Owning a Capri MKII 1.3L
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.’