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Ford Capri month and weekly picture or reader photos 2023

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Week from 13 - 19 March 2023


Week from 20 - 26 March 2023

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Joining forces, Ford's German and British divisions were run separately in the 1960s, but they both fancied a piece of the Mustang's success, and for the first time ever they teamed up to create a car for Europe. Both divisions knew that the Mustang was too big  and so were its engines  for European buyers, but a pony car for this side of the pond would hit the spot if done right. Those: autocar.co.uk

Until 1967 the rear pillar design was quite heavy and would leave rear-seat passengers feeling hemmed in, so the decision was made to glaze this section. It's a styling cue that would stay with the Capri for the next 18 years, although the hockey stick swage line would be used only for the Capri Mk1. Those: autocar.co.uk

Week from 27 March - 02 April 2023


Week from 03 - 09 April 2023

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Capri production began in December 1968, ready for the car's unveiling the following year. In the UK the car was made at Ford's plant at Halewood in Liverpool (now owned by JLR and today home to the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport), but the Colt name had to be dropped as Mitsubishi owned the rights to it, resulting in court action. Ford had to rethink and chose to adopt the Capri moniker that had last been used in 1964. Those: autocar.co.uk

Soon after, in the UK the V4-engined 2000GT went on sale with the same equipment and options as the 1600GT, but it was in September that things started to get really fruity with the arrival of the 3000GT  the 2.0-litre V4 and 3.0-litre V6 powerplants were both part of Ford's 'Essex' engine family. Featuring a 3.0-litre V6 engine taken from the Ford Zodiac, a bonnet bulge and twin exhausts, this was (for now) the ultimate Capri. Those: autocar.co.uk

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