‘ Worse than it looked’ Ford Capri 2.8i to be auc­tioned via eBay in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

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Ane­glected 1984 Ford Capri 2.8i was mirac­u­lously re­stored in just three days at Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic – so it could be auc­tioned for char­ity.

It was brought back to life us­ing parts and ac­ces­sories bought through eBay – the head­line spon­sor of the live restora­tion stage at the show. Lead­ing the me­chan­ics was rac­ing driver and car re­storer, Fer­gus Walkin­shaw, son of TWR’s Tom Walkin­shaw. He says: ‘From start to fin­ish the car has been a pain. Even pick­ing it up wasn’t sim­ple! The M25 was closed and I had to drive a trailer through Ham­mer­smith at rush hour. We bought this beast for £8000, as it’s a one-owner-from-new model.

‘ While the rust wasn’t too bad as it had been garaged, the rest of the car was worse than it looked. We re­placed the clutch, brakes, and dash­board and fixed loads of wiring night­mares. It was all worth it, though. We’re hop­ing it’ll raise £25k, with all the pro­ceeds, not just the profit, go­ing to Prostate Cancer UK.’

As it looks now. The eBay auc­tion is aim­ing to raise £25,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. For any­one doubt­ing the breadth of work that was needed, this is how it looked on the Satur­day morn­ing. It was fin­ished by Sun­day. You could smell the 33-year build-up of de­tri­tus and muck in the in­te­rior. New dash­board was a pain for Fer­gus and his team to fit – but worth it.

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