The market success in the USA of the Ford Mustang and competing brands' "pony cars" (a real mustang is a wild horse) led to a European version developed by Ford's German branch. It was called Capri. Capris were even exported to America as Mercury Capris -- Mercury being Ford's mid-range brand at the time.
Several versions of the Ford Capri appeared in Europe over 1969-1986. The first, retroactively called the Mk I, was produced 1969-1974. It is the subject of this post.
Background on the European Capri is here, and about the Mercury Capri here.