Sixties Consul Capri cashes in on its rarity
Carrying on the current theme of rising interest in more everyday classics, Ford’s striking Consul Capri is the latest to bask in the limelight. Considered a failure in its day with fewer than 19,000 examples sold, the resulting rarity now ironically works in the model’s favour.
The super-rare GT versions have long had pedestal-mounted unicorn status and £20k-plus price tags, but now the regular issue models are also on the up.
At Anglia Car Auctions recently, the £11,578 achieved for a fairly average 1962 1.5 was a number that would have looked strong a year ago, but it was heavily overshadowed by what has to be one of the best in the country – a ’63 car that has been in the same family from new, spent much of its life in storage and as a result boasts a genuine 21,585 miles. Gleaming in twotone blue and white, it was easy to forgive the (easily replaced) non-standard wheels and it made a very tidy £22,512.