Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S2 E1&2 – Toyota MR2 MKI

Budget: £2,000 Purchase Price: £500 Final Cost: £1,278 Selling Price: £1,900 Profit/Loss: +£622 Work Completed: Replaced ignition barrel and boot lock, alternator, left front wing, windscreen, exhaust pipe, door trim and tyres; removed rust and repainted left rear wing, polished body work; bought replacement fourth wheel and refurbished rims; full engine service. Notes: First Japanese car in the series.

Wheeler Dealers: S2 E3&4 – Peugeot 205 GTi

Budget: £2,000 Purchase Price: £1,000 Final Cost: £1,653 Selling Price: £2,200 Profit/Loss: +£547 Work Completed: Replaced gear linkage, exhaust, body trim, cam belt, water pump, petrol cap and parcel shelf. Sorted the rear suspension height, junked the after-market steering wheel and fitted a CD player. Notes: Bought through a newspaper advertisement, and Mike gave tips on what to say and do and what not to...

Wheeler Dealers: S2 E5&6 – Suzuki SJ410

Budget: £2,000 Purchase Price: £250 Final Cost: £1,270 Selling Price: £500 Profit/Loss: -£770 Work Completed: Repainted vehicle from white to black, modified suspension and oversized wheels for 8" extra ride height. Replaced busted engine. Fitted roll cage kit. Notes: First vehicle to be acquired through eBay. Converted to mini monster truck. Failed MOT test due to rust holes. (Second loss in the series).

Wheeler Dealers: S2 E7&8 – BMW E30 325i Touring

Budget: £2,000 Purchase Price: £950 Final Cost: £1,792.50 Selling Price: £1,900 Profit/Loss: +£107.50 Work Completed: Painted new bonnet. New exhaust, performance air filter, clutch slave cylinder, fog lights and power steering fluid. Cosmetics: bumper capings, gear-shift gaiter, badge, wheel hub caps, clear front indicator lenses with orange bulbs and new numberplates. Notes: First car bought at an auction instead of a private seller. Lowest profit...

Wheeler Dealers: S2 E9&10 – MGB GT

Budget: £2,000 Purchase Price: £1,000 Final Cost: £2,600 Selling Price: £2,850 Profit/Loss: +£250 Work Completed: Numerous rust areas treated before full body respray from orange to Flame Red. Fabric and bottom foam of seats replaced with stylish black refurbish kit. Rusted wheels replaced with refurbished units. Chrome brightwork polished. Notes: Previous owner replaced the rubber bumpers with a chrome bumper set, a popular modification among...

Wheeler Dealers: S2 E11&12 – Predator Beach Buggy

Budget: £2,000 Purchase Price: £200 Final Cost: £3,700 Selling Price: £3,900 Profit/Loss: +£200 Work Completed: Stripped car to bare chassis and installed beach buggy kit, engine cleaned up and cylinder rockers adjusted, dynamo replaced with alternator, new exhaust system and chrome engine parts installed, rusted chassis replaced with a newer, shorter wheelbase unit, front drum brakes swapped with disc brakes, new tyres with chrome...

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