The Details

Ford Capri 280 'Brooklands'




  • Mileage: 19,990
  • Year: 1987
  • MOT Expiry: January 2024
  • Exterior Colour: Brooklands Green Metalic
  • Interior Colour: Raven Leather
  • Top speed: 126
  • 0-60mph: 8.2
  • BHP: 160
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • Engine Capacity: 2792cc
  • Engine Configuration: V6


Brooklands Green metallic paintwork, Raven leather upholstery with red piping, 15-inch alloy wheels, 5-speed manual transmission, Recaro sports seats, Limited-slip differential, Sunroof, Leather-rimmed sports steering wheel, Leather gear knob, Original Ford cassette radio and speakers, Electric aerial, Power steering, Dash clock, Adjustable driver’s door mirror, Lockable glove compartment, Rear spoiler, Capri 280 decals and pinstripes, Tailored carpet mats, Original ‘280’ registration number, Spare keys.


Looking every bit the 80s icon this rare 280 ‘Brooklands’ presents in stunning unmodified condition. The beautiful Brooklands Green paintwork maintains an excellent depth of shine, a uniform green/blue hue, and a sharp metallic flake with no signs of corrosion in any of the common weak spots. She’s arrow-straight along both sides and the panel gaps are spot-on. Having clearly been garaged all the plastic trims and rubber seals around the car remain in fine fettle with no perishing or damage to report. The lights are crystal-clear and free from moisture ingress, and the pinstripes are perfect. The final iteration of the iconic Ford Capri and a magnificent example at that.



A real treat for the enthusiast, the 280’s interior boasts Recaro sports seats in full Raven leather with subtle red piping. The upholstery presents to an excellent standard throughout with only a small amount of expected surface wear to the deep outer bolsters. The leather has never been re-trimmed or re-connolised and so remains in 100% original condition with just the right level of patina in our opinion. The complementing vinyl door cards and leather steering wheel are immaculate, and in the footwells the carpets are pristine and complete with a set of spotless tailored overmats. The headlining is also perfect, and there are no cracks or signs of sun damage across the dash, the only negatives to report here being a few small marks on the ash tray lid. At the rear of the car the boot carpet is free from stains and the original parcel shelf is still present and without any aftermarket speakers or holes.


As with the rest of the car, the engine bay is remarkably clean and tidy, not overly dressed but in excellent original condition with no rust, damage, or signs of previous poor repair. Barely run-in with only 20k miles on the clock, the 2.8-litre V6 fires into life first turn of the key, idles smoothly up to temperature, and pulls strongly through the gears. Some recent mechanical work includes a major service, new exhaust, clutch, auxiliary drive belts, and a new fuel tank with a new sender unit and fuel pump.


Being a 280 this one sits on special 15-inch alloy wheels, all in perfect unmarked condition. They are shod in a newly fitted set of premium Goodyear tyres (including the spare) with next to no wear. The brakes have also been checked and remain in fine operational condition having recently been treated to new pads and discs at the front and new cylinders at the rear. 

History File

First registered in September 1987 and supplied new by Trimoco Ford in Dunstable this outstanding example has now driven only 20k miles in the hands of just 4 registered keepers. The previous owner had the car for over 29 years although it was rarely driven to preserve both its low mileage and amazing condition. Since purchasing the Capri in 2021 the current owner – a very good client of ours with a fantastic collection of his own – has had the car fully recommissioned ready for its next adventure. In addition to a full service, it benefits from 5 new tyres, all new brakes, a new exhaust, fuel tank, sender unit, fuel pump, and a new clutch. The original Trimoco document wallet is still present along with the owner’s manuals and dealer-stamped service booklet. The original ‘E280’ registration number is also retained. A limited amount of additional paperwork is with the car but the condition really speaks for itself.

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