Friday, April 20, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E1 – Pontiac GTO

Budget: US$25,000 (£15,400) Purchase Price: US$25,000 (£15,400) Final Cost: US$28,200 (£17,500) Selling Price: US$32,000 (£19,700) Profit/Loss: +£2,500 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: New uprated aluminium radiator with electric fan, water pump, and thermostat installed. Power steering box refurbished and repainted. Air conditioning system reinstated, however original compressor and condenser supplied by the seller, could not be used because of damage and were replaced with...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E2 – Ford F-1

Budget: US$5,000 (£3,061) Purchase Price: US$4,500 (£2,755) Final Cost: US$14,484 (£9,296) Selling Price: US$20,000 (£12,729) Profit/Loss: +£3,433 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: The 3.9L (239 cu. in) Flathead V8 engine cleaned and upgraded with new aluminium heads, new inlet manifold, new four barrel carburettor and new tubular exhaust manifold. Engine bay resprayed in original teal colour. Electrical system converted from 6V to 12V. Four...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E3 – MG MGA

Budget: $15,000 (£9,029) Purchase Price: $14,000 (£2,755) Final Cost: US$24,950 (£16,161) Selling Price: US$35,000 (£22,671) Profit/Loss: +£6,510 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Engine oil seal and crankshaft ring replaced with larger units with the engine plate modified to accommodate them. Engine and engine bay degreased. Boot cleaned of surface rust and repainted with stone chip undercoating. Rusted body panels replaced. Body resprayed from white...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E4 – BMW 2002 tii

Budget: US$10,000 (£6,439) Purchase Price: US$7,750 (£4,990) Final Cost: US$21,450 (£13,813) Selling Price: US$35,000 (£23,415) Profit/Loss: +£9,065 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: New fuel pump and hoses. New battery, condensor, rotor arm, UHT leads, and distributor cap. Engine serviced with new spark plugs and fluids. Fuel injector retaining screws refurbished with new o-rings. Kugelfischer pump reconditioned. Brake system overhauled with new master cylinder, front...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E5 – AMC Pacer

Budget: US$5,000 (£3,059) Purchase Price: US$3,500 (£2,141) Final Cost: US$12,750 (£8,096) Selling Price: US$7,857 (£4,989) Profit/Loss: -£3,107 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Ride height lowered by 50 mm using custom front springs and rear aluminium spacer blocks. Replaced automatic gear selector cable with fishing line. Full body vinyl wrap in light grey with a white hexagon pattern, reflective lines, and clear glitter. Brown interior...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E6 – Datsun 240Z

Budget: US$10,000 (£6,480) Purchase Price: US$8,500 (£5,508) Final Cost: US$11,750 (£7,917) Selling Price: US$16,750 (£11,287) Profit/Loss: +3,370 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Automatic gearbox swapped with a 5-speed manual from a later 280Z. Camshaft profiled, carburettors rebuilt and performance exhaust added to improve engine performance. New chrome camshaft cover added. Notes: Purchased from a Cars & Coffee event in Irvine, California. Mike was initially searching...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E7 – Volkswagen 181 Thing

Budget: US$10,000 (£6,380) Purchase Price: US$8,000 (£5,104) Final Cost: US$12,543 (£8,240) Selling Price: US$15,750 (£10,352) Profit/Loss: +£2,112 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Repaired side windows. Replaced the foam seats. Replaced the spark plugs and the leads. Replaced the fuel dampener as the current one looked worn-down. Replaced the exhaust. Replaced the front drum brakes with disc brakes. Notes: Purchased in Oregon. Sold at asking price...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E8 – DeSoto Firedome 8

Budget: US$15,000 (£9,599) Purchase Price: US$12,500 (£7,999) Final Cost: US$17,000 (£10,710) Selling Price: US$23,000 (£14,811) Profit/Loss: +£3,863 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Flat silver painted bumpers and brightwork rechromed. Engine heads refurbished with new valve guides, seats and polished valves, resulting in a gain of 30 bhp. Added remote controlled door opening mechanism and poppers to compensate for the shaved door handles; new 8...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E9 – Rover P5B

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,850 Final Cost: £6,212 Selling Price: £11,500 Profit/Loss: +£5,288 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Power steering gearbox rebuilt, steering lock stops added to stop further steering gearbox damage, cast iron exhaust manifolds replaced with stainless steel tubular exhaust manifolds, new set of interior felt carpets made, front passenger seat backrest adjust lever tightened up so the backrest stays upright, leather...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E10 – Fiat Panda 4×4

Budget: £1,000 Purchase Price: £1,331 Final Cost: £1,800 Selling Price: £2,500 Profit/Loss: +£700 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Replaced gearbox linkages and bushes, sump guard added for protection, snorkel intake installed, seats replaced to racing seats with harnesses, original stickers removed, exterior resprayed with textured polyurethane rubber paint, new wheels and tires, hand-painted badges. Notes: Bought from an internet auction. The seats and harnesses are...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E11 – Alfa Romeo Alfasud

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £4,830 Final Cost: £5,797 Selling Price: £6,800 Profit/Loss: +£1,003 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Cam belt and water pump replaced, full service performed, brake discs and pads replaced, rear suspension bushes replaced with polyurethane units, rust patch replaced, exhaust system replaced. Notes: Rare Ti variant, only 50 of which are registered in the UK. Purchased from an auction in Norfolk. Engine...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E12 – Caterham 7

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: £16,500 Final Cost: £20,425 Selling Price: £22,500 Profit/Loss: +£2,075 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Standard flywheel replaced with lightweight unit, standard air filter replaced with a bigger airbox, standard exhaust heat shield replaced with handmade Inconel unit, ECU remapped, standard floorpan replaced with longer and deeper unit, racing seats replaced with more comfortable units, toggle switch starter system installed, full...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E13 – Ford Escort

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: £6,750 Final Cost: £12,350 Selling Price: £12,999 Profit/Loss: +£649 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Suspension strut mount and bulkhead strengthened, engine bay and interior repainted, sound deadening removed, roll cage fitted, straight cut gearbox fitted, new fuel tank with uprated fuel systems fitted, FIA-approved fire extinguisher fitted, competition-spec center console installed, new footrest for navigator fitted, competition bucket seats fitted,...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E14 – Messerschmitt KR200

Budget: £17,995 Purchase Price: £17,000 Final Cost: £22,271 Selling Price: £25,000 Profit/Loss: +£2,729 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Cylinder head cleaned and new head gasket fitted, full service performed, hubcaps replaced, aftermarket leather canopy replaced with correct clear dome, engine casing polished, crease on the rear mudguard bent back to shape, welded and patched, full respray from mint green to red and white, new...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E15 – Citroen HY Van

Budget: £6,000 Purchase Price: £4,500 Final Cost: £19,000 Selling Price: £23,000 Profit/Loss: +£4,000 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Standard engine swapped with 2.1L Ford unit, trafficators refurbished with LED units, rusty bodywork treated and resprayed to white, standard transmission swapped with synchromesh unit from later HY Van, inverter charger, auxiliary battery and additional 240V electronics fitted, additional support braces, insulation and hygienic panels installed,...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E16 – VW Corrado VR6

Budget: £1,500 Purchase Price: £1,200 Final Cost: £2,860 Selling Price: £5,500 Profit/Loss: +£2,640 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Replaced ABS sensors on all four wheels, new brake pads and discs fitted, ABS pump rebuilt, oil cooler seals and oil filter replaced, broken sunroof replaced, fabric interior swapped with secondhand leather units, radiator grille replaced, wipers replaced with Volkswagen Lupo wiper arms, wheels refurbished and...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E17 – Honda S2000

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,000 Final Cost: £4,380 Selling Price: £7,000 Profit/Loss: +£2,620 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Faulty oxygen sensor replaced, oil seals and O-rings replaced to fix the VTEC issue, wheels refurbished, corroded EPS rack replaced, rusted metal engine brackets refurbished using vapor blasting method, rusted alarm casing replaced, cam cover refurbished, faded headlamp lenses ground, sanded and polished, headlight washer pump...

Wheeler Dealers: S12 E18 – Noble M12

Budget: £22,000 Purchase Price: £21,500 Final Cost: £24,574 Selling Price: £27,000 Profit/Loss: +£2,426 Episode Stream Not available yet.   Work Completed: Twin turbochargers reconditioned to fix engine oil leak, intercooler cleaned, electronic boost controller installed, ECU re-mapped to increase the turbos' boost, uprated oil sump and removable crossmember installed to replace a piece of factory crossmember that Edd cut, oil filter replaced, oil catch tank replaced, broken...

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