The first Ford model, named Capri, was the Capri Classic 1500, but this model has long been forgotten.
Ford Capri Documentary - The Car is the Star Part 1
Installed motors working volume of 1298 cm ³ / 50 hp (from Escort), 1599 cm³ (from Cortina) and in-line, 4-cylinder engine with a volume of 1996 cm³ / 90 hp (from Corsair). The transmission was borrowed from Cortina. In 1970, the range of power units was supplemented with an Essex-type V6 engine, with a volume of 3 liters (140 hp). In total there were 26 configuration options (X-pack, L-pack and R-pack).
In 1972, they made a model facelift, made about 150 changes. Started to install the engine Pinto 1600 cm ³.
In 1974, the second generation Capri was released. The car surpassed the predecessor in size, although in many respects it looked like it. Body type changed to Hatchback (3 doors, 4 seats), which made the car more practical. In addition, changes were made to the chassis. Under the hood, OHT pinto (1300, 1600 and 2000 cm³) and V6 Essex (3000 cm³) motors were installed. The set of options is constantly expanding. Capri II was produced only 4 years from 1974-1978.
In 1978, the third (last) generation of the Capri model was introduced.
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The power family was replenished with a 2.3-liter V6, in addition, the most advanced engine appeared - a 2.8-liter V6 with central injection. Along with the mechanical 4-speed gearbox, a 3-speed automatic was also proposed. It's an amazing thing, but the basic version was still equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.3-liter engine. There were a complete set of L, LS, GL, GL, S, Laser, S and Ghia.
Undoubtedly, for its time, the Capri looked no worse than the famous European sports cars, but the body clearly lacked that relief design, that ornate sloping shape and volume, which his overseas brother so spectacularly flaunted. The car stayed on the conveyor for a total of 18 years. The last Capri was released in 1987.