Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S3 E1&2 – Volkswagen Transporter

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £1,100 Final Cost: £3,825 Selling Price: £1,500 Profit/Loss: -£2,325 Work Completed: Fixed sliding door and fitted window, lowered suspension, rock and roll bed, installed camper van appliances, full-body vinyl wrap, painted interior light blue, added artificial grass carpeting and fitted new exhaust & hubcaps. Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Type 2. T3 works van converted to mini...

Wheeler Dealers: S3 E3&4 – Lancia Delta HF Integrale

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £2,300 Final Cost: £3,087 Selling Price: £3,800 Profit/Loss: +£713 Work Completed: Replaced front brake discs, front suspension bushes & track rods, battery, alternator, radiator, grille, pedal covers, wing mirrors, carpets, gearstick and wheel centre caps. Red paint deep polished. Mini-service done. Notes: Acquired through eBay. Originally a non-running unit with a rare factory right-hand drive conversion and no MOT. The car...

Wheeler Dealers: S3 E5&6 – Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £2,700 Final Cost: £3,585 Selling Price: £3,500 Profit/Loss: -£85 Work Completed: Replaced cassette player head unit with CD player. Hydraulic suspension replaced with uprated conventional units. Exhaust components replaced. New Toyo tyres on all corners. Notes: Was a former company car. Fourth loss in the series.

Wheeler Dealers: S3 E7&8 – Range Rover Series I

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £1,600 Final Cost: £2,035 Selling Price: £2,000 Profit/Loss: -£35 Work Completed: Replaced boot, rear door and roof lining changed, automatic transmission fluid replaced. Notes: Originally planned for LPG conversion, but canceled due to MOT failure and conversion costs. Last vehicle sold at a loss in the series until Series 9. (Fifth loss in the series).

Wheeler Dealers: S3 E9&10 – Mazda MX-5

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £1,600 Final Cost: £2,715 Selling Price: £3,600 Profit/Loss: +£885 Work Completed: Replaced convertible hood and interior, installed chrome trims, performance air filter and chassis braces, repaired and repainted corroded A-pillar, stock alloys upgraded to 15" white Enkei factory units from the second generation (NB) model. Notes: Mike showed a selling technique by buying the car in the winter and selling the...

Wheeler Dealers: S3 E11&12 – Porsche 928

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £1,600 Final Cost: £4,950 Selling Price: £6,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,050 Work Completed: Full body respray to original Cocoa color, replaced headlight switch and brake calipers, repaired dents on driver's side door and rear wing, changed aftermarket BBS rims to refurbished factory "tele-dial" rims with brand new Goodyear tyres. Notes: Originally purchased as a non-running unit with no MOT and no service records....

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