Classifind Cut 23: 1979 Mercury Capri – SOLD!

Oct 2020 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Malaise Monday

October 25th Update: While updating our Malaise Monday database, we confirmed the private seller of this ”79 Ford Capri deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!”  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.

For 1979, Ford’s Fairmont and Mustang weren’t the only Fox Body cars you could buy. If you drove down to your local Lincoln-Mercury dealership you could find tarted-up versions known as the Zephyr and the Capri. Unlike the Mustang, the Capri was only available in hatchback form. A rare example equipped with the turbocharged 2.3L inline-four and still wearing its original odd metric-sized Michelin TRX wheels listed recently on Craigslist in Minersville, Pennsylvania. The current caretaker has owned this Capri since 1986 and is asking $3,500 for it. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1979 Mercury Capri owned since 1986, garage kept was originally green, now guards Red, Cash and pick up in person

Do you have a Fox Body Mercury Capri story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Cory

    My cousin has ’79 Capri that he 5.0 swapped. I always thought the car was much cooler in its stock form, but that’s just me. I’d be tempted to buy this just to show him how much cooler the stock version is.

    Awesome find!

  2. CJinSD

    I looked at two different sources that both say the RS Turbo wasn’t available with an automatic transmission. I strongly suspect his is a six-cylinder/automatic Capri that was treated to RS cosmetics during its color change from green to red. I believe the TRX tire and suspension package was available as an option on any Capri, which would be nice if the tires weren’t so expensive now and frozen in time technologically.


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