Legendary TV Ford Capri going under the hammer
24 Apr 2018
A Ford Capri made famous in legendary TV programmes including Life on Mars and The Professionals is set to under the hammer at an upcoming auction. With only 5,000 miles on the clock, the 1987 280 series is in excellent condition.
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The past 30 years have seen the iconic model appearance on the small screen on many occasions and undergo many high speed chases. The 2.6-litre V6 engine has a top speed of 130mph and a 160bhp and cost around £12,000 new. Thanks to the recent boom in “Fast Fords” the Capri could possibly reach towards £50,000 and was one of only 1,038 Capri Brooklands 280 produces
Having spent the last 14 years owned by the Patrick Foundation, it is part of one of the UK’s largest and most well-known car collections. Speaking about the upcoming sale Damian Jones, an auctioneer at H&H Classics of Cheshire, commented: "The market for fast Fords is as big as ever and we're expecting this one to do well when it goes under the hammer at auction”. He added "It is unusual to get a Capri of this age with such low mileage - in fact this is probably one of the lowest I've ever seen.The 280, nicknamed the Brooklands, was the last of the line and as such several people bought them to just sit on them as an investment. Even so, 4,000 miles is incredibly low and with it being in such excellent and highly original condition we've already had quite a few phone calls on it."
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