The BEST Episodes of Car Masters: Rust to Riches

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Network: Netflix

The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.

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Back to the Future

#1 - Back to the Future

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

The crew hustles to complete its ambitious upgrade of a 1955 Futura in time for a big auto show. Has Gotham Garage finally landed its six-figure car?

star 8.05
56 votes
Petersen Built

#2 - Petersen Built

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

The crew collectively weighs the opportunity of a lifetime — one that entails a great deal of prestige, but comes at a hefty cost.

star 8.00
44 votes
Proof of Concept

#3 - Proof of Concept

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

Mark's Hayabusa hopes are tied to his take on a Prius. Shawn tries to generate buzz ahead of an auction, but a real-world roadblock gets in his way.

star 8.00
18 votes
Going, Going... Gone?

#4 - Going, Going... Gone?

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

The crew gets creative when social distancing hurts their hopes for a big payday. But Mark's high price demands may end up costing them even more.

star 8.00
18 votes
Deal with It

#5 - Deal with It

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

As Mark overhauls a 1947 military-style Dodge Power Wagon, Shawn finds himself in the driver’s seat when he surveys buyers for a 1960 Plymouth XNR.

star 7.90
40 votes
Life-Size

#6 - Life-Size

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

The team aims to bring some Hot Wheels dreams to life in order to trade up for a rare Lincoln Futura replica. Shawn tries to rein in Mark’s impulses.

star 7.85
55 votes
Frank'N'Bus

#7 - Frank'N'Bus

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

Shawn locates an unconventional option for the bus engine but struggles to find a potential buyer. The crew gets some help from a hot-rod icon.

star 7.84
58 votes
Hot Tub Time Machine

#8 - Hot Tub Time Machine

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

As Mark presses to finish the hot-tub car and fulfill a commitment to some friends, Shawn persuades him to upgrade a vintage Ford pickup as insurance.

star 7.80
20 votes
The Italian Job

#9 - The Italian Job

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

To finance a costly job redo, the crew works on an El Camino cash car for a very demanding client while overhauling an International Harvester Scout.

star 7.76
21 votes
Taking the High-End Road

#10 - Taking the High-End Road

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

Business is booming for the Gotham crew, thanks to their recent recognition. Next up, they tackle turning a 1933 Ford replica into an art deco Delahaye.

star 7.75
20 votes
Wheels on the Bus

#11 - Wheels on the Bus

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

After some creative dealmaking, Shawn frets over Mark's hot take on a Bel Air. An academic achievement leads to a school bus upgrade for Caveman.

star 7.75
16 votes
Lowrider Long Shot

#12 - Lowrider Long Shot

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

Mark harbors a lowrider vision for a vintage Impala, aimed at financing his high-concept car. As expected, the plans quickly get very elaborate.

star 7.74
19 votes
Two for the Money

#13 - Two for the Money

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

The team members race to beat the clock in pursuit of a six-figure car. Mark's quest for a shop truck brings up meaningful memories.

star 7.72
53 votes
Something Borrowed, Something Renewed

#14 - Something Borrowed, Something Renewed

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

As Shawn tries to rectify a deal gone bad, he pushes Mark to take on a sentimental project. The garage gets a chance to impress a splashy new client.

star 7.70
37 votes
Later, Vaydor

#15 - Later, Vaydor

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

Shawn pursues the pieces he needs for a big trade while Mark puts his stamp on a kit car. The garage is treated to a surprise visitor: Caveman’s mom.

star 7.68
38 votes
The Crow

#16 - The Crow

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

Mark and Shawn finally make progress on a big deal. The crew fixes up a jalopy for a local race, then dives in to upgrade a legit vintage race car.

star 7.68
40 votes
Junkyard Jewels

#17 - Junkyard Jewels

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

Shawn and Mark get a sweet haul in a trade. Tony and Caveman tag-team a 1956 Chevy truck as Constance takes on a vintage VW microbus.

star 7.67
58 votes
Electric Drag

#18 - Electric Drag

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

With the new shop open for business, the Gotham crew upgrades a 1953 Buick Special and then attempts a first: converting a gas engine to electric.

star 7.57
44 votes
Motorboatin'

#19 - Motorboatin'

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

Mark pushes more boundaries with his next two upgrades: overhauling a minivan so it’s fit for rock stars and giving the Corvette treatment to a boat.

star 7.51
41 votes
Totaled Disaster

#20 - Totaled Disaster

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

After suffering a massive setback, the crew focuses on flipping a souped-up motorcycle for some cash and finding their next great trade-up car.

star 7.43
42 votes
Green Is the New Black

#21 - Green Is the New Black

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

The team tackles a disassembled 1970 Chevy C-10 Fleetside in order to upgrade and trade it for a very valuable 1939 Zephyr car body.

star 7.42
60 votes
Ride from the Ashes

#22 - Ride from the Ashes

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 4, 2021

With everyone desperate for cash, Tony sees opportunity in a sentimental build. Shawn has a tough time finding a buyer for Mark's woody iteration.

star 7.32
19 votes
Outsmarted

#23 - Outsmarted

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

The Gotham Garage crew tries to convert a 1964 Ford Thunderbird into a bonafide "rocket car" while giving a smart car the monster-truck treatment.

star 7.31
67 votes
Buggin' Out

#24 - Buggin' Out

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

The crew tries to help out a friend at a steep discount with a Volkswagen Bug hot-rod upgrade. Mark gets overly creative with a T-bucket overhaul.

star 7.25
51 votes