eBay’s live restoration returns to Silverstone
A mystery project will be brought back to life by eBay Restoration Live over three days when it returns to the Silverstone Classic. Last year a firstgeneration Range Rover was restored using parts and accessories sourced solely from ebay.co.uk
The 2017 event on 28-30 July will follow a team of five specialist classic car restorers, headed by Scottish racing driver and FW Motorsport team owner, Fergus Walkinshaw. An additional mechanic will be provided by the miltary operations rehabilitation charity, Mission Motorsport.
Once the chosen car is restored to its former glory, it will be displayed at one of Mike Brewer’s Car Clinics at the same event, where Fergus will share the team’s experiences of the restoration.
The identity of the project car is being kept under wraps for now but it will be sold in aid of Silverstone Classic’s charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK. All the proceeds from the sale of the finished car will go to the charity via the eBay for Charity programme. Brewer’s clinic sessions on the Saturday and Sunday will have a number of restoration projects, including a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, a 1967 Ford Country Squire, a restored 1970 Chevrolet Camaro plus two very special Mercedes – a 500 SEC originally owned by F1 legend Ayrton Senna and a 500 SEL AMG first owned by renowned petrolhead and member of The Beatles, George Harrison.
Adult prices start from £43 for a day ticket to £334 for a full weekend family ticket (two adults and two children).
This 1982 Range Rover, pictured with Fergus Walkinshaw at last year’s event, was restored using parts from eBay.