The BEST episodes of Car S.O.S.

Every episode of Car S.O.S. ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Car S.O.S.!

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.

Last Updated: 6/2/2024Network: National Geographic (UK)Status: Continuing
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Lancia Delta Integrale
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9.03
72 votes

#1 - Lancia Delta Integrale

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/2018

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.

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8.54
28 votes

#2 - Vauxhall Cavalier Turbo

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/5/2022

Darren's condition has meant his Cavalier ended up on the front drive. Darren's friends are hoping that Car SOS are able to convert the car to allow him to be a passenger and satisfy his need for speed again.

Citroen DS
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8.51
63 votes

#3 - Citroen DS

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2018

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.

Renault Alpine GTA
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8.48
25 votes

#4 - Renault Alpine GTA

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/13/2023

Tim and Fuzz are off to Dorset to pick up a 1987 Renault Alpine GTA. The car belongs to former computer technician David, who has sadly been struck down by throat cancer, leaving his beloved car off the road and in desperate need of some TLC. His friends and family hope Car S.O.S can restore David’s pride and joy back to its former glory. Features motoring broadcast legend, Vicki Butler-Henderson.

VW Beetle Wizard Roadster
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8.48
21 votes

#5 - VW Beetle Wizard Roadster

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/1/2021

Healey 3000
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8.47
30 votes

#6 - Healey 3000

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/19/2020

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.

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Fiat X1/9
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8.46
24 votes

#7 - Fiat X1/9

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/25/2021

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Hillman Imp
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8.39
28 votes

#8 - Hillman Imp

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/2/2020

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...

Ford Mustang
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8.39
28 votes

#9 - Ford Mustang

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/27/2023

Tragically in 1988, John’s wife died of cancer, aged just 32. John was left as the sole parent of three children, all under 10. He had to immediately give up the job he loved to look after the children, initially going onto benefits to survive. His much-loved Ford Mustang understandably went under a cover (although standing on grass) and has stayed there ever since for 33 years. Tim and Fuzz step in to help bring this vintage bit of US muscle back to life.

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Citroen HY Van
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8.38
21 votes

#10 - Citroen HY Van

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/28/2022

Tim and Fuzz head to Manchester to rescue a rusting Citroen HY van that was originally purchased so 19 year-old Darcie and her mum Alison could start up their own mobile catering business. Sadly, the dream was shattered when Alison was killed in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing in 2017. Will the boys be able to work their magic and get the Citroen back on the road?

Lamborghini Espada
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8.37
43 votes

#11 - Lamborghini Espada

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/18/2019

Tim and Fuzz get to grips with a 1971 Lamborghini Espada belonging to a Derbyshire man Jed, a former Furnace Engineer whose hopes of restoring it were dashed by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Ferguson Tractor
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8.37
19 votes

#12 - Ferguson Tractor

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/16/2020

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.

Ford Model A
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8.34
38 votes

#13 - Ford Model A

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/21/2019

Tim and Fuzz travel to Milton Keynes to retrieve an historic 1930 Ford Model A with an impressive pedigree owned by former electrician Craig whose restoration hopes, and life, almost ended when a motorcycle accident left him comatose and later suffering brain damage limitations.

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Lotus Esprit
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8.32
28 votes

#14 - Lotus Esprit

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/26/2020

This time the boys travel to Benfleet in Essex to pick up a real 1970s supercar, a Lotus Esprit S1, a car made famous when it transformed into a submarine in the James Bond movie 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. When the boys arrive to pick it up they discover that rather than being one of the most eye-catching British sports cars ever constructed, they have a really tatty car that hasn't been started for 20 years on their hands. The car was once the pride and joy of Gary, a longstanding London fire fighter who has helped to save lives for many years. According to the team at the Shaftesbury Lane Fire station in London's West End, Gary, at the age of 62, is one of the hardest working firefighters out there. He has even earned the nickname 'Super G'. Most firefighters retire in their 50s but Gary just keeps on going because loves his job. He is a real life national hero.

Jensen Interceptor
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8.32
25 votes

#15 - Jensen Interceptor

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/18/2021

Tim and Fuzz are off to Southampton to take on a car a 1969 Jensen Interceptor. Owner Nick cherished his dream car until he got extreme arthritis.

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8.30
20 votes

#16 - Datsun 240k Skyline

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/14/2024

Tim and Fuzz restore Adam's Datsun 240k Skyline, a rare Japanese classic from the 1970s. After a spell of ill health, can they get Adam back on the road?

Subaru Impreza
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8.30
37 votes

#17 - Subaru Impreza

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/26/2018

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.

Dennis Fire Engine
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8.29
28 votes

#18 - Dennis Fire Engine

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/7/2022

Tim and Fuzz are off to Kent to rescue a 1973 Dennis Fire Engine belonging to firefighter James, who sadly lost his father to cancer.

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Ford Escort MK1 Mexico
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8.27
44 votes

#19 - Ford Escort MK1 Mexico

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/25/2019

Tim and Fuzz restore a 1972 Ford Escort Mexico belonging to a Jersey resident Gary who has suffered Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (Leukemia, blood cancer) and a double hip replacement, but find some parts of the car are not salvageable.

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Fiat 500
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8.26
50 votes

#20 - Fiat 500

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/20/2017

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

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Alfa Romeo Renaissance
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8.25
24 votes

#21 - Alfa Romeo Renaissance

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/28/2015

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

Bond Bug
star
8.25
20 votes

#22 - Bond Bug

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/20/2021

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Aston Martin DB6
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8.23
91 votes

#23 - Aston Martin DB6

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2017

Fuzz and Tim restore a British classic - a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 - for oil worker Steve, who bought it for a bargain price over 20 years ago but was unable to repair it after it broke down

Jeep Grand Cherokee
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8.23
26 votes

#24 - Jeep Grand Cherokee

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/23/2023

In a Somerset barn, Tim and Fuzz find a rundown Jeep Grand Cherokee belonging to former soldier Ben, who after sustaining life altering injuries, has made it his duty to inspire and help others. But his car doesn’t inspire much confidence in Tim and Fuzz as they must turn this beaten down classic to an off roading machine! Can the boys do this, or should they have left the car back at the barn? Features a surprise Hollywood A-Lister…

Porsche 911 Targa
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8.23
26 votes

#25 - Porsche 911 Targa

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/30/2023

Tim and Fuzz travel to Oxfordshire to collect a 1973 Porsche 911 Targa belonging to Ben who has been unable to get the car up and running due to life getting in the way and developing early onset dementia. Wife Jeannetta and friend Andy hope that Car S.O.S can breathe new life into this old classic. But is the car too far gone for the boys to repair?