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DESCRIPTIONJust reduced - All trades considered. The title for this car may say Mercury Capri, but this beast is about as far from a stock Capri as you can get. This build began in 2001 and continued through 2006, consuming five years and $50,000. All work was professionally done, and a large stack of receipts is included. The result is an outrageous 466ci 10-second Capri that really sets itself apart form the crowd. For starters, this is a genuine 1979 Mercury Capri, though it has the nose of a mid-80's Mustang and wears a Ford badge up front. Of course, the Capri was the sister car to the Mustang so they look similar. The body is perfectly straight and was recently painted a beautiful deep blue. The paint is of very high quality, and all trim and moldings are in excellent shape as well. The custom hood with fiberglass insert is especially well done; it looks factory original. The rear louvers are a nice touch too. The unibody has been thoroughly reinforced by Qualafab of Meridian, ID, with subframe connectors and a roll cage with swing-out side bar for easy entry. Now let's get to the motor! The "7.5" fender badges tell the story; it is a monster 466 cubic inch Ford (460 + 0.030") that makes huge power but still runs on pump gas and doesn't overheat. It was built by Performance Works of Boise, ID. There are too many parts to list, but highlights include JE forged pistons, Trick Flow aluminum heads and intake, Performance Works custom ground camshaft, and solid roller lifters. There is an FC3000 ignition, MSD distributor, DFT carburetor with Holley Proform 1050 body, and a serpentine drive belt. Everything is new; water pump, alternator, starter, headers, etc. A nice touch is how the hoses, looms, and plug wires were all done in blue. The balance of the driveline consists of a beefed up C4 transmission with J.W. Performance parts throughout, including a competition reverse manual valve body, roller bearings, SFI flexplate, and 10" torque converter. This feeds an aluminum driveshaft connected to a robust 8.8" rear end containing an Eaton 31-spline limited slip differential, Yukon Gear 3.90:1 gearset, Moser Engineering axles, and T/A Performance girdle cover. The suspension has also seen upgrades and new parts, with a UPR Products K-member and tubular control arms, along with Strange racing struts and new bushings throughout. Steering has been upgraded with a Flaming River rack kit. Brakes are disc in front (with line lock) and drums in back with all new lines. Tires are Mickey Thompson's on Center Line wheels. The interior has Corbeau racing seats with a 5-point drivers harness, Grant steering wheel, and B&M Hammer shifter. All gauges have been upgraded to Auto Meter Phantom pieces, and there is also a shift light. The battery and cutoff switch are mounted in back. Cooling is handled by a Fluidyne radiator, electric fan, and B&M trans cooler. The car retains its headlights, turn signals, wipers, etc. The windows, locks, and heater / vent / defrost all work as well. Sorry, no radio! I could go on, but hopefully this gives an idea what type of project this was. The car looks and sounds amazing, causes commotion wherever it goes, and has run 10.8 @ 125mph at an elevation of 3,000 (timeslip included). And it's a Capri.
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