There are two distinct Capri series the Ford Classic coupe and the pony car look alike.
Classic Coupe Capri (1961-1963)
Mk I Capri (1969-1974)
MK II Capri (1974-1977)
MKIII Capri (1977-1986)
The Capri came about as a desire to replicate American pony car look for the considerably less wealthy and class obsessed British market. As such Capris were equipped with small economy engines ranging from 1.3 to 3.0. Capris had humble Ford Cortina mechanics and as such were not performance oriented machines like the quicker Mustangs, Camaros or Cudas, to all intents and purposes they were cheap economy cars in wolves clothing.
I want to buy a little Ford Capri to cruise around this summer.