Rare Ford Capri breaks auction record
A near-brand new special edition Ford Capri sold at auction last month for a world record £54,000, with less than 1,000 miles on the clock.
The Capri 280 'Brooklands' was one of only 1,038 models made in this line, with a number of special features making it a rare model and was the last version of the Capri to be manufactured.
This specific model sold had only been driven 936 miles, almost unheard of in a car nearly 30 years old.
The 'Brooklands' shattered its estimate by £16,000, with this model following the trend of hot Fords being sold above estimate at auctions in recent times.
Parts of the special features include a 3-litre V6 engine, a limited slip differential, full leather Recaro interior and special edition 15-inch alloys.
After being preserved by its first owner, the 280 was sold to a private buyer in 2011 who kept it in a similar condition, before the car was sold at the Silverstone Race Retro Classic Car Sale last month.
The condition of the car is superb, with next to no damage to the interior or exterior.
Other 'fast Fords' were auctioned off as well, with a 1995 Escort RS Cosworth LUX and Sierra RS500 Cosworth both selling for £52,875, whilst a 1972 Ford Escort Mexico sold for £43,875, a £16,000 increase on its lower estimate.
Also sold was a special edition Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II with only 1,723 miles on the clock, which sold for a staggering £292,500.
Author: Jack Healy