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Just watching the show. It's the episode where they "restore" a 911.  The finished product looks nice, but I reckon the build quality might be a little bit suss.  And that bald headed pommy bloke drives me nuts.  If I was working with him I would have punched him by now.  

 

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You think you wanna punch him now, well make sure you catch him in Chop Shop with Lepu the master designer.  Ha!

Is that the 911 they sprayed orange?  The valuer was a joke and gave it a value more than double what it was worth at the time.

 

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Pair of plonkers on that show. Have only watched the Porsche one, and bits of another. Garbage!

Car SOS (Fuzz is an awesome bloke) and Wheeler Dealers are probably the only car resto shows that has any credibility

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Yeah JD,  painted it orange.

Not wrong Lee.  that dude drives me insane. I know it's only TV.  I don't mind car SOS. They seem like they do a half reasonable job.  

 

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You think you wanna punch him now, well make sure you catch him in Chop Shop with Lepu the master designer.  Ha!

Is that the 911 they sprayed orange?  The valuer was a joke and gave it a value more than double what it was worth at the time.

 

I read a hilarious review of this series on  a forum where someone sent up the entire concept.

The culmination of it was something like '...and the valuer shows up wearing his wifes trousers and declares it worth 40,000 more than what they paid for it'

I thought that was hilarious and started referring to any guy in pastel jeans as 'wearing his wifes trousers'.  I described a sales guy I was working with as 'the tall guy who wears his wifes trousers to work' and everyone though that was hilarious.

The series is crap.  Wheeler Dealers is a trillion times better, even though it is contrived at times.  At least they don't manufacture crises.

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Agree that 'Classic Car Resto' is a show designed just to create drama. They always make out the cars are far worse than they are.

Definately Car SOS, Wheeler Dealers and For the Love of Cars leaves them for dead. As well as Roadkill and Mighty Car Mods

The best thing about Car  SOS is when Tim gives Fuzz ribbings about his 'other' job (as the drummer in Pop will eat itself, as well as a few other bands like Bentley Rhythm Ace) by planting a tape in the ford cosworth sierra and saying something like "who'd listen to this crap"

Mike from Wheeler Dealers is actually a really approachable guy too, I've had many a discussion with him over the net regarding Cars and Coffee events in the US.

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That CCR episode - Mario leaves the junkyard with a Macpherson strut? What , with used shocks as well? They put Boges on the back to save some cash.

What a mishmash that car was. Well , proves you can polish a turd!

Mind you the WD 928 didn't even get a timing belt/water pump job...I mean , that's the first thing you'd do. Gotta love the entertainment business though.

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yeah the Porsche in that episode was actually listed for sale on impact bumpers in one piece and drivable - here:

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By the time we see the film it's half disassembled and covered in red oxide primer.

Funnily enough each car in the series is disassembled and covered in red oxide primer when they buy it.

Then there's this great sendup on Pistonheads:

Series 2 is at the development stage due to the enormous response (albeit rather negative but why should that get in the way) by classic car enthusiasts around the world.

The vehicles tabled are:
1988 Land Rover. Rusty in all the right places restored in 6 days as a Series 1. All new metal welded back in as aluminium. The ex-mod landy still had some explosives stored in the boot which do lead to a minor explosion when welding and Marios hair ends up looking like Bernies. The final car is restored as a 1955 vehicle. Dylan Miles comments include "was there much cowscensored.gift on the car when you bought it?"

1960's Ferrari California, looks remarkably like a Mk5 Spitfire during the 'as found' filming, but sufficient red oxide aerosol (some of which is still wet) disguises the 'real' identity of this amazing car. The car is purchased minus engine and gearbox, but a mate of Bernie fishes one out of the local canal during a tools-down bonding session with the team.

VW Campervan
A hilarious episode where the two experts buy a VW camper using smoke signals instead of over the phone, internet or going to the vendor. Much to the annoyance of Mario with this approach we are treated with some good graphics of the smoke signal for "nah its too mach, do me ah favour mate" so we can all practise at home. The camper itself is then treated to a traditional warpaint finish. Oh how you will laugh.

Aston Martin DB5
After dismissing several rather good examples for princely sums, Bernie finds a completely rotten example and haggles the vendor, who once featured in 'Holby', down to a Pony. Bernie tells the viewers the DB stands for 'Del Boy' and has been used by Aston Martin since 1922. The team look despondent as Bernie shows them the car, but after many reprises after the adverts, a bit of T-Cut and the car looks superb. The end scene has Bernie dressed as James Bond and Mario as Blofeld, as the car drives off into the distance, you hear Mario insist that "we do a Alfa next"

Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
Mario buys off ebay a Rolls Royce and much to Bernies dismay it turns out to be an Airfix model, "whay didn't you check the bladdy size" yells Bernie. After setting only 4 days to restore luckily some new parts are located still on its original 'sprue'. Thanks to some liquid poly and new humbrol paint the car is restored. Dylan Miles turns up and is happy to value the car at £100k after the plucky duo place the car dangling by string inches in front of Miles face, creating the illusion of a full sized car.

Twiumph Italia
The first half of the show sees Mario visit over 500 cars that require restoring. He eventually plums for a car with matching numbers 895, in Bernies favourwite Signal Wed. The time set to restore: 3 minutes. Bernie visits an Italia specialist in Dudley whereupon he stumbles over a complete interior in check, tiger stripes in exchange for a cup of Rosie Lee.

A Sherman Tank
Some great period footage from the Boer War and Bernie and Mario find a Sherman Tank down the back of the Sofa to restore. The time set to restore is the same time it takes Bernie to sing "Daiiseee Daiisee give me yaw answer do". An hilarious scene sees the tank painted pink with flowers on after the wrong paint was ordered. Happily the right paint (desert camo) is applied to the tank and DM values the tank as priceless as there was 'significant evidence the tank had featured during the first Gulf War"

By which time the series wins the category for Best Documentary and Best Factual Program.
 

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