On­line site shells out on three projects

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - www.ebay.co.uk/rpp/ebay-car-chal­lenge

Three clas­sic restora­tion projects have been cho­sen to ben­e­fit from the first eBay Car Chal­lenge.

The own­ers of a 1968 Ri­ley Kestrel 1300, a 1973 MkIII Tri­umph GT6, and a 1971 Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle, will each re­ceive £4000 to spend on parts and ac­ces­sories from the on­line busi­ness prior to a fi­nal re­veal in July.

Hun­dreds of ap­pli­cants ap­plied to the chal­lenge that was launched in March ( CCW, 23 March).

Char­lie Renwick, aged 25, is restor­ing the Ri­ley Kestrel that once be­longed to his great grand­mother. The car needs se­ri­ous at­ten­tion af­ter sit­ting in a garage for more than 40 years.

David Newell, 41, is hop­ing to rid his daily-drive GT6 of rust prob­lems and re­place much needed parts of what he calls the ‘poor man’s E-type’.

Robyn Avis-Smith, 21, is tack­ling her sec­ond Bee­tle project and needs lots of in­te­rior trim parts, some body­work and an en­gine over­haul on the car she’s named ‘God­frey’.

‘With a VW that needs a whole new in­te­rior, a Ri­ley Kestrel which needs a sus­pen­sion over­haul to get it back on the road, and a MkIII Tri­umph GT6 facing some chal­leng­ing rust is­sues, eBay’s un­beat­able se­lec­tion means it is both easy and sim­ple for these re­stor­ers to bring their cars back to life,’ says Mur­ray Lam­bell, eBay’s di­rec­tor of re­tail car parts and ac­ces­sories. ‘I per­son­ally can’t wait to see the end re­sult.’ David Brown

Robyn Avis-Smith has an up­hill task on her 1971 Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle restora­tion.

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