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Tuesday 24 August 2021

1963 Ford Consul Capri Deluxe Coupe - Bonhams Auctions The Beaulieu Sale Beaulieu National Motor Museum 4th - 5th September 2021


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Bonhams Auctions
The Beaulieu Sale
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
4th - 5th September 2021


1963 Ford Consul Capri Deluxe Coupe 
Registration No: 287 HWC
Chassis No: H37D252578J
Engine No: 116E77850
Tax & MOT Exempt
Colour: Red
Mileage Reading: 14,768

Derived from the Consul Classic saloon and announced in the autumn of 1961, the Consul Capri was the first European-built Ford to carry the 'Capri' name. Available for little more than two seasons, the American-style Classic was an interim model produced pending the Cortina's arrival. Mechanically the Classic followed the pattern established by the Anglia 105E, featuring McPherson strut independent front suspension, a live rear axle, and a 1,340cc version of the Anglia engine. The gearbox and clutch too were carried over from the smaller car; the Classic's front disc brakes, though, were a novelty among its medium-sized family saloon contemporaries.

Mechanically the Capri was identical to the Classic, as was its bodyshell from the waist down apart from minor changes to the doors. The coupé roof lowered the centre of gravity and improving the handling, while inside there were better seats and trim. In July 1962 the 1.3-litre Classic and Capri were superseded by 1,498cc variants that brought with them more power, greater flexibility, a higher top speed and an all-synchromesh gearbox. Production of all types ceased in 1964 and today these rare modern Fords enjoy an enthusiastic following.

The current vendor purchased this Capri at the Sharpe Collection sale in June 2005, since when it has been carefully stored but not used. With only 14,799 miles recorded, the car is extremely original (we believe the paint is the original finish). The car has recently been re-commissioned and is said to run well.

Vendor Score Total: 95/100

Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

Body Work: 5
Paint: 5
Glass: 5
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
Wheels/Tyres: 5

Gearbox/Clutch: 5
Axles: 5
Suspension: 5
Brakes: 5

Seats: 5
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
Headlining: 5
Trim: 5

Main components: 5
Ancillary components: 5

Starting: 5
Running: 5
Under Bonnet: 5
Mechanical components: 5

Car History File: 1

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