RESTORED IN THREE DAYS!
‘ Worse than it looked’ Ford Capri 2.8i to be auctioned via eBay in aid of Prostate Cancer UK
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.