Broadspeed New Reader
1/9/23 3:45 p.m.

Acquired in Feb 1978 from the original owner. 1973 Ford Capri Mk.1 modified by Broadspeed Limited in the U.K. in Nov 1973. 2.8L V6 with Holset turbo and a pressurized blow through the carb setup. Broadspeed upgraded fuel sys, cooling sys, brakes, suspension and ZF limited slip diff. Approximately 18 built with the turbo. Engine dynoed at 218 HP. Modified it with IMSA style fender flares and larger wheels & tires. (RokStock) Dupont Imron complete paint in May 1981. Larger anti roll bars and solid steering rack bushings. Driven over 200k miles. Performance specs. in January 2007 0 to 60mph - 6.50 sec.; 1/4 mile - 14.85 sec. at 97.4 mph. 7 psi boost in 4th gear. Overheating in 2008. Stored for complete engine rebuild with .040” oversize pistons, metal cam gear, heavy duty oil pump, new radiator core, cooling fan, battery, fabricated new exhaust collector, down pipe, rebuilt Holset turbocharger and rebuilt Weber carburetor. Back running in September 2022. As of January 2, 2023 less than 100 miles on rebuilt engine. Referenced in Jeremy Walton’s book “Capri - The Development & Competition History of Ford’s European GT Car”.  All pictures are of the cars current condition, taken 1/2/23. Car would make a good restoration project. Make offer. 
















lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/9/23 10:23 p.m.

Now, you did this on purpose!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
1/9/23 10:34 p.m.


JoeTR6 Dork
1/10/23 7:37 a.m.

Very nice.  Step one for me would be to move the battery to the trunk.

Broadspeed New Reader
1/10/23 9:30 a.m.

In reply to JoeTR6 :

That would be good idea once it is in your garage!

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
1/10/23 9:38 a.m.

I'm having that weird emotion that is annoyance at myself that I don't want this more.  

Rodan SuperDork
1/26/23 8:37 p.m.


The flares remind me of the set Dobi sold back in the 80s.

volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
2/10/23 11:46 a.m.

Very unique car.  Were the flares part of the original conversion circa 1973?  They certainly change the body lines of the car - particularly in the rear - not to mention the character.  Tough to put a value on something this rare, yet kindof obscure.  Good thing I'm not in the market.  ;-)  

GLWS, hope it finds a good home and a quality restoration.  

tr8todd SuperDork
2/15/23 7:52 a.m.

Many years ago, maybe around 1990, there was a brown capri turbo for sale at one of the Carlisle import events. Car was $5500. I lusted after it badly. Had the money in my pocket. Was hesitant because of the whole turbo thing. Ended up not buying the car and have always considered that car as one that got away. Same year there was a red Alfetta I didnt pull the trigger on.  Two of life's regrets. Any chance this is the same car?  I do have a history of tracking down and buying my regret cars years later. 

3/15/23 10:25 a.m.

I owned a 73' eggshell blue Mercury Capri back in 84 and I've been on the hunt for another,but, this one makes me wanna puke. Good Luck......

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