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Feb 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm
Cool - I know these things rocked!
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A true legend!!!
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1973 Mercury Capri 2600 (73Capri)

Last updated Oct 10, 2013  

Photo of a 1973 Mercury Capri 2600 (73Capri)

No longer owned


Dark Green Metallic - Tan Interior

1 of 113,000 1973 U.S. specification Capris

2.6 Liter OHV V6
4-Speed Manual Transmission

I owned this Capri from 1990 for a few years. I bought it from the original owner. I spotted it, followed him home, and asked when he'd be selling. I bought it several months later. This was a fun car, and very quick with the V6 as the car's weight is only 2300 pounds! I miss this car. I would buy a '71-'73 Capri 2000 next if I find one.

1971-1977 Mercury Capris were made by Ford of Germany and imported to Lincoln-Mercury dealers. They were also made by Ford of England in right-hand drive for their home market.
Ford continued producing the Capri for the U.K. market until the mid 80s, not related to the U.S. 80s American Mustang clone Capri and 90s Australian-built convertible Capri.


Dimensions - Capacities
Length: 167.8 in
Width: 64.8 in
Height: 52 in
Wheelbase: 100.7 in
Front track: 53 in
Rear track: 52 in
Oil capacity w/filter 4 US Qt
Fuel capacity: 10.5 US Gal
Curb Weight: 2330 lbs

Cast Iron Cylinder Block & Cylinder Heads
Engine manufacturer: Ford
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Cylinders alignment: V6
Displacement: 2550 cm3 / 155.3 cui
Valves per cylinder: 2
Additional features: Weber 2-barrel
Bore: 90 mm / 3.54 in
Stroke: 66.8 mm / 2.63 in
Compression ratio: 8.2 : 1
Power net: 107 hp / 5000
Torque: 130 ft-lb / 3400

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Gearbox: Ford
Transmission type: manual
Number of gears: 4
Gear ratios (overall):
I 3.651 (11.76)
II 1.968 (6.34)
III 1.368 (4.4)
IV 1 (3.22)
Final drive ratio std: 3.66
Standard tires: 185/70 HR 13

Top speed: 112 mph
0-60 mph (s) 9.8
0- 1/4mile (s): 17.5
speed at 1/4mile: 80 mph
Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.45
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
22-26 / 15-18 / 22-26 / 19.6

Factory Options

1973 Capri 2600 V6 base price $3,621
V6 package came standard with larger 185/70HR × 13 tires, a stiffer suspension, full instrumentation with a 140-mph speedometer, dual exhausts, the interior Decor group and exterior dressings such as the obligatory badging, and blacked-out rear-end and lower rocker panels.



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