The Ford Capri is a fastback coupe produced in three generations in between 1968 and 1986. It used mechanical components from the Ford Cortina Mk II and was intended to be the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang. The model was very successful as more than 1.9 million units were sold. A wide range of engines were used throughout the production period. The Ford Capri was unofficially replaced by the Ford Probe.

The Ford Capri Mk I was unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in 1969 and was produced from 1969 to 1974. It had rear-wheel drive and engine located in the front. In total, the car was available with 13 different engines, ranging from a 1.3-liter I4 to a 5-liter V8, which were mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.