Vintage car donated to college

PUBLISHED: 12:16 07 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 31 May 2010

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A GARAGE owner from Great Abington has donated a vintage 1960s car to the automotive engineering department of a Suffolk college. Richard Stock, owner of Linton Village Motors, handed a 1969 Triumph Toledo over to representatives from West Suffolk College

A GARAGE owner from Great Abington has donated a vintage 1960s car to the automotive engineering department of a Suffolk college.

Richard Stock, owner of Linton Village Motors, handed a 1969 Triumph Toledo over to representatives from West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds. Automotive students there will work to restore the car, which is in need of some loving care, before it is given away as a prize in a charity raffle.

Tom Toolan, head of employer responsiveness at West Suffolk College, said: "We are always looking for projects for our automotive students which add a new dimension to their learning.

"Linton Village Motors has donated the car to the college for the renovation project because Richard can see the value of restoring these classic vehicles, and giving young people who are new to the trade an insight into automotive history."

Once restored to its former glory, the Toledo will be up for grabs in a £5 raffle. All proceeds will go to automotive charity BEN, which offers support to workers in the automotive sector and their families.

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