A Poole car shop and restorer is building a sports car to giveaway to raise money for charity.
Shop owner Dan Walsh will build a Factory 5 AC Cobra to raise funds for Helping Homeless Veterans UK.
CEO Dave Wood, who set up the Poole-based charity in the September of 2019, said: “This is going to be a massive benefit for our charity.
“At the moment we’re only 28 months in and we’ve already assisted 190 veterans just solely relying on the generosity of the British public as well as some of my own finances.”
Mr Wood has put his heart and soul into the charity, and has a team of eight volunteers. No worker, he explained, receives a penny for their contributions.
“This is going to be a massive benefit for our charity with the support from Dan and Tech Autos. His work will make a big difference.”
The charity is something deeply personal to Mr Walsh. As an ex-military personnel, the car enthusiast suffered with PTSD.
He left the military in 2020 before setting up his workshop during COVID.
Tech Autos is also the only UK distributor of Factory 5 kit cars.
The car being given away is an AC Cobra – a car which generates 400bhp, 400Ib ft of torque and can cost between £90,000-£98,000.
The Cobra will be built by April, when it will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Tickets cost just £20, which Mr Walsh describes as being “amazing value.”