2-door, 2+2 seater sports coupé.
'The Car You Always Promised Yourself', the adverts claimed. Effectively a European type Mustang, with many engine, transmission and trim options. Front discs on all, plus MacPherson front struts and small-movement beam rear axle suspension. Not nearly as roomy or versatile as Capri II which followed, but fashionable at the time. 61bhp 1300a drag, but 86bhp 1600GT a near 100mph car, interesting and fun to drive. Facia and bulged bonnet changes for 1973. Some private-venture convertibles by Crayford.
- 1297cc/1599cc (S4 OHV)
- Front engine, rear-wheel drive
- Production dates:
- 1969 to 1974
- Number produced:
- 1,172,900 for all Capri Is