1986 Ford Capri 2.8i

The 25 year rule that applies to cars not federalized to be sold in the United States is always in the back of my mind. What interesting vehicles could one conceivably import to the free world without having the federal government up your rear this particular year? Well, it’s been 25 years since the last Ford Capri rolled off the assembly line in Europe and I think it’s about time we featured one of these cars that Ford claimed “you always promised yourself.”

1986 Ford Capri 2.8i for sale on eBay UK

Ford Capri 2.8i Special, 3 Doors, Manual, Fastback, Petrol, 1986 D Reg, 24,817 miles, Metallic Silver, 2 Owners. Full Service History. The car has only covered 24k miles from new and is one of the most sought after cars of its type.

This car has 1/2 leather Recaro trim in excellent condition, 5 speed box, sunroof and original radio/cassette player. The car has also been wax oil treated. Alloy wheels, metallic paintwork, insurance Group 14. A totally outstanding vehicle in showroom condition averaging less than 1500 miles a year!!! Crazy but true! We would strongly advise on an early viewing. Please call with any questions relating to this vehicle. Viewings by appointment only. £13,995 ono

At today’s current exchange rate, the asking price is around $21,800. For a mid eighties Ford, that’s serious coin, especially when you consider one would have to include shipping costs to the States. For the dedicated Ford fan, it may not be much, but knocks it out of the running for your typical practical classic collector.

The car has a large following in the United Kingdom, as it could be considered their version of the Ford Mustang. Here is a clip from the video series The Car’s the Star, hosted by former Top Gear presenter Quentin Wilson with regards to the Capri’s evolution.

-Paul

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  1. Ad price is now down to 11,995 GBP. I think it will sell pretty close to that price point, if the right buyer sees the ad.

    These were absolutely the British equivalent of the Mustang, and with the outstanding condition, good colors, reasonably powerful engine and low-mileage, this represents a rare opportunity for a Capri fanatic.

    At today’s exchange rates, shipping expense and RHD, it seems unlikely anyone here will be in a hurry to snap it up.

    Too bad…it’s really a great car.

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