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• Unique, no other buyer's guide on the market
• Full colour illustrations of major weak points
• Easy to follow, jargon-free text
• Filled with essential tips to avoid buying a dud
• Includes a quick check guide as well as a full inspection plan
• Handy size to take with you when looking at a car
• Examines the reality of living with a Capri and the viability of restoration
• Includes useful contacts for Capri clubs and parts suppliers
• Author has driven and worked on Capris for many years
Stop! Don’t buy a Capri without buying this book first!
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Mark Paxton’s years of real ownership experience; learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising car like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Capri community, right through to whether your Capri will fit in your garage and indeed, with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Capri of your dreams.
When launched, the Ford Capri was revolutionary. It was a car that set the European market alight, allowing even a buyer on a modest budget an intoxicating whiff of the exotic whilst keeping running costs at affordable levels. That status eroded over time, and the Capri sat in the classic car doldrums for many years, its true worth unrecognised. That situation has thankfully changed, and Capri values are rising rapidly, so care has to be taken to make sure you end up with the best one possible for your money. This guide takes the potential purchaser through a short initial examination to weed out the obviously defective followed by a more comprehensive step by step look at the body and mechanical parts, where the clear, jargon-free text accompanied by over 100 photographs sheds light on even the darkest corners of the Capri’s construction. A unique points marking system ensures that nothing is overlooked, and an accurate final picture of the car’s condition can be viewed in relation to the asking price.
"Interest in Ford's pony car is currently high, as the Capri celebrates its 40th birthday, so this details buying guide arrives at just the right time. If you're in the market for one, read this first. The clever points system should ensure you don't end up with a rusting money pit, but a usable car that will provide years of classic motoring fun. Well written and concise, it covers all Capris from 1969 to 1986, with the exception of the rare RS versions."
"... the clear, jargon-free text, accompanied by over 100 photographs, sheds light on even the darkest corners of the Capri's construction."
Ashbourne News Telegraph
"Well worth a tenner if you're inspecting the cars yourself, its authority and wisdom in inverse proportion to its small size."
"Loads of information to help you avoid expensive mistakes."
Models covered: All Capri models 1969 to 1987 (including USA Mercury Capri 1970 to 1977).
Models not covered: RS models