The brother of missing Corrie McKeague has saved the airman’s “loved” first car, which has been on an RAF base since he vanished more than three years ago.
The airman was last seen in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016 and Darroch Mckeague, has retrieved the moss-covered MG TF from RAF Honington, intending to scrap it.
He said: “As soon as I sat in it I just knew I couldn’t do that.”
The 24-year-old now plans to restore the car, which has “great sentimental value”.
RAF Regiment gunner, Corrie, from Fife, was 23 when he went missing on a night out.
He was last seen on CCTV entering a bin loading bay but was not seen coming back out.
Police believe he got into one of the bins but his remains were not found, despite a 20-week trawl of a landfill site at Milton, near Cambridge.
Darroch has launched a crowdfunding appeal to finance the project. Writing on a YouTube video, he said: “Corrie had quite a big accident in it and got a new car. He never did want to sell it; he loved it.
“My goal is to gradually renovate this car which I’m sure won’t be easy because it has been sat in the same spot outside for around four years.
“I’m hoping to raise enough funds to get this car back to its original state and I would love it if I could fix my brother’s first car.”