Ford Capri 3000E 1970

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Capri 3000E

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It was March 1970 when the E for Executive marketing suffix was applied to the Capri to produce a £1,541 3000E flagship. Replacing the 3000GT at the top of the range, the 3000E carried all the usual X, L, R options and added some extra touches such as a vinyl roof, pushbutton Ford branded radio, electric rear screen, opening rear quarter windows and very welcome cloth inserts for the seats. Fitted with the "Essex" coded ex-Zodiac V6 engine, the early 3000Es provided a performance little better than that of the 2-litre V4 models, although from October 1971 the 3000E and 3000GT were fitted with an improved engine and were now capable of 122mph and a 0-60mph in just 8.4 seconds. At the time Ford described them as the "fastest production line cars ever to marketed by Ford of Britain".

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