A Car is Reborn is a television series following the progress of Mark Evans as the completes a full restore of a Jaguar E-Type which he finds on a farm. There are 15 episodes in the series which follow him over a period of 6 months.
In the first episode, Mark is at the International Car Show at the NEC in Birmingham. He encounters a lot of classic cars from an 'Allegro' to a Ferrari Dino. The garage that Mark is working in is also full of classic cars.
When Mark finds the E-type it is covered in vegetation and has been sitting still under a tarpauling for years. It's original colour was white but he gets it resprayed to be that classic bright red.
It takes him a total of 6 months of hard graft and £80,000 to restore the car back to showroom condition.
During the program, Ian Forrest take a few classic cars around the Knockhill Track. These include:
- MG MGB
- Triumph Stag
- Austin-Healey 3000
- Ford Cortina (Mark 1 Lotus)
- TVR Griffith
- Triumph TR3
- Lotus Elan
- Hillman Singer
- Ford Capri
- Alfa Romeo GTV 2000
During the program, Mark introduces a pristine classic show car. These include: