It is better to give a warning in advance, because this is an incredible story. It concerns a find of a unique Ford Capri 2800 Supersport from the first owner, of which the invoice indicates a purchase price of 42.000 guilders.
By: Dirk de Jong
The Capri series consists of cars with a sporty and a personal cachet. The functional design was retained, there were more and more variations on the basic model, in terms of execution and engine power. It became an immediate success, the base model has already sold more than 1 million copies.
Rare and exclusive
The version Ford Capri 2800 in Supersport version is very exclusive. Only fourteen copies of this version were delivered in the Netherlands. Even more special is that this Ford Capri is demonstrably from the first owner. With photos, we show you the story, from the moment it was found in a rickety old shed to the moment when the thick layers of dust were removed and the graceful and elegant lines became more visible again.
Eelke: “For me it's just in a class of its own, that piece of technology in the 2800 supersport version. I admit I've been a big fan of Ford all my life, but finding this piece of art made my emotional strings tremble. The contact with the first owner was already very special. A man in his own world, devoid of modern means of communication. A man who had no problem with the Capri eventually languishing as a wreck. For me a pleasure to see the car like this. After so many years back in the sunlight, the spiders intact, the dust collected and the smell of rust! For me proof that some things come your way without you actively looking for them, a valuable tip was the adventurous start.”
Thoroughbred sports car
Fortunately, the life of the Ford Capri 2800 Supersport has not come to an end. He gets the chance at a second life. Convinced that the car will shine again in the future and that people will be impressed by this striking Ford Capri. The chances are slim that you don't believe the story.