My Capri years

Classic Cars (UK) - - Letters -

The life story of a Ford Capri Spe­cial (Oc­to­ber 2018) re­minded me of my first car – a 1973 Capri MKI in poverty L spec­i­fi­ca­tion. It didn’t even have a rev counter, but made up for its lack of kit by its Ford Le Mans green colour. Bought for £300 in the early Eight­ies from a mate in a pub, it was rel­a­tively tidy with two pre­vi­ous own­ers and a mileage of ap­prox­i­mately 65k. It was a tough old car – I boiled it dry twice and on both oc­ca­sions it got me home. Once I man­aged to squeeze in six friends for a trip to the pub.

I changed it for a nearly-new Capri MKIII Ca­lypso in a more som­bre two-tone grey and sil­ver, which did have a rev counter! I sold the MKI to a trainee es­tate agent in the well-heeled area of Clifton, Bris­tol. He took great plea­sure in en­sur­ing the Capri was parked in front of any house that was be­ing mar­keted so that it ap­peared in the pho­to­graphs of the prop­erty de­tails. Matt Benoy

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