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1972 Ford Capri – the only one of its kind – with just one owner set to fetch £60k at auction


A FORD Capri — the only one of its kind —  made in 1972 and with only one owner is set to make £60,000 at auction.

The orange prototype RS 3100 was bought for £1,500 — the  equivalent of £21,000 in today’s money.

This one-of-a-kind Ford Capri is set to fetch £60,000 at auction after it was bought for just £1,500

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This one-of-a-kind Ford Capri is set to fetch £60,000 at auction after it was bought for just £1,500Credit: Classic Car Auctions /Triangle News
The 1972 orange RS 3100 prototype has 70,700 miles on the clock and is considered the 'Holy Grail' of Capris

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The 1972 orange RS 3100 prototype has 70,700 miles on the clock and is considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of CaprisCredit: Classic Car Auctions /Triangle News

It has 70,700 miles on the clock and pictures of it appear in the popular car model’s handbook.

The RS, the “racing brother” of the Ford Capri, was made in South Ockendon, Essex.

It is considered the “Holy Grail” of Capris.

Simon Langsdale, of seller Classic Car Auctions, said:  “This fabulous Capri represents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a special piece of Ford’s RS history.”

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A spokesman said of the RS: “Once in a while, a car manufacturer hits the jackpot with a design that appeals to millions with a driving experience not previously available in the mass market.”





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