I was most concerned with the commentator’s comments on a recent BBC 2 “Top Gear” programme, when he announced that the uprated Sierra would be an ideal replacement for the Capri.
What a thing to say in front of the public. Perhaps it is not that bad, but it does offend a lot of Capri owners when they feel that their beloved 2+2 sporty car is to be replaced by an uprated Sierra. I know that the Capri has had a long life, but one would hope that at least it would continue for a few more years yet. Certainly, the last Capris to be built by Ford will be very collectable, sporty and value for money cars. They should have no problems in still selling the Capri in volume, especially bearing in mind that the MGB is dead, as is the Midget, Spitfire and Stag. There is hardly any car in existence which appeals to this particular market.
The Capri 73 Owners Club will be very sad if Ford do not come up with a suitable replacement for tne Capri.
Nigel Powell, Secretary, Capri 70 Owners Club. Dronwich