The episode focused on the restoration of an Aston Martin DBS found in a barn looking a little worse for wear. As usual, Ant was on the spanners while Phil got to choose the specification and the colour, as well as breaking a few things along the way! There was a special treat in this particular episode for long-time Philip fans – we saw him reunited with the Ford Cortina from Life on Mars, and he even took it for a long overdue spin!
The show had a phenomenal response on Twitter too; with the hashtag #fortheloveofcars topping the trending chart in the UK for a short time around 9pm. The comments were overwhelmingly positive; praising the presenters and their chemistry and witty banter, and of course, the beautifully crafted restoration.
The triumphant return of the car restoration sow has fuelled speculation that Philip is being lined up to replace Jeremy Clarkson as a presenter on Top Gear. Plenty of tweeters supported this idea – the sheer number of tweets even caused The Metro to run a news story about it.
Whether Philip gets the Top Gear job or not, one thing is for sure; For the Love of Cars is back with a vengeance and is helping to fill the Top-Gear shaped void in petrolheads’ Sunday evening.
If you missed the episode, you can catch up using All4 (Channel 4’s new on-demand service) – the episode will be available for 30 days.
You can also view stills from the episode in our dedicated image gallery as well as an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the auction in our video section.