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CORGI VANGUARD VA10812 1:43 O SCALE Ford Capri Mk3 2.8 injection, Forest Green and Crystal Green

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CORGI VANGUARD VA10812 1:43 O SCALE Ford Capri Mk3 2.8 injection, Forest Green and Crystal Green

The Capri 2.8i was launched in July 1981 to replace the 3.0S and used the fuel injected and freer revving ‘Cologne’ V6. However, a 5-speed gearbox was then fitted in October 1982 and, although this made the Capri quieter and more efficient when cruising, many enthusiasts felt it diluted the car’s driving appeal. Consequently early 4-speed cars such as the example modelled here are highly prized by enthusiasts.

This particular Ford Capri was supplied in 1982 by Stanways Ford of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, to Mr Joseph Pate from Anchorsholme, near Blackpool. He had Stanways do a major restoration in 1996 and this included new sills, rear wheel arches and paintwork. However he gave the car to his nephew in 2003 and it was subsequently acquired by Northumberland-based enthusiast Jamie Mooney in 2006. He has done further restoration work and enjoys using it for Capri rallies at home and abroad; it’s now covered over 90,000 miles. Jamie just missed winning the ‘Furthest Distance Travelled Award’ at the 2013 ‘Capri Post’ at Speyer in Southern Germany, beaten by a Capri owner from Norway.

Engine: 2792cc OHV V6
Power: 160bhp @ 5700rpm
Torque: 162lb.ft @ 4200rpm
Maximum speed: 130mph.