Ford Europe Capri MKI Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
Production of the Capri began on 14 December 1968 at Ford's Halewood plant in the UK and on 16 December 1968 at the Cologne plant in West Germany, it was unveiled in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show, with sales starting the following month. Ford began selling the Capri in the Australian market in May 1969 and in April 1970 it was released in the North American and South African markets. All North American versions featured the "power dome" hood and four round 5 3⁄4" US-spec headlights. They carried no "Ford" badging, as the Capri was sold by only Lincoln-Mercury dealers (with the Mercury division handling sales) and promoted to US drivers as "the sexy European". Although a fastback coupé, Ford wanted the Capri Mk I to be affordable for a broad spectrum of potential buyers. The initial reception of the car was broadly favorable.