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1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

Lot No.: 346

Registration: D720 KPW
Chassis Number: WFOCXXGAECGG11181
Engine Number: GG11181
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2792
Year of Manufacture: 1987
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 47,250

The Brooklands 280 was the final limited edition run of the infamous Ford Capri which had first appeared back in 1969. They featured a limited slip differential, a full leather Recaro interior, and 15-inch, seven-spoke alloy wheels to complement the 2.8 injected V6 engine. Just 1,038 were ever made and all were finished in "Brooklands Green".

This particular car was supplied new by John Grose Ford main dealers in Lowestoft, Suffolk to a Mrs. Helen Rogerson in May 1987. The car has led a very cossetted life ever since, as the two files of comprehensive history confirm. Today the mileage of just 5,500 is confirmed by all the past MOT Certificates which are present in these files. What is so special about this car, apart from the mileage and low ownership, is its originality. It is unrestored and unpainted and simply offers the original patina and showroom finish of the car when it was new. It is a real time-warp car and as such is highly collectible, but remains completely usable. It comes to the NEC with a fresh MOT, the original handpack and service books, and running very smoothly.