Wheeler Dealers Series 14

Wheeler Dealers: S14 E5 – 1965 Dodge A100 Sportsman

Budget: $2,500
Purchase Price: $2,000
Final Cost: $16,375
Selling Price: $19,000
Profit/Loss: +$2,265

Work Completed: Stock suspensions replaced with air ride suspension system, stock bumper replaced with customized Chevrolet Camaro bumpers, wheels and tires replaced with low-profile tires and larger-sized alloy wheels, stock slant-6 engine swapped to a V8 unit, stock manual transmission replaced with automatic transmission, roof rack installed, light bar installed, warm water shower installed using beer keg as a water tank and a heat exchanger to warm the water, rusted original doghouse bonnet treated, new custom interior made, consisting new seats and a custom table made from a surfboard, custom gear selector lever fitted to correspond with the transmission swap, clear coat applied to keep the car’s patina.

Notes: Purchased in Oregon. Converted into a surf van. Mike and Ant initially wanted the slant-6 engine to be rebuilt but found it to be too costly. Restored car taken to Malibu. Sold to an unidentified international buyer.

Rating: 8.7/10. From 3 votes.
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