Restoration and Rebuild Project


And how Zippy is after the rebuild, assuming we get that far

50th Birthday Celebration, Warley 2019

Zippy took part in the Capri 50th Birthday celebrations at the UK headquarters in Warley on Friday 19 July 2019. The celebration is the last one to be held at the Ford offices at Warley as they are scheduled to be closed with a few weeks. Zippy was int he company of an RTS3.1, two Broadspeeds and a Perana.


The London Classic Car Show 2018

Zippy was lucky enough to be invited onto the Capri Mk1 Owners Club stand at the London Classic Car Show this year, joining an early 1600 GT XLR and a 5.0 litre Capri Perana from South Africa.

This annual undercover show ran from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 February 2018 at the ExCel exhibition centre in London. The team from the club were great, really enthusiastic and supportive. A brilliant show and lots of interesting visitors, including my wife Judy, son, daughter-in-law and my grandson.



London Classic Car Show Preparation

Zippy safely arrived at the London Classic Car Show today.  Fortunately avoided the worst of the rain and managed to get under cover earlier than expected.  A quick rinse and then quite a lot of polish got him ready for the stand.  The show runs from Thursday 15 through to Sunday 18th February.  Looks like a really interesting event with a lot of “expensive” cars.








Thorrington Village

Zippy attended the Thorrington Village Fair for a few hours on Saturday 8 August.  This was an opportunity to get out and drive him a little, and begin to bed the brakes in. The weather was very kind too and the black clouds that went overhead all refused to shed any rain.


In the Sunshine

Zippy came out of the garage this afternoon to catch a little sunshine, and for a couple of photographs.  Still familiarising myself with the rebuild. Probably go for a drive over the weekend.

Ford Capri Mk1 1600 GT Facelift 1973 Ford Capri Mk1 Ford Capri Mk1 1600 GT

Ford Capri Mk1 1600 GT Sebring Red 1973 Facelift Ford Capri 1600GT

Zippy is Home

After another eventful week Zippy has finally been finished and is back under a new cotton cover and securely locked away in my garage.  Everything has been completed although we may check the prop shaft UV joint next year, and he needs to go back after about 500 miles, to be checked again.

Ford Capri Mark 1 Facelift Back View Ford Capri Mark 1 Facelift Front View 1973 Ford Capri Mk1 in the Sun

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Mark 1 Ford Capri 1600 GT Pinto Engine Bay 00638 00642

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