For 11 years, Overhaulin’ has showcased the work of car designer Chip Foose, but all good things must come to an end. The Velocity series, hosted by Chris Jacobs, will premiere its final season on Nov. 4 — with an epic build for mark Amber Heard and the ‘68 Mustang she bought when she was a teen. Her father, David Heard, serves as the insider along with her husband, Johnny Depp.
On Overhaulin’, the mark is played Punk’d-style: In this case, Jacobs poses as a cop (who loved Depp in Nick of Time) and lures Amber to the shop that has been storing and restoring her Mustang under the supervision of her father and Depp for more than a year by saying that her dad has gotten into an altercation with the owner. Once she and Johnny arrive, she’s told the shop runs a scam and has “parted” her car, meaning all that’s left is the frame. “This guy did? And my dad only hit him once?” Amber says. “I don’t blame him.” She’s devastated: “The car is everything to me,” she says. “I paid for the car with every dime I had. I’ve starved for the car. And out of all the cars I’ve bought and sold since I’ve moved to L.A., this car is my child. … It’s everything to me.”
Once Amber learns she’s on Overhaulin’, David and Johnny meet with Foose to help him design the car of her dreams.
As you can tell from the photos below, the little girl who grew up going to car shows with her father is happy with the result.
Like really happy.
There are tears, excited expletives, and hugs all around (even the car gets one).
(From left to right) Host Chris Jacobs, co-host Adrienne Janic, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, David Heard, designer Chip Foose, and co-host Arianny Celeste
The final season will also include a special build for Marcus Luttrell, the man who inspired the Lone Survivor film. For 33 years, Marcus and his brother, Morgan, have had a running automotive wager, and for Marcus’s 40th birthday, Morgan enlists Foose for the surprise of Marcus’s life.
The final season of Overhaulin’ premieres Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on Velocity.