1978 Ford Capri 3.0 Ghia

Vehicle details

Entry number:
083
Make:
Ford
Model:
Capri 3.0 Ghia
Year:
1978
Registration:
BRO 650T
Category:
Traditional Classic
Owner:
Anthony Cox

This 44-year old Ford Capri 3.0 Ghia was semi-unique in that it was commissioned with ‘Ford factory fitted’ Air-Conditioning (not a Ford UK option in those days!)

Having spent a good 20 years of its life unused and under a cover in a barn and with the obtained DVLA documentation the 70000-ish mileage appears to be correct.  

A pinhead hole in the head gasket warranted a complete engine rebuild and auto-box refurbish which was completed by specialists in spring 2015.

Being a short-journeyed, out in all weathers, daily driver between 2003 & 2014 the now-banned R12 air-conditioning fluid had perished the seals and corroded metalwork so it all needed some attention.

The extensive damage justified the air-con removal and a skilled and detailed ‘on-the-side’ refurbishment by  coachwork specialists over the winter 2015-16. Safety, security and comfort have also been uprated.