"Classic Car Rescue" Channel 5 on Mon 24th Sep 20:00

"Classic Car Rescue" Channel 5 on Mon 24th Sep 20:00

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1954etype

230 posts

129 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Awful, just awful. Lord knows what the car is like in the flesh - I noticed they hadn't fitted any bumper rubbers for a start.

Motown Junk

2,041 posts

175 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Sunroof?

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

At least put a Webasto in FFS

groundhog

88 posts

210 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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I don't know if i can watch it again with those two idiots presenting it,at least wheeler dealers is easy watching, not painful and stupid like this new load of rubbish

The_Burg

4,835 posts

172 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Motown Junk said:
Sunroof?

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

At least put a Webasto in FFS
How much would it have cost to weld it up? 80's sunroof.

Why not convert to manual and right hand drive too.

Left hook, sunroofed auto E's are of course the most desirable.......

Muf90

34 posts

103 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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What a load of cr*p, thought it might at the very least be worth a watch, completly staged, whoever wins that will have to start all over again.

GadgeS3C

4,274 posts

122 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Well I managed to watch the whole episode, do I get a medal? Couldn't believe what a load of twaddle it was. Most impressed they managed to "repair" a piston without the engine even coming apart.

Think I'll give the rest of the series a miss.

Shame they'll be buggering up some more cars...


1954etype

230 posts

129 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Muf90 said:
What a load of cr*p, thought it might at the very least be worth a watch, completly staged, whoever wins that will have to start all over again.
Hmmm, now there's an idea for a programme....

crusty

606 posts

178 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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There was also some creativity on the financial side

Unless anyone knows where I can get half a dozen skilled mechanics and body work guys to work solidly for 4 weeks for about 6 grand all in

Emeye

8,415 posts

181 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Sort of watched this but was being talked at by the wife.

God it was ste. I love wheeler dealer, this was like a really low budget version of custom my ride, which I quit enjoy. Why do TV producers seem to think that annoying people shouting at each other is good tv?

Emeye

8,415 posts

181 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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dugsud

1,124 posts

221 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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One of the worst car programmes I've ever seen.....really really bad!

Humper

944 posts

120 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Come on, staged? No way! ALL my local scrappies just happen to have all the E-Type parts i need on the back of a pickup for a fiver............ rolleyes

Edited by Humper on Monday 24th September 22:22

theadman

334 posts

115 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Humper said:
Come on, staged? No way! ALL my local scrappies just happen to have all the E-Type parts i need on the back of a pickup for a fiver............ rolleyes

Edited by Humper on Monday 24th September 22:22
No, it happens all the time...if all you want is one second hand shock absorber and one brake disc that you then proceed to drop on the floor. I'l bet the handling and braking of that oh so desirable ('it's got the 4.2 litre XK6 engine') Series 2 2+2 auto is as strange as the shape of the offside rear wing!

That is an hour of my life I won't get back...heaven help the famous clients of the bloke that valued it!

cahami

1,198 posts

164 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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What a load of piss boiling bks that was, Feel really sorry for the person that wins that car especially if they have to meet the ace mechanic aswell.

neutral 3

4,528 posts

128 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Yes , it was dire , really dire,but it could and Should have been far better.

They were set to buy my 68 2 seater S 1 E Type for the show, but Bernie didn't get up to see it fast enough, it was way way better than the tosh cars that they featured. To pay 12 Grand lol , for a Series 2 Two Plus 2 , Auto , left hooker And with a ruddy glass sunroof ..... And then Colour change it...to Lip Gloss Red, yee gods , the Kiss of Death !

That Willow Green late series 1 two plus two Auto E Type, used to sit rotting in the front garden of an empty essex house for years, with the front jacked up and the front wheels removed to stop it being swooped I presume . I passed that car Lots in the late 90s.

XJ13

372 posts

127 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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cahami said:
What a load of piss boiling bks that was, Feel really sorry for the person that wins that car especially if they have to meet the ace mechanic aswell.
Couldn't agree more ... made my blood boil.

"New" parts such as shocks and brake discs salvaged from a junkyard and all major mechanical components remained in place while the body was treated to a full bare-metal respray and new trim. Car bought for 12k, £6.5k and four weeks (!) allocated to the "restoration" by these cowboys. I do pity the new owner - the finished car looked OK on the surface but goodness knows what horrors were lurking under the surface.

v8250

2,616 posts

169 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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XJ13 said:
cahami said:
What a load of piss boiling bks that was, Feel really sorry for the person that wins that car especially if they have to meet the ace mechanic aswell.
Couldn't agree more ... made my blood boil.

"New" parts such as shocks and brake discs salvaged from a junkyard and all major mechanical components remained in place while the body was treated to a full bare-metal respray and new trim. Car bought for 12k, £6.5k and four weeks (!) allocated to the "restoration" by these cowboys. I do pity the new owner - the finished car looked OK on the surface but goodness knows what horrors were lurking under the surface.
+100

This type of programme should not be made. Found myself cursing at the appauling presenters and the TV[!] in utter shock at what they were doing to the E-Type. Boiling blood? Everything was boiling. The poor soul who wins this car will not have a £30K E-Type, they'll have a car that needs another £15k+ just to put partially right.

Dylan Miles http://www.rmauctions.com/specialists-bio.cfm?name... of RM Aucions wouldn't know a decent car if it hit him head-on. Arriving on screen without a moments look underneath the car. I strongly suggest he leaves his suede loafers in the office, dons' a pair of overalls, and gets the car up in the air.

I did have some sympathy with the paint shop lad. Excluding the copious amounts of filler it appeared he did a reasonable respray. Though next time he should learn how to 'lead-in' the bonnet nose.

v8250

2,616 posts

169 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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PS and please excuse my language here...but that fking sunroof ragecursepunchfurious

jet_noise

4,131 posts

140 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Dear All,

oh dear.
Bring back Salvage Squad.

The painter's "poke it" was the one highlight of the programme,

regards,
Jet

cdodgyd

36 posts

125 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Universally panned and rightly so!

The valuation got me - 30K for a bodged, LHD, auto, 2+2, series 2 with duff engine and Halfrauds sunroof?
In the words of the presenter "you're 'avin a laugh, ain't ya?"

I wouldn't give 12K for the car now, never mind at the start!