Saturday, April 21, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E1&2 – Triumph Spitfire 1500

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £2,400 Final Cost: £3,432 Selling Price: £4,600 Profit/Loss: +£1,168 Work Completed: Cylinder head had new guides and hardened valves fitted to run on unleaded fuel, rear shock absorbers replaced, brightwork re-chromed, and differential replaced, oil change performed. Notes: Mike bought the car in the winter to repair and sell in the spring to take advantage of the Spitfire's convertible aspects when...

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E3&4 – Porsche 944 Turbo

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £2,800 Final Cost: £5,660 Selling Price: £6,650 Profit/Loss: +£990 Work Completed: Engine management computer retuned from 235 bhp to 260 bhp, rollcage added, shock absorbers and brake pads upgraded, racing seats with four-point harnesses installed, added second set of wheels for racing, removed sound deadening fabric and CD changer. Notes: Acquired through eBay. Converted to track-ready vehicle and brought to Porsche test track....

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E5&6 – Audi Quattro

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,800 Final Cost: £4,568 Selling Price: £5,450 Profit/Loss: +£882 Work Completed: Seats refurbished, new clutch reservoir installed, bumpers repaired and repainted, rear wheel bearings replaced. Notes: Worn shifter knob was also replaced, but not mentioned in the episode.

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E7&8 – Volkswagen Beetle

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £1,600 Final Cost: £4,809 Selling Price: £6,600 Profit/Loss: +£1,791 Work Completed: Front luggage floor welded, engine replaced with reconditioned unit, new bumpers and hubcaps, full body respray from dark blue to original Gulf Blue colour, brakes adjusted. Notes: Acquired through eBay. Originally planned on Series 2 (which became the Predator Beach Buggy project).

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E9&10 – Jaguar XJS 3.6

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £1,000 Final Cost: £1,691 Selling Price: £2,450 Profit/Loss: +£759 Work Completed: Replaced transmission spring, steering gaiter, bonnet, gearbox oil filter, headlining, and centre console veneer. Repainted bonnet scuttle and front grille. Notes: Bought from a dealer that got the car as a trade-in.

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E11&12 – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: £8,750 Final Cost: £11,880 Selling Price: £13,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,120 Work Completed: Body dents pulled out and holes in the front undercarriage panel patched with fiberglass, exhaust manifold replaced, a full respray, and wheels refurbished. Notes: First project to go over £10,000.

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E13&14 – Mini City 1000

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £700 Final Cost: £2,290 Selling Price: £2,600 Profit/Loss: +£310 Work Completed: New gold alloys, engine chrome parts, full body vinyl wrap in carbon fiber pattern with white bonnet stripes and Union Jack roof pattern, new black interior with Cobra racing seats, replaced left radius swing arm, dashboard/speedometer kit and choke cable. Notes: Customized for auction at a Mini 50th anniversary gathering...

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E15&16 – TVR S2

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £2,550 Final Cost: £3,040 Selling Price: £4,250 Profit/Loss: +£1,210 Work Completed: Replaced brake servo, track-rod ends (and did wheel alignment), re-cored radiator, electrics checked, lubricated left side power window mechanism, re-trimmed front seats. Notes: Acquired through eBay.

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E17&18 – Land Rover Discovery

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £1,500 Final Cost: £2,731 Selling Price: £3,000 Profit/Loss: +£269 Work Completed: Added roof rack, rear door ladder, snorkel, under tray protection and diff guards, light guards and front bumper spotlights. Replaced power steering box. Notes: Converted to expedition off-roader.

Wheeler Dealers: S6 E19&20 – BMW M3 Convertible

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £4,500 Final Cost: £5,580 Selling Price: £5,950 Profit/Loss: +£370 Work Completed: Replaced gearbox, interior and alarm unit, refurbished alloy wheels. Notes: Sold at asking price.

Send this to a friend