Corgi VA10822 Ford Capri Mk3 2.8 Injection Special - Paris BlueVA10822
Corgi VA10822 Ford Capri Mk3 2.8 Injection Special - Paris Blue
The Capri modelled was originally supplied by Trimoco Ford, Chelmsford, Essex, on August 8th, 1986. It was purchased by local man Mr R.F. Robinson who used the car regularly and had Trimoco carry out the first four services, covering almost 20,000 miles in two years. The second owner kept it until 2006 when it was purchased from a dealership in Leicester by Warwickshire-based Mark Eales, a long-standing Capri enthusiast. The paint was peeling so he had the car comprehensively stripped and repainted by Phil Leach at PL Car Bodies in Warwickshire. The bodyshell was free of corrosion and needed no welding although a new-old-stock front valance was fitted to replace the damaged one.It was bought by current owner, Lancashire-based car enthusiast Neal Buckley, from Classic Car Auctions (CCA) in December 2018. He was impressed by the car™s condition, liked the colour and bought it because he wanted to add the Capri to the small collection of cars he offers for hire to be used at social events such as weddings, or by film and TV companies wanting characters to drive a period car. He carried out some minor work on the car to make sure it was reliable, including fitting a new radiator, when he first purchased it and has used it regularly since. During this period, it has appeared in both Coronation Street and The Crown and been used for various social functions.
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