The BEST Episodes of Car SOS
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2020
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 - Lancia Delta Integrale
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.
#2 - Healey 3000
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.
#3 - Citroen DS
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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.
#4 - Subaru Impreza
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - Lancia Reborn
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 4, 2015
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.
#6 - Ford Model A
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 21, 2019
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.
#7 - Lancia Fulvia
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 9, 2020
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.
#8 - Hillman Imp
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 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...
#9 - Alfa Romeo Renaissance
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 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
#10 - Lotus Esprit
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.
#11 - Ford Capri RS 3.1
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired May 10, 2018
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 - Sunbeam Alpine
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2017
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
#13 - Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2018
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.
#14 - Fiat 500
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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
#15 - Ferguson Tractor
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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.
#16 - Aston Martin DB6
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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
#17 - Lamborghini Espada
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 18, 2019
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.
#18 - VW Karmann Ghia
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2018
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?
#19 - Ford Escort MK1 Mexico
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 25, 2019
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.
#20 - Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 4, 2019
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.
#21 - Austin Tilly Truck
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired May 11, 2017
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
#22 - Lotus Elise
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 14, 2019
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.
#23 - VW T4 Campervan
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 11, 2019
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.
#24 - Awesome Audi
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 2015
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.
#25 - Peugeot 504
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 28, 2019
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.