Capri RS3100

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

Current page

100

Current page

101

Current page

102

Current page

103

Current page

104

Current page

105

Current page

106

Current page

107

Current page

108

Current page

109

Current page

110

Current page

111

Current page

112

Current page

113

Current page

114

Current page

115

Current page

116

Current page

117

Current page

118

Current page

119

Current page

120

Current page

121

Current page

122

Current page

123

Current page

124

Current page

125

Current page

126

Current page

127

Current page

128

Current page

129

Current page

130

Current page

131

Current page

132

Current page

133

Current page

134

Current page

135

Current page

136

Sir,

Regarding Mr. Tilsley’s letter concerning the Ford Capri, published in the January edition of your magazine.

May I add to the correspondence but with especial reference to the Capri RS3100 model? Has any manufacturer ever produced a better “value for money” car than this, when the priorities are low initial cost; low running cost; high performance and very good handling?

The RS3100 cost under £2,500 in 1974; mine averages 26/27 m.p.g. and will do my usual Hampshire to Cornwall run at night in four hours at over 28 m.p.g. My best ever was 30.1 m.p.g. when driven less briskly. The consumption is checked regularly by averaging three full tank to full tank routines. The car has now done over 50,000 miles and is still on its original exhaust system with the exception of one of the smaller silencers, damaged after grounding. Other replacements include one set of tyres, one set of pads/linings, discs skimmed and the only really unexpected expense, a new alternator at £25.

Performance is still “more than adequate” though I have not done accurate checks recently. When at 6,000 miles it would return 0-50 m.p.h, in under 6 seconds and 50-70 m.p.h, in another 4 seconds. According to the Handbook Supplement for this model the top speed is around 130 m.p.h. although I’ve never exceeded 110 m.p.h. These figures are not adjusted as the error when checked on the clock at 50 m.p.h. was not significant. Handling is precise, predictable and—on tyres with good tread—to a high order. One of the car’s few shortcomings is a degree of discomfort over poor road surfaces.

If any of your readers have knowledge of the actual production figures, I would be very interested.

Wadebridge, Cornwall ROY HARVEY

You may also like

Related products