25 Years Sleeping: 1976 Mercury Capri

This Mercury Capri spent the better 1/4 of a century sleeping in a garage…but you’d better not call it a barn find. The seller claims it was built by a NASA engineer (Why is it always a NASA engineer or a GM factory engineer, why not a part time clerk at Boot Barn or a family practice psychologist?) who added a draw-through turbocharger with an old school water/methanol injection system to the Cologne V6. Looks like fun. Find this 1976 Mercury Capri offered for $6,000 in Eagle, ID via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1976 Ford Capri
fuel: gas
odometer: 13212
title status: clean
transmission: manual

1976 Mercury Capri, 4 Speed, V6, Turbo for sale. This is a very unique and interesting car. It started life as a 4 speed, 2.8 V6 Capri, built in Germany, which is rare enough on its own. As the stories goes, sometime in the 80s a NASA engineer got their hands on it and turned it into a SCCA car. The old school machine work on this car is incredible. The skill in adding the turbo and the meticulous nature of the build really show off the expertise of whoever built it. It was stored in a garage for the last 25 years and now its back on the road. I have gone through almost everything on the car and there is very little left to do. It has a new battery, electric fuel pump, carb rebuilt, oil changed, fuel system cleaned, front calipers rebuilt, powder coated rims and new tires and much more. Even has an old school water methanol injection system. She runs and dives spectacularly, it feels so good on the road and handles incredibly well. It is an absolutely spectacular piece of period correct SCCA history! $6000 OBO. Feel free to contact me and I would love to tell you more about it.

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