Corgi VA10817 Ford Capri Mk3 1.6 Calypso Cardinal Red & Strato Silver

Product code: BB0137
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A Detailed Limited Edition Die-Cast Scale Model For

The Adult Collector.

Suitable for Children 14 years +

The Capri modelled was first owned by Mr S. J. Barratt who bought it from Ford dealers Charles H. Allen Ltd, Romford, on November 17th, 1982, by part-exchanging his Cortina Ghia. He garaged it but rarely drove it and when Essex-based dealers Modern Day Classics purchased it from him in March 2001 it had covered 3346 miles. Enthusiast Lesley Chapman saw it on MDC's stand at Alexandra Palace, bought it, and took it home to Queensferry, Scotland. Current owner Neale Tierney was attracted to its originality at the 2005 Scottish Ford Show in Bridge of Allan, did a deal, and enjoys owning what, at 5222 miles, is probably the lowest mileage UK-based Capri.

Remarkably the car has never had any paint or mechanical repairs and is exactly as new when it cost £5735.01 including number plates at £15.25. The Calypso special edition was based on the 1.6-litre LS but featured a tailgate wash/wipe, tinted-glass and two-tone paint. Ford promoted the Calypso as having over £300 worth of options but costing £87 less than the LS. It was launched in late 1981 and was only available in Cardinal Red and Strato Silver, Graphite Grey and Strato Silver, or Forest Green and Crystal Green. It was promoted in Ford's brochure as 'A Capri to make a song and dance about. Take one for a test drive and you could find yourself singing the praises of the Capri Calypso.'

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