Wheeler Dealers: S10 E12 – Cadillac Coupe de Ville

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Budget:  N/A
Purchase Price:  US$5,000 (£3,000)
Final Cost: £19,550
Selling Price: £25,000
Profit/Loss: +£5,450

Work Completed: Shock absorbers and springs replaced with air suspension. Front wings replaced. Missing side skirts replaced. Rusted panels on right-side C-pillar patched. Full body respray from black to Sugar Apple Green with white top; custom gold plate pinstriping added. New white vinyl headliner, door cards, and seat upholstery with green piping. Dashboard refurbished and painted to body colour. Chrome bumpers, grille, and brightwork polished; hubcaps painted in body colour.

Notes: Purchased from Culver City, California. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Replacement body panels purchased from a junkyard. Missing right rear window, front right flashing light and trunk lock replaced, but not mentioned. Restored car brought to the Rally of the Giants at Blenheim Palace, the UK’s largest American classic car gathering. Sold at asking price. Most expensive restoration cost in the series to date.

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