1978 Ford Capri

1978 Ford Capri

Despite its understated looks this Ford Capri is fast.... very fast. The car ran a 10.94 @ 124mph at its first meeting since having the 383ci SB Chevy motor rebuilt, this first meeting was little more than a shakedown and the first runs where in the 11's, after a little fiddling she was in the 10's.

The car is owned by Rob Knibbs, Rob says......

“I've owned the car since 2000, bought it as a 3.0s' since then its been fitted with two 3.0 Essex V6 motors, a 350ci SB Chevy and now its on a second SB, the 383ci. With the 350 the car ran in the high 13's, then I fitted a better cam and ran in the low 13's, next came its first 383 SB and I was running the low 12's. I have recently rebuilt this motor with a new block, heads and manifold and its much faster now. Plans for the car include a set of slicks, scooped hood and then I have a 100hp nitrous kit to play with, with all this I hope to get the car running high 9's”

As the ¼ mile times suggest this is an impressive car and Rob is very pleased with the results so far, see the images for a full spec.