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Best Car Restoration TV Shows Today

Television and movies are true works of art tailored to people of varying interests. In addition to films and TV shows are cooking shows, home remodeling shows, sporting events, and, of course, reality-based shows.

Some of these reality shows can be outlandish and over the top, but others prove to be exceptional quality viewing, showing the inner trades of certain fields. For instance, here are some of the best car restoration TV shows today you can watch or stream from the comfort of your living room. Read on for these hot recommendations.

Top Gear (UK) Specials
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May (Actors)

Top Gear

Starting in 2002, Top Gear ranks as one of the top automobile programs today. It’s known for its extensive car reviews, special races, timed laps, course-specific relays, and over-the-top, quirky presentation.

It has since made a monumental impact on British popular culture with numerous offshoots, including Top Gear: Australia, Top Gear: Russia, Top Gear: US, Top Gear: Korea, and The Grand Tour.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches

Car Masters: Rust to Riches is a Netflix original program and one of the best car restoration TV shows today. The show centers on giving classic cars modern makeovers to raise their resale value. Each episode highlights an individual project.

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Known as the Gotham Garage Crew, those involved take their work seriously—often charging a high price for their restored vehicles. Still, audiences love the natural fluidity between team members Constance, Shawn, Michael, and Tony to create beautifully extravagant vehicles.

Constance even restored a 1964 Ford Mustang in eye-catching black, one of the top colors for Mustangs throughout its history, calling it “Babystang.” | Stream on Netflix

Jay Leno's Garage, Season 5
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jay Leno (Actor)

Jay Leno’s Garage

Lastly, Jay Leno’s Garage is a show dedicated to, well, Jay Leno’s garage. Jay Leno is well known for being an avid classic car collector. Some of his most notable vehicles include a McLaren P1, Mercedes Radic, and 1917 Fiat Botafogo.

His Big Dog Garage in Burbank, California, boasts numerous restored, sports, classic, and vintage cars. Starting in 2015, the show is currently in its fifth season.

Rust Valley Restorers

Old-school auto collector Mike Hall, his pal Avery Shoaf, and son Connor Hall go the extra mile to restore retro cars — and hopefully, turn a profit. | Stream on Netflix

West Coast Customs

West Coast Customs, a mecca for well-heeled car lovers, stars as their team creates some of the most luxurious, outrageous vehicles on the planet. | Stream on Netflix

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