If you wanted a fun 2-door from Ford in 1973 you had a few options. You could get a little junky Pinto, a larger junky Maverick, a plus sized Mustang, a gigantic Torino or a XXL Thunderbird (which was a 5000lb two-door in ’73, no joke). But there was another Skywalker. There was a hidden gem, built in Germany by Ford, badged as the Mercury Capri, and it handled better than anything from the Americas. Oddly enough, the American public loved the Capri and at its peak the Capri was the second most imported car into the USA (first was the Beetle, of course). However, you don’t find many Capris driving around on the street today and this next example is about the top of the market…and wowza, that is some groovy paint. Find this 1973 Mercury Capri bidding for $17,000 in Charlotte, NC via eBay.
From the seller:
1973 Mercury Capri. Capri was completely repainted and rebuilt in 2015. Here is just some of what was completed. Odometer shows 05844 but motor completely rebuilt and only 236 Miles driven since rebuild .. Will not find a nicer Capri anywhere anytime soon. Was a 50th B-Day present to myself. Hate to part with it but it’s time 1. REMOVED ALL RUST AND REPAIR SUB FRAME ALSO INSTALL NEW FLOOR PANS.2. COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED AND REASSEMBLED FOR NEW PAINT3. REPLACED NEW TRUNK AND DOOR SEALS4. NEW SPARK PLUG WIRES NEW CARB HOSE5. PIONEER:DEH-X 5500 HD CD RECEIVER W / HD RADIO, MIX TRAX, USB CONTROL FOR iPhone NE / iPOD KICKER:CS 65 6 .5 CO-AXIAL SPEAKERS (4 -O HM) KICKER:CS 40 4 ” CO-AXIAL SPEAKERS (4 -O HM) REFINISH WOOD GRAIN ((DASH CLUSTER)) 6. NEW REGULATOR FOR ALTERNATOR7. NEW 16160 TRICO WIPER BLADES8. COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD9. NEW TIMING BELT, REMAN CARBURETOR10. FRONT DOOR GLASS11.
RE-FINISHED AND CHROME PLATE BUMPER AND BUMPER GUARDS12. NEW HEADLINER,REFINISH AND RECOVER DOOR PANELS,RECOVER REAR DECK,RECOVER DASH,RECOVER SHIFTER BOOT AND REPAIR REPAIR ARMREST ON CENTER CONSOLE.13. STRIPED AND REFINISH WHEELS. TWO COLOR BLACK AND SILVER14. INSTALL NEW WINDSHIELD. 15. WINDOW RUBBER,HOOD PRO, WIPER ARM, HOOD CABLE,DOOR GUARDS AND REAR WINDOW LOCK STRIPS.16. HOOD RELEASE HANDLE,SHIFTIER KNOB,WINDOW CRANK HANDLES,WINDOW SEAL RE-SET WINDOW TRIM,DOOR PANEL TRIM. WINDOW TRIM MOLDING, DOOR GRAB HANDLES,WINDSHIELD,GAUGE CLUSTER17.
BLACK CARPET KIT RESTORATION…UNDERCOATING .WIRING, CARPET IN TRUNK….. NITROGEN TIRE INFLATION18. NEW OIL PUMP, NEW OIL PAN GASKET SET, OIL PUMP SHAFT AND NEW OIL PAN GASKET 19. POWER STEERING GEAR BOX, POWER STEERING RETURN LINE 20. INSTALLED NEW STEERING BOX…. So many more and too many more to mention…. View Video of Capri at:
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