Wheeler Dealers: S13 E1 – Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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Budget: £15,000
Purchase Price: £6,000
Final Cost: £13,930
Selling Price: £21,000
Profit/Loss: +£7,070

Work Completed: Fuel injectors replaced, timing chain and plastic chain guides replaced, HVAC air vent vacuum actuators replaced, heater box repaired, cracked dashboard reupholstered in German vinyl, leather seats recovered, center console veneer panels replaced, front suspension refurbished with new shocks, lower springs and new anti-roll bar end links, front suspension subframe mounting bushings replaced, aftermarket wheel arch chrome trim removed, U.S. spec bumpers and headlights replaced with Euro spec ones, period correct Lorinser LO wheels fitted.

Notes: Car purchased in Los Angeles, California. During the episode, Mike and Edd made several references to the 1980 film American Gigolo, which featured a model similar to the car being restored. To source vacuum actuators, Mike visited the Mercedes Benz Classic Centre in Irvine, California. Restored car taken to Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California, where Mike and Edd signed copies of the Wheeler Dealers Car Restoration Manual. (For legal reasons, the store signs were blurred out.)

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