Keep up to date
Keep up to date with all things Trade Classics, along with new cars.
Auction Live

1971 Ford Capri 3000E Broadspeed

Guide Price

£55,000 to £60,000

  • Mileage~63,329
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.0-litre
  • LocationKettering


See Bidding


ENDS IN: 56 Days 12 Hr 51 Min51 Sec




Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

One of the rarest and finest examples of the iconic four-seater coupe that's come to auction in recent years.

When first unleashed in 1969, the Capri almost obliterated the British sports car market in one remarkable stroke. It was sold with multiple options, specs and engines, with the Ford Capri 3000 E billed as the top luxury model. It featured a power bonnet bulge, twin-exhaust outlets and wider wheels in a plush cabin. It was quite a short-lived model, it was replaced by the GXL in 1972, but retains its importance as the best Capri money could buy at the time.

Originally owned by a Ford sales director, this top of the range 1971 Capri 3000 E was bought new as a special order. The car has been converted to a modified mechanical specification by Broadspeed, while the interior was treated to bespoke white leather seats and a full-length Webasto sunroof. Just for good measure, the wheels arches were specially flared to complete the look. The car is well known in Ford Capri circles and has been subject to several magazine articles.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Mark the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

Secure Auctions

We verify all our sellers and buyers to keep our community safe whilst also providing the highest levels of website security.

Full Transparency

8 out of 10 people that buy cars via our service don’t feel the need to visit due to the transparency and thoroughness of our listings.

Vehicle Delivery

We're there every step of your buying journey and will even arrange pick-up and delivery of your new vehicle.

Secure Auctions

We verify all our sellers and buyers to keep our community safe whilst also providing the highest levels of website security.

Full Transparency

8 out of 10 people that buy cars via our service don’t feel the need to visit due to the transparency and thoroughness of our listings.

Vehicle Delivery

We're there every step of your buying journey and will even arrange pick-up and delivery of your new vehicle.

Meet the owner

I've basked in the honour of this unique car for a while but now it's time to pass the glory on!

Mark comes from a car racing background, so was instantly attracted to the Broadspeed Capri when it came up for sale. It's originality and careful ownership profile, along with the previous owner's extensive research into its heritage gave Mark the confidence that this was the car for him. It has seen several car shows in recent years, but the lack of use, sat in his garage means Mark is keen to find a new owner for this rare car.

Vehicle Owner

Ask the Owner



Completely original down to the metal, this Broadspeed car is really something very special indeed.

Wheels and Tyres

The Kumho Power Max tyres are in excellent condition, while they're over 10 years old, they haven't seen much in terms of tarmac.

The original magnesium Minilite wheels can only be described as perfect.


The metalwork is in excellent condition, with no signs of dents or damage. The documentation suggests that the car has not seen any welding in its past. The panel gaps are even throughout. The underside is very solid, with no signs of corrosion at all. The engine bay and floor pan are very clean too. The undersides of the boot and bonnet look rust-free, and the doors open and close with no issues and again in remarkable condition.

The flared wheel arches are unique to this car and are part of the cars original spec, having been flared by a specialist when new. The front and rear spoiler were not specified when new, but have been retrofitted since - most likely at some point during the '80s.


The paint has been very well applied, with no issues with the finish. The lustre is of a high standard. There are no significant chips or paint blemishes, which correlates with the cars pampered storage and exceptional care.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in very good condition, with no chips or any damage. The chrome trim and bumpers are excellent, with just the odd sign of age here and there.

The canvas full-length webasto was fitted from new and has benefited from a recent replacement.


Beautifully presented, the only thing you need to consider is which 8-track cartridge you'd like to buy.

Seats and Carpets

The Ford Motor Company special order interior is showcased by the immaculate white leather seats. They are unmarked with no signs of use. The door cards are also in a similarly exceptional condition. The carpets are like new with nothing to suggest water leaks or abuse.


The dashboard is free from any cracks and has been very well preserved. The switchgear and controls are in very good condition too, with no evidence of wear.

The 8-track player is a nice touch and all of the electrical items are said to be functional. The car comes with aftermarket period rear parcel shelf speakers.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The Moto-Lita steering wheel and gear stick, like the whole presentation of the car really betrays its 50 years, and are in tip-top order with no suggestions of wear.


With genuine Broadspeed pedigree, this Capri is quite possibly one of the very best and most desirable MK1's in the country.

Engine and Gearbox

A core element to the originality and provenance of this car is the engine, and it will come as no surprise that it is in exceptional working order. The engine has been verified as a Broadspeed modified engine.

The cold start was fault free and the car soon settled down and ran well. No issues with the temperature or any awkward noises coming from the well-presented engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

The running gear is in excellent condition, the suspension and brakes are both original modified items and are in good working order.

The Drive

The Capri has come a long way with decent / well-cared for and documented cars becoming very sought after. The 3000 V6 models have a slightly untamed character but offer everything you need in a sports car. The mechanics have been maintained to a high standard but you simply will not want to drive this car in anger. It really is that good.

Electrics and Other

Electrically the car is well up to scratch- Mark assures us that everything is fully functional and in good order.

History and Paperwork

Subject to a ground-up restoration in 2004, this car also comes with a fascinating amount of info that covers all of its previous owners.

The car was subject to a thorough restoration in 2004, with a detailed and well-presented folder that not only covers the restoration but shows the diligence of the owner to track down all of the car previous keepers and document their timeframe of ownership.

This documentation and detective work covers investigating the car's history throughout its 50 years. All full list of the renewed and replaced items during the restoration can also be viewed in the paper section, the majority of work seems to be focused on the engine and running gear.

The car has had an MOT every year regardless of use and naturally comes all ready for the show season.

We've actioned our usual checks on this car; Seller ID, V5C, HPi check.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
27-10-2020 MOT 63,322
04-08-2018 MOT 62,837
03-06-2017 MOT 62,578
11-06-2016 MOT 62,408
08-07-2015 MOT 62,300
04-09-2013 MOT 62,136
31-08-2012 MOT 62,042
07-07-2011 MOT 61,956
18-06-2010 MOT 61,623
07-09-2009 MOT 61,229
07-09-2007 MOT 60,919
09-05-2006 MOT 60,566
Key Details
  • Model3000 E Broadspeed
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date1971
  • CC2996
  • Mileage63,329
  • HistoryYes
  • ColourWhite
  • Interior ColourCream/Black
  • Interior TrimLeather/Vinyl
  • Chassis #BBECLL71609
  • Engine #LL71609
  • Matching #sYes
  • RestoredYes - 2014
  • Engine RebuildYes
  • MOTExp. 26-10-2021
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers10
  • Tyre BrandKumho
  • Tyre Age2004
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned5 years
  • Key FeatureOriginal Broadspeed

Auction Bidding

Live Bidding

Current Bid: £20,000

Ends : Thu 04th March

0 Days
Auction Views : 1882
Last minute bidding and auction reserve - learn here.
Ask Owner

Got a question or comment?


Vehicle Location

Kettering, Northampton

Delivery Calculator

Key Bidding Facts

What is your reserve policy?

A reserve is the minimum price that the seller will let the car go for. We work with sellers to set realistic reserves in line with market pricing – we don’t take on vehicles with unrealistic pricing. Reserve met / not met labeling may or may not be announced during the auction – this is just like a traditional auction house, i.e. bidders may only know when they’ve been successful at the end of the auction.

If the reserve hasn’t been met at the end of the auction then we work with the highest bidder to try to work out a deal with the seller.

Why shouldn’t I leave bidding to the last minute?

Auto-Extending Bidding – we’ve developed auto-extending auctions that mimic traditional auction house bidding; it’s a key feature to make sure classic vehicles achieve their true worth. Bids placed in the last one minute automatically extend the auction by two further minutes. So there is no need to leave bidding to the last second.

Security – we operate higher levels of security, so you may need to enter further authorisations against your stored card after you select ‘Place Bid’. All this takes time and may mean you miss the end of the auction by the time the authorisation passes. To guarantee your bid, we recommend at least five minutes are active on the auction when you place your bid.