eBay’s live restora­tion re­turns to Sil­ver­stone

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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).

www.sil­ver­stoneclas­sic.com

This 1982 Range Rover, pic­tured with Fer­gus Walkin­shaw at last year’s event, was re­stored us­ing parts from eBay.

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