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Chasing Classic Cars: Season 2 episode guide
Chasing Classic Cars follows Ferrari expert and master car restorer Wayne Carini as he takes viewers on his personal mission to uncover the world’s most rare and exotic cars. The show gives its audience a true insider’s look at the elite club of car restorers and collectors. Seasons 1 & 2 are currently airing on HD Theater: A Discovery Company. For show details, visit dhd.discovery.com.
Chasing Classic Cars: Season 2 episode guide
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Wayne and his team race to prep a rare 1966 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Roadster race car for the Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis – where it will cross the block along with a one-of-a-kind 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe driven by Bob Bondurant in 1965. Wayne is hopeful that the 427 will bring 1.5 million, but it’s anyone’s guess as to what happens next in this upside down market.
EP202: Amelia Island – FLY Yellow
The Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance and RM Auction are called the Pebble Beach of the East. Wayne’s primary mission at this great event is to show a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC that he found in pieces in a hot rod shop in California. Having just undergone a 1 year plus restoration at Wayne’s shop, it’s entered in an untraditional, but highly competitive, “Yellow Italian” car class at the Concours. Meanwhile, Wayne hunts for ‘under the radar’ cars at the RM Auction where a 1927 Hudson Super Six Supercharged Sports Tourer catches his eye.
EP203: Duesenberg Barn Find
An old friend of Wayne’s calls him with a project… hidden away in the garage of his now empty family home is a vintage Duesenberg worth over a million dollars. He wants Wayne to pull it out of the garage and get it ready for the Newport Concours d’Elegance just a couple of short months away. The deadline is tight, but the Concours benefits an Autism Speaks, a cause close to Wayne’s heart. If the Duesenberg ever makes it to the Concours, can it bring home the top prize in its class?
EP204: Jaguars at Greenwich
June is here and Wayne has two Jaguars he plans to sell at the exclusive Bonhams’ auction in Greenwich, CT – a 1965 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 Litre Saloon and a 1953 XK120 Roadster. Although the roadster is in need of a complete paint job to bring it up to Wayne’s standards, he only has twelve weeks to disassemble the car, refit the body panels and paint. To make matters worse Wayne discovers the 3.8 needs a new fuel pump and possibly a new timing chain. Despite the heavy workload, Wayne is still hopeful that he bought these cars for the right price to flip them at the auction and make a healthy profit.
EP205: Chevy Impala
Wayne gets a call from a widow looking to sell her husband’s 1960 Chevy Impala. Purchased from the second owner in 1981 – the car was delivered, put into a barn built especially to house it, and never driven again. Now, nearly thirty years later Wayne comes to inspect the car – what he finds is astounding. Nearly as pristine as the day it left the factory, the Impala is in amazing condition – right down to the original tires. The owner hires Wayne to get it into running condition and bring it to Mecum Auctions debut in Monterey, CA.
EP206: Bimbo Racer
When Wayne gets a lead on a 1950’s era Bimbo Racer – a toy car powered by a 12-volt battery, the green power and eclectic nature of this collectible captures his attention and he scoops it up for $1,800. Wayne surprises his father – the man who taught him how to restore cars – with a project. Get the Bimbo restored in time to bring it to the prestigious Bonhams’ auction in Carmel Valley, CA. When the gavel falls – no one could’ve predicted the shocking final sale price.
EP207: Meadow Brook
Wayne has one seriously original car lined up for the 30th Anniversary Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance – It’s a 1918 Panhard Levassor that originally belonged to Luigi Chinetti Sr., the famous Le Mans racer and personal friend of Enzo Ferrari, who brought the Ferrari franchise to the United States. Before Wayne can show the car he must pull the Panhard out of a barn near his shop where is has been stored for twenty years and get this rare automobile ready and running before the August event.
EP208: Everybody loves a Woody
Wayne’s got a lead on a wood paneled 1963 Ford Falcon Squire Station Wagon with cool Woodie styling that Wayne loves. He’s sure this car will make a great quick flip. After a brief inspection he buys the car on the spot and brings it to auction. Just two months later Wayne goes after another Woody — a 1946 Mercury Sportsman Convertible – valued at a quarter of a million dollars.
EP209: Muntz Jet
Last season Wayne fulfilled a lifetime dream when his 1952 Muntz Jet was awarded a coveted spot on the lawn on at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now after owning the car for several years, Wayne is hoping the Pebble Beach lineage will add value to the Muntz when he rolls the dice and puts it and up for sale at the Bonhams auction in Carmel Valley, CA.
EP210: Bora & Bentley
Michael Kittredge, the founder of the Yankee Candle Company, may have made his fortune selling wax and wicks – but his true love is cars. With a collection of over fifty collector cars and exotics he’s a man who knows what he wants in the garage. Michael contacts Wayne to sell two cars from his collection – a 1978 Maserati Bora with only 2,000 miles and a 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Drop Head Coupe valued between $175,000 and $225,000. With two auctions in one day Wayne races between the sale of the Bora at Mecum Auctions and the Bentley at RM Auctions during the world famous Monterey Week.
If you know Wayne – you know he has a thing for vintage Bentleys. When he’s given a chance to mix business with pleasure and sell a 1927 4.5 Litre Bentley Le Mans he jumps at the opportunity. Trouble is the car is in England and Wayne is in the US and there’s no way that Wayne will sell the car sight unseen so, he has the Bentley flown in from the UK and delivered to his shop. Will Wayne be able to sell the Le Mans Bentley for the owner’s asking price of $695,000?
EP212: Ferrari 375MM Barn Find
Wayne is thrilled when he learns that a Ferrari 375 MM potentially worth five to eight million dollars, and a collection of forty rare motorcycles, have quietly come up for private sale. Back at the shop Wayne’s mechanic, Roger, is hard at work refurbishing a 1965 Jaguar Series 1 XKE that Wayne bought for the bargain price of $16,500 sight unseen from a widow in California. Fully restored the Jag could be worth $100,000, but looking for a quick flip, Wayne’s plan is to give the car a little love and sell it online for $30,000-40,000. In the meantime, will Wayne seal the deal on the Ferrari or any of the bikes, or will he return home empty handed?
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