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It started a few weeks ago but Virgin have royally cocked it up, flagging each episode as a repeat.

Ant Anstead is now divorced from the reality TV star he married, and has shacked up with Renee Zelweger. Mark "Elvis" Priestley has replaced him and it's back in the UK.

If you watch tonight you will see a Fiat Coupe 20v turbo which they tune to over 300bhp.

The pictures below are not from the show, they are from the workshop who got it after it was sold.

Oh dear.
 

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Just for clarity... Was the coupe not made roadworthy because they were cutting corners, or because it was for show and they didn't actually put it on the road?
 

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From what I can gather, it was sold with a fresh MoT and all that rust. It found its way into another workshop who have sorted out the rust.
 

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Ouch. That's not good!
 

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Living up to the title! Never liked Ant.


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See, I like Ant Anstead. The stuff he did 'with' Phil Glenister on For The Love of Cars was great. I really liked that show.
IMHO, He was too good for WD. Not knocking Edd with that comment.... Edd was great in the role, but Ant with his own custom car company and the full restorations of For The Love of Cars, (which I perceived to be of a higher standard than Fuzz Townshend's) he could do more than the spannering work delegated by Mike Brewer.

Not seen the new fella yet, will have to wait a while before it is available to watch for free somewhere I suspect.
But I think it is good that it has returned to the UK (for the European viewers) as we can once again identify a bit more with the cars bought and sold.

But here is an idea to pitch to the executives in TV land..... How about a car restoration show that features Edd China, Ant Anstead, and Fuzz Townshend? No annoying cockney barrel (Brewer) or Grey crowned crane with stupid haircut (Shaw).
 
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A shame Edd left the show, he was brilliant and nobody's come close since IMHO.
 
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See, I like Ant Anstead. The stuff he did 'with' Phil Glenister on For The Love of Cars was great. I really liked that show.
IMHO, He was too good for WD. Not knocking Edd with that comment.... Edd was great in the role, but Ant with his own custom car company and the full restorations of For The Love of Cars, (which I perceived to be of a higher standard than Fuzz Townshend's) he could do more than the spannering work delegated by Mike Brewer.

Not seen the new fella yet, will have to wait a while before it is available to watch for free somewhere I suspect.
But I think it is good that it has returned to the UK (for the European viewers) as we can once again identify a bit more with the cars bought and sold.

But here is an idea to pitch to the executives in TV land..... How about a car restoration show that features Edd China, Ant Anstead, and Fuzz Townshend? No annoying cockney barrel (Brewer) or Grey crowned crane with stupid haircut (Shaw).
Looking forward to Richard Hammond's restoration show when it lands.. he seems to have sunk a fair bit of his own $$$ into it
 

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Looks interesting on face value but it's TV I guess.

I feel like posting R U S T in the comments section but I'll let it lie :D
 

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To be fair to Elvis, as an ex-F1 mechanic, he's probably not used to rusty sills.
 

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What an absolute nail!! That Mike Brewer, what a skank!!!

Did someone really pay that much for a car which will blow up? Never buy a modified Coupe; I've had nine and was warned by the best and original Coupe specialist that ring lands will break with more boost...

In fact, I've just sold my tenth Coupe, a Vinci LE, to my brother as I'm so so bored of them!!
 

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Going to dive over to FCCUK for the low down on this.

If anyone is missing Ed, he has a great YouTube channel which has come to life in the past 4/5 months. A variety of projects. They're well filmed and edited. New episodes every Friday:
I've just started on that. Enjoying it a lot.

We get to see more of Edd's inner mad professor.
 
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