Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E1 – Jensen Interceptor III

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £5,000 Final Cost: £5,430 Selling Price: £6,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,070 Work Completed: Cut out rust and welded new steel in passenger foot well, replaced brake master cylinder and steering rack, leather interior cleaned and restored, wheels polished. Notes: Car was missing the air conditioning system, which was not reinstated due to cost. Restored car brought to Millbrook Proving Ground for its test...

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E2 – Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £4,100 Final Cost: £5,920 Selling Price: £6,200 Profit/Loss: +£280 Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt, clutch replaced, valve stem oil seals & guides replaced, seats, door cards and steering wheel replaced, Escort Cosworth alloy rims replaced with original units, front bumper repainted. Notes: Acquired through eBay. Restored car taken to a 1-mile drag strip to do a 0-60 acceleration contest. Mike scored 5.9...

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E3 – Volkswagen Type 2 T2

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £2,500 Final Cost: £8,465 Selling Price: £9,450 Profit/Loss: +£985 Work Completed: Full body respray from white to metallic orange, 1641cc engine rebuild & exhaust. New tailgate, driver door, Recaro leather seats (recycled from the Sierra Cosworth project), wheels, door cards and carpet. Notes: Originally planned on Series 3 (which became the T3 Transporter project). Sold off-screen to an army major who...

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E4 – BMW 840Ci

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,50 Final Cost: £5,040 Selling Price: £5,750 Profit/Loss: +£710 Work Completed: Repaired and resprayed front bumper and driver's side door, replaced cooling fan and recharged air conditioning, replaced automatic transmission cooler, installed new windscreen (supplied by seller), refurbished alloy wheels, bodywork polished. Notes: Sold to a buyer from Ireland.

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E5 – Triumph Stag

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,400 Final Cost: £4,529 Selling Price: £5,500 Profit/Loss: +£971 Work Completed: Replaced cam cover gasket, radiator with improved unit, differential gasket, hood and frame, front bumper and polished brightwork. Notes: Acquired through eBay.

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E6 – Bond Bug 700ES

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £2,500 Final Cost: £3,261 Selling Price: £5,500 Profit/Loss: +£2,289 Work Completed: Gearbox and canopy, brake shoes and differential half shaft oil seals replaced. Notes: The first three-wheeled car featured in the series. Restored for the Bond Bug 40th anniversary gathering at Woburn Abbey, featuring designer Tom Karen. Buyer offered £550 over the asking price.

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E7 – Volvo P1800

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £5,000 Final Cost: £5,795 Selling Price: £8,350 Profit/Loss: +£2,555 Work Completed: Replaced fuel gauge, fuel tank and sender, front shocks and springs, and engine rocker cover. Front crossmember repainted. Cylinder head valves updated with hardened units and twin carburettors rebuilt to run on unleaded petrol. Notes: Mike owned one, and this was the type of car driven by Simon Templar in...

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E8 – Land Rover 90

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,000 Final Cost: £5,677 Selling Price: £6,000 Profit/Loss: +£323 Work Completed: Fitted aftermarket hi-lift camshaft, alloy wheels, steering wheel and seat bottoms, grill, bumper and decal, doors, rear windows and a full respray from blue to Gunmetal Gray. Notes: Farm vehicle turned into a Chelsea tractor. Previous owner swapped the original 2.5 litre turbo diesel motor with a Rover V8 engine.

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E9 – Subaru Impreza WRX

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £3,250 Final Cost: £5,255 Selling Price: £5,400 Profit/Loss: +£145 Work Completed: Performance air filter and exhaust added, ECU remapped to 243 bhp, clutch, brakes, calipers and alloy wheels uprated, bonnet stripes added Notes: First Japanese car featured since Series 4. Restored car tested on Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Wheeler Dealers: S7 E10 – Lotus Elan S3

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £8,500 Final Cost: £11,685 Selling Price: £16,700 Profit/Loss: +£5,015 Work Completed: Exhaust renewed in stainless steel, ball joints renewed, custom CV joint assemblies fitted, wheels refurbished and red/white respray done. Notes: Restored car tested at Gurston Down Motorsport Hillclimb. Mike beat Edd 46 seconds to 49 seconds. When Mike purchased it, the owner had the engine bored up to 1.7 litres,...

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