That’s £54,000 to you, sir!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

The rise of the fast Ford con­tin­ues un­abated, with Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions con­firm­ing the £54,000 sale of its Capri 280 Spe­cial at the Race Retro auc­tion at Stoneleigh Park last week­end.

The 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brook­lands’ amaz­ing per­for­mance comes on the back of a string of high-value Fords at auc­tion through 2015 and into 2016. The car is in ex­cep­tional con­di­tion, and was kept in a strictly tem­per­a­ture con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment from new be­fore be­ing sold to its se­cond owner – and the seller – in 2011. It wasn’t alone be­ing a Ford suc­cess – the 1995 Ford Es­cort RS Cos­worth Lux at the sale made £52,875 while a very nice 1972 Ford Es­cort Mex­ico went for £43,875, some £16,000 above es­ti­mate.

‘Once again we’ve been able to host a highly suc­cess­ful auc­tion, and have bro­ken world records,’ says man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions, Nick Whale.

This 936-mile Ford Capri 280 Spe­cial smashed auc­tion records at last week­end’s Race Retro sale.

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