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We would love to hear about your experiences of the Ford Capri. Let us know how any parts performed that you had to replace and what you thought about this car. Write a short review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Ford Capri Overview

The Ford Capri is classed as a mid-sized sports car and was produced by the European branch of the Ford Motor Company between 1969 and 1986. These cars were very popular across Europe and the Capri name was first used on the British Ford Consul Capri from 1961-64. The Capri name was also used for an Australian version from 1989-94. These cars had sporty looks and were high performance vehicles with some real powerful engines and are great fun to drive. They are uncommon on today’s roads and are well dated. If classic cars are what you want then the Capri has that classic 70’s and 80’s look. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Capri?

Ford Capri History

The Mk I Capri (1969-74) was built for the European market as Ford wanted a successful performance car for the European market, just like the Mustang was a success for the American market. This car was based on the Cortina and as Ford wanted to make this car available to all, they produced a wide range of different engines, from 1.3L – 3.4 V6. It became very popular across the continent.

The Mk II (1974-78) had a smaller bonnet than its predecessor but with a larger cabin. This car was technologically advanced for its time and had a modern looking interior design. This was not as popular as the Mk I. The Mk III (1978-86) didn’t change too much from the Mk II and sales were fastly reducing. It was more aerodynamic than the Mk II and had the four rounder headlights compared with 2 square lights from the previous versions. Production of this car ceased in 1986.

Models

S
L
LS
GS
Ghia
Laser
Fastback
Special
GT
Tempo
V6

Fuel Economy

The Ford Capri had several different engines available over its lifetime. The smaller engines were available as 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.0L petrol engines, and the V6 engines were available as 2.0, 2.6, 2.8, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.4L petrol. The smaller engines were the most economical, where as the V6 engines guzzled the fuel. Remember to think about the engine size, fuel type and age of the vehicle when considering fuel economy. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically?

Transmission

The Ford Capri had 4 and 5-speed manual gearboxes available and an automatic gearbox was an option. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? You can search for your Capri gearbox parts by looking at our Ford gearbox section of the website.

Parts

Ford Capri parts can be hard to find, and that’s why we aim to provide these parts at great prices. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models at some of the best prices around. Why not check out the Capri parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder to search for your exact parts for your vehicle.

Have you experienced problems with parts on the Ford Capri? If so, why not check our Ford Capri page here.