The only Mk2 Ford Capri Uren Stampede ever made will go under the hammer at The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel this month – and it's just one of nearly 100 fascinating lots.
The Capri is one of the undoubted stars of Brightwells' Bicester Classic & Vintage Cars and Motorcycles auction, which takes place at The C&SC Show on Sunday 24 June.
One of just eight extensively modified and tuned by Jeff Uren's Race Proved Performance and Equipment Ltd, it is thought to be the only one based on a Mk2 chassis.
What's more, in addition to Uren's upgrades – which included a Mustang Boss V8 engine – it also enjoyed an eye-catching paint job, which still adorns the car today.
It will be joined by dozens of other interesting vehicles, among them a 1935 Riley Amilcar Special, a 1986 AC 3000ME with a mere 4400 miles on the clock and a 1949 Series 1 Land-Rover. There are also a couple of car transporters – one a BMC model styled by Pininfarina – and even a speedboat fitted with a Coventry Climax engine.
None of them take your fancy? How about a rare Bitter 3.9 Coupé that was – reportedly – once owned by Sir Terry Wogan? Or a funky six-wheeled Interstyl Huster 6? Or a 1965 Steyr Puch Haflinger go-anywhere vehicle?
Or, if you'd prefer, you can bid for a more sporty classic, such as one of the four Jaguar E-types on sale, or a Lotus Elan 2+2, or a Jensen Interceptor MkIII.
Matthew Parkin, Head of Classic Motoring for Brightwells, said, “We are so pleased to be involved in this year’s Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel. It fits so well into our mix of sales and the types of cars that we sell, and being based at our home at Bicester Heritage makes it even more exciting.
"We are really happy with the cars that have been entered so far, and there are many more in the pipeline, all cars that we would like to have in our own sheds.”
Look out for a feature showcasing our favourite cars from the auction in the next few days, and in the meantime check out the full story behind the Capri Uren Stampede here.
You can also view the full Brightwells sale catalogue here.
Entrance to the sale is by catalogue only, which admits two people and costs £20. All visitors to the auction will also need to purchase a Sunday ticket for the Show, which they can do here