1980 Mercury Capri
The Capri nameplate is derived from the namesake Italian island. In
automotive use, it has been used by all three Ford divisions. In
1952, the Lincoln Capri marked the first use of the nameplate,
serving as its premium trim level during the early 1950s. From 1962
to 1964, Ford of Britain introduced a Ford Consul Capri two-door
hardtop coupe. For 1966 and 1967, the Capri name was first used by
Mercury, denoting the standard trim of the Mercury Comet.
For consignment a Fox Body Street/Strip Mercury Capri. A two owner
car, that can do a 1/4 mile in 9.0 seconds with a top speed in that
space of 140mph. Many modifications for performance have been
poured into the original car that underwent an engine change with
the first owner, going from its standard mill to a big block Ford
motor. Read on about how to make some noise, experience the thrill
of acceleration, and intimidate lesser cars at the last traffic
light before heading out of town.
With the extensive modifications on mostly the power end, we see a
fiberglass modified hood with a massive scoop, and new front grill
panel assembly. Color matching is off from original car which has a
respray, with possibly original paint on the roof. A black wide
vinyl trimline is seen on the belt of this car and runs from front
to rear fender, with a dual orange pinstripe in the center. This
trim continues around the grille as well as the rear of the car.
Some wear, smudging, and repaired areas on the paint are noted
throughout on the exterior. Some pin striping is missing on the
passenger door, where inconsistent gaps are noted in the door and
fender panels. Chrome and Aluminum Centerline wheels are covered by
thin front wheels, and 11" wrinkle wall slicks on the rear. Black
side pipes peek out from underneath the rockers on both sides.
A 10-point roll cage has been inserted into the passenger
compartment, and the driver's seat has been replaced by a racing
bucket seat with 3-point safety belts. (The original driver's seat
will come with the purchase of the car). Other upgrades from the
original are oil and water gauges, a dash top mounted tachometer, a
few additional switches for fuel pump, fireball electronic ignition
box, and a quick throw Hurst shifter that operates a dynamic
automatic transmission. The remainder of the interior remains stock
with a burl dash, red carpeting, and wild cloth seats in an 80's
pattern to die for!
A 521cI Big Block monster engine that produces 750hp has an
overbore of .30, a Scat crank and H Beam rods, a double timing
chain, JE Forged pistons and Total Seal gapless rings. Edelbrock
RPM performance cylinder heads top the piston area and topping the
mill to deliver the fossil and air mixture is an Edelbrock Victor
air gap intake manifold. Behind this powerful mill is an equally
powerful and sturdy fuller rollerized C-4 transmission with an SF-1
Shield, and an H.D. Flywheel. This pushes the energy back to the
rear by way of an Axle Exchange aluminum driveshaft, sporting a 9"
type rear yoke. An 8.8 modified differential assembly with a 3.73
ratio has been installed. All the best parts to the tune of 30K
have been put under the fiberglass hood!
Highly modified to take the pounding, we note 11" Econoline rear
brakes, 31 Spline Moser axles, Moser spool, and 5-wheel studs.
Taking gasses from the Hooker headers, is a 3" Delta Flow 40 series
Muffler setup. Remaining undercarriage is surgically clean, and
certainly rust free and structurally sound.
This Street Strip high performance car literally shook the ground
when it arrived. Quality parts make up the complex series of
machining that comes together to produce a real hair raiser. Flip
on the line lockers, press the gas down, and just totally smoke the
tires, and your competition down the 1/4 mile. Consigner states it
is for the street as well, so it will turn heads although you may
miss them turning as you will have your hands full with this ornery
monster! Many original parts/manuals/build information and specs
will arrive with the purchase of this car. I've tried to be
accurate, but so many technical upgrades and performance parts
added, one really needs to see the documentation.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.