The Ford Capri was a fastback coupe produced in the years 1968-1986. It used mechanical components from the Ford Cortina Mk2 and was intended to be the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang. It was a very successful model, with almost 1.9 million units sold in total. A wide range of engines were used throughout its production. It was produced in three series and replaced by the Ford Probe, although not officially.

The Ford Capri Mk I was first unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show and was produced from 1969-1974. The Mk I was available with 13 different engines, ranging from a 1.3-litre I4 to a 5-litre V8, which were mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.