8.5
48 votes
Car SOS

Car SOS

National Geographic Channel 2013

We Brits love our cars but, just like any relationship, sometimes things can get a little rusty. Meet master mechanic Fuzz Townshend and radio and TV presenter Tim Shaw, a petrol-head pair who undertake dramatic automobile interventions across the UK, hoping to return some much-loved motors to their former glory. With a tight deadline to turn each job around without the owners knowing, find out how these neglected classics fell in need of a little loving care – and what Fuzz and Tim can do to get them back on the road.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Car SOS

Car SOS - S6E8

#1 - Subaru Impreza

8.51

Season 6 - Episode 8

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly restore a Japanese rally car belonging to a man unable to work on it due to a degenerative back condition.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Car SOS from 35 votes.

Car SOS - S6E4

#2 - Triumph GT6

8.45

Season 6 - Episode 4

Tim and Fuzz pick up Andrew's 1971 Triumph GT6 a classic British two seater sports car. This sleek coupe with its powerful straight six two litre engine was Triumph answer to its rivals MGB GT and is now a desirable classic. However, with petrol head Andrew struggling with the effects of Marfan's syndrome restoring his own car is now impossible. The Car SOS team step in to try and save the day.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Car SOS from 38 votes.

Car SOS - S3E9

#3 - Lancia Reborn

8.44

Season 3 - Episode 9

Tim and Fuzz come to the aid of a former builder, who has been working on restoring a rare 1967 Lancia Flavia Coupe, but has been prevented from finishing the job by health problems.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Car SOS from 18 votes.

Car SOS - S6E2

#4 - Lancia Delta Integrale

8.44

Season 6 - Episode 2

Tim and Fuzz pick up Italian car nut Gary's 1994 Lancia Integrale Evo II. It's a World rally champ that is so rusty that the boys are pushed to their limits. However when tragedy strikes the entire restoration takes on a very different meaning.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Car SOS from 45 votes.

Car SOS - S7E4

#5 - Ford Model A

8.41

Season 7 - Episode 4

Tim and Fuzz have travelled to Milton Keynes to try and rescue Craig's 1930 Ford Model A, an historic car with an impressive pedigree.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Car SOS from 34 votes.

Car SOS - S8E2

#6 - Healey 3000

8.40

Season 8 - Episode 2

The guys head to County Durham to secretly fix-up an Austin Healey for John, who has Parkinson's disease - and set out to make his classic car dreams come true.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Car SOS from 20 votes.

Car SOS - S8E4

#7 - Hillman Imp

8.39

Season 8 - Episode 4

Tim and Fuzz travel to Stroud in Gloucestershire to take on a 1973 Hillman Imp which has been abandoned for decades in a dusty barn. The car belongs to former NHS theatre nurse Margaret (70) who has owned and loved Imps since she first started to drive. Her beloved car nicknamed 'Tin Lizzie' was her pride and joy until it started to need a lot of work to keep it on the road. Aided by her husband Margaret started work on the car but mid restoration her husband passed away with COPD. Her father who took over the project but he also died shortly after, leaving mother of two Margaret without the time or the knowhow to complete the job. By the time...

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Car SOS from 18 votes.

Car SOS - S6E10

#8 - Ford Capri RS 3.1

8.38

Season 6 - Episode 10

Tim and Fuzz have taken on the task of restoring a 1974 Mk1 Ford Capri. Its owner, 53 year old Helen, is a lifelong petrol head who bought her dream car nearly 8 years ago with the plan to strip it down and do full nut and bolt rebuild. However after a terrible accident Helen was left with heart problems and in constant pain from severe rheumatoid arthritis the restoration of her Capri was put on hold. Daughter Rebecca and son Rob called Car SOS help put their mother's car back on the road and the gleam back in her eye.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Car SOS from 37 votes.

Car SOS - S3E8

#9 - Alfa Romeo Renaissance

8.37

Season 3 - Episode 8

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw's plans to restore a beloved 1963 Alfa Romeo Guilia Spider grind to a halt when its owner is hit by a crippling medical condition

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Car SOS from 27 votes.

Car SOS - S5E7

#10 - Sunbeam Alpine

8.31

Season 5 - Episode 7

Tim and Fuzz use all their motoring know-how and parts-blagging guile to restore a Sunbeam Alpine, one of the most stylish British sports cars of the 1960s, for motor racing fan and ex-mechanic Ray

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Car SOS from 51 votes.

Car SOS - S8E5
#11 - Lancia Fulvia
8.28
Season 8 - Episode 5

Tim and Fuzz travel to Scotland to take on a 1968 Lancia Fulvia - a 1960s Italian automotive masterpiece. The car belongs to former hairdresser Bill who bought the car back in 1984. It was his pride and joy until it went off the road a few years ago.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Car SOS from 18 votes.

Car SOS - S6E6
#12 - Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
8.27
Season 6 - Episode 6

Tim and Fuzz have picked up Adam's 1984 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, a famous Japanese off-roader. This powerful car set the standard for 4x4 vehicles taking on the competition with its 4 litre, straight 6 engine. Its owner bought the car and used it as his daily driver but when engine problems took the car off the road Adam was unable to repair it after developing a potentially life limiting disorder. Now the Car SOS boys have stepped in to get Adam's dream car back on the road and put a smile back on his face.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Car SOS from 33 votes.

Car SOS - S5E6
#13 - Fiat 500
8.27
Season 5 - Episode 6

Tim and Fuzz restore an iconic 1967 Fiat 500, which has been rusting away in a damp garage, to its former glory for its owner, all-round petrolhead Duncan, taking a road trip to Turin in the process

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Car SOS from 52 votes.

Car SOS - S8E6
#14 - Ferguson Tractor
8.25
Season 8 - Episode 6

Tim and Fuzz travel to South Yorkshire to pick up a Car SOS first. But it isn't going to be easy to steal it away.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Car SOS from 12 votes.

Car SOS - S7E8
#15 - Lamborghini Espada
8.22
Season 7 - Episode 8

Tim and Fuzz get to grips with a 1971 Lamborghini Espada, belonging to a Derbyshire man whose hopes of restoring it were dashed by heath issues.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Car SOS from 36 votes.

Car SOS - S5E9
#16 - Austin Tilly Truck
8.22
Season 5 - Episode 9

It's a case of conservation over restoration as the team tackle a 1941 Austin 10 Utility Truck, a relic from the British Army and one of the great unsung heroes of World War II, owned by farmer Ted

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Car SOS from 51 votes.

Car SOS - S6E5
#17 - Citroen DS
8.21
Season 6 - Episode 5

Tim and Fuzz take a trip to Northern France to collect 94 year old wartime hero Roger's 1968 Citroen DS , a car he has owned since new . Known as the most beautiful car ever made the iconic DS was once a real head turner, however after decades in a barn Roger's car is long past it's sell by date. Tim and Fuzz struggle with the cars radical design features and once again race against time to reveal this very special car back to its unsuspecting owner.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Car SOS from 33 votes.

Car SOS - S7E9
#18 - Ford Escort MK1 Mexico
8.21
Season 7 - Episode 9

Tim and Fuzz restore a 1972 Ford Escort Mexico belonging to a Jersey resident with blood cancer and tuberculosis, but find some parts of the car are not salvageable.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Car SOS from 39 votes.

Car SOS - S7E6
#19 - Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
8.20
Season 7 - Episode 6

Tim and Fuzz rescue the rusting wreck of a rare Talbot Sunbeam Lotus belonging to a former firefighter in Forfar, who was forced to give up his job and driving due to a back injury.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Car SOS from 30 votes.

Car SOS - S6E3
#20 - VW Karmann Ghia
8.17
Season 6 - Episode 3

VW Karmann Ghia: Tim and Fuzz pick up car mad Lee's stylish 1965 German classic. Illness stopped Lee from restoring his dream car. So what will he make of their secret fix-up?

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Car SOS from 29 votes.

Last updated: apr 03, 2021

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This is how Overhaulin used to be in the early seasons. Bringing back cars for people who REALLY deserve it. Love it.

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