Our 1971 Ford Capri has been into the paint book where, in the capable hands of our painter Chris, its paint chips and scratches have been corrected.
Chris begun by apply primer and filler which he smoothed and flattened before masking it up and painting over.
Now finished, you’d never have known there were scratches and chips on the rear quarter panel.
This stunning 1971 Ford Capri has had an unfortunate run in with a ladder that has left some small cosmetic grazes on its rear quarter panel. We’ve taken it into the capable hands of our paint shop to have a touch up so that it can leave looking brand new.
We’ve all been ogling at this stunning bronze example. The paint, a golden bronze, is otherwise spotless and the interior is well preserved and well-loved.
This 33-year-old Ford Sierra Cosworth is set to fetch a cool £100k at auction because it’s claimed to be ‘the best one in the UK’ of only 500 ever made.
We only have to take a look into our archives and current competitions to see that Fords are becoming increasingly popular.
Earlier this year we ran a Ford Mustang competition where over four thousand tickets flew off the shelf and one lucky winner was handed the keys after spending just £7.50 on his ticket.
We also ran a draw to win a 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire which only had just over 4,500 miles on the clock. Another incredibly popular competition prize.
Our latest competition Ford is our awesome 1979 Ford Escort RS2000. A similar low-mileage MKII Escort RS2000, also finished in Diamond White, sold at Silverstone Auctions in 2017 for a whopping £97,000!
So could this mean the estimation on this Ford Sierra Cosworth could well be accurate? We’ll have to wait and see..
If you don’t happen to have 100 grand burning a hole in your back pocket though, you could spend just £15 on a ticket for our 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 competition instead and join our many classic car winners. It could well be worth a small fortune if Fords continue to flourish!
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 1971 Ford Capri respray is now complete. The fresh looking Tawny Brown finish has totally transformed the exterior of the car and with the engine out being detailed by the car’s owner we can’t wait to see her at some upcoming summer shows.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”18699,18700,18701,18702,18703,18704,18705,18706,18707,18708,18709,18710,18711,18712″][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The engine was removed prior to the car arriving in our workshops. With the engine out we were able to respray in and around the engine bay.
With all the affected areas now completely repaired we have primed our 1971 Ford Capri ready for the respray to take place later in the week.
We have had lots of work to do on the Ford Capri with the unveiling of the sills uncovering much more rot than we first anticipated.
The affected areas have now been cut out, treated and new, improved components have been manufactured.
Lots of areas of our 1971 Ford Capri have suffered from corrosion so Trevor and the team are working hard to fabricate some of the components required to correct the areas worst affected.
Trevor is now getting his teeth into the body preparation of our 1971 Fords Capri.
Arriving with us this week, our 1971 Ford Capri in for a full ‘engine-out’ respray.
Before we collected the car, the engine had been removed so we have been assigned to strip, prepare and paint the body and return to the customer for reassembly.