Alex Morris from Devon is one of the three amateur restorers tackling this year’s eBay Car Challenge – the have just seven weeks to complete their classic restorations.
eBay has given each restorer £4,000 to return their vehicle back to their former glory using parts and accessories bought from the online marketplace. With the 10th July deadline looming the three finalists are feeling the heat.
Alex is taking on a 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto.
Alex’s Alfa is his first restoration project. With the clock ticking, the rare Duetto currently has no engine, gearbox, doors, dashboard, roof, interiors or bumpers.
And with Alex undertaking a full re-spray to return the Duetto to its original gleaming white, the project has a long way to go. But he’s keeping his cool with a little help from some encouraging eBay sellers providing support along the way.
It’s full steam ahead and Alex is confident he’ll be hitting the Devon roads come the impending July deadline.
Murray Lambell, director of retail, eBay, says, “It’s a really interesting time to be checking in with our restorers. They’re at a critical stage of their respective.
“As well as all the parts they’ve provided, it’s also been great to see how much support eBay sellers have been giving Carl, Dan and Alex. That wealth of knowledge and expertise has been invaluable during the challenge.”
Keep up to date with the three restorers at http://www.ebay.co.uk/rpp/ebay-car-challenge
(from a press release)