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Ford Capri Mark 2
In February 1974, the Capri Mk2 was introduced. After 1.2 million cars sold, and with the 1973 oil crisis, Ford chose to make the new car more suited to everyday driving, with a shorter bonnet, larger cabin and the adoption of a hatchback rear door. By the standards of the day the mk2 was a very well evolved vehicle with very few reliability issues. Although it was mechanically similar to the Mk1, the Capri 2 had a revised larger body and a more modern dashboard including a smaller steering wheel. The 2.0 L version of the Pinto was introduced in the European model, and was placed below the 3.0L V6, although it was more powerful. The Capri still maintained the large square headlights, which became the easiest way to distinguish between a Mk2 and a Mk3. Larger disc brakes and a standard alternator finished the list of modifications.

In order to keep the sporty appeal of the car, Ford introduced the John Player Special limited edition in March 1975, but in May 1976, and with sales decreasing, the intermediate 3.0 GT models disappeared to give way for the upscale 3.0 S and Ghia designations. In October 1976, production was limited to the Saarlouis factory only, and the following year the Capri left the American market, after 513,500 models sold.

1974 - 1978. Ford Capri Mark 2 1600

General Engine Data
Engine Type
Bore and Stroke
Displacement
Compression Ratio
Power
Torque

In line 4 Cylinder OHC
87.67mm x 66mm (3.45in x 2.60in)
1593cc (97.2 ci)
9.2:1
65kw (88 bhp) at 5700rpm
125nm (92 lb/ft) at 4000rpm

Brakes
Type
Front
Rear
Hydraulic Dual-Line Servo-Assisted
Disc Type
Internal Expanding Shoe Drum Type

Fuel System
Type

Webber 32/36 DGV twin-choke carburettor

Weights and Dimensions
Wheel Base
Track
Front
Rear
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Unladen Weight

2559mm (100.8in)

1353mm (53.3in)
1384mm (54.5in)
4288mm (168.8in)
1698mm (66.9in)
1298mm (51.1in)
1055kg (2326lb)

Wheels and Tyres
Standard
Optional S Models

5" x 13" 164 / 13 Steel disc wheels
5.5" x 13" 165/13 Alloy wheels

Gear Ratios
4 Speed Manual
4th 1.00, 3rd 1.40, 2nd 2.01, 1st 3.58, rev 3.32, Final drive 3.750

Performance
0-100km/h (62mph)
Top Speed
Top gear speed
13.5 secs Manual - 15.0 secs Automatic
170kmh (106mph)
28.9kmh (18mph) per 1000rpm



1974 - 1978. Ford Capri Mark 2 2000

General Engine Data
Engine Type
Bore and Stroke
Displacement
Compression Ratio
Power
Torque

In line 4 Cylinder OHC
90.8mm x 76.9mm (3.57in x 3.03in)
1993cc (121.6 cu in)
9.2:1
72kw (98 bhp) at 5200rpm
152nm (112 lb/ft) at 3500rpm

Brakes
Type
Front
Rear
Hydraulic Dual-Line Servo-Assisted
Disc Type
Internal Expanding Shoe Drum Type

Fuel System
Type

Webber 32/36 DGV twin-choke carburettor

Weights and Dimensions
Wheel Base
Track
Front
Rear
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Unladen Weight

2559mm (100.8in)

1353mm (53.3in)
1384mm (54.5in)
4288mm (168.8in)
1698mm (66.9in)
1298mm (51.1in)
995kg (2194lb)

Wheels and Tyres
Standard
Optional S and Ghia Models

5" x 13" 164 / 13 Steel disc wheels
5.5" x 13" 165 / 13 Alloy wheels

Transmission
4 Speed Manual
4th 1.00, 3rd 1.37, 2nd 1.97, 1st 3.65, rev 3.16, Final drive 3.440

Performance
0-100km/h (62mph)
Top Speed
Top gear speed
11.1 seconds
173kmh (108mph)
31.4kmh (19.5mph) per 1000rpm



1974 - 1978. Ford Capri Mark 2 3000

General Engine Data
Engine Type
Bore and Stroke
Displacement
Compression Ratio
Power
Torque

6 cylinder Vee formation at 60 degrees, OHC
93.66mm x 72.44mm (3.69in x 2.85in)
2994cc (182.7 cu in)
9.0:1
101kw (138 bhp) at 5100rpm
236nm (174 lb/ft) at 3000rpm

Brakes
Type
Front
Rear
Hydraulic Dual-Line Servo-Assisted
Disc Type
Internal Expanding Shoe Drum Type

Fuel System
Type

Webber 40 DFAV twin-choke carburettor (later Models - Webber 38/38 EGAS carburettor)

Weights and Dimensions
Wheel Base
Track
Front
Rear
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Unladen Weight

2559mm (100.8in)

1353mm (53.3in)
1384mm (54.5in)
4288mm (168.8in)
1698mm (66.9in)
1298mm (51.1in)
1170kg (2580lb)

Wheels and Tyres
Standard

5.5" wide rims (later Models 6" wide) and 185/70 13 tyres

Transmission
4 Speed Manual
4th 1.00, 3rd 1.412, 2nd 1.94, 1st 3.16, rev 3.346, Final drive 3.090

Performance
0-100km/h (62mph)
Top Speed
Top gear speed
9.0 secs Manual - 10.5 secs automatic
196kmh (122 mph) Manual - 190kmh (118mph) automatic
35.2kmh (21.9mph) per 1000rpm



Optional Extras

Load Compartment Cover
Sports Road Wheels
Laminated Windscreen
Automatic Transmission
Servo Assisted Brakes
Fabric Trim
Vinly Roof
Heated backlight
Push Button Blaupunkt radio
Sports Custom Pack
Tailgate Wash/Wipe
Tinted Glass
Head restraints
Halogen Headlamps
Metallic paint
Opening rear quarter windows
Sports door mirrors
Steel tilting/sliding sunroof
185/70 HR 13 Radial Ply Tyres
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