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UKTV has commissioned Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics for its leading factual channel, Yesterday.

Produced by Air TV, the series is a spin-off to the Yesterday series, Bangers & Cash, which follows the everyday dealings of the family-run classic car auctioneers Mathewsons, based in North Yorkshire.

The new series, Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics, will follow the journey of a vehicle purchased at a Mathewsons classic car auction, before being repaired, restored and then re-auctioned in order to try and find the vehicle a new home and loving owner.

Derek, Paul and Dave Mathewson will all be on hand to share their advice and observations on the variety of different jobs, which include a 1980s Vauxhall Astra GTE whose hot hatch days look long behind it, a MG Montego Turbo with its engine in the boot, and a rare Lotus Elan S1 that hasn't seen a road for 47 years.

As well as classic cars the Bangers team will be having a go at restoring some of Derek's cheaper vehicles including a vintage racing bike and an early French moped, the model of which is as yet unidentified!

UKTV's Kirsty Hanson said: "I'm really looking forward to getting under the bonnet of some of the wonderful vehicles that come through a Mathewsons auction. The Bangers team clearly love their cars and their authentic restoration attempts are sure to resonate with Yesterday viewers who perhaps have that project on the go themselves."

Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics is filming now and will air on Yesterday in 2022.


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