Ford Capri 6.0 1973


June 1973 - Mick proudly displays his new Capri at a publicity launch at Silverstone. The car build was started at the start of 1973 and was completed by June to replace the hugely successful `Boss`Capri. The two Capris were indeed very similar both on paper and in the flesh. The ingredients were the same , Jaguar gearbox and back axle , Lola suspension and uprights and a Ford V8 up front ( well tucked under the windscreen scuttle ). Special saloon racing had really taken off and Mick was at the forefront of the proposed Super salon series for 1974 , a place for all the new exciting cars that were being developed to race in one series. Mick wanted a new car to keep him ahead of the expection new opposition and the new Capri was built to run with wider wheels and his 6.0 Holman and Moody Ford V8 rated 530 bhp , some 100 more than the `Boss` unit had to begin with.
No doubt Mick made several smaller improvements across the new car and sure enough on his race debut , at Silverstone July 1st it not only won but set the first sub-one minute saloon lap at 59.6 on the short circuit.


"The car is totally immaculate and the preparation by Mick and his long-suffering colleagues is nothing short of Grand Prix standards" - Motor Magazine

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