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Dan Short fell in love with cars when he first laid eyes on a 1967 Camaro. He bought a used model as a teenager, but because he couldn't pay someone else to restore it, he learned how to do the work himself. After a stint in the Army, Short decided to make his passion for classic cars his life's work, and FantomWorks was born. Today the Norfolk, Va., company is the largest auto restoration shop in the U.S., and this reality series shows how Short and his team meticulously refurbish some of America's favorite rides. Drama ensues in the form of personality clashes, cost overruns, irate customers and other issues, which are compounded by Short's reputation as a straight shooter who won't accept substandard results.

Latest episodes

aired 10 days ago
The crew faces a puzzle of rust and rotted wood as it attempts to restore a 1917 Overland; Dan purchases a 1968 Camaro on the Internet.
aired 10 days ago
The restoration of a C10 gets ugly when the pickup's paint is removed; a Heinkel arrives with mismatched scooter parts.
aired 24 days ago
A client desires a 1968 Mustang Fastback resto-mod; a couple want to restore the 1969 Pontiac Firebird that they rode in on their wedding day 45 years earlier.
aired 25 days ago
The team attempts to restore a 1939 Hudson 112 convertible coupe without a standard for the vehicle's original condition; a husband and wife have different ideas for a 1970 Chevrolet Nova.
aired 26 days ago
Joe pushes Fantomworks off the deep end when he challenges them to build a replica of a legendary 1953 hydroplane that set a water speed record with an automotive engine.
aired 28 days ago
A lack of reference material and anchor points complicate the installation of a new convertible top on a 1953 Morgan; the crew tries to repair a 1969 Camaro's poor restoration work.
aired 29 days ago
Dan restores a 1977 Corvette Stingray for an emotional owner; a customer wants machine guns added to a 1965 Cobra.
aired 29 days ago
Problems plaguing a 1983 Avanti include an ill-fitting engine and $58,000 worth of mismatched parts; a Chevrolet 3100 pickup has bigger troubles than just the rope holding its doors shut.
aired 29 days ago
A demanding owner brings in a 1941 Buick Coupe; Janelle wants her Kawasaki KZ-750 motorcycle transformed into a cool and stripped down machine.
aired 29 days ago
The owner of a Mach 1 wants more muscle added to his vehicle; a "his-and-hers" restoration involves a Sunbeam Tiger and a Fiat Spider.
aired 31 days ago
The owner of a 1954 Oldsmobile needs the team to get his vehicle in shape for a 1,000-mile road race; Dan stands firm after he discovers safety issues with a 1977 Triumph Spitfire.
aired 32 days ago
Dan makes repairs to a 1929 phaeton that could possibly save the life of its owner; a 1989 Jeep Wrangler suffers from bad work.
aired 33 days ago
Dan uncovers hidden damage on a man's 1964 Plymouth Barracuda; a woman hopes to surprise her husband by getting her 1953 Studebaker Commander into running shape.
aired 35 days ago
Dan battles 50 years of time during his restoration of a 1967 Ford Mustang coupe; Jay works on a 1965 Triumph TR4.
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A customer wants FantomWorks to swap out his 1968 Mustang convertible's V6 with the V8 from a donor car, but the exchange is easier said than done; Dan attempts to transform a troublesome 1962 Citroen into a reliable ride.
aired 41 days ago
The epic four-year-long wrestling match with the 1961 International Harvester Metro concludes with a one-of-a-kind van; Ray wants his '69 ZL1 to match the number 68 rally car, but he needs Dan's rare Winters stamped 427 COPO motor.
aired 42 days ago
David and Chuck want their enormous heirloom 1961 International Harvester Metro Van converted into a state-of-the-art restomod, with all the trimmings; David asks Dan to find and restore a 1966 Lincoln Convertible.
aired 42 days ago
Arnold brings Dan two interlocking projects; he wants FantomWorks to transform his 1946 Ford Panel Wagon into a classic tour-mobile, and he also wants Dan to fix the 1941 Harley Flathead motorcycle that will ride in the back.
aired 42 days ago
Jay brings Dan a 2012 Camaro ZL1 with poor performance and a blown supercharger; Terry wants Dan to complete a high-powered restomod of a 1931 Landau Phaeton, but the car arrives with mismatched parts and a junkyard engine.
aired 42 days ago
Kolin asks Dan to repair his smashed-up 1973 Corvette, but Dan finds major problems that existed before the accident; Jim wants Dan to build him an asphalt-crushing 1970 Challenger convertible by adding a 426 Hemi.
aired 42 days ago
Chris asks FantomWorks to breathe new life into a 1951 Mercury Woody that was sitting in a chicken coop for thirty years; Dan's 1970 Mustang Boss arrives with a long list of problems and the speed of a sea slug.

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