1973 Ford Capri RS3100

Lot Number 177

1973 Ford Capri RS3100

Very rare Ford RS3100 Capri in Olympic Blue. A best-of-breed, award-winning example immortalised as a Corgi model.

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  • Sold for: £54,563

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LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 9th December | 11.45am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Olympic Blue
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    MVF 390M

SALE ROOM NOTICE

Please note this car's original engine block shall accompany the lot.

SUMMARY

Very rare Ford RS3100 Capri in Olympic Blue. A best-of-breed, award-winning example immortalised as a Corgi model.

DESCRIPTION

  • Ford utilised the 'Essex' 3-litre V6 engine with Cosworth given the job of producing a reliable racing engine from the unit. Ford agreed with Cosworth that a bored-out 3.1-litre engine was a good basis for their future competition engine, hence the birth of the Capri RS3100
  • The production run included: 60 Diamond White, 49 Daytona Yellow, 59 Sebring Red, 25 Modena Green, 20 Stardust Silver, 27 Olympic Blue and ten Marine Blue cars all with gold decals around the power bulge, rear panel and a triple line down the sides. The interior was straight out of the UK 3000 GXL with a 130mph speedo fitted
  • The car presented here was supplied new by Lynford Motor Company in Kings Lynn and is 1 of the 27 examples produced in striking Olympic Blue. It has a superb history with the RS3100 Owners Club and used to belong to a good friend of the late Len Pierce, the well-respected Capri RS expert
  • Our Ford-aficionado vendor bought the car in 2016 and describes it as being 'amazingly original', benefiting from some recommissioning done by the previous Norfolk-based owner (who bought it in 1979) and, remarkedly, PDI’d the car at the supplying Ford dealership as a young apprentice! He was just the third owner and enjoyed it for 37 years
  • Unsurprisingly, in 2021, it won an RS3100 Owners Club award presented in Len Pierce's honour, soon after his passing, voted for by all the members. It goes without saying that its chassis/engine number and chassis plates are all correct
  • In excellent condition, but still regularly used and enjoyed – and better for it - this very special car was the specific example selected by Corgi to represent the RS3100 model, no small accolade

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
177
Make
FORD
Model
CAPRI RS3100
Registration Number
MVF 390M
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
BBECND20463
Engine Number
ND20463
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Olympic Blue

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Joseph.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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The car's original engine block will accompany it / swapped out in-period but retained by long-term owner.

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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 Everyday 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

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Joseph.

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 11th December between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 11th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.