Automechanika Birmingham to raise funds for Ben

A truly unique 1993 Rover 216 Honda cabriolet is being auctioned at Automechanika Birmingham on 7 June to fundraise for automotive charity Ben.

With just 207 of these cars left on the road, the car was restored by Louise Baker and Rachel Murray and travelled over 1,500 miles as part of renowned car rally challenge, Bangers4Ben.

Louise Baker, company director of Womanic, said: “Not many people know, but automotive can be a stressful profession. Ben is there for anyone in the industry who are struggling with their health and wellbeing – whether that’s mentally, financially or physically. So come along to the Ben stand at Automechanika and have your chance to take this one-of-a-kind car home.”

Ellen Plumer, head of marketing and outreach at Ben, said: “We can’t thank Louise and Rachel enough for all their hard work fundraising for Ben with this brilliant banger. We hope to see many of our automotive family there at our Automechanika stand and we’re looking forward to seeing who takes the car home.”

The Ben team will be on stand F114 at Automechanika on 7 June.