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.