1975 Ford Capri II 3000 GT-S John Player Special

Lot: 806

Sold for (£): 10,120
Offered for sale is a 3.0L 1975 Ford Capri II 3000 GT-S John Player Special manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 54 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Just how rare do you like your Fast Fords?

A very special car and a forerunner to the 3000'S'.  In 1975, Ford capitalised on the success of the Lotus Formula 1 racing car colours which were 'John Player Special' black and gold. The special edition Capri S (commonly known as the JPS model) went on sale in June 1975, with 1.6, 2.0 and 3.0-litre GT spec engines. Initially, the cars featured black paintwork, bumpers, window frames and door handles, with panels outlined in gold and gold badging. Inside normally bright metal parts were painted black, and the upholstery was black with gold-coloured cloth seat panels.  With 138bhp, a 122mph top speed and a 0-60mph time of 9.0 secs, and harder suspension, the JPS had the go to match its looks.  According to Ford UK production logs, a total of 2,003 were produced.  Such was the success of the 'S' models that Ford offered them as mainstream for 1976.

The example presented here is the one-to-have, 3.0-litre model.  Discovered in 'Barn Find' condition, showing just 38,360 miles and with only 2 former keepers, it is said to run and drive, whilst being solid and complete.  It does require body restoration.  Believed to be just 1 of 4 remaining known examples, this could be the Ford project for you?

 

Lot Details

Registration: OAJ 228P RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1975 Engine size: 3.0L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 38360
Model: Capri II 3000 GT-S John Player Special MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: BBECRT34431

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 54 / 135

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About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history