A SPECIAL Ford Capri fetched an incredible price at auction, breaking all previous records.
The ultra-rare, one-stop Ford was a one-time purchase for the lucky new owner.
Prototyping the Ford Capri RS3100, he set a new world record price for the model when Classic Car Auctions held its summer sale.
Built in 1972 at Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations plant in South Ockendon, the Sebring Red RS3100 was kept by Ford to be photographed for the sales brochure and manual that came with each of the production cars.
It was first registered in 1975 before being bought directly from Ford by the seller, making it a one-stop car.
It was then restored in 2022 after 40 years in storage, met with great interest and was bought by a bidder in the space for £74,250.
The new owner was understandably delighted with this unique piece of Ford history and looks set to keep it alongside the yellow RS3100 he already owns.
The auction had a total of 195 cars, including classic performance icons such as a very special 1990 Audi Quattro RR that sold for £86,625.
Two stunning Jaguar E-types were also offered with no reserve price and the clip sold for a total of £105,751.
CCA Sales Manager Gary Dunne commented: “It was great to be back in Warwickshire and the strength of our catalog was reflected in the fact that over the two days of viewing and selling we had 500 visitors and over 750 registered bidders ourselves had .
“There really was something for everyone – from military vehicles and RVs to hot hatches and sports cars.
“We had a number of cars that were either unique or part of a very limited production run and they deservedly attracted a lot of interest.
“Bidding has certainly been lively for the Ford Capri RS3100 and it was really exciting to see how happy the new owner was.”