Owning a Capri MKIII 2.0S
Administrator Kris Saines’ uses his MKIII 2.0S as his daily driver. ‘I paid just under £3k nine years ago. I was looking for a nice usable classic in the classifieds and this one just popped out at me. I’d had Fiestas before so it had to be Ford, but even back then Anglias and Escorts were too much money.
‘It was in decent condition, having been dry-stored for ten years before being reconditioned and driven a little bit. It had 86k on the clock but now has 140k, so it gets about. For me classics are to be driven and this one certainly is.
‘It’s had a full body restoration with the underside Waxoyled and is all fairly standard – exhaust, air filter, wheels and suspension apart. I do some maintenance myself and budget around £2k per year to run it. The thing I love is that it keeps up with modern traffic and for its age isn’t bad on fuel, returning around 25mpg. ‘