Own­ing a Capri MKIII 2.0S

Classic Cars (UK) - - The Big Test -

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. ‘

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