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1974 Ford Capri Displayed At 2017 SEMA Show Up For Auction

The Ford Capri debuted back in 1968 as what the automaker liked to believe was its Ford Mustang for Europe – an affordable fastback coupe with strong performance. That wound up resonating with consumers in that region, who quickly scooped up Capris by the hundreds of thousands, and from time to time, we see classic examples pop up for sale at auction as well. Now, we have yet another notable Ford Capri that’s currently available to bid on, too.

Custom 1974 Ford Capri From 2017 SEMA Show - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

This 1974 Ford Capri now up for grabs at Bring a Trailer isn’t some stock example of that classic model, but rather, a heavily modified version that’s designed to look like the Basil Green Capri Perana race cars. It made its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show and subsequently changed hands in 2022, and now, it’s back up for sale as a truly unique vehicle with a bevy of updates.

Custom 1974 Ford Capri From 2017 SEMA Show - Interior 001

On the outside, those include custom fender flares, shaved bumpers, a badging delete, stain black trim, a German-market RS grille, Oracle headlights with air intakes, aftermarket side mirrors, satin black and Vicious Orange paint, and custom 15-inch Vintage Wheel Works wheels. Underneath, this Ford Capri rides on a fortified suspension with an array of upgrades as well, which include Techno Toy Tuning coilovers, adjustable track control arms, and Wilwood brakes.

Custom 1974 Ford Capri From 2017 SEMA Show - Engine Bay 001

Along with a custom interior that sports goodies like a roll cage and Recaro seats, this Ford Capri also touts a pretty big upgrade under the hood – a stroked, 347 cubic-inch V8, which is loaded with TrickFlow Twisted Wedge heads, a TrickFlow cam, forged internals, and topped off with a FiTech GoEFI fuel injection system. Mated to a Tremec T5 five-speed manual transmission, this combination makes for what looks to be a fun little toy for the road or track.

We’ll have more cool cars for sale to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Capri news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Richard D

    Did Ford even make a Capri? The two 74s I owned were marketed by Mercury.

    1. FordCosworth

      It was a Ford Capri…the car was designed and built Ford of Europe in the UK. Imported to North America and sold as a Mercury Capri

  2. Larry

    It is a 1971 or 1972 model, not a 1974. The bumpers and tail lights were different for 1974.

  3. Mrx19

    Mechanically excellent, visually, not do much. I bet the new owner will soon tire of the headache inducing paint job, or wrap, and change that in short order

  4. Mark B

    Nice! Had a ’78 and it was a very cool car.

  5. Ford Owner

    Ford has hinted that the Capri will return as one can read in past Ford Authority articles.


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