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**MARCH AUCTION** 1985 Ford Capri 2.0 Laser

Description

EXPECTED FOR MARCH AUCTION

1985 Ford Capri 2.0 Laser

Finished in black with grey velour upholstery. 

Usual refinements include sunroof, 5 speed, factory alloys, etc.

A fully stamped original service booklet confirms its 4,600 miles.

The vendor has kindly supplied the following information.

The Ford Capri is a fastback coupé that was built by Ford Motor Company from 1969 until 1986. The inspiration came from Ford of America's phenomenally successful Mustang, and Ford of Europe were naturally keen to replicate that success on this side of the pond. The resultant new coupé was actually designed by American Philip T. Clark, known for his design input into the Mustang.

This UK-supplied, right-hand drive car was purchased new from Ford main dealer W.H.Perry Ltd. in North Finchley. The car had been ordered in Early 1985 but the purchaser, who was retired, postponed delivery until the new 'C' prefix registration was issued on 1st August.

It had never been the intention of the car's owner that it should be put to daily use. He had been a Ford enthusiast and had finally realised his dreams of buying a Capri. The car was cherished and although used infrequently, never missed its annual service. Each service was dutifully stamped by the dealer confirming its very low annual mileage.

By 1997, the car had covered a total of just 3,695 miles, at which time its ageing owner had been taken ill. Shortly afterwards, the Capri was laid-up and stored until 2006 when it was driven again but only covered minimal mileage until 2009, bringing the total to just over 4,000 when its owner passed away.

The Capri was then driven from London to his daughter, where it remained until very recently. This is, without doubt, one of the finest Capris we have seen in recent years and is a must for any Ford collector.

1st service: 23.05.86 (370 miles)

2nd service: 20.10.86 (884 miles)

3rd service: 09.10.87 (1150 miles)

4th service: 08.07.91 (2401 miles)

5th service: 15.07.92 (2682 miles)

6th service: 14.07.93 (3138 miles)

7th service: 08.04.97 (3695 miles)

8th service: 15.04.16 (4660 miles)

Expected on site mid February and will be displayed for our March Auction.

Specification

  • Year: 1985
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Capri 2.0 Laser
  • Registration: C450 SOY
  • Mileage: 4,600
  • Estimate: TBC
  • Saturday 17th March 2018

    • Roxby Garage, Pickering Road, Thornton Le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorks, YO187LH
    • 17-03-2018
    • 10:00

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