, and saw that it wasn’t being made anymore. There were a few people bidding on the car, but they weren’t bidding enough to significantly raise the auction price.

I made a bid for the car and the bidding went back and forth between four other people and myself, with each of us bidding in small increments. Eventually the other people became tired and stopped bidding. I was able to win the car for only a few hundred dollars, which I considered to be a major bargain. The car wasn’t in perfect condition and needed some fixing up, but I didn’t mind.

I treated the fixing up process like a pet project. I saved up money to have the car fixed piece by piece until it was as good as new. The car has a special permanent spot in my garage.