Wheeler Dealers: S11 E1 – Ford Fiesta XR2

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Budget:  £3,000
Purchase Price:  £2,000
Final Cost: £2,750
Selling Price: £5,000
Profit/Loss: +£2,250


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Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt. Gearstick throw shortened from 200mm to 130mm. Faded black window surrounds repainted; metal fracture welded up and minor rust treated on the window frame. Parcel shelf from a donor car refurbished with new paint, carpeting, and hanger strings. Rear interior quarter panels, front bumper, and spotlight replaced with donor car parts. Aftermarket exhaust replaced with original unit.

Notes: Mike spent £1,000 on a donor car for all the spare parts the project car needed; donor car was resold for £873. Restored car brought to Colin Stancombe of Ford Special Vehicles Engineering. Edd ran the car from 0-60 in 10.5 seconds – slightly more than one second slower than the original factory rating of 9.3 seconds.

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