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New series of Car SOS to hit screens in April

Published 20 March 2015

A third series of TV restoration programme Car SOS will hit our screens in April.

The show, presented by Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw, will be screened on the National Geographic Channel from April 9 at 8pm.

With 20 cars restored so far, the third series will feature a very special star: an Austin-Healey Sprite Sebring once raced by Stirling Moss that the Car SOS team had brought back to life.

The Sprite is the only one of four cars built by Healey to enter the 1962 Sebring 12-Hour Florida International GP of Endurance that survived, but the classic had fallen into a poor state.

Lighter than the standard model, with race-tuned engine, upgraded suspension and brakes and a racing box, the Sprite was driven by Sir Stirling Moss to a third overall finish.

Based at Fuzz's garage, Westgate Classics, the team brought the car back to life, trying to preserve as much as possible of the original specs.

Fuzz said, 'It is always a buzz to unveil a car which has been restored by the Car S.O.S. team and Westgate workshop,' said Fuzz.

'However, when the recipient is Sir Stirling Moss, the stress to complete the job to the best of our abilities is increased tenfold.

'It was great to see one of the most famous racing drivers of all times drive away in a car he had not seen for more than 50 years.'

Car SOS Stirling Moss Sprite

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