<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813

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Lot 161
1976 Mercury Capri

Sold for US$ 15,950 inc. premium
1976 Mercury Capri
Chassis no. GAECSD54813

170ci OHV V6
Single 2-Barrel Carburetor
109bhp at 4,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front and Live Axle with Leaf Spring
Rear Suspension
Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes

*True Timewarp
*Affordable and Enjoyable Classic
*Rare manual transmission spec
*One of Fords most successful cars
*Styled by Ghia


THE MERCURY CAPRI

Seeing that a huge market for affordable sporting cars in Europe in particular was being under-exploited, Ford came up with a smaller more compact sports coupe, and the Capri was born. Unveiled at the Belgium motor show it was an instant sensation.

A true working class hero, the Capri was available in four cylinder, V4 and V6 variants. It offered a genuine fastback, that could seat 4 people, and it was fun to drive. The Ford Capri become one of the best selling Fords, to emanate from its European factories.

Road and Track commented. "Once again we can report that the Capri V6 is an attractive, com-petent, and enjoyable car at a reasonable price. It goes, stops, and handles, it's well built and it has that sturdy, precise European character that makes it something special for Americans and Canadians."

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular Capri is a rare Mercury badged version that was available to the North American market in very limited numbers through Lincoln Mercury. The Mercury version of the Ford Capri included deluxe trim features, such as a woodgrain effect dashboard and vinyl front bucket seats. This particular German built example was built in 1976. Delivered to California it features the high spec cologne V6 and a manual transmission.

Many of these cars were modified heavily and went through a serious of uncaring owners. Not the case here, as its 4 caring owners are documented. This example has less than 27,000 miles indicated on the odometer. From the overall excellent condition of the vehicle this is believed to be accurate. The interior is clean and appears very much the way it did in 1976. Given the al-most 100% scrappage rate to find an original survivor is extraordinarily unusual.

While being a unique motorcar, it has the obvious advantages of underpinnings which share Ford commonality which ensure its ability to be used for many years to come.

This will be a true talking point at any Cars and Coffee or AACA gathering in the country and for a collector who needs to have them all, this is an intriguing find.
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<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
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<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
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<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
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<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
<b>1976 Mercury Capri</b><br />Chassis no. GAECSD54813
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