Magazine ads and articles.
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Car and Driver August 1978
Capri and Mustang review.
Motor Trend August 1978
Seems like everybody was dying to review these cars in early 1978.
Popular Mechanics August 1978
Great turbo write up.
Road & Track August 1978
A look at the new Mustang and Capri.
Car Craft November
1978 (1 Page Ad) and Alternate Double
"The sexy new '79 Capri. A Miracle under $4700."
The single page ad is from Car Craft. The double page ad came from
the November 78 issue of Road and Track.
Hot Rod December 1978 (2 Page Ad) and Alternate Single Page Ad
"The Capri RS. A car that can handle. At a price you can
handle." The two page ad is from Hot Rod magazine. The
single page ad, I do not know where it came from. It was probably
in the same month but in a different magazine.
Car Magazine (Britain) 1978
A tidbit from across the pond!
Ford Dealer Magazine Reprint Pack - 1979
A collection of 1978 magazine articles Ford pulled together
to promote the new Mustangs/Capris.
Car And Driver April 1979 (also Road and Track May 1979)
The Sexy new '79 Capri. A miracle under $4700.
Road And Track BF Goodrich Ad
Hot Rod June 1979 - Coming Home
Talking about the "Americanization" of the Capri. (the earlier years
were imports from overseas)
July 1979 Motor Trend AHA Capri
A dealer packet reprinting the magazine article.
Motor Trend December 1979
Turbo Capri RoadTest Review. Not very flattering.
Car And Driver December 1979 (also Dec 1979 Road and Track)
The 1980 Capri Turbo RS. Comes with European Styling. Goes
with American Muscle.
Maclean's December 1980
Black Magic in this ad.
1981? Black Magic Ad
A very nice two page ad for the Black Magic.
Motor Trend March, 1981
A little blurb on the Capri's MPG
Motor Trend March, 1981
3.3L Capri Road Test
Car and Driver September 1981
Shocks and Struts Test
Car and Driver October 1981 Capri RS Review
Some interesting things can be noted in this article. Note the
reference to the Mustang "SS"...I assume this was a bit before the GT was
officially reintroduced?? They call "Slapper Bars", "Wind Up Limiters".
Car and Driver October 1981 "Csaba's Capri"
Very cool "build up" of a "new" Mercury Capri. It will
probably make most people who know now what the cars are capable of,
Car and Driver 1981 Capri Quick Silver Ad (also December 1980, Motor Trend March 1981
and Car Craft Dec 1980 and Sep 1981)
Very spiffy advert.
Car and Driver 1981 Capri Great Escape Ad
Very spiffy ad.
Car and Driver or Road and Track March 1982 White Lightning
This is the infamous "White Lightning" Capri ad. There were
"White Magic" Capris ("Black Magic" Capris ordered in white) but supposedly
never officially any "White Lightning" Capris, although I have heard that some
dealers called them "White Lightning" Capris after the ad came out.
Chatelaine November 1982
Canadian ad for a 1983 Bubble Back Capri
1982? Unknown Magazine
Firestone Tires now with a 12sec Challenge.
Hot Rod July 1982
Shootout! Between the Capri
Road And Track November 1982 (also Car Craft Feb 1983 and Motor Trend
Mercury put out a 7 page ad with its 1983 lineup. In it was
what was later to be known as the "Crimson Cat". Note the
Hot Rod May 1983
HotRodding May 1984
An article about dropping in a 351w in a Capri.
Motorcraft. The name is getting around Fast.
Popular Cars March 1985
This guy really likes the Capri over the Mustang.
High Performance October 1995 - Double Trouble
Second half of an article (other half had a Mustang in it).
High Performance October 1995 - Capri - VO
Guy took an SVO and tossed a bubble back on it!
Car and Driver January 1986
An ad touting the race wins of the SCCA Trans-Am Capris.
??? February 1986
More SCCA Self Horn Tooting!
Car Craft May 1986
Street Elimination! Capri vs
GTO vs Delray vs Duster!
1988 Mustang Illustrated Vol3 No2
1979 Drag Capri
1990 Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords
1985 5.0L Capri Pizza Delivery Car
August 1991 Car Craft
1979 Modified Capri
December 1992 Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords
Ed Marsh's 5.0L EFI Swap Into a 1984 Capri
Old Cars Weekly December 28, 2006
Somebody dredged up a few photos of the Capri Guardsman. I
have obtained original copies here.
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