The BEST Episodes of Car SOS
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2019
Network: National Geographic (UK)
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.
#1 - Ford Model A
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.
#2 - Lancia Reborn
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.
#3 - Subaru Impreza
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.
#4 - VW Karmann Ghia
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?
#5 - Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
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.
#6 - Lancia Delta Integrale
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.
#7 - Alfa Romeo Renaissance
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
#8 - Triumph GT6
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.
#9 - Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
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.
#10 - Ford Escort MK1 Mexico
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.
#11 - Ford Capri RS 3.1
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.
#12 - Citroen DS
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.
#13 - Lamborghini Espada
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.
#14 - Fiat 500
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
#15 - Sunbeam Alpine
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
#16 - Lotus Elise
Season 7 - Episode 3
Tim and Fuzz steal away cancer patient Jenny's 1997 Lotus Elise as they try to put a smile back on her face by secretly fixing up her much-loved motor.
#17 - Peugeot 504
Season 7 - Episode 5
Tim and Fuzz have taken on a 1972 Peugeot 504 cabriolet - a rare French grand tourer that is considered by many to be the most beautifully designed car that Peugeot ever produced.
#18 - VW T4 Campervan
Season 7 - Episode 7
The boys pick up a 1991 VW T4 Campervan. Its owner has recently suffered with cancer and his wife hopes restoring it will bring a ray of light to his life.
#19 - Messerschmitt kr200
Season 6 - Episode 9
Tim and Fuzz hope to surprise bubble car owner Sam with a secret fix-up of his much-loved Messerschmitt. But a tiny car proves a big challenge for the boys.
#20 - Austin Tilly Truck
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
#21 - Awesome Audi
Season 3 - Episode 6
Barry has long harboured hopes of restoring his 1984 Audi UR Quattro. However, his poor health has left him sapped of energy, so Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw step in to offer help.
#22 - Little Black Corvette
Season 3 - Episode 4
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw head to Southend-on-Sea, Essex, to rescue a 1974 Corvette Stingray, widely regarded as an all-American muscle car. Owner Peter suffers from a debilitating arthritic condition, which means the car has been off the road for years. However, once the duo get the vehicle back to the workshop they discover this might be the biggest job they have ever taken on.
#23 - Tim's Golf GTI Obsession
Season 3 - Episode 3
Tim and Fuzz are in South Hampshire to repair a Golf that's distinctly below par but have different ideas of how the finished car should look.
#24 - Vive La Citroën
Season 3 - Episode 10
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw help a man suffering from Alzheimer's to restore his treasured 1954 Citroen Traction Avant.
#25 - Jaguar Mk.2
Season 5 - Episode 2
Jaguar MK 2: Tim and Fuzz race the clock to secretly restore an owner's beloved Jag. Neglected for two decades, it's a tough challenge. Can they fix it up without him knowing?