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    DescriptionBefore the Ford Capri arrived in 1969, GT cars had tended to be expensive, temperamental, impractical and rarefied. Ford decided there was no reason why a four-seater coupe couldn't look stunning and go like a rocket (with the right engine) yet be as easy and cheap to run as a Ford Escort. Little wonder that the slogan they used in 1969 to launch it, 'The car you always promised yourself', made an immediate impact. The Capri was a hit from day one, and continued to be a British favourite until 1986, at which time it had been somewhat overshadowed by the emergence of the Hot Hatchback. Over its lifetime, the Capri was available in a vast array of guises over three distinct 'Marks', but all of them had at their heart affordable fun and a surprising degree of everyday practicality. Nothing has ever quite replaced it, but it lives on in the fond imagination of everyone who loved it.


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    Title
    The Ford Capri Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752484617
    ISBN 10: 0752484613
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: WGCB
    Libri: I-AU
    B&T General Subject: 790
    Ingram Subject Code: AU
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    DC22: 629.2222
    LC classification: TL
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001000, TRA001050
    DC23: 629.2222
    Thema V1.0: WGCB
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. He's the former editor of "Classic & Sports Car," the world's bestselling classic car magazine, and is the author of more than 15 books including "Car Emblems," "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles," and "Top Gear: My Dad Had One Of Those."