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My favourite car restoration TV programme, Fantomworks, returns for a new series on Quest TV at 10PM on Thursday, Feb 27th.

No obnoxious "personalities", no staged arguments, no bodging, no short cuts, no dubious "improvements", no illusory profits, no contrived deadlines, just high-quality restoration & discreet updates on a wide variety of vehicles, mostly American as they're US-based, but they have done all sorts of oddball stuff such as an Amphicar & a Heinkel bubblecar.

All that doesn't come cheap - six-figure sums are not unusual!

A little bit "MAGA" at times - the company owner is an ex-US Navy pilot - but I can live with that. Recommended!
 

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One of the few car programmes I don't think I've seen. There's that many on we've never had it so good!
I'll try and remember to catch it.
 

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Saw the trailer for it yesterday and realised it's an American show about American cars. Not for me then.
I should have read the whole of the OP's post :oops:
 

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I should have read the whole of the OP's post :oops:
Had you done that you'd have read: "mostly American as they're US-based, but they have done all sorts of oddball stuff such as an Amphicar & a Heinkel bubblecar. " Add to that: Austin 10, Volvo PV52, TR4A, de Tomaso Pantera, etc!
 

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The trailer I saw was ALL American so didn't sell it to me.

I watched the new Wheeler Dealers with Ant Amstead and the Escort RS Cosworth the other night.
Enjoyed that, but taking some getting used to without Edd China. And I'm still no fan of the barrow-boy...
 

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American or not what these guy do is amazing and a real labour of love. It would be nice to see more European cars but obviously there are plenty American cars which are nice when properly sorted.

Sometimes the really old cars really stand out and one of these was the old Volvo PV with the engine which has never been taken apart. Wonderful solid engineering there and nice to see really talented guys who really appreciate what they work on. There have been so many highlights of this programme I just can't name them all. I like the idea of trying not to rush jobs which is where Car SOS limits itself, unfortunately.
 
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