Measuring for a replacement 1989-1994 Ford/Mercury Capri and XR2 convertible top

If you have a Ford/Mercury Capri or XR2 from 1989 through 1994 and you need to replace the convertible top, you want to be sure you’re getting the right one! These cars shipped from the factory with tops that look almost identical – except that they came in two different sizes.


In order to get the right top for your Capri or XR2, you will need to measure it carefully. The difference between the two tops is just a smidge over one inch. It is easy to overlook or mis-measure, but impossible to fit the wrong convertible top on your car!


As you can see from our diagram above, you need to examine the line of embossing. Measure from the beginning of the embossing (the front edge, nearest your windshield) to the second (outer) line of embossing on the quarter or B pillar.

1989 Mercury Capri
Photo courtesy Flickr/Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden

The length will be either 23 5/8” or 25”. Be sure that your ruler or measuring tape is held straight! The top measurement is the same whether you have a left-hand or right-hand drive model.


Both versions of the convertible top are a one-piece vinyl top with a heat-sealed plastic window. The original tops were made with cabrio textured vinyl, although we can custom order tops in different colors and materials – just ask! We offer both EZ On and Robbins tops for this model. We have replacement convertible top cables for these models, too!