About Mercury Capri
The Mercury Capri was produced by the Lincoln-Mercury division of the automobile manufacturer, Ford. It was marketed in three different types for three generations. The model started its journey in 1970 and found its ending in 1994. It took a short break from 1987 to 1990. For the first generation, the Mercury Capri was designed as a sports compact. It was also named only the Capri and was marketed independently out of the Mercury product lines. It changed its name to Mercury Capri from the second generation, when it was released as a pony car and the whole Capri brand was combined into the Mercury brand. The Mercury Capri was then modified into a roadster for the third generation and also the return of the model's production.
The first generation of the Mercury Capri was available in two types, a 2-door coupe, and a 2-door hatchback. The hatchback Capri came into the market in 1976. Several revisions were made based on the model made for the European country before letting the model be introduced into the American market. The 2 rectangular headlights which the model used to possess were replaced by 4 round headlamps which it took from other upscale Capri models in the European market. The revised parts also included a set of Rostyle wheels, grille-mounted turn signals, and side marker lights. The engine that was prepared for the powertrain parts was a 1.6L Kent crossflow inline four-cylinder. It was replaced by a 2.0L OHC inline 4-cylinder in 1971. And in 1972, dealers of the Capri could also choose a 2.6L Cologne V6, making their automobiles the first Ford vehicle in the American market to equip a V6 engine. In order to comply with standard requirements, the front bumper of the Capri was reinforced with a steel tube and was installed on a frame that had shock absorbers. One year later the reinforcement, both the front and the rear of the car were added with the 5-mph bumper for an upgrade in security parts.
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The production of the Mercury Capri was stopped in 1987 as Mercury decided to focus on the sales of the Cougar XR7 model. It was brought back to life in 1991 as a 2-door roadster competitor for the company against models from other companies. The third-generation Mercury Capri shared the styling with the first generation. It was also modified in several parts before being exported again to the American market. Most of the modifications were made to meet the passive restrain requirements including adding anon-metric gauges for the dashboard, body-color bumpers, and an airbag for the driver's side.