My Car – Ford Capri Mk1 GT1600

1969 Ford Capri GT600

1969 Ford Capri GT600

We all have a story or memory about a car that we can share. Najwa Cogills’s tells all about her Ford Capri Mk1 gt1600

My car a Ford Capri Mk1 gt1600 was produced by Ford of Europe in 1969.     I basically grew up around Ford’s. My dad had a Ford Granada. I only have good memories of that car.

My love for the Ford Capri started when I met my husband, who was busy building a Capri V6 at the time. We had loads of fun in that car…I know what you thinking…but let’s leave it at that lol.

The Capri was also the first car I ever drove and yeah I totally fell head over heels with car and the owner. Unfortunately he lost his Capri in an accident. Its was a very sad day but we promised that we would both get one in the future.

It took me years to get one as we got married and had kids, but I finally bought myself one four months ago.

It took me awhile to find what I was looking for. I was  looking for a Capri that was totally original and standard and within my budget.  I eventually spotted the car on Gumtree. The first owner had the  car for many years. Upon the owners passing the car was handed down in the family for a few generations.

The Capri was very well looked after and is still in mint condition considering it being 44 years old. Its a real gem and I intent to keep it in its original form. My hubby is planning on getting  his V6 soon  so then this picture will be complete.

Looking forward to loads of  fun days in the Capri’s

Najwa Cogills


Send us your car stories.  Have you got a car you would like to share with us, it might have been your first car, a favourite car  or one that holds special memories 


3rd June, 2013



Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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  1. Thanks Najwa, brings back many happy memories of a 2 litre Mk II Capri I had in the early 70’s.

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