Ant Anstead

Ant is a man of many talents.  He is best known for his day job as a car builder, but he is also a designer, artist, world record holder and a semi-professional football player.

Ant is a car nut, he has been building bespoke cars since he was a kid and after two commendations for bravery, his career as one of the UK’s youngest armed police officers came to an end when he was just 25, and Ant followed his passion into the car world.

Ant started building bespoke classic vehicles to individual client specifications and has an international waiting list exceeding two years. Ant creates true works of art and the he has built an enviable reputation supplying cars and art works to museums, private collections and enthusiasts all around the world.

Ant is a natural on screen and when he was approached by Love Productions in 2013 to front the Channel 4 series ‘For The Love Of Cars’ with Philip Glenister, he was so good, everyone thought he had been on TV for years.  The series was a huge hit and returned in 2015 for a second series, and again in 2016 for a one off special. In 2015 Ant hosted BBC2’s pioneering live show ‘Building Cars Live’ alongside James May and Kate Humble, and in 2016 presented a further two BBC2 shows.

‘Chinese New Year’ with Kate Humble and the Hairy Bikers and ‘New York: America’s Busiest City’ with Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan demonstrating Ant’s versatility outside the car sector. Channel 4 kept Ant busy in 2016 with a new Craft show and 2017 shows no sign of letting up as Ant is the solo host of a new 10 part Channel 4 show titled “Million Dollar Car Hunters” and an all new Craft series for More4.

Ant has appeared on a number of entertainment shows including ‘The One Show’, ‘Sunday Brunch’ and ‘This Morning’ and he is often seen hosting the live stages of some of the UK’s most prestigious car shows. As well as after dinner speaking Ant supports a number of charities alongside being an ambassador for the UK apprentice scheme.

Episodes Season 13

Mercedes 560SL 1987

Episode 1

Mike and Edd return to Discovery Channel for another all-new series. In this episode, Mike ...

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Volvo PV544

Episode 2

Mike has been challenged to find a classic endurance sports car, and the Volvo PV544 ...

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Honda CVCC

Episode 3

The guys want to tackle something eco-friendly, and get their wish when Mike chooses the ...

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Chevy LUV

Episode 4

When Edd sets Mike the task of finding him a classic American truck, Mike heads ...

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Ford Mustang

Episode 5

In this episode, Mike and Edd decide that an '80s classic - the Ford ...

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Chevy Corvair

Episode 6

Mike and Edd decide to create an eye-catching, inexpensive beach cruiser, and the Corvair is ...

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Land Rover IIA

Episode 7

Edd and Mike set the challenge to find the ultimate bug-out vehicle that would ceaselessly ...

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Chevy Corvette

Episode 8

Mike and Edd go back and forth about the definition of a real sports car. ...

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Best Of

Episode 9

Edd and Mike look back on the memories of the last eight cars. Which were ...

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Ford Bronco

Episode 10

Mike seeks a classic adventure, and finds it in a 1970 Ford Bronco.  First impressions can ...

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Mercedes 500 SEC

Episode 11

Mike's looking for luxury, and finds it in the most expensive car Mercedes had to ...

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Porsche 912E

Episode 12

Mike and Edd renovate a classic Porsche.

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Chevrolet Camaro

Episode 13

A classic Camaro gets the Mike and Edd treatment in this all-new episode.

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Sunbeam Alpine

Episode 14

A classic two-seater sports coupé gets some elbow grease and a bit of spit and ...

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Humvee

Episode 15

Mike is on a hunt for the military-grade off-roader, the Humvee.  He’s met with ...

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Maserati Bi-Turbo

Episode 16

Whilst looking for a 1985 Maserati Bi-Turbo, Mike discovers a truly unique example: a Bi-Turbo without ...

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Cadillac V8

Episode 17

Is there anything cooler than a Caddy? In this episode, Mike and Edd get their ...

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Best Of

Episode 18

Take a look back at some classic Mike and Edd moments with this best-of compilation.

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The 5 Second Hand Cars you’ll need to build a Space Shuttle

You’d be surprised what you can do with a second hand car. Ambitious? We think not.

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The Ultimate Movie Car Chases

Many films boast a solid car chase but few have a truly great, mind-blowing automotive pursuit. When it happens, it’s movie magic.

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The Future of Supercars

Supercars are game-changers by their very nature. So what does the super-future look like and how will it shape our own lives?

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