1981 Ford Capri 2.8 RS Turbo           


From July 1981 to September 1982, German RS dealers marketed a limited edition, Zakspeed inspired, left-hand drive only, ‘Werksturbo’ model capable of 220 km/h (137 mph).  Based on the 3.0 S, this derivative featured widened Series X bodywork, front and rear ‘Ford Motorsport’ badged spoilers, deep 7.5j four-spoked RS alloy wheels and an RS badged engine.

The engine was based on a normally aspirated carburetor equipped 2.8-litre Cologne V6, Ford Granada (Europe) engine using electronic ignition, a tuftrided crankshaft, heavy duty head gaskets and oil pump, an oil cooler and a single Garrett T4 turbocharger providing 5.4 psi of boost, a limited slip differential, Bilstein dampers all around, an anti dive kit, uprated RS anti roll bars and single rear leaf springs, the engine put out 188 Hp at 5500rpm. Figures of around 200 produced examples are common, but numbered transmission tunnels possibly indicate 155 conversions were made.

Only 155 LHD  2.8 RS turbo Capri`s were built by Ford Cologne from July 1981 until September 1982 and they were only available through Ford´s German RS dealers.

Today  they are very much sought after and a recently fully restored example like the one on offer today,  is without doubt an opportunity not to be missed. Presented in olive green with the masculine flared wheel arches and black interior, it looks as good today as it did in the early 1980s when first manufactured.  The car received a thorough restoration in 2016 by using only correct original Ford parts. It has resided in 2 single marque collections since 1999 and definitely is one of the very best available on the market. Coming with German paperwork, this rare collectors’ item is presented in superb condition.


Sold For €44,897

Auction Interclassics Maastricht January 2017
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lot details

Lot Number 249
Registration Number EU Registered
Chassis Number WFOCXXGAECBC 37532            
Year 1981
Make Ford
Model Capri 2.8 RS Turbo

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