Classic Ford Capri sells for INCREDIBLE price smashing all previous records | The Sun

A SPECIAL Ford Capri has fetched an unbelievable price at auction, breaking all previous records.

The ultra-rare one-owner Ford was a once-in-a-lifetime purchase for the lucky new owner.

A prototype Ford Capri RS3100, it set a new world-record price for the model as Classic Car Auctions held its Summer Sale.

Built in 1972 at Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations facility in South Ockendon, the Sebring Red RS3100 was kept on by Ford to be photographed for the sales brochure and handbook that was supplied with each of the production cars.

It was first registered in 1975, before being bought directly from Ford by the seller, making it a one-owner car.

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It was then restored in 2022 after being stored for 40 years, attracting a huge amount of interest and was bought by a bidder in the room for £74,250.

The new owner was understandably delighted at scoring this unique piece of Ford history, and will apparently be keeping it next to the yellow RS3100 that he already owns.

The auction had 195 cars in total, including classic performance icons such as a very special 1990 Audi Quattro RR that sold for £86,625. 

Two stunning Jaguar E-types were also offered at no reserve and the brace sold for a combined total of £105,751.

CCA sales manager Gary Dunne commented: “It was great to be back in Warwickshire, and the strength of our catalogue was reflected in the fact that we had 500 visitors across the two days of viewing and the sale itself, and more than 750 registered bidders.

"There really was something for everyone – from military vehicles and campervans to hot hatches and sports cars.

“We had a number of cars that were either unique or part of a very limited production run, and they deservedly attracted a great deal of interest.

"There was certainly spirited bidding for the Ford Capri RS3100 and it was a real thrill to see how happy the new owner was.”

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