It's too bad Ford never did anything with them in NA. Could you imagine that car with the V6 that's in the MKX. If I recall correctly the V6 in it was rated at 130hp, the MKX V6 is rated at 263hp.BigBullitt said:I had a Capri II ('77 I believe) the color of that 456 car pictured. I liked it. Really peppy 2.8 V-6. Crank sunroof, but of course the crank broke.
There were tons of them over here. My brother had a 1969 onekfengler said:1970 Ford Capri Perana V8
Officially sold by Ford South Africa to Homologate the car to race, the Perana was built by a man called Basil Green who did the conversion, which entailed fitting a custom steering rack, cutting the engine bay to accomodate a 302W which was ordered from the states with the Stage 2 muscle power pack, that was mated to a 4 speed toploader which fed power to a Borg Warned Limted slip diff, built in South Africa.
Suspension was upgraded both front and back, bigger brake calipers were used.
Power was 290 bhp and 0-100 km/h was achieved in 5.9 seconds and top speed was 230 km/h.
Handling was much better than the contempory mustangs also imported ito SA. Today these cars are very sought after, only 500 were made and the race car was incredible, ran a Gt40 motor won 10 out of 11 races in 1970....
This is what was imported to No. America, sold under the Mercury name.
A 1973 Mercury Capri, very fast with the V6, but kind of a bear to maintain (parts had to come from Germany).
I owned two of these, a '76 & a '78. (In the USA they never imported them after '77 and in Canada they sold '77 models as '78 with minor changes. It was fun to explain that here in Boise when I moved and was getting the registration taken care of)
This was the last one I had:
Note: The one above is an early model with Ford Escort MK 1 back lights