"Enthusiasm brings your hopes up to the stars.
Quotation from Henry Ford I. (1863-1947), founder of the Ford Motor Company.
Actually, it is very difficult to describe the complete Ford Capri history of England and Germany in a few words.
From 1950 to 1959 there had already been a Capri at Fords American noble brand Lincoln.
And Ford Great Britain had already introduced a futuristic and ingenious 2+2 coupé of the same name in the early sixties, based on the Consul.
The actual Ford Capri story of the European "Pony Car" begins in the USA on April 17,1964 with the great success of today's classic Ford Mustang.
Originally the new car was supposed to be called Colt, but Mitsubishi had already occupied it.
The pleasing body shape with the long bonnet and short rear end was well received by the audience.
As a pony car for Europe, Ford Germany and Ford England are developing the legendary Ford Capri for almost 200 million DM.
From the main factory in Cologne-Niehl comes the engine, transmission and bodywork. While parts of the chassis, primarily the rear axle, are manufactured in the Düren branch plant. Ford Germany alone will employ around 1800 new employees.
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