Saturday, March 28, 2015
1k: Rolling Project: 1973 Mercury Capri
The first generation Mercury Capri (1970-1978) was a European (Ford of Germany) built 2+2 that was sold through Lincoln-Mercury dealers in North America. It was a strange way to buy a European built pony car, but buyers purchased a half a million during the production until it was replaced with a re-badged Mustang for 1979. Today, a used Capri offers a surprisingly cheap alternative to some with a German badge and great bang for your buck. Find this 1973 Mercury Capri offered for $1,500 near Portland, OR. Tip from Oldsmobuick.
This is one of those craigslist ads that looks like a good deal -- the seller isn't even willing to vacuum the interior, or take a picture of the front. Or it is an ad that looks like a seller who is unwilling to do more than the minimum to put it up for sale -- either way it should make for an exciting purchase experience.
For 15 benjamins you get a car that runs and drives, has new brakes, good exhaust, but is also described as a "rolling project with current license." The seller doesn't specify if the car has the 2.0 liter inline-4 (85 horsepower) or the 2.9 liter V6 (107 horsepower), but a set of headers and other miscellaneous parts could be a nice bonus.
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