’84 CAPRI 2.8i TO BE RE­STORED DUR­ING SIL­VER­STONE CLAS­SIC

Ford will be auc­tioned in aid of Prostate Can­cer UK char­ity af­ter live three-day chal­lenge

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ebay.co.uk sil­ver­stoneclas­sic.co.uk

A1984 Ford Capri 2.8i will be re­stored in just three days at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic on 28-30 July. It will be brought back to life us­ing parts and ac­ces­sories bought through eBay, the head­line spon­sor of the restora­tion live stage.

Lead­ing the team of me­chan­ics is rac­ing driver, car re­storer – and son of Tom Walkin­shaw – Fer­gus Walkin­shaw. He says: ‘Prepa­ra­tion is key. We’re go­ing to be busy sourc­ing all of the parts and ac­ces­sories we’ll need in the run-up to the event. It’s go­ing to be a great ex­pe­ri­ence and we can’t wait to get started.’

The fin­ished car will be auc­tioned on eBay, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the event’s of­fi­cial char­ity, Prostate Can­cer UK.

The Capri is a one-owner car with no mod­i­fi­ca­tions and has 85,000 miles on the clock – but has spent barely any time on the road in the last ten years.

The me­chan­ics’ to-do list in­cludes a full en­gine ser­vice, re­pairs to the sus­pen­sion, driv­e­train and brakes, and re­pairs to rust and dents on the body­work.

This year, Fer­gus’ team of five me­chan­ics will in­clude one from Mis­sion Motorsport, a char­ity that aids the re­cov­ery and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of those af­fected by mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions by pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties through motorsport.

Last year’s chal­lenge at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic saw Fer­gus and his team ren­o­vat­ing a first-gen­er­a­tion Range Rover back to orig­i­nal con­di­tion – a restora­tion de­scribed as ‘a mir­a­cle’ by Wheeler Deal­ers pre­sen­ter, Mike Brewer.

Mur­ray Lam­bell, eBay’s di­rec­tor of trad­ing, says: ‘Last year’s Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic crowds got to see what a team at the very top of their game can achieve when the pres­sure is on. We’re de­lighted to wel­come Fer­gus and the guys back, and I can’t wait to see what they do with this au­to­mo­tive icon of the Eight­ies!’

Chief me­chanic Fer­gus Walkin­shaw reck­ons the car will be worth £12,000 - 16,000 when it’s fin­ished. It will be sold via auc­tion on ebay.co.uk

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