Ford Capri Story

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    Before the Ford Capri arrived in 1969, GT cars had tended to be expensive, temperamental, impractical and rarefied. Ford decided there was no reason why a four-seater coupe couldn't look stunning and go like a rocket with the right engine yet be as easy and cheap to run as a Ford Escort. Little wonder that the slogan they used in 1969 to launch it, `The car you always promised yourself', made an immediate impact. The Capri was a hit from day one, and continued to be a British favourite until 1986, at which time it had been somewhat overshadowed by the emergence of the Hot Hatchback. Over its lifetime, the Capri was available in a vast array of guises over three distinct `Marks', but all of them had at their heart affordable fun and a surprising degree of everyday practicality. Nothing has ever quite replaced it, but it lives on in the fond imagination of everyone who loved it.

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    Number of Pages: 128
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780752484617
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    Listed in: Motor cars: general interest
    Publisher: The History Press Ltd

    Books by Giles Chapman

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