Thursday, February 20, 2020

German Ford: 1974 Mercury Capri

Prices for the Mercury/Ford Capri have been historically low for a number of reasons. First was Fords inexplicable placement of the Capri at Mercury dealers when it was a Ford in Europe and sold well as a Ford over there...but in 1974 it was objectively a wayyyy better Mustang than the Mustang II and somebody in the Ford product planning group managed to get the Capri marooned with a Mercury badge...uggg.  The years since haven't been any nicer, because car guys have prefered to drive Opel Mantas and Nissan Z cars...but if you open your heart (and eyes) you might find that the little Capri has something unique to offer. Find this 1974 Mercury Capri offered for $5800 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1974 Capri
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: green
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
1974 Capri V6 2800CC manual trans car is all original with zero rust. Needs brakes redone and Carburetor work. See pics 

 See a better way to drive a lean green machine?


  1. This one looks nice and these have aged well.

    1. Yeah, these seem to be getting better and better with age.

  2. I came so very close to buying a Capri like this same year and color local Lincoln Mercury dealer had it and i liked it other then green was not my 1st choice. I waited a day after test drive to call dealer that i would take it,well bye bye it was sold. Salesman had asked for me to put a $50.00 deposit down but i said no and lost out..... Not sure $50 would hold any car these days (new)


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