Own­ing a Capri MKII 1.3L

Classic Cars (UK) - - The Big Test -

Ge­orge Chrisos­to­mou has owned this MKII 1.3L for a year, but it’s now up for sale. Says Ge­orge, ‘I bought it be­cause I wanted one that I could drive for the sum­mer. My hobby – or ill­ness – is restor­ing cars, so the rest of them are in var­i­ous stages of be­ing re­built. I want to make room for my other cars, so I can start get­ting my projects fin­ished, but it has to go to a Capri-lov­ing home.

‘I didn’t go look­ing for this model, but it was the only Capri I could find in this con­di­tion. I didn’t re­alise how rare the model was when I bought it. I be­lieve there are only ten left in the UK. I’ve done a few bits and bobs to it, tidy­ing up the en­gine bay and sourc­ing dif­fer­ent wheels. It’ll re­turn 3540mpg; it’s not too un­der­pow­ered and there’s no no­tice­able dif­fer­ence in power com­pared to the 1.6L, al­though it could do with a fifth gear. My son Alex en­joyed us­ing it in Lon­don this sum­mer, but as I said, it has to go.’

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