Mercury Cosworth Capri 1980 – USA

Mercury Capri z lat 1979–86 to bliźniak Forda Mustanga, jednak ten egzemplarz jest jedynym w swoim rodzaju eksperymentem, łączącym wyścigowe geny w bryle samochodu cywilnego. Mercury Cosworth Capri łączy poszerzone body z wyczynowym silnikiem Cosworth BDA o pojemności jedynie 1,6 l, osiągającym bez pomocy turbosprężarki imponujące 185 KM. Powstał, aby sprawdzić, jakie osiągi można uzyskać spełniając wyśrubowane normy emisji spalin. Europejska droga mogła Amerykanom zaimponować – więcej niż 100 KM z jednego litra pojemności pozwalało rozpędzić tego diabła do setki w około 6 sekund. W parze z silnikiem szło wzmocnione zawieszenie, hamulce, szpera i spore poszerzenie nadwozia, które wykonał ze stali warsztat Rona Fourniera. We wnętrzu znalazły się kultowe fotele Recaro, a koła to 3-częściowe BBSy, z pięknie komponującymi się z czerwienią lakieru nadwozia złotymi rotorami. Ta ekscytująca hybryda amerykańskich i europejskich rozwiązań zachowała się do dziś w fenomenalnym stanie. Na jego liczniku widnieje jedynie 468 mil przebiegu, a przedaukcyjna wycena opiewa na około 75 – 90 tys. USD (ok. 284 – 340 tys. PLN).

Link: https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-359470/1980-mercury-cosworth-capri/

LOT F197 KISSIMMEE 2019 JAN 11
1980 MERCURY COSWORTH CAPRI
468 Miles, The Only Example Produced

THE WATERFORD COLLECTION
Engine 1.6L
Trans 5-Speed
Color Red
Interior Black

ESTIMATE
$75,000 – $90,000

HIGHLIGHTS
The only 1980 Cosworth Capri produced
Built by Ford Motor Company with custom all steel bodywork by Ron Fournier
468 miles since new
Same collector owned since 1995
Featured in 1981 issue of AutoWeek, 3 issues included
Featured in Ron Fournier’s “Metal Fabricator’s Handbook”
DOHC 1.6L BDA Cosworth engine
Dual Weber carburetors
ZF 5-speed manual transmission
Locking differential
Functional hood louvers and brake cooling ducts
Koni F81 shocks
Dry sump lubrication
Bright Red with Black leather interior
Stewart Warner instruments
Heated Recaro seats
Original Firestone HPR tires
Original 3-piece BBS Gold-center wheels
Copies of previous titles
Period photos
Elite Marti Report
Featured in a Ford Motorsports post card, 3 included

This is the only 1980 Cosworth Capri produced, a joint effort by McLaren Engines, Inc., and Mercury, Marketing Corp. of America. Hot on the heels of the M-81 Mustang, an experiment in emissions-legal performance, the Mercury Cosworth Capri was never intended to be sold to the public. As such, it was developed with an engine so close to Formula-Atlantic spec, it’s only shy by about 30 HP. The 186 HP dry-sump-lubricated 1.6L BDA Cosworth DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine wails like few others, thanks in part to the 2-inch dual exhaust system and 45 DCOE Webers. A ZF 5-speed manual transmission sends the power to a locking differential rear end, and when everything conspires at once, the car will sprint from 0-60 MPH in about 6 seconds flat. Not earth shattering, but remember two things: one, it was fed by dual Webers that, along with several internal modifications, made the car more of a puller at higher RPMs; and two, it’s a 4-cylinder pulling a 2,500-pound body around. For 1980, it was a major accomplishment. Built by Ford Motor Company with custom, all-steel bodywork by Ron Fournier, the Capri is not for those seeking to blend in, but then again, it is a race car in street car clothing. Having covered only 468 miles from new, it’s been held by the same collector since 1995, and it was featured in Ron Fournier’s “Metal Fabricator’s Handbook” and a 1981 issue of “AutoWeek” magazine (included with the sale). If the engine under the hood wasn’t enough, the Cosworth Capri was an exceptional study in handling with Koni F81 shocks, wide Firestone tires wrapping three-piece, gold-center BBS wheels, and bodywork that ensured the winds worked with the car to keep it glued to the ground. The original tires and wheels are still on the car. Presented in bright red with a black leather interior, the Recaro seats are heated, and the vitals are delivered by way of Stewart Warner gauges. Complete with copies of previous titles, period photographs, Ford Motorsports postcards and an Elite Marti Report, this is indeed one of the most unique automotive experiments within the past 40 years.