1974 Ford Capri MK1 RS3100

Lot: 741

Sold for (£): 53,280
Offered for sale is a 3.1L 1974 Ford Capri RS3100 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 134 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Undoubtedly the 'Holy Grail' of the entire Capri generation...


  • Introduced in September 1973 to homologate the Capri for European Touring Car racing
  • 3091cc AVO-developed Essex V6, fuelled through a Weber 38DGAS producing 148bhp and 187lb/ft 
  • Photographic restoration in the 1990's by Phil Boote, then RS3100 Registrar/RS Owners Club
  • Now superbly finished in Modena Green decaled in gold around the power bulge and rear panel
  • Correct RS3100 flared arches, front splitter, rear wing, twin tailpipes and 4-spoke alloys
  • Showing 48,000 miles. Boxes of paperwork, magazine articles/features, and restoration photographs
  • This is a 'show-quality' Capri and a certain Concours winner
  • One of probably only 50 left in the UK and you will struggle to find a better example



Lot Details

Registration: RPU 654M RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1974 Engine size: 3.1L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 48000
Model: Capri RS3100 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: BBECND20465

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 134 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Photographic restoration undertaken in the 1990s by Phil Boote, then RS3100 Capri Registrar of the 'Ford RS Owners Club'.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior is pure 3000GXL with a flat 2-spoke steering wheel.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Standard Granada unit with an Atlas differential.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The RS3100 had stiffer front springs, competition rear springs, and Bilstein Gas Dampers were fitted all round.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


  Boxes of paperwork, magazine articles/features. Many awards in the recent past. 

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