Frequently Asked Questions

Details of Steve's second book

This all-new book has a unique structure that kicks off each of three sections with the design briefs for the original Capri, Capri II and Capri Mark III.


Read more in the FAQs below or email Steve directly at — better still, watch the video!


When will it be published?

  • It is now available and sold on a first-come, first served basis to new and existing readers of The Cars You Always Promised Yourself.

  • Registering below will give you the soonest opportunity to reserve a copy when presales are released in the second week of June.


How different is it to the first book?

  • Completely different! However, it will have the same high-quality look and feel because it uses the same author, editor, designer, illustrator and publisher.

  • Just under 150 pages in the same full-size, full-colour format as The Cars You Always...


Can I have a look?

  • Sure, here's the intro and few random sample pages you can swipe through and click on to read full page.


What are the main features?

  • Illustrated timeline of every significant Capri.

  • Design briefs of the original Capri, Capri II and Mark III with:

    • Unseen design sketches and prototypes

    • Hundreds of unseen photos from Ford's secret archive and private collections

    • Each major Capri brochure, described and annotated in detail

  • All-new, never-published-before, first-hand stories from the legends that designed, engineered, launched and made the Capri.

  • Twelve of the most interesting Capris examined in loving detail:

    • GBX in clay 

    • 1969 1600 GT XLR - Sunset Red

    • 1971 RS2600 - Le Mans Green

    • 1974 3.0 Ghia - Arizona Gold

    • 1975 GTS (JPS) - Ebony Black

    • 1977 2.0S Signal Orange

    • 1976/77 RS2800 prototype - Ebony Black

    • 1979 3.0S "Bodie" Strato Silver

    • 1981 turbo - Strato Silver

    • 1982 Tickford prototype - Diamond White

    • 1985 Injection Special - Paris Blue

    • 1986 "500 SVP" 280 prototype - Brooklands

    • 2003 S272 prototype


Will there be a Collector's Edition?

  • Yes, it will come in a slipcase with a unique full-colour cover design to match that of The Cars You Always... Each one will also be numbered and signed by Steve Saxty and Rod Mansfield.

  • A double-sided poster will also be available. The first 100 orders will receive a fee copy of the poster folded up inside, worth £9.50.

  • Numbers will be fulfilled in line with the order they are received.


What will it cost?


Does it ship outside the UK?

  • Yes, the publisher ships worldwide. 


What do I need to do to get one?

  • If you have a copy of The Cars You Always... then you can simply register with Porter Press or below using the email you ordered from before to stay in touch and receive updates.

    • Registering below will also enter you in a draw to be Steve Saxty's guest with Rod Mansfield at Ford's Warley HQ on July 19th.

  • Limited quantities will be available from the Capri Owners Club and these shows that Steve will attend:

    • August 25th RSOC Owners Club National Day

    • September 1st - Ford Dunton, Frankie's classic cars rally featuring classic Fords

    • September 8th - Brooklands, Capri 50th Anniversary

  • Both books are also available as a special-value Anniversary Set - saving £15-25