Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E1 – Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E2 – Volvo PV544

Budget: $10,000 Purchase Price: $9,000 Final Cost: $11,642 Selling Price: $14,500 Profit/Loss: +$2,858 Work Completed: Rebuilt and tuned the dual carburettors, suspension bushings and clutch linkage bushings replaced, Kevlar brake shoes fitted, aftermarket but period correct air conditioning fitted. Notes: Purchased in San Francisco, California. Previous owner had restored the exterior and interior and kept it garaged, as he was unable to find a mechanic...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E3 – Honda Civic CVCC

Budget: $3,000 Purchase Price: $2,000 Final Cost: $6,200 Selling Price: $14,000 Profit/Loss: +$8,000 Work Completed: Engine rebuilt and retuned, rusted area on the bottom right rear wing replaced with new sheet metal, full body respray at the Universal Technical Institute, installed oxygen sensor and tyre pressure monitor, new four-gauge dashboard pod made by fusing two units together, added vacuum and air/fuel ratio gauges. Notes: Purchased...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E4 – Chevrolet LUV

Budget: $2,000 Purchase Price: $1,000 Final Cost: $2,555 Selling Price: $3,500 Profit/Loss: +$945 Work Completed: Dents removed using various methods of dent removal, hole in bed patched, air shocks installed, oil seals replaced to fix leaks under the car, new audio kit with Bluetooth connectivity installed, dashboard fixed by re-upholstering it in new vinyl and installation of a dashboard cap, USB power outlets and...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E5 – Ford Mustang Convertible

Budget: $2,500 Purchase Price: $2,500 Final Cost: $7,335 Selling Price: $9,200 Profit/Loss: +$1,865 Work Completed: Limited slip differential fixed with new friction plates, geared down final drive to increase acceleration, speedometer re-adjusted, suspensions and whole exhaust assembly replaced, performance exhaust manifolds, air filter and throttle body installed, smaller pulleys installed to minimize power loss and increase performance, new tinted headlights fitted, new tires and...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E6 – Chevrolet Corvair

Budget: $1,500 Purchase Price: $2,000 Final Cost: $11,345 Selling Price: $18,200 Profit/Loss: +$6,655 Work Completed: Pushrod tube seals and gasket replaced to fix oil leaks, engine cleaned and powder coated, interior overhauled, convertible soft top replaced, brightwork replaced, new wheels and tires installed, full respray from white to Seafoam Green, suspension bushes and ball joints replaced, springs and shocks replaced, compensator bar installed, new...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E7 – Land Rover Series IIA

Budget: $10,000 Purchase Price: $8,000 Final Cost: $15,176 Selling Price: $19,000 Profit/Loss: +$3,824 Work Completed: Chassis cleaned, surface rust removed, and repainted, wheels repainted, engine detailed, generator replaced with alternator, new brake lines installed, brakes re-adjusted, new suspensions installed, solar power system with inverter kit and additional 12-volt battery installed, hard top and side windows installed, roof-mounted tent and additional braces installed, water purification...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E8 – Chevrolet Corvette C3 Convertible

Budget: $20,000 Purchase Price: $19,500 Final Cost: $21,530 Selling Price: $26,000 Profit/Loss: +$4,470 Work Completed: Electronic ignition fitted, carburettor re-jetted and rebuilt, valve stem oil seals replaced, hydraulic valve lifters re-adjusted, brake calipers rebuilt, brake discs replaced, non-working wiper actuators fixed, damaged passenger side wing repaired and resprayed, custom steering wheel fitted. Notes: Purchased in Katy, Texas. Previous owner swapped the original engine with a...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E9 – Ford Bronco Series 1

Budget: $0 Purchase Price: $8,000 Final Cost: $25,404 Selling Price: $40,000 Profit/Loss: +$14,596 Work Completed: "Three on the tree" manual column gearbox replaced with 4-speed automatic gearbox with tilt steering and new steering wheel, new front locking hubs, new body painted in Sequoia Brown with new power master cylinder, new prop shafts, new 2.5" lift kit, new headliner and carpet, new dashboard trim with...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E10 – Mercedes 500 SEC

Budget: $0 Purchase Price: $2,500 Final Cost: $10,162 Selling Price: $16,000 Profit/Loss: +$5,838 Work Completed: New suspension parts, new 560 SEC vented brake discs and twin-cylinder calipers, cylinder heads refurbished with larger ports, new camshaft, stainless steel valves, rocker arms, and valve spring retainers, AMG C126 fibreglass wide body kit, full body respray, Magnaflow AMG replica exhaust system with new x-pipe muffler, new AMG...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E11 – Porsche 912E

Budget: $0 Purchase Price: $25,000 Final Cost: $31,016 Selling Price: $35,001 Profit/Loss: +$3,985 Work Completed: New fuel injectors and regulator valve, air flow sensor refurbished, ride height lowered to Euro-spec, new rear suspension adjustment kit, air conditioning reinstated with second-hand parts, black satin trim replaced with second-hand chrome brightwork, new headlights with beauty rings. Notes: Rare variant with factory sunroof and air conditioning, which was...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E12 – Chevrolet Camaro RS

Budget: $0 Purchase Price: $17,000 Final Cost: $32,281 Selling Price: $35,000 Profit/Loss: +$2,719 Work Completed: Aftermarket pro-touring handling parts consisting of new set of brakes, new tubular steel A-arms, adjustable suspension kit, new tie rods and sway bar installed, rear drums converted to disc brakes, 3.73 Positraction limited-slip differential installed, stock 350 engine swapped to a 383 crate engine producing 440 hp, new exhaust...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E13 – Sunbeam Alpine

Budget: $0 Purchase Price: $7,000 Final Cost: $12,373 Selling Price: $18,000 Profit/Loss: +$5,627 Work Completed: Engine disassembled to discover possible Brabham-sourced modifications, exhaust manifold sandblasted and ceramic coated, cylinder head checked for cracks, ported, polished, and skimmed, full body respray from black to Lake Blue, brightwork polished, old fuel tank replaced with modern, race-spec fuel cell, engine re-dressed, old dynamo replaced with custom-made alternator,...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E14 – 1992 Humvee

Budget: None Purchase Price: £12,500 Final Cost: £20,173 Selling Price: £25,000 Profit/Loss: +£4,827 Work Completed: Ignition control module and temperature sensor unit replaced, gearbox mount replaced and prop shaft reattached, new aluminium camper top, installed water tank and heater, kitchen sink, stove, refrigerator, full-size bed, storage shelves for dining furniture, full body respray to matte black. Notes: Decommissioned unit purchased from a military compound, where...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E15 – Maserati Biturbo

Budget: - Purchase Price: $2,740 Final Cost: $22,481 Selling Price: $22,500 Profit/Loss: +$19 Work Completed: Electric propulsion system renewed with more modern system consisting of 12 new battery packs, new AC brushless induction motors, new motor controllers, new radiators, new wiring and regenerative braking system, increasing power, torque, and range, clutch assembly replaced, leather seats refreshed by oiling and conditioning, missing glove box installed,...

Wheeler Dealers: S13 E16 – Cadillac Type 53 Roadster V8

Budget: $0 Purchase Price: $96,000 Final Cost: $133,908 Selling Price: N/A Profit/Loss: N/A Work Completed: New aluminium pistons and valve springs, chassis sandblasted and repainted, leaf springs refurbished, new spring bolts, new prop shaft, new custom exhaust, new running boards, full body respray to Green Stone, new windscreen, reupholstered leather seats and fitted heating pads to the seats, new floor palette and seat springs,...

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