Red FORD Capri GT 2300 from 1969, V6, four speeds, 2293 cc, 108 HP, max. speed 178 km/h. Period: 1969 – 1986
The Ford Capri is a fastback coupé built by Ford of Europe, designed by Philip T. Clark, who was also involved in the design of the Ford Mustang.
It used the mechanical components from the Mk2 Ford Cortina and was intended as the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang. The Capri went on to be highly successful for Ford, selling nearly 1.9 million units in its lifetime.
A wide variety of engines were used in the car throughout its production lifespan, which included the Essex and Cologne V6 at the top of the range, while the Kent straight-four and Taunus V4 engines were used in lower-specification models. Although the Capri was not officially replaced, the second-generation Probe was effectively its replacement after the later car’s introduction to the European market in 1994.
While Ford marketed the car as “Ford Capri – The Car You Always Promised Yourself”, the British magazine Car described the Capri as a “Cortina in drag”.