Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S4 E1&2 – Porsche 911 2.7S Targa

Budget: £6,000 Purchase Price: £5,000 Final Cost: £7,040 Selling Price: £8,450 Profit/Loss: +£1,410 Work Completed: Replaced U.S. spec bumper extensions with Europe-spec ones. Gearbox replaced with reconditioned unit. Replaced clutch and left-side mirror. Fixed and reconditioned targa top. Removed chrome trim on wheel wells and painted wheel centre caps black. Mini-service done. Notes: U.S. spec car imported from California with a full body respray to...

Wheeler Dealers: S4 E3&4 – Jeep CJ7

Budget: £4,000 Purchase Price: £1,100 Final Cost: £3,772 Selling Price: £3,900 Profit/Loss: +£128 Work Completed: New leaf springs and shock absorbers, new clutch master and slave cylinders, new seats, steering wheel and roof assembly, door cards refurbished, two tyres replaced, new mirrors and bonnet catches. Notes: First American vehicle in the series. Originally purchased as a non-running barn find with complete service and MOT records.

Wheeler Dealers: S4 E5&6 – Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

Budget: £4,000 Purchase Price: £2,200 Final Cost: £3,125 Selling Price: £4,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,375 Work Completed: Filled dents in nose, front end respray, replaced manifold couplings, UK spec headlights, rusted driver's side footwell cutout and replaced with new metal. Notes: Original Italy-spec model that was previously coloured blue under the red paint.Welding and metal was free because Edd had them hanging around the shop. Sold at...

Wheeler Dealers: S4 E7&8 – BMW E24 635CSi

Budget: £4,000 Purchase Price: £2,000 Final Cost: £3,060 Selling Price: £3,700 Profit/Loss: +£640 Work Completed: Replaced rear drop links and front suspension control arms, added strut brace, replaced exhaust system, replaced rubber door seals, Canadian alloy wheels replaced with factory BBS units, cloth interior swapped with leather interior. Notes: Car was previously sent to Canada for several years before returning to the UK, resulting in...

Wheeler Dealers: S4 E9&10 – Chevrolet Corvette C4

Budget: £4,000 Purchase Price: £2,100 Final Cost: £3,021 Selling Price: £3,800 Profit/Loss: +£779 Work Completed: Replaced door panel fabric, replaced digital instrument panel with a reconditioned unit, fixed faulty wiring on pop-up headlamp motor, repainted targa roof and door mirrors, replaced missing headliner, added chrome cover parts for engine bay, replaced fan thermostat wiring, replaced exhaust system, air conditioner recharged, wheels refurbished, car polished...

Wheeler Dealers: S4 E11&12 – Lexus LS400

Budget: £4,000 Purchase Price: £1,300 Final Cost: £3,108 Selling Price: £3,300 Profit/Loss: +£192 Work Completed: Headlamps upgraded to HID, front suspension wishbones replaced, air conditioner LCD replaced, rear bumper repainted, alloy wheels and tires upgraded to Lexus IS 17" units, side indicator housings swapped with clear lenses with orange bulbs, Bluetooth hands-free phone kit added to stereo. Notes: Car was upgraded to be sold as...

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