The first real Ford Capri was introduced in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show, with sales starting the following month. The intention was to reproduce the success of the North American Ford Mustang in Europe, to produce a European pony car. It was mechanically based on the Cortina and built in Europe at the Dagenham and Halewood plants in the UK, the Genk plant in Belgium, and the Saarlouis and Cologne plants in Germany
The Ford Capri shown here is very rare, Owned by Reed Kozlow and his son, it was built in West Germany in 1965, four years before the first one was put on sale,it was the engineers test vehicle.
One example, it has three different areas in which the horn can be operated; left side of dash; steering wheel;center of dash, when they drove it they would determine which area sooted them the best.
Our season opener turned out great, we had to take a step back when the rain came, but we bounced back quickly after it stopped and the streets filled with spectators and the Catalinas played to a packed house.
Walking the street I noticed this rare 1965 V6 Ford Capri. Read below the interesting story on this West German built Ford.