Ford Capri 2300GT Mk1 1969 ‘Tour de France’    

K-RD-440 (De) (Corgi Model in 1/43 Scale)

Year: 1969
Make: Ford
Model: Capri Mk1 2300GT

Event: Corgi Models

New for 2017 from Corgi is this delightful model in racing Yellow and Green.

With the number VA13312, it’s priced at £30.49 and available from Corgi at

In 1968 Ford of Germany created a Motorsport Department in Cologne in an attempt to change their previously staid image. Managed by successful racing driver Jochen Neerpasch (who later founded BMW’s M Division), and engineers Mike Kranefuss and Martin Braungart, the small team soon concentrated their efforts on the new Capri. Their first entry was an ambitious 3-car team for the Tour de France Auto, a ten day event which involved races, speed hill-climbs and long-distance rallying. Although two Capris retired, one with fuel injection problems and the other after an accident, the Piot and Behra Capri came a fantastic sixth overall, behind 4 Porsche 911s and a Chevrolet Corvette, and won its class.

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