For the Love of Cars - Car profiles
For the Love of Cars returns and sees Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead taking classic examples of iconic cars on inspiring and informative road trips, winding their way through the social histories of a plethora and diverse mix of memorable motors. Their celebratory journeys will feature cars across several decades and from all over the world.
Check out some of the cars being restored in their before and after state with the profiles below.
Aston Martin DBS
The last of the great golden era Aston Martin’s, this all together sorrier example was found abandoned in a barn in Oxfordshire. Increasingly collectable there is a mountain of high end restoration work needed to get the car back on the road.
Ford Transit Mk1
The back bone of Britain, this hard working ‘70’s icon delivered almost anything that could be delivered. Revolutionary for its size and versatility Transits are increasingly collectable and boast a passionate following. In this episode we explore if workhorse vehicles can ever be loved as a thing of beauty.
Rover SD1 Police Car
The classic Police Car of the early 1980’s – the Rover SD1 is considered by many to be the very best British police vehicle. Strong, brutal and fast it was the blunt instrument in the fight against crime. Phil and Ant explore the arms race between the good guys and the bad guys to find out which side had the better cars and who where the better drivers.
Small but perfectly formed, the classic Fiat 500 screams Italian style and sex appeal. Revolutionary in its compact design the Fiat 500 is one of the most iconic small cars ever created but is there still space for the small car? Or does size really matter?
VW Golf GTi Mk1
The ‘80’s hot hatch was more than a car… it was a whole movement. And no car was more iconic in that movement that the Golf GTi. Young guys, fast cars, larey wheels and all to impress the girls. But these are cars that were designed to do the Saturday shop are they stylish, are they cool or are they just a little naff?
1958 VW BeetleOne of the most iconic cars ever created and one of the best selling cars of all time the VW Beetle is the perfect example of a car with an air-cooled engine. One of the most simple, but most influential engines ever built it got half the world driving in cars like the Beetle, the 2CV and early Porsches – but we ask, does the engine even matter when the cars look this good?
The ‘Well Built Swede’ the Saab was famously over engineered to unheard of levels of durability and safety. Along with the Volvo it garnered a reputation as being solid.. but dull. We explore if a Scandinavian car can ever be sexy.