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.