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This Ford Capri sold for a record breaking £74k at auction

Prototype RS3100 smashes the record for Capris, fetching £74,250 at Classic Car Auctions’ Summer Sale

Published: 22 Jun 2022
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Big news for fast Ford fans – the Sebring Red V6-engined RS3100 you see above has smashed the record for the price paid for a Capri, fetching £74,250 at Classic Car Auctions’ Summer Sale last week. Good grief. 

As you might have guessed, this isn’t just any RS3100. Built in 1972 at Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) facility in South Ockendon, it was the pre-production prototype that was used for the photographs in the sales brochure and handbook of the 249 homologation special production cars that followed in 1973. 

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It differs slightly from the production cars with fixed rear windows, a flat three-spoke steering wheel and black rocker covers rather than blue. 

Chassis BFECRK was kept by AVO until 1975, when it was sold to the owner who recently put it up for auction. They used it as a daily driver, clocking up over 70,000 miles before putting it into storage in 1982. It sat there until earlier this year when it was recommissioned, hence the very strong auction price. 

The one owner made a decent profit too, with the 1975 bill of sale showing that they paid AVO just £1,500 for the prototype. Nice. 

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