‘Disgusting’ mouldy car brought back to life with makeover

The Autoglym team with the gleaming Peugeot
The Autoglym team with the gleaming Peugeot
Families of HMS Queen Elizabeth crew have spoken of their pride. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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  • Two car valeting experts give ‘disgusting’ Peugeot a makeover
  • The duo from Autoglym took on the challenge of cleaning the car which was put up as a competition prize for free by James Baggott
  • The editor of Gosport-based Superunleaded.com was ashamed of the way his step-daughter had left it
  • It had mould, cobwebs and dents
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A CAR dubbed ‘the most disgusting Peugeot the world has ever seen’ has been given a makeover.

Two car valeting experts spent 15 hours turning the mouldy and scratched vehicle into a clean, more presentable car.

James Baggott, editor of motoring website Superunleaded.com, had offered the car as a competition prize after being ashamed of the state his step-daughter left it in.

After hearing about the condition of the car Autoglym, in Letchworth, offered to send two experts to SuperUnleaded’s headquarters in Gosport to take on the task of making the ‘rancid’ Peugeot as good as new.

Barney Dobbs, a technical service specialist, said: ‘It took myself and my colleague Ryan Bowden 15 hours of solid hard graft to get it to something I would get in.

‘There were things in there we found that we didn’t know what they were – I think only medical science and forensics could tell you what it was.

There were things in there we found that we didn’t know what they were

Barney Dobbs

‘We used a combination of products from our professional range to get the job done.’

It took two days of cleaning, washing, waxing and treating the car to get it in a good condition.

Barney added: ‘Now it smells clean and has a lovely fresh feel about it and it’s a vehicle you can get into and not feel like you need a shower afterwards.

‘We really wanted a challenge and this was one.’

James, 34, said he never thought the car would look as good as new again.

‘I am amazed at the work the Autoglym duo did,’ he said.

‘The car looks like new inside which I never thought would be possible after the state it was left in.

‘We’ve now given the car away to a new owner who entered the competition and they’re very happy with it indeed.’