clean not perfect. My sister bought an early 1600 shortly after returning from a trip to England. Seems to be perfect for its age. I bought a ’69 Toyota Corolla that he had repaired conventionally and it was just as good as one that hadn’t been wrecked but if you looked hard enough you could tell it was a rebuilt wreck. As Ford’s European tagline read it’s ” The car you always promised yourself”. Or, http://www.shopfordv6.de sells a timing cover adapter to run the 2.6L intake on a 2.9. The trick is to find and buy from the masters. And its AC blew cold air till the day I sold the car. American manufacturers were not as constrained in this area. Why buy a Capri when you can get a Cougar for the same money? It is good to see one in such remarkable original shape. Glad my parents made me wear safety belts from day one. It was a poor man’s Cobra, and when you flipped up the one piece front hood and fenders, the V-6 looked perfect in there! It was powered by the UK 3.0 liter V6. There was no 1976 model year Capri, and 1976 was the first year for the Capri II. I remember this as being Roks personal Turbo Capri. Like the Pontiac, they aspired to be businessman/playboy cars, but ended up with more of a beer-chugging image at the end of the day. My pops taught me a lot with that car. SSD16Y was the Registration number but I don’t have ANY photos of it (unfortunately!). It would smoke the tires with no problem! A $500.00 car.Had a Bosch ignition system which was a B to find replacement parts for. When I was active duty the military took a dim view of us miscreants working on our cars in parking lots so at one point I rented a storage locker I converted into a workshop so I could wrench at all hours. Wish I still had her! The picture was taken in line at a autocross event at DeAnza College in Cupertino Ca. If you have further questions, or would like pictures of the invoices from work performed, please do not hesitate to contact me. Probably around 1979. I had a 73 2.6 4 spd. In January 1969, close to the time the Capri made its debut, the dollar would buy four German marks. try the craigslist app » Android iOS CL. He was original owner. But then again as in any endeavor there are the hacks and there are the zen masters. ROKSTOK. I have an Isky cam for it and oversized valves. Mercury Capri (1976) for sale. European manufacturers were always cautious about engine capacity, mainly influenced by high fuel prices. I drove a 76. I have to say, that this is one of the European made cars that looked better in U.S. specs, because of all the add-on’s. If you look at the European cars of the era (well, the majority anyway), they were following a specific styling trend, with hatch-backs proliferating. It is estimated that only 20, 000 Capris were brought into the US from Germany. Agreed. It is heavier than the first generation Capri. This was my ’76 Capri II S. I factory ordered it. The body moldings aped the same style that were used by big Mercurys and Lincolns from the era. A caveat I will pass on to any one considering buying one is to look closely at the floor pan where the driver seat tracks bolt in. I wonder what became of his mini-Cobra? Had a very tall 1st gear….lost lots of rpms 1-2. In contrast, 90 degree V-6s sound just like what most of them were, a V-8 with 2 cyls cut off-a flatulent drone which is not pleasant at all. The resulting sound was wonderful. Bill got married, and a few years later, the slightly neglected Triumph could have been mine for around $800, as I recall, but I didn’t have that money then, sadly. I agree the body side moldings are ugly. wires. My car has every option but a vinyl roof and sunroof and stickered for $6,100. The possibilities are endless. TAG Chevy Ford Mercury rat hot rod gasser GMC, 2002 - 2005 Mercury Mountaineer Right Tail Light Lens, MINT 30K Mile Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 1 Female Owner Garaged, Ford Mercury Capri 1971-1977 OEM Tire Jack, Factory fresh parts for 89-93 Ford Thunderbird/ Mercury Cougar. If I ever decide to redo the original paint, I’d be tempted to remove mine and fill the holes, I think the car has a very good profile and looks good without them. Junebug has this listed as an a/c car, but I don’t see a compressor. It’s rare to find any roadgoing example, especially one equipped with the desirable Cologne V6 and only one repaint to distort its overall originality. One of the first things I did was to knock out the cat-converters and the resonators, which allowed the engine to breath a lot better, plus upped my gas mileage considerably. I would have been out the windshield without them! They were big and heavy, crude machines and powerful compared to most of the cars on the road back then. Not sure what engine it will get yet. Price: US $4,000.00. The steering wheel bent forward like it was made of butter but I came out of it alive intact and pissed. These never grew old in spirit. The Capri ll was a much nicer car than the original Capri. You need to convert to injection or buy an adapter manifold from Tom Morana Motorsport.