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Albert’s miracle Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with 585 miles from new.
Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille and bonnet lip, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, anti-burst locks, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, boot light, instrument brightness control. Dealer Accessories; Mudflaps, Ford floor mats X2, Ford chrome tailpipe covers, Sunroof deflector unopened, Ford tool kit unopened, Ford fire extinguisher unopened, Ford first aid kit unopened, workshop manual.
This spellbinding factory perfect Ford Capri 2.8 Injection is a champion in every respect having covered a warranted 585 miles from new with one custodian, Albert. Finished in striking Diamond White, (Code B3), it is difficult to fault this example without passing comment on Ford production control standards, such is the expert preservation of this miracle car. Stored in a dehumidified and centrally heated garage, every nut, bolt, clip and component throughout the entire car is exquisite with absolutely no aging. A benchmark car that will guide concours perfectionists on where every label, sticker, paint dab should be and how Ford engineers tightened the last bolt. All dealer branding remains fitted. Be prepared to experience the thrill of buying a dazzling new Capri!
Incredible. Shielded from natural daylight, protected with seat covers and numerous Ford tailored mats but vitally, only cherished by conscientious Albert from new! Upon collection, the clear large removable sticker informing the new owner of official MPG figures was carefully removed from the side window and framed and still belongs with the cars artefacts! The supportive Recaro seats in grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels, (Code Q5), are spotlessly clean with firm seat structure and are supplied with the Recaro lumber support pads with instruction card laminated. All controls and gauges function including the ESRT 32PS stereo cassette and electric aerial. The rear seats have never been sat in and nothing has been placed in the time warp boot area. Albert removed the rubber strap holding the jack in place when new to avoid stretching and splitting it over time and placed it neatly beside instead! It really does not get better.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex. SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making the 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. The fantastic engine bay is fastidiously standard with Motorcraft service items, factory plates and stickers and Ford wing stampings clear to see. Albert attached soft white felt on the bonnet strike points so as not to scratch the paint work!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 7-spoke alloy wheels are unmarked with correct Ford badged centre caps and factory external weights. A collectable and highly prized full set of five Goodyear Eagle NCT 60 tyres have remained on the car since new with the spare wheel completely virgin with coloured banding to the tyres! Albert elevated the car during storage to avoid flat spots on the tyres. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8 Special are shiny clean with no wear.
Built in June 1986 at the Saarlouis Plant in Germany, and supplied new to Albert William Clarkson by Ford Main Dealer, South Essex Motors, (SEM of Basildon Essex). The new vehicle invoice reveals a price paid of £7,698 and a further £77.92 for all the unused accessories still in original packaging. Albert secured this price through the employee Own-a-Ford purchase scheme thanks to his father working for Ford at the time, a hefty discount on the £11,002 list price! Annoyed with the dealer on collection as the car had covered 68 miles, we know this as he reset the tripmeter at new car handover! His intention was to preserve the car and not drive it, he had a glorious Mk2 Ford Cortina 1600E for the shows and a Ford Escort daily at the time, now a Focus! The dedication to keep the car as new was unrivalled. Perfect temperature and moisture controlled environment, keeping the car elevated to avoid damaging the tyres and even taking the car for the occasional MOT on his trailer!
All purchase literature, handbooks, old MOT certificates and SORN documents have been kept. A full complement of spare keys are included. Albert was even contacted by his insurer Adrian Flux to see if they could run a feature on his miracle Capri that’s never felt the rain. Read all about it HERE. An unrepeatable opportunity.
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