A phenomenal Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with only 6,430 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, Ford ESRT 32PS stereo cassette. Factory options; Black paintwork. Dealer accessories; Ford front fog lamps.
This unbelievable Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special is exactly that, special! A genuine one owner example with a warranted 6,430 miles from new, this collector’s quality Capri is simply outstanding. Finished in factory optional Black, (Code A 9), the paintwork boasts a flawless finish throughout commensurate with the obvious ultra-low mileage credentials and total dedication to preservation from its one and only owner who writes in a letter in the history file that he has never washed the car, only polished it! The fully detailed underside portrays the days when the car attended shows, including a winning visit to Ford Fair whereby it rightly deserved its ‘Car of The Show’ prize. All dealer branding remains fitted including number plates, rear screen sticker and even the tax disc holder still showing the original 1985 disc! Be prepared to experience the thrill of buying the pinnacle of Ford Capri’s.
Incredible. Shielded from natural daylight in the owner’s garage and subject to just 6,430 miles usage, the interior is pristine. 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 even have the factory labels are still attached to the runners. The original ESRT 32PS stereo cassette and electric aerial are fully operational as is all other equipment and gauges. The ashtray has never been used but the cover has some tiny marks. The rear seats have never been sat in and the time warp boot area has the build label to the floor and the factory fitted Ford gas struts. The pin straight parcel shelf is suspended by the factory Ford rubber hangers and the 1985 date stamp to the underside has survived. Comparable to a 1985 showroom car, this interior is amazing.
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 has been fastidiously detailed for the show circuit with highly polished components throughout. The five-speed gearbox is smooth with a light clutch.
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 VR60 tyres have remained on the car since new. 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 March 1985 at the Saarlouis Plant in Germany, and supplied new to Mr Alridge by Ford Main Dealer, Dinnages Garages Ltd of Haywards Heath, on the 24th December 1985. The new vehicle invoice reveals a price paid of £10,591.59 less part exchange allowance for Mr Aldridge’s 1984 Capri 1600LS. A letter in the history file was written by the owner just before he decided to sell after 38 years ownership whereby, he details his custodianship of the car including how he collected his Capri from the dealership when it had covered just 3.7 miles and he was aged just 21 years! The car was driven home on that first day and parked in the garage only for the next day he woke to a foot of snow outside and the car could not be driven, very frustrating! Within the first year the owner decided to have a stainless-steel exhaust system custom made to exactly replicate the original at a cost of £1,078! Very soon into ownership and by his own admission, the car became an obsession and it was polished weekly, never taken out in the rain and has never even been wet-washed! The owner exhibited ‘PYJ’ at car shows in the 1980’s and 90’s including winning at Ford Fair, the ultimate accolade.
The full book pack including all dealership point of sale literature has been kept along with an original 1985 Ford range brochure and separate Capri Laser/Injection Special brochure with price list. The original service book has the one and only owner’s details entered and a folder holds documents to include MOT certificates dating back to the first in early 1989 and invoices. Three sets of keys are supplied including the rare master key. A major service including all oils, coolant, brake fluid and spark plugs has been carried out in October 2023 using genuine Ford parts where possible. Look no further, you have found the ultimate one owner low mileage Capri!
MOT October 2024, HPI Clear.
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