Quiz about Cars  The Ford Capri
Quiz about Cars  The Ford Capri

Cars - The Ford Capri Trivia Quiz


The Ford Capri was THE babe magnet car of the "everyman" in the 1970s. The car was a huge hit in the UK and Europe. Here is a quiz dedicated to a design classic.

A multiple-choice quiz by miaow. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
miaow
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
86,550
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1031
Last 3 plays: Guest 132 (5/10), Guest 92 (7/10), Andyboy2021 (10/10).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. What was the name originally intended for the Ford Capri? Hint

Colt
Equis
Stallion
Buck

2. What was the advertising slogan used for the Ford Capri? Hint

"The car for life"
"The car you always promised yourself"
"The car you always dreamed of"
The car for today"

3. In what year was the car launched? Hint

1968
1970
1969
1971

4. Throughout the 1980s the Ford Capri was consistently listed as one of the top 10 selling cars ever in the UK?

True
False

5. What was the name of the last model to be in production? Hint

Bullitt
Laser
Brooklands
Mercury

6. A 3 minute commercial was made for the Ford Capri in 1974. Who was the star of the ad? Hint

Lewis Collins
David Soul
Paul Michael Glaser
Martin Shaw

7. In 1973 Ford's launched the Capri Mk II. What was the code name for the design project? Hint

Brenda
Diana
Carla
Nicola

8. In what year was the Capri Mk III launched? Hint

1977
1980
1979
1978

9. The Ford Capri was the first car to have that name.

True
False

10. Which TV show has the Ford Capri appeared in? Hint

All of these
Only Fools and Horses
Minder
The Professionals


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What was the name originally intended for the Ford Capri?

Answer: Colt

The Capri was to be the European version of the US Mustang. The design operation was was codenamed "Project Colt", but Mitsibushi had copyright of the name Colt, and so the Capri was born.
2. What was the advertising slogan used for the Ford Capri?

Answer: "The car you always promised yourself"

Not the catchiest of slogans, but the thinking behind it was that the Capri was desirable and attractive, and most of all affordable. You could buy the most basic model and it could still look like it was top of the range.
3. In what year was the car launched?

Answer: 1969

The Capri was launchad at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1969 and caused a major sensation all over Europe. Although the press had seen the car at previews in Cyprus all details were kept under wraps until the launch day of 24 January 1969.
4. Throughout the 1980s the Ford Capri was consistently listed as one of the top 10 selling cars ever in the UK?

Answer: True

The Capri sold over 2 million worldwide and was on sale for over 15 years. Many special editions were available throughout it's lifetime and many extras and engine types added to it's appeal. The Capri finally went out of production in 1987, but in 2002 there are talks of a relaunch along the lines of the new versions of the VW Beetle and the BMW Mini.

The Ford Probe and Cougar were aimed as replacements but were never big hits. The new model Capri will be based much more closely on the original shape.
5. What was the name of the last model to be in production?

Answer: Brooklands

Exactly 1038 Brooklands 280 Capri's were sold, although there was originally enough paint for just 500. The colour was dark green and if you see a car from the start and end of production you will notice that the earlier car is darker.
6. A 3 minute commercial was made for the Ford Capri in 1974. Who was the star of the ad?

Answer: Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw was in this advert before he hit the big time in "The Professionals". It is also a well known fact that Bodie and Doyle often drove around in a Ford Capri.
7. In 1973 Ford's launched the Capri Mk II. What was the code name for the design project?

Answer: Diana

Brenda was the codename for the new Escort. Carla was the codename for the Capri Mk III and Nicola is just my middle name!
8. In what year was the Capri Mk III launched?

Answer: 1978

The new Capri was available in March 1978. Most of the changes of the car were to improve the way it handled and the aerodynamics. A few cosmetic changes were made such as a smaller steering wheel, a rear spoiler and new trip colours.
9. The Ford Capri was the first car to have that name.

Answer: False

In the 1950s there was a car available called the Lincoln Capri.
10. Which TV show has the Ford Capri appeared in?

Answer: All of these

Showing it's true cult status the Capri has starred in 3 of the most famous UK shows from the 1980s. All of the shows have a huge following and cult status just like the Ford Capri.
Source: Author miaow

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