Can still smell the vinyl interior from my mums 1970 1600L. Push-button door-handles then 'click'. Long heavy doors and static seat belts. It was so fucking low to sit in. Basic 2-clock dash and rocker-switches. I loved that Capri. Basic tilt front seats with a lever at floor level.
Mum owned it 1982 -90, bought from my dad's pal who had bought it new. (He replaced it with a green 78 Renault 30 2.7V6, which was a bit of a surprise !!!) .
It had about 70k miles when we sold it in 1990 but by then it needed lots of welding to rear chassis legs and to the front of the leaf spring areas . Not major but it was time to move it on. A young Capri enthusiast checked it out and took it for peanuts. Unfortunately DVLC says no.
Great steering feel and the gearshift felt just right. Most definitely not fast but a good drive.
My further adventures with various 3-litres occurred late 80s, and I had a few.
At that time, unless they were mint condition, 3-litre Capris were just thirsty old non-fwd Fords. Rust was the enemy, regardless of any 3-litre engine or suspension spec.
Would love to have my oyster gold 79 3.0S back. Couldn't afford the everyday 21mpg though, (much less mpg if being hammered).
£35k, etc, ? for a Capri, - fuck off. PMSL.