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Ford Capri Mk3 (1978 - 1987)

Last updated 24 July 2018


Buying Guide


  • Ford's 'personal' car and Europe's equivalent of the Mustang.
  • Four-seater hatchback with engines from 1297cc 1.3 OHV 'crossflow' through 1593cc and 1993cc OHC Pinto to 160bhp 2792cc ohv 280.
  • Last incarnation of McPherson strut front and cart sprung rear end Cortina platform.


  • Unsophisticated cart sprung live rear axle always limited its potential.


  • Rust, of course. Especially front inner wing.
  • 280s prone to eating their diffs.
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