Classic rare Ford Capri owned by Henry Ford II up for sale for up to £35,000

Classic rare Ford Capri owned by Henry Ford II up for sale for up to £35,000

04/24/2021

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The classic model has been described as a “renowned part” of Ford history and is expected to sell for between £25,000 and £35,000. Car and Classic – who are responsible for auctioning the car – claims it is one of the rarest Capri’s ever to hit the market.

The model was one of three special models created by Ford’s Special Vehicle Engineering division.

The model was originally designed for Mr Ford to use whilst travelling in the UK.

The model was enjoyed by the Ford family before it was purchased by the Head of Ford’s Product Development, Ron Mellor in 1983.

After three years, the model was then owned by Ford’s Head of Design, Alan Jarman, who used the car to commute from Torquay to Ford’s UK base in Dunton.

The car was passed to a new owner in 1993 before being sold again in 2007 to a new owner who fully recommissioned the car with many original Ford parts.

The model shows 68,958 miles on the clock but has only covered around 6,800 miles in the last 29 years,

The model is fresh from a comprehensive upgrade completed this February which returned the car to its former glory.

Unique parts fitted to the model include a special full leather interior, a widened driver’s seat and a fitted C3 gearbox.

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Chris Pollitt, Head of Editorial at Car and Classic said the model was “much more” than a regular Capri.

He said: “Fast Fords are always highly sought after but this Capri is much more than that.

“Specifically prepared by the legendary SVE department for one of the most influential people in the history of Ford and then subsequently enjoyed by other key members of the company.

“It is a widely appreciated, documented and renowned part of the Ford story.”

Included as part of the auction is a wide range of documentation which is important when retaining the model’s value.

There are 11 MOT certificates and the original V5 document which lists six previous owners.

Car and Classic have said there is some age-related wear on the driver’s and passenger’s seat.

They have also confirmed there are an “odd few marks” in places over the vehicle bodywork due to general wear and tear.

However, there was “nothing that stands out” and the condition is generally still in fantastic condition.

The current bid stands at just under £8,500 but Car and Classic says the reserve has not yet been met.

Car and Classic said: “The car now runs just as Ford intended, the V6 barks into life with the flick of the key.

“The seller reports that the car pulls well through the gears, and the gear change is nice and smooth.

“There are no untoward noises coming from either the transmission, differential or the engine.

“The suspension still holds the car well on the road and sits nice and level.”

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