I was driving on the island of Lefkada in Greece in the narrow streets of small hill town Kalamitsi, and this car caught my attention quickly.
Nicely backed in to its driveway, and ready to go, a 1969 Ford Capri! It’s a good looking 2 door fastback coupe.
Ford’s intention with the Capri was to reproduce the success of the Mustang seen in North America, but in Europe. Looks like someone in Greece was a fan of that idea.
Here is a good look at this smart looking car ready to roll.
The Capri was to be another “pony car”, and was originally named the Colt in development stage, but because of a Mitsubishi trademark, it didn’t go into production that way.
I have to say, I really like a 2 door coupe with a long front hood, and a short back.
Here is a great look at the front, I love the side view mirrors and chrome bumper. Interesting headlights, and signal lights wrapped into one.
And here we have a look at the back end, awesome lights in a rectangular chrome frame.
Tough looking despite the small trunk.
And now for a look at some of the fine details. Just take a look at that awesome tail light. Would love to see it blink.
And here, we have a very solid looking door handle. You could pound that thing with a sledge hammer, and it isn’t going to crack or dent.
Finally, look at this beautiful radio antenna. Let the good times roll.
So there you have it another fantastic endangered car discovered in Kalamitsi on the island of Lefkada Greece, a 1969 Ford Capri!