Wheeler Dealers: S15 E3 – Mini Cooper S MC40


Budget: $6,000
Purchase Price: $5,300
Final Cost: $7,890
Selling Price: $9,000
Profit/Loss: +$1,110

Mike finds one of only 1,000 MC40s ever made, the 40th-anniversary homage to the Monte Carlo rally-winning British icon. Can Ant revive its original look?

Work Completed: Full 100,000-mile service, including new oxygen sensors, water pump, thermostat, coolant cap, ignition coil, HT leads, fuel filter, hoses, and serpentine belt. Supercharger reconditioned and cleaned. New left foglamp. New MC40 replica magnetic decals. New suspension dampers and springs. New tyres. Headliner reupholstered. Aftermarket projector headlamps and air intake system replaced with stock units. New rear badge.

Notes: Purchased in Northern California. Previously fitted with lowering springs and aftermarket suspensions. MC40 decals replicated by Sticky Fingers Design. Restored car was taken to the Los Angeles River to pay homage to The Italian Job, then to a Mini-meet in San Clemente, California.

Rating: 9.3/10. From 3 votes.
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  1. I liked the episode – partially because they did a pretty good job with a modern classic, and partly for personal reasons (I own a 2004 Mini Cooper, albeit not a MC40 edition).

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