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Ford Capri V8 Stampede heads to auction

Published 11 June 2018

A Ford Capri Stampede is going under the hammer. The car was developed by racer Jeff Uren, boasts a 5.0-litre V8 engine. It goes under the hammer on 24 June at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire.

Uren made his racing debut in an Anglia in 1958. The following year, he won the British Saloon Car Championship in a Zephyr. Ford spotted his talent and it wasn’t long before he headed up the competition department.

His two most famous models are the Essex V6 engined Cortina Savage, and the V8 Capri Stampede, both of which were sold with Ford’s blessing through Uren’s company, Race Proved.

This example is just eight Stampedes made and the only Mk2 model, its 384bhp Ford G-code Boss engine has 22k on the clock. Spec’d for the wealthy son of a Greek shipping broker, it was painted by Mech Spray in Rochester.

Ford Capri Stampede Mk 2 (2)

With RS3100s, Peranas and Broadspeed Bullets selling for well over £50,000 these days, and a mint, low-mileage 3.0 Capri in standard spec easily breaching £20,000, this fabulous and important survivor with a rebuilt engine and good bodywork has guide price of £39,000-£44,000. That's still a steep increase on the car's 2014 sale price of £14,875.

The car is one of 100 offered for sale at Brightwells’ auction over the weekend of 23-24 June at the Classic & Sports Car Show at Bicester Heritage. See the full catalogue at Brightwells.com.

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