ebay brings 1984 Capri back to life for charity
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.”