More about Ant

Car builder, designer, artist, world record holder and semi-professional football player

Ant Anstead 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 has built an enviable reputation supplying cars and artworks 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.

Since then it has been onwards and upwards and to see more about Ant’s timeline please click here.


Anstead joined Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1999 and became a Police Constable first stationed at Bishop’s Stortford. He moved to Cheshunt police station and then became a member of the Tactical Firearms Team (TFU) in Welwyn Garden City. During his police career, Anstead received two commendations for acts of bravery.

In 2005 Ant Anstead resigned from the Police to pursue a career as a car builder. He started building and restoring cars for clients and built recreation cars and one-offs. He also built unique pieces of art and sculptures and many of his works are housed globally in museums and private collections.

Anstead played semi-professional football for over 15 years playing over 700 matches at Ryman level and made the transition from goalkeeper to striker, most notably becoming the only player to win Ryman league promotions in both positions.

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