Monday, July 16, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E1 – Fiat Dino Coupe 2400

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: €15,000 (£12,500) Final Cost: £14,480 Selling Price: £15,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,020 Work Completed: Distributor rebuilt: distributor cap contacts cleaned, new rotor arm bearing and centrifugal bob weights installed, track control arm bushings replaced, dents and scratches in the bodywork repaired and painted, Cromodora alloy wheels and chrome center hubcaps refurbished, original orange interior carpets replaced with specially made black carpets, center dash...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E2 – Morgan +4

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: £13,000 Final Cost: £14,600 Selling Price: £21,000 Profit/Loss: +£6,400 Work Completed: New chassis fitted, new plywood floor panels fitted, rear suspension uprated with new Panhard rod, 4 leaf springs instead of 6 to soften the ride, tramp bars or traction bars and new shock absorbers, front suspension uprated with new brakes, hubs, shock absorbers, springs, and kingpins. Notes: Purchased from a...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E3 – BMW M5 E39

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £4,000 Final Cost: £5,770 Selling Price: £6,500 Profit/Loss: +£730 Work Completed: New front suspension strut mounts fitted, worn alternator bearings replaced instead of buying whole new part. "Angel eyes" headlights and taillights from 2001 model year fitted, auto-dimming rearview mirror and nearside rear view mirror replaced, bonnet repaired and resprayed, missing sound damping under the bonnet refitted, new air filters...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E4 – Renault Alpine A310

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: €14,000 (£12,000) Final Cost: £13,500 Selling Price: £13,500 Profit/Loss: +£0 Work Completed: New water pump installed to solve overheating problems, worn rear wheel bearings changed, new air filter installed, Holley 4-barrel carburetor and customized intake manifold upgrade installed to increase the engine's power, non-working high beams repaired, wheel center caps repainted. Notes: Purchased in France. Car overheated shortly after purchase and had...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E5 – Porsche 914

Budget: £5,000 Purchase Price: £4,000 Final Cost: £5,310 Selling Price: £8,250 Profit/Loss: +£2,940 Work Completed: Refurbished engine: Thermostatic bellows for engine cooling flaps replaced with thermostatic spring from VW Beetle, external oil cooler replaced, engine cooling tinware cleaned and repainted, new HT leads and distributor fitted, new fuel injector seals fitted, Fuchs alloy wheels cleaned and polished, targa top resprayed, vinyl panels on B-pillars...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E6 – Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: £9,500 Final Cost: £11,463 Selling Price: £12,000 Profit/Loss: +£537 Work Completed: Speedo drive oil seals replaced, scratched center console sanded and re-lacquered, engine bay steam cleaned, battery tray treated with rust remedy and repainted, radiator top hose replaced, cam cover polished, front grille replaced with an aftermarket 2012 unit and painted in original colour, front bumper replaced and painted, headlight...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E7 – Jaguar XK8

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: £6,000 Final Cost: £10,075 Selling Price: N/A Profit/Loss: -£75 Work Completed: Throttle body replaced to fix "Limp Home Mode" problem, engine and exhaust system decarbonized to reduce emissions, new lowered springs and shocks, new XKR brakes installed, both back exhaust mufflers replaced with aftermarket ones, chrome front grille replaced with a satin black unit. Notes: A contest was held for the...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E8 – Gardner Douglas Cobra

Budget: £20,000 Purchase Price: £17,500 Final Cost: £21,030 Selling Price: £23,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,970 Work Completed: Carburetor jets resized and custom exhaust fitted to reduce emissions for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test, also, custom head rests fitted as a requirement for IVA, rear axle narrowed by fitting shorter lower control arms and shorter drive shafts, new deep-dished wheels fitted. Notes: Mike opted to find a kit...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E9 – Jaguar Mark 2

Budget: £8,000 Purchase Price: £6,800) Final Cost: £7,804 Selling Price: £9,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,196 Work Completed: Crankcase ventilation system fixed by cleaning the oil screen and replacing the breather pipe that runs to the oil catch can to sort out blue exhaust smoke, clutch master and slave cylinders replaced to fix spongy clutch pedal and 1-2 gear crunch, interior woodwork on the dashboard top and...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E10 – Willys MB

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: US$13,000 (£8,000) Final Cost: £10,862 Selling Price: £16,000 Profit/Loss: +£5,138 Work Completed: Rusted floor replaced with a new panel and painted in original olive drab, missing jerrycan holder installed on the back, gearbox replaced with a refurbished part and painted in olive drab, all seat cushions replaced with new ones, missing manually operated period windscreen wipers reinstalled, missing WW2 first-aid...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E11 – Nissan Skyline R33

Budget: £3,500 Purchase Price: £3,000 Final Cost: £3,655 Selling Price: £4,500 Profit/Loss: +£845 Work Completed: Custom Japanese wheels replaced as part of purchase deal. Rusty metal on the strut tower cut out and replaced with a patch from another Skyline, standard intercooler swapped for a larger one and front bumper modified to relocate the intercooler from the inner wing to the front of the...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E12 – Triumph TR6

Budget: £7,000 Purchase Price: £6,000 Final Cost: £7,050 Selling Price: £8,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,450 Work Completed: Cylinder head fitted with hardened exhaust valve seats so the engine can run on unleaded petrol, conventional water based coolant flushed and replaced with synthetic 'water free' coolant, a small hole in a petrol tank repaired using tinning & patch method, old vinyl roof replaced with a new one,...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E13 – BMW Isetta 300

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: £6,800 Final Cost: £10,500 Selling Price: £12,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,500 Work Completed: Rear brake shoes replaced and rear brake drum skimmed, rubber gear linkage grommets replaced, flares on front wheel arches and rusty lower part of the near side wheel arch cut out and replaced with new panels, whole car sanded to bare metal and resprayed from yellow to factory Japan...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E14 – Ford Mustang

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: US$21,000 (£13,000) Final Cost: £18,320 Selling Price: £25,000 Profit/Loss: +£6,680 Work Completed: Replaced dented pattern front wings with original second-hand units. Resprayed whole body in Dark Highland Green. Replaced lower control arms on front suspension due to worn bushes and ball joints. Replaced rear drum brakes. Refurbished power steering system. Upgraded the dashboard panels to factory deluxe spec. New wheels...

Wheeler Dealers: S9 E15 – Mercedes-Benz SLK

Budget: £2,500 Purchase Price: £2,010 Final Cost: £2,955 Selling Price: £3,650 Profit/Loss: +£695 Work Completed: Replaced hydraulic pump and relay of retractable roof mechanism. Replaced supercharger (Kompressor), brake master cylinder, stability control sensor, nearside headlamp, all four wheels and tyres. Had several rust patches and scratches touched up. Installed original spec CD player. Mike recovered parts from a crashed car in a breakers.

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