1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands Special 2.8 V6 from UK and Ireland
A VERY fast car for men... NOT BOYS!
Nothing has gone wrong with it since new in 14 YEARS (apart from the usual things like battery, tyres (one set) and exhaust (one pair of stainless steel replacements))!
Has to be the most reliable car I have ever owned, as I have had it from new I have taken a great deal of care of it in 14 years.
Nothing is worn and everything is still concourse condition, makes the new plastic cars look very cheap and badly made! Insured now for more than it cost new!!
The car goes far quicker than I have been able to get it to, so I will never know its top speed (or want to) - had it to the end of the speedo (130) and it was certainly NOT flat out. Handling can be a bit quirky, but if you drive it long enough it is easy to look after and very predictable, UNLIKE front wheel drives. With Bilsteins all round it handles very quickly and safely if you have the bottle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd September, 2001
7th Nov 2005, 07:39
Not a bad car, but nothing by todays standard. looks terrible. too heavy.
19th Nov 2005, 16:36
A beautiful car with more heritage and style than any modern car around.
18th Mar 2008, 17:17
To the guy who says it looks terrible - Specsavers are doing some good offers at the moment.
It's a classic shape - that long bonnet and curved rear quarterlight. Iconic.
The 2.8 Injection was the car I lusted after as a kid. I wanted a Caspian Blue one with the pepperpot alloys.