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Little Classics News: 27 April 2016

Live Range Rover Restoration at Silverstone Classic

1982 Range Rover to be restored at Silverstone Classic

The organisers of Silverstone Classic (29-31 July) have announced an intriguing new component to the massive classic racing festival with the aid of their new official parts and accessories partner, eBay.

Demonstrating that eBay is a major destination for car parts, show-goers will be able to follow the live restoration of a 1982 classic Range Rover over the three-day event.

1982 Range Rover to be restored at Silverstone Classic

RESTORATION LIVE with Fergus Walkinshaw will guide the crowd through every step of the project as they renovate the iconic first-generation Range Rover using only items bought from eBay.

Whether it’s a new replacement body panel or an original piece of internal trim, finding the right pieces shouldn’t prove too tricky as there are more than eight million live listings of car parts and accessories on to buy at any time.

1982 Range Rover to be restored at Silverstone Classic

Murray Lambell, eBay’s director of retail car parts and accessories, said: “We love the Silverstone Classic. It attracts everyone from the highly experienced restorer right through to people who simply just love their car – just like eBay does – so it’s a great event for us to be part of.

“With such a huge selection of products Fergus and the team will easily find everything they need when they restore the Range Rover.”

As for the Range Rover, once it is restored to its former glory, it will appear on stage during the Mike Brewer Car Clinic on Sunday at the Classic, with Mike and Fergus answering questions and sharing their experience of the complex project.

“We are understandably enthused to be partnering a company of eBay’s global esteem and importance,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of Silverstone Classic organiser Goose Live Events. “All the more so as eBay will be helping us to add yet another fascinating new dimension to this summer’s festival. A large number of our visitors are no strangers to restoration projects, and I’m sure they will really enjoy seeing a 34-year-old Range Rover being restored to its original grandeur.”



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