The Ford Capri Story, Hardback


Before the Ford Capri arrived in 1969, GT cars had tended to be expensive, temperamental, impractical and rarefied.

Ford decided there was no reason why a four-seater coupe couldn't look stunning and go like a rocket (with the right engine) yet be as easy and cheap to run as a Ford Escort.

Little wonder that the slogan they used in 1969 to launch it, 'The car you always promised yourself', made an immediate impact.

The Capri was a hit from day one, and continued to be a British favourite until 1986, at which time it had been somewhat overshadowed by the emergence of the Hot Hatchback.

Over its lifetime, the Capri was available in a vast array of guises over three distinct 'Marks', but all of them had at their heart affordable fun and a surprising degree of everyday practicality.

Nothing has ever quite replaced it, but it lives on in the fond imagination of everyone who loved it.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Motor cars: general interest
  • ISBN: 9780752484617



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