1968 Prototype Winter Testing
(Ford Photographic Services)
The Capri was finished for a special preview in Bonn, Germany on 21 January 1969, and then went on to be released to the press on 24 January at the Brussels motor show. There had previously been a press preview in Cyprus, but Ford had requested that nothing about the new car be published until 24 January to coincide with the motor show. Remarkably enough this request was honored and the Capri caused a sensation !