Setting a new world-record price for its namesake, a Ford Capri RS3100 prototype has been sold for £74 250, a whopping R1 452 011.75 at the current exchange rate.
Regarded as the ‘Holy Grail’ of Capris, the Sebring Red example was sold at a recent auction held by Classic Car Auctions. Dressed in Sebring Red paintwork, this classic was built in 1972 at the Blue Oval brand’s Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) facility in South Ockendon and retained by the automaker for the sales brochure and supplementary handbook provided with each production model.
Registred in 1975, this Capri was directly acquired from AVO by the vendor. Since then, it has had only one owner. It was stored for four decades before being recommissioned in 2022. According to the auction house, “The Capri attracted a huge amount of interest.”
When sold, the company says the successful bidder was delighted at securing this unique piece of Ford history. The new owner will be keeping this model next to his yellow RS3100.