SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED
The most incredible Diamond White Ford Capri 2.0S with only 12,760 miles.
Tailgate spoiler, tilt/sliding sunshine roof, front spoiler, black louvred grille, twin door mirrors with remote to drivers, side decals, laminated windscreen, opening rear quarter windows, heated rear window, tailgate wash/wipe, rear fog lamps, split folding rear seats, head restraints, sun visors with passenger vanity mirror, glove box with lock and lamp, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, two speed wipers with intermittent wipe, two speed heater fan, front and rear ashtrays, rheostat control, P32 radio, torch key.
This Capri S is a real drivers car finished in stunning Diamond White, (B3), and boasts a glorious shine. The smart ‘S’ stripes subtly shaded are the originals along with an unbroken pinstripe and contrast perfectly against the white paintwork. The tiniest of marks can only be seen under intense scrutiny and favoured by most knowing the car is factory original. The four Hella headlamps are crystal clear and the rubberised rear spoiler along with all other black seals and rubbers are straight and soft being carefully garaged stored since new. All tinted glass is unmarked and the car still wears the dealer supplied front and rear number plates. The underside has been preserved perfectly thanks to Pava rustproofing from new with the rear screen sticker still attached. With the same suspension setup derived from the highly acclaimed 2.8 Injection and sporting visual enhancements, this is a special Capri model.
Helping the cabins sporty look are seats finished in the Grey Laser fabric trim, (Code QL), with matching pristine door and quarter panel inserts. Spotlessly clean, the driver’s seat base edge is slightly dipped with no wear. Luxury features like the cut-pile carpet, adjustable head restraints and front centre armrest are all in splendid condition and the soft feel instrument panel has no cracks. All controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan, analogue quartz clock and Ford P32 radio. The boot area houses the original jack and virgin spare wheel with Grandprix Goodyear tyre still with coloured banding to the tread. The parcel shelf is pin straight and untouched and factory sticker remains attached to the boot floor. An iconic and instantly familiar classic Ford interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The factory fitted 2.0S OHC ‘pinto’ unit is fitted with the twin venturi carburettor, famed for its performance and robust and simple mechanics. The engine is quiet and performs brilliantly with a top speed of 113mph and 0-60mph time of 9.6 seconds. The engine bay is beautifully clean with factory stickers and plates displayed and even bright factory markings long lost or at least very faded on most examples! The 5-speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely, and the clutch feels positive.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri 2.0S remains fitted with the correct RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels which are in superb order with no damage and defined part number and Ford emblem stampings to the spokes clearly visible. Goodyear 185/70 R13 tyres to all four corners have plenty of tread remaining. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line.
Factory build records confirm that this Ford Capri 2.0S was built in June 1983 at the Ford factory in Saarlouis, Germany. Registered new on 12th August 1983 by Ford Main Dealer, Spruce Howlett & Co Ltd in Norwich, this example has covered just 12,760 miles from new. The first owner, Mr Malcolm Pearson, keeping the car for two years and returning to the supplying dealer for service work. With just three former keepers since, the car has remained in the Norwich area until the latest custodian, Mr Hinchliffe, purchased the car in 2019. Riddled with guilt after smashing up his brothers brand new 2.0S, his motive was to buy this ‘as new’ example and gift it to his brother as an apology nearly 40 years later! The reality was his brother had moved on enjoying the modern benefits of the motor vehicle rather than classic car idiosyncratic tendencies! Stored in a carcoon since Mr Hinchliffe purchased it and facing the prospect of long periods of inactivity the decision to sell was made. Recently serviced with a brake overhaul and cam-belt the car is ready for the next Blue Oval enthusiast.
The handbooks, guides, dealership literature and original stamped service booklet are present and a collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices dating back to the 1990’s. Completing the history file are two sets of keys with supplying dealer leather key fob, supplying dealer tax disc holder and an original Ford Capri brochure.
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