Salvage Hunters Traditional Cars returns to carry some Christmas cheer

A brief glance at the Christmas Television set routine is barely something to brighten the temper in what has currently been a really miserable year.

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If “celebrity” variations of a dozen video game reveals, wall-to-wall cleaning soap distress and Mrs Brown’s Boys are the Tv guide highlights, I dread to feel what the reveals to pass up must be.

But for motor vehicle followers, salvation is here in the shape of antiques specialist Drew Pritchard and employed motor vehicle guru Paul Cowland who are again to help you save Christmas with a new collection of Salvage Hunters Classic Cars.

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As in previous collection the structure follows a acquainted obtain-it, resolve-it, flog-it pattern but compared with so lots of demonstrates with a very similar set up Drew and Paul provide a warmth, allure and genuine enthusiasm to SHCC. They also carry a welcome focus on the craftspeople who aid them breath new life into their preferred classics. Alternatively than pretending they do all the function in-house, the pair introduce viewers to the impartial specialists all around the United kingdom whose exceptional capabilities assistance the basic auto environment.

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Of system, a significant part of the show’s attraction is the autos, with prior sequence looking at Drew and Paul deal with accepted classics these types of the Jaguar MkII as properly as additional fashionable leftfield options like the Renault Clio Williams. This new sequence is no distinct, with every little thing from a Citroen DS to a Ford Fiesta cropping up.

Sequence 5 of Salvage Hunters Vintage Vehicles is earning its debut on December 23 on the Discovery+ platform – a subscription services that will get viewers early obtain to a host of new displays as perfectly as the Discovery again catalogue. From January 6 the present will return to its broadcast home of Quest, every single Wednesday at 9pm.

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No matter whether you look at on demand from customers or on the broadcast dates, here’s a peek at what is coming up.

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Episode 1

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Citroen DS/Lotus 7


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The Citroen DS tops a lot of people’s lists of appealing classics and Drew is no exception. But the rot-stricken example Paul finds isn’t exactly his aspiration vehicle. Even now, Paul’s self-confident that will adequate exertion the 1972 design is worth preserving.

An a lot easier activity, in concept, is a nicely cared for original Lotus 7 which only demands some light fettling, right until Drew starts off drawing up extra ambitious plans for the auto.

Episode 2

Saab 96/Ford Cortina GT

A visit to a collector of quirky European cars sees Drew and Paul depart with a rare Saab 96 – a aspiration automobile for Paul. But Paul’s aspiration is threatened by Drew’s prepare for a two-tone paint occupation.

In Scotland the boys visit another collection – this time of classic Fords. They arrive absent with an immaculate searching Cortina GT ripe for a fast turnaround but when the motor out of the blue expires, a new method is needed, involving a loved ones small business which is been associated with general performance Fords due to the fact the 1950s.

Episode 3


Paul heads off on his have the a single of the country’s largest typical motor vehicle auctions and snaps up an MGA for a bargain price. That’s where by the good information stops as the pair disagree on what to do with the auto and Drew spends a fortune on bespoke finishes for all the things from the wheels to the seats.

Episode 4

Lotus Elise/Ford Fiesta Supersport

Leaping forward a couple many years, Drew and Paul pick up a bone fide modern-day vintage in the form of the Lotus Elise. Their vehicle of option is weighed under a catalogue’s worthy of of aftermarket extras which they intention to clear away but which leaves them with a hefty body store bill.

That monthly bill is practically nothing in contrast to the price when Paul implies they pay £11,000 for an old Fiesta. It may well be a unusual Supersport design – Ford’s to start with ever warm hatch – but Drew however cannot arrive to terms with the price primarily as the just one they’re hunting at wants a complete respray.

Episode 5

Lancia Montecarlo/Citroen 2CV Van

The series finale characteristics two massively distinct designs both of which provide out the aftermarket tuning lover in the pair.

Paul desires of turning the Lancia Montecarlo – famously applied as a rally car in the 1980s – into a comprehensive-on rally reproduction but Drew would like to restore the car to its primary factory problem, inspite of the difficulty sourcing elements.

The tables are turned when the pair choose up a Citroen 2CV van which Drew wishes to enhance with a extra potent motor – a shift that Paul dismisses as far too sophisticated and high-priced.

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