Ford Capri 2300GT Mk1 1969 Tour de France Automobile

Ford Capri 2300GT Mk1 1969 Tour de France Automobile

£30.49

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Ford Capri 2300GT Mk1 1969 Tour de France Automobile

Limited Edition

£30.49

Item Code: VA13312

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In 1968 Ford of Germany created a Motorsport Department in Cologne in an attempt to change their previously staid image. Managed by successful racing driver Jochen Neerpasch (who later founded BMW's M Division), and engineers Mike Kranefuss and Martin Braungart, the small team soon concentrated their efforts on the new Capri. Their first entry was an ambitious 3-car team for the Tour de France Auto, a ten day event which involved races, speed hill-climbs and long-distance rallying. Although two Capris retired, one with fuel injection problems and the other after an accident, the Piot and Behra Capri came a fantastic sixth overall, behind 4 Porsche 911s and a Chevrolet Corvette, and won its class.

 

 Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to Hornby Hobbies. Manufactured by Hornby Hobbies Ltd.

 

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A series of die-cast 1:43 scale model automobiles spanning half a century of motoring in Britain. Each model carries a detailed, authentic livery and comes complete with a certificate detailing the history of the vehicle. View the full range

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:43
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,000
Length 101mm
Age Suitability 14+

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