Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E1 – Jaguar E-Type

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: £13,250 Final Cost: £16,090 Selling Price: £18,500 Profit/Loss: +£2,410 Work Completed: Replaced bonnet underpanel, complete exhaust, replaced leaking pinion seal, wheels refurbished, sills & bonnet repainted, door card and carpets renewed and seats re-upholstered. Notes: Most expensive project in the series up to that point (later surpassed by the US series).

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E2 – Mini Moke

Budget: £7,000 Purchase Price: £5,800 Final Cost: £7,080 Selling Price: £7,200 Profit/Loss: +£120 Work Completed: Radiator and cooling fan uprated. Suspension modded for a conical spring type. Frame rust fixed. White hood and interior fitted. Notes: Australian built car with a 1275cc Austin Metro engine.

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E3 – Range Rover P38 4.0 HSE

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £2,100.36 Final Cost: £3,042 Selling Price: £3,500 Profit/Loss: +£458 Work Completed: Changed air suspension pump, front anti-roll bar bushes, front grille, side headlamp assembly, driver's side power window regulator assembly, satnav control unit. Added fog lamps, front and rear lettering, tinted windows. Notes: Car was purchased on eBay. It broke down on the way back due to a faulty air suspension...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E4 – Austin-Healey Sprite

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £4,500 Final Cost: £7,475 Selling Price: £8,600 Profit/Loss: +£1,125 Work Completed: Full body respray from red to Iris Blue. Front drum brakes swapped for disc brakes from an MG Midget. Brightwork professionally polished. New seatcover kit fitted. New Mini alloy wheels fitted. Notes: The oldest British car to be featured in the series, featuring a 1275cc uprated engine. Restored car was...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E5 – Saab 9-3 Turbo Convertible

Budget: £3,000 Purchase Price: £2,400 Final Cost: £3,360 Selling Price: £3,750 Profit/Loss: +£390 Work Completed: Replaced turbocharger, ignition coil pack and spark plugs, left headlamp housing, ignition key barrel, aerial, gearstick knob, front badge, pulled out some dents and fitted a steering rack brace kit. Notes: Newest car featured in the series so far. Restored car was taken to an air base to pay tribute...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E6 – Dodge Charger

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: $23,000 (£14,000) Final Cost: £18,160 Selling Price: £20,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,840 Work Completed: Front wheel bearings replaced, new gear linkage installed to sort poor gear select problem, faulty power steering pump replaced, modified rear spring hangers replaced with stock ones, faulty headlamp motor replaced so signature headlamps open and close properly, signature horn from The Dukes of Hazzard installed. Notes: Purchased near...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E7 – DeLorean DMC-12

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: $15,500 (£9,650) Final Cost: £14,715 Selling Price: £20,500 Profit/Loss: +£5,785 Work Completed: Dents in stainless steel panels removed, rear louver panel fixed with fiberglass and repainted, flywheel/crankshaft oil seal replaced, interior revamped with new seat covers, new gear shift gaiter, new carpets and new instrument binnacle, faulty window motors replaced, faulty aircon system fixed by changing blown fuse, left rear...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E8 – Chevrolet 3100

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: $8,650 (£5,400) Final Cost: £10,993 Selling Price: £13,600 Profit/Loss: +£2,607 Work Completed: Engine upgraded from single to twin carburettors with new manifold, engine bay resprayed to match Chrysler cream body colour (paint supplied by seller), flatbed floor wood replaced, soundproofing installed inside the cab to reduce engine noise and vibrations, white grille replaced with chrome version and new wheels fitted. Notes:...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E9 – Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: $10,000 (£6,000) Final Cost: £10,450 Selling Price: £11,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,050 Work Completed: Gearbox refurbished, engine removed and engine bay cleaned including fitting of new soundproof firewall lining panels, hole in the trunk left from auxiliary heater welded over with new metal, black exterior sills stripped and re-sprayed to match the color of the car, interior refurbished with new dash panels,...

Wheeler Dealers: S8 E10 – Chevrolet Bel Air 210

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: $6,700 (£4,000) Final Cost: £13,504 Selling Price: £16,000 Profit/Loss: +£2,496 Work Completed: Full respray from light blue to Ferrari Yellow with white roof; new carburettor and air filter unit, bumpers, grille and chrome trim, chrome wheels, horn ring and interior pieces; original vinyl seats and carpet cleaned, new wheels and tires fitted. Notes: Original barn find purchased in Sarasota, Florida. Restoration...

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