ebay brings 1984 Capri back to life for charity

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Cm Insider -

Fol­low­ing this year’s ebay Car Chal­lenge, the on­line auc­tion site con­tin­ued its com­mit­ment to clas­sic resto projects by tak­ing on a chal­lenge to fully re­store a 1984 Ford Capri 2.8i at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic on July 28-30. The clas­sic was then auc­tioned on ebay, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Prostate Cancer UK.

Rac­ing driver and car re­storer Fer­gus Walkin­shaw led a team of skilled me­chan­ics to re­vive the ve­hi­cle in front of a live au­di­ence at ebay’s Restora­tion Live stand at the show. Start­ing at 9.00am on Fri­day morn­ing, the team used a mix­ture of re­fur­bished el­e­ments from the car and parts sourced from ebay to get the car ready for its stage de­but dur­ing the Mike Brewer Car Clin­ics on Sun­day.

Fer­gus said: “You never know what you’re go­ing to find when you take a 33-yearold car to pieces. It took some real spe­cial­ist knowl­edge to bring this Capri back to its for­mer glory in less than three days, but the team is re­ally proud of the end re­sult.”

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