An astonishing Ford Capri 2.0 Laser with a miniscule 7,166 miles from new.
Body-coloured grille, bonnet lip and light bezels, body-coloured door mirrors with driver remote-control, black painted bumpers with overriders, spoiler, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated grey headlining, front reclining seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel and gear-lever knob, tilting/sliding steel sunroof. Factory Options; Metallic paintwork. Dealer Accessories; Locking wheel nuts.
This incredible special edition Laser was built as a run out model of the Capri and is truly amazing finished in Mineral Blue, (Code 55), a cost option when new. Factory correct in every way it remains perfectly preserved thanks to a most fastidious of owner for 30 years who proudly boasts even the air in the tyres and wiper blades are factory fitment before selling it in 2016! Dealer plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted and all rubbers, decals and plastics are hard to fault. Knowing the tendency of Fords to rust this example was treated to underbody protection from new by the conscientious owner and now remains what must be, one of the lowest mileage and finest examples to be offered.
The interior of this family fastback is in astonishing condition finished in the Truro II cloth trim, (Code XE), with matching door and quarter panel inserts. It has all the comfort and convenience expected with the added benefit of no wear or damage! The dashboard has no cracks and all controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock. The Ford ESRT 32PS stereo is fitted with a working electric aerial and all button and stalk graphics are vibrant white. The boot area is pristine with an untouched jack and wheel brace still held in place by two rubber loop bands. The rear parcel shelf is pin straight. Be prepared to step back into a 1986 Ford showroom!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1993cc OHC unit with twin sequential venturi carburettor pulls incredibly well with a top speed of 113mph and 0-60mph time of 9.6 seconds. This engine has 37 per cent more power and 30 per cent more torque than the 1.6 OHC yet has better fuel economy making it the more desirable choice. The engine bay is incredibly clean and will delight those wishing to exhibit with the bonnet open. A full mechanical and electrical service with cambelt was carried out in November 2023. The 5 speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely and the clutch feels positive.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri Laser remains fitted with the factory RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels which have never been refurbished and are immaculate. Five matching factory fitted Goodyear Grand Prix S 185/70 SR13 tyres are fitted with the spare unused and still with Goodyear sticker attached! Also factory fitment are the wheel weights, valves and dust caps! The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line.
Registered new on 1st August 1986 by Ford main dealers, Doughertys Limited, this example has had just two keepers and covered a warranted 7,166 miles. Purchased by Mr Lyons who specified Mineral Blue metallic paint and locking wheel nuts as highlighted on the new vehicle invoice, it was the first new car he ever purchased and he pampered it accordingly. His pampering is best described as fanatical and the car was utterly cherished claiming in a printed advert when sold in 2016 that it had only been washed three times since 1990 and covered up in his garage with 30 bags of desiccant in it as a precaution, (a substance that absorbs water). Despite minimal use it had more oil and filter changes that he could remember, was started and run every week or two and was only run on 4 Star petrol! MOT certificates and Ford invoices support all the maintenance work and low mileage. A letter from Mr Lyons to the only other owner, Mr Harris, is also included for verification of the special history of this car. All handbooks, service book, previous registration documents and spare keys are present and neatly filed along with all historic documentation.
Representing a one-off example of the final edition Capri, this wonderful 2.0 Laser is ready for its next appreciative owner and would delight any Ford enthusiast and collector.
MOT November 2024, HPI Clear.