Now Ford has reinvented the Capri namesake as a stylish and affordable 2+2 Coupe - although shooting-brake would be a more accurate description.
Not seen since the late Eighties, the Capri will face some strong competition, with the market having become flooded with affordable Coupes in recent times.
But the new Capri won't be competing with looks alone, likely to feature the 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged unit from the Mondeo.
An all-wheel-drive RS version is also a possibility, powered by a 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine.
So far there are no official plans for the Capri from Ford before the next decade, however a concept version is expected to be revealed in 2009.