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, train horn installed, installed engine and wheels from donor car.

Notes: Mike and Edd’s project for the Peking to Paris rally and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first V8 production car. Purchased in the UK for US$51,000 (£37,000) and flown to the U.S. workshop. Engine rebuilt by Jenkinson Concours & Customs. Parts purchased from Dick Shappy Classic Cars in Rhode Island. As the engine was not ready for the rally, Mike ended up buying a 1918 Cadillac Type 57 for US$45,000 for spare parts. Restored car was unable to be race ready for the rally. Most expensive project in the series. This episode marks the final appearance of Edd China, as it was announced on March 21st, 2017 that he had left the show.

Rating: 10.0/10. From 1 vote.
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