The Capri 280 Group is for fans and past present and future owners of Ford’s final limited edition Capri.
We originally started as a Facebook page which rapidly grew with members worldwide. Currently we have members in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. We hope to grow further by means of this website.
We are pleased to announce our first Group sponsor!
Workwear Express well renowned suppliers of printed and embroidered clothing for many applications have provided all of the Groups branded clothing since our inception.
We are pleased to announce they have become the first partners of the group!
Thanks for your most welcome support for our efforts. We hope this will be a long term association.
If you are looking for printed or embroidered clothing for work or social groups or events we can recommend Workwear Express for an excellent quality product and service!
I am pleased to announce another Capri 280 Group Sponsor Abbeyfields Insurance the Independent broker for Specialist Vehicle Insurance!
Following our debut at the November Classic car show at the NEC I was contacted by Stuart Moore of Abbeyfields. He said how impressed he was by our Bye bye Capri Display and the standard of our 280‘s on show. He went on to say how he would like to form a partnership with our group.
Dialog between us resulted in Abbeyfields Insurance becoming another Group partner. We welcome Abbeyfields Insurance in the hope of a mutually successful and continuing relationship.
Abbeyfields Insurance offer a wide range of vehicle policies please call Stuart or Jayne to discuss your requirements. Click on the link to connect to Abbeyfields Insurance.
Join us as a Group Sponsor
We are currently in discussion with another company looking to become a Group partner.
Promote yourself and your Company by becoming a partner with a Classic car club with a futuristic outlook!
Please contact Mick or Stephen to discuss what we can offer you.
We have meetings during the year at Capri Club International and various Classic car show‘s both in the UK and Europe.
The group recently displayed at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham and hope to exhibit at this and similar prestigious events in future.
We have available through members spare parts, 280’s for sale, a renovation service, Group clothing and regalia and much more.
As we grow our aim is to offer more to our membership. To be able to provide a one stop shop for all Capri 280 owners requirements.
The Final Capri model ending 18 years of production was Ford Motor Co farewell to a car that sold near 2 million models.
Originally intended to be 500 cars called Capri 500 plans were changed and it became the Capri 280 of which 1038 were produced at the Niehl factory in Koln, Germany on December 18/19 1986.
The 280 has the largest survival percentage of the various models of the Capri, we believe approximately half of the 280‘s produced still exist.
It is arguably the most sought after model of Capri today with pristine cars selling for in excess of £50,000.
Want to become a member of the proactive group for Capri280 owners and fans?
Annual membership of the Group is only £10.00 per year.
In return receive A uniquely numbered membership card. By quoting a valid membership number this entitles you to an exclusive discount Structure.
Our specialist Insurance company Abbeyfields will give a special member discount on insurance taken out by quoting your capri280 Group membership number.
Your membership number will also entitle you to a discounted price on Group regalia items and also parts for your Capri 280.
We hope to be able to offer further special deals in future to group members.
All this for just £10.00 a year.
Unfortunately the new proposed June show dates clash with our intended European show tour so sadly we have had to withdraw our entry to this event. Hopefully if normality returns we will be able to display at the event in 2022.
Group member and well known TV and Film Director Jamie Langton, who amongst his vast CV has directed Wheeler Dealers and Car SOS. During the Capri 50th anniversary event held at the famous Brooklands race circuit museum filmed the Group and members.
From the footage obtained he has produced this blog which also is on both our Facebook page and also on YouTube!
Many thanks Jamie.
Check out this great video