Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione restore shameful rust buckets to their former “classic car” glory in this new 6 part series.

The fiery duo will restore ‘the legendary style icon’ the Jaguar E-Type, ‘the evolutionary’ Mini Cooper, ‘the standard of the world’ Cadillac, ‘the original rebel muscle car’, Ford Mustang, ‘the greatest ever sports car’, the Porsche 911 and ‘the bestselling sports cars of the swinging sixties’, the MGB Roadster.

Working to a tight deadline and even tighter budget they scour scrapyards, wastelands, and backyards to find bargain wrecks with great potential, source rare original parts and piece together the vital organs of these sleeping beasts to recreate a classic beauty. But will the job be good enough to impress an expert valuer and put a glittering price tag on the gleaming bonnet? Sparks and spanners will fly as Bernie and Mario meet designers, engineers, owner and lovers of these magnificent cars and discuss why these cars turned dreams to reality, how they introduced new technology and why these cars were such a success.

Will the team make the deadlines for completing the cars? After some late-nighters, and last minute sorties for spare parts, the day of reckoning arrives. The restored classic is unveiled. Does it have the curves to die for? Can it reach its famed speed? Did the team find that elusive swivelling headlight? Is it everything they hoped it would be for the Classic Car Rescue?


Channel 5, Discovery


6 x 60 mins