1983 Ford Capri S 5-speed 2.0 SOHC Pinto from UK and Ireland
Cheap, fun and under-rated
Steering rack went at 70000.
Clutch went at 75000.Ballast resister went and kept blowing Condenser and/or Points so I converted ignition to early Sierra electronic.
Completely wonderful classic car. By the time I had finished with it it was perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th July, 2002
1st Nov 2002, 15:12
I've had mine a month now and I completely agree. A 5spd Capri 2.0S makes a fantastic every-day classic. Parts are cheap, it looks cool, is relatively fast, very enjoyable on wet roundabouts, in fact I like everything about this car.
Basically a great performance/economy balance and you can pick one up for at least a grand less than an equivalent 2.8.
31st May 2005, 16:29
Until recently I had a 1981 2.0GL, it had only one owner and 60000m on the clock, I fitted a Kent Cams RL30 cam and Ashley big-bore exhaust and it finally gave up with just over 187000m on it... i payed £700 for it and owned it 9 years, it never broke down or went wrong, I serviced it myself and do I regret not keeping it?...yes I do!!!...if anyone wants a cheap classic car, go buy one, you'll never regret it!!!