Sweet City Ride – Ford Capri

Not my sweetest find but I’ve just never heard of/seen this car before.

From wikipedia:

Ford Capri was a name used by the Ford Motor Company for three different automobile models. The Ford Consul Capri coupé was produced by Ford of Britain between 1961 and 1964. The Ford Capri coupé was produced by Ford of Europe from 1969 to 1986. The Ford/Mercury Capri convertible was produced by the Ford Motor Company of Australia from 1989 to 1994.

The Capri name was also used by Ford’s Lincoln-Mercury Division on six different models which did not bear the Ford name. The Lincoln Cosmopolitan Capri from 1950 to 1951; the Lincoln Capri from 1952 to 1959; the Mercury Comet Capri in 1966–1967; and three different generations of Mercury Capris from 1970 to 1994.

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  • This is the US version (Mercury) of the german built Ford Capri. I used to see this particular one around Mount Pleasant all the time. These things are pretty rare.

    There was a pretty good episode of the UK TV show Wheeler Dealers that rebuilt one of these things. Some of these things actually had V4s (not inline 4s like 99% of all 4 cylinder cars)

  • In this TV show from the 70′s the title character used to drive one

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Christie_Love!

    “your under arrest Sugah”…

  • I’m pretty sure that US Ford Capris of this vintage were actually imported from Europe.

  • I learned to drive stick in my dad’s 1976 Capri (in 1995)- it looked just like this! There was a huge hole in the floor on the passenger’s side and when I downshifted, the whole gearshift came out in my hand- it was quite a learning experience!

  • This was my first car growing up, and mine was actually a 6 cylinder, though it drove more like a 2 cylinder… Can’t say it was the best car, leaked water everywhere, seats were broken, windshield wipers always stopped working when it was raining, and it almost killed me when the bearings locked up… but I do miss it sometimes.

  • well, at the least the radio still works!

    though i’d say off limits for babies, elderly, unless you want them huffin’ on fumes.

    • The last time I rode in this car the door handle didn’t work. I had to climb out the the driver’s side. How embarrasing.

    • Funny you should say that. The speedometer is melted and as a result it’s hard to say with any degree of accuracy exactly how fast we were going. I know it’s not pretty to look at but it’ll get you where you want to go

  • If there is ever a for sale on that car, it will be mine.

  • No mention of the solar panel? What does it do? Why doesn’t he ever clean the mud off the sides?

    • But can that be the same car: where’s the cream skunk stripe? Why does the paint look so unfaded? Who are these things spilling from the trunk?

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