List of Wheeler Dealers episodes

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Wheeler Dealers is a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for the Discovery Channel in the UK and Motor Trend Network in the U.S., fronted by Mike Brewer, with mechanic Edd China in Series 1-13 and Ant Anstead starting from Series 14. The premise of the programme has the presenters on a mission to save old and repairable enthusiast vehicles, by repairing or otherwise improving an example of a particular make and model to a budget, then selling it to a new owner.

This is a list of Wheeler Dealers episodes with original airdate on Discovery Channel.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1127 October 2003 (2003-10-07)11 November 2003 (2003-11-11)
21210 August 2004 (2004-08-10)16 September 2004 (2004-09-16)
31223 August 2005 (2005-08-23)27 September 2005 (2005-09-27)
41229 August 2006 (2006-08-29)3 October 2006 (2006-10-03)
51228 October 2008 (2008-10-28)6 December 2008 (2008-12-06)
6205 May 2009 (2009-05-05)17 November 2009 (2009-11-17)
7104 May 2010 (2010-05-04)9 November 2010 (2010-11-09)
8105 April 2011 (2011-04-05)1 November 2011 (2011-11-01)
91520 March 2012 (2012-03-20)6 November 2012 (2012-11-06)
101219 February 2013 (2013-02-19)22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
111417 March 2014 (2014-03-17)13 October 2014 (2014-10-13)
121823 March 2015 (2015-03-23)19 October 2015 (2015-10-19)
13169 May 2016 (2016-05-09)16 January 2017 (2017-01-16)
14165 October 2017 (2017-10-05)31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)
15163 October 2018 (2018-10-03)22 July 2019 (2019-07-22)


Overall costs[edit]

The table below shows the total costs of everything since 2003.

Overall Costs
Budget Purchase Price Final Cost Selling Price Profit / Loss
£664,761 £545,255.36 £845,972 £1,052,057 £206,985

Series 1 (2003)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
11–21983 Porsche 924£1,000£700£1,010£1,500+£4907 October 2003 (2003-10-07)

Work Completed: Replaced gear knob, passenger door and door mirrors, pulled and filled dent in rear nearside quarter panel, repainted wheels and replaced the centre caps, applied new door sill decals, replaced handbrake lever, replaced handbrake warning light, adjusted rear exhaust section to prevent it from knocking against the undercarriage, fitted a new stereo, engine service including replacing the engine oil, spark plugs, rotor arm, distributor cap and air filter, cleaned up the leather interior, polished the bodywork.

Notes: Before Mike sold the car, he gave a mini-primer on how to sell cars to maximize profits.
23–41985 Saab 900 Turbo£1,000£600£1,035£1,200+£16514 October 2003 (2003-10-14)

Work Completed: Replaced interior (including carpets and door cards) from beige cloth to black/grey leather, all 4 brake discs and pads, both electric window motors and exhaust back box, replaced front indicator lenses with clear ones with orange bulbs; engine service.

Notes: First episode to use the Internet to buy and sell used cars. Original beige knee roll repainted grey when the replacement unit was damaged beyond repair.
35–61983 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI£1,000£650£1,165£1,550+£38521 October 2003 (2003-10-21)

Work Completed: Refurbished the gear linkage, fitted a new brake master cylinder, 2 new interior air vents, new decals around the rear windscreen and on the door sills, new clock, ammeter and rev counter, new front spoiler, repainted the front VW badge from silver to black, repainted GTI-spec front grille insert from chrome to red and replaced the non original steel wheels with a refurbished set of Pirelli alloys.

Notes: Restored to original GTI specification.
47–81967 Austin Mini Mk1£1,000£300£1,100£1,300+£20028 October 2003 (2003-10-28)

Work Completed: Numerous rust areas treated and repaired (including replacing the nearside A-frame and correctly filling and repairing a dent in the passenger door) before stripping and prepping the car for a full body respray, fitted new chrome brightwork including the bumpers, fitted a new bootlid, fitted new door mirrors, cleaned and repainted the engine and replaced the HT leads.

Notes: Flagged as totally original though it did have a sunroof. Sold to a buyer from Guernsey.
59–101984 Mercedes-Benz W123 230E£1,000£400£976.50£1,500+£523.504 November 2003 (2003-11-04)

Work Completed: Replaced the steering box, fitted a new windscreen, replaced and repainted the offside front wing, new fuse for sunroof motor, replaced the windscreen wipers, replaced the front bumper irons and serviced the engine (including replacing the fan belt, adjusting the timing, replacing the automatic transmission fluid and replacing the power steering fluid).

Notes: Car was found through an advertisement on a bulletin board at a local supermarket. Replacement right wing was painted free of charge.
611–121986 Ford Capri Laser 1.6£1,000£400£945£700-£24511 November 2003 (2003-11-11)

Work Completed: Replaced and repainted front wings, fitted new "Laser" stickers to the wings, replaced both front suspension bushes, both front tyres, all 4 exhaust gaskets, front bumper & valance and front fog lights.

Notes: Sold at a loss - blamed on lacklustre finish of repainted wings, as well as the worn seats that were not addressed during the restoration. (First loss in the series).
Totals £6,000 £3,050 £6,232 £7,750 £1,518.50

Series 2 (2004)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
71–21988 Toyota MR2 Mk1£2,000£500£1,278£1,900+£62210 August 2004 (2004-08-10)

Work Completed: Replaced ignition barrel and boot lock, alternator and fan belt, nearside front wing, windscreen, exhaust back box, door trim, removed rust and repainted nearside rear wing, polished body work; replaced the non original offside front wheel and refurbished rims with new tyres; full engine service including changing the oil, replacing the oil filter, replacing the air filter and replacing the spark plugs.

Notes: First Japanese car in the series.
83–41990 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9£2,000£1,000£1,653£2,200+£54717 August 2004 (2004-08-17)

Work Completed: Replaced gear linkage, entire exhaust system, carpets, body trim including the wheel arches, side skirts and front and rear bumpers, front indicator and taillight lenses, cam belt, water pump, cold start valve, fan belt, petrol cap, parcel shelf, new front and rear numberplates, reset the height of the rear suspension back to stock setting, replaced the after-market steering wheel with an original GTI unit and fitted a CD player.

Notes: Bought through a newspaper advertisement, and Mike gave tips on what to say and do and what not to say when advertising a used car on the classified ads. The replacement parcel shelf had to be repainted from grey to black.
95–61985 Suzuki SJ410 Samurai£2,000£250£1,270£500-£77024 August 2004 (2004-08-24)

Work Completed: Repainted vehicle from white to black, modified suspension and oversized wheels for 8" extra ride height, new disc brakes all round, new larger wheel arch extensions, fitted removable, plastic seat covers, replaced busted engine and fitted a roll cage kit.

Notes: First vehicle to be acquired through eBay. Converted to mini monster truck. Failed MOT test due to rust holes. The second loss since the show started.
107–81989 BMW E30 325i Touring£2,000£950£1,792.50£1,900+£107.502 September 2004 (2004-09-02)

Work Completed: Painted new bonnet. New exhaust, performance air filter, clutch slave cylinder, fog lights and power steering fluid. Cosmetics: bumper trimmings, gear-shift gaiter, badge, wheel hub caps, clear front indicator lenses with orange bulbs and new numberplates.

Notes: First car bought at an auction instead of a private seller. Second lowest profit in the series. A tear in the drivers seat was not repaired, and used to negotiate the seller price down.
119–101977 MGB GT£2,000£1,000£2,600£2,850+£2509 September 2004 (2004-09-09)

Work Completed: Numerous rust areas treated before full body respray from orange to Flame Red. Fabric and bottom foam of seats replaced with stylish black refurbish kit. Rusted wheels replaced with refurbished units. Chrome brightwork polished.

Notes: Previous owner replaced the rubbers with a chrome bumper set, a popular modification among MGB enthusiasts.
1211–121969 Predator Beach Buggy£2,000£200£3,700£3,900+£20016 September 2004 (2004-09-16)

Work Completed: Stripped car to bare chassis and installed beach buggy kit including a new custom fibreglass body with sidepods, new battery box, new steering column support, new petrol tank and filler cap, new custom windscreen, new steering wheel, new seats, new chrome headlight pods, new indicators, new taillights, engine cleaned up and cylinder rockers adjusted, dynamo replaced with alternator, new exhaust system and chrome engine parts installed including a protective bar, retro air filter and protective fan belt housing, rusted chassis replaced with a newer, shorter wheelbase unit, front drum brakes swapped with disc brakes, new tyres with chrome wheels.

Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Volkswagen Beetle. Purchased 1971 Beetle 1300, which was a barn find derelict beyond restoration, was custom converted to mark the 40th anniversary of the Beach Buggy. First non-runner purchase. Cheapest purchase since the show started.
Totals £12,000 £3,900 £12,293.50 £13,250 £956.50

Series 3 (2005)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
131–21989 Volkswagen Transporter T3£3,000£1,100£3,825£1,500-£2,32523 August 2005 (2005-08-23)

Work Completed: Fixed sliding door and fitted window, fitted a new rear bumper, replaced the glowplugs, fitted a new fanbelt, changed the engine oil, replaced the oil filter, lowered suspension, fitted new plywood lining panels, rock and roll bed, installed camper van appliances, repaired a dent in the nearside rear quarter panel, full-body vinyl wrap, painted interior light blue, added artificial grass carpeting and fitted a new exhaust, moondisc hubcaps and a new front VW badge.

Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Type 2. T3 works van converted to mini mobile home. First use of a full-body vinyl wrap instead of a respray. First diesel engine in the series. Acquired from a friend of Mike's. The car was bought by Edd, this was the third and largest loss on a sale since the show started. Later bought by one of the cameramen who worked on the show.
143–41989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8v£3,000£2,300£3,087£3,800+£71330 August 2005 (2005-08-30)

Work Completed: Replaced front brake discs and pads, front suspension tracks rods & rubber bushes for urethane units, battery, alternator, radiator, grille with a new HF badge, pedal covers, door mirrors, carpets, gearstick, wheel centre caps, red paint deep polished, refitted the steering column cowling and a mini-service done including changing the oil, replacing the oil filter, fitting new spark plugs and a new air filter.

Notes: Acquired through eBay. Originally a non-running unit with a rare factory right-hand drive conversion and no MOT. The car was found on classic car website.
155–61987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth£3,000£2,700£3,585£3,500-£856 September 2005 (2005-09-06)

Work Completed: Replaced cassette player head unit with CD player, keeping the original in the boot of the car in case the new owner wanted to replace it, replaced the front track rod ends, refitted the loose bumper trim, hydraulic suspension replaced with uprated conventional units, exhaust components replaced, fitted new Toyo tyres on all corners and adjusted the wheel alignment and tracking.

Notes: Was a former company car. The fourth loss on a sale since the show started.
167–81989 Range Rover Series 1 Vogue SE£3,000£1,600£2,035£2,000-£3513 September 2005 (2005-09-13)

Work Completed: Replaced tailgate, nearside rear door and roof lining changed, automatic transmission fluid, gearbox oil filter, gearbox oil sump gasket and airflow meter replaced.

Notes: Originally planned for LPG conversion, but cancelled due to MOT failure and conversion costs. The fifth loss on a sale since the show started. Also the smallest loss in the series as of now.
179–101990 Mazda MX-5 NA 1.6£3,000£1,600£2,715£3,600+£88520 September 2005 (2005-09-20)

Work Completed: Replaced convertible hood and interior, installed chrome trim around the interior door handles and airvents, fitted a metal gearknob and handbrake handle, fitted chrome MX-5 kickplates, fitted a new chrome mesh grille, fitted a new aerial, installed a performance air filter and chassis braces, repaired and repainted corroded A-pillar, stock alloys upgraded to second hand 15" white Enkei factory units and tyres from the second generation (NB) model.

Notes: Mike showed a selling technique by buying the car in the winter and selling the car during the more sunnier months to capitalise on the convertible aspects of the car.
1811–121978 Porsche 928£3,000£1,600£4,950£6,000+£1,05027 September 2005 (2005-09-27)

Work Completed: Full body respray to original Cocoa colour, replaced headlight switch and all 4 brake calipers and pads, fitted a new battery, changed the engine oil and oil filter, repaired dents on driver's side door and rear wing, changed aftermarket BBS rims to refurbished factory "tele-dial" rims with brand new Goodyear tyres.

Notes: Originally purchased as a non-running unit with no MOT and no service records. Sold at asking price with a full tank of petrol.
Totals £18,000 £10,900 £20,197 £20,400 £203

Series 4 (2006)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
191–21976 Porsche 911S 2.7 Targa£6,000£5,000£7,040£8,450+£1,41029 August 2006 (2006-08-29)

Work Completed: Replaced US spec rear bumper extensions with Europe-spec ones, replaced the US style square rear numberplate with a UK style rectangle unit, gearbox replaced with reconditioned unit, replaced clutch and both door mirrors, fixed and reconditioned targa top, removed chrome trim on wheel arches, repainted wheel centre caps from silver to black and an engine service done including replacing the spark plugs, replacing the oil pressure sender unit, changing the oil, replacing the oil filter and replacing the air filter.

Notes: U.S. spec car imported from California with a full body respray to British racing green done less than a year before purchase. Sold at asking price. Was featured on Wheeler Dealers Revisited, when Edd found the car at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife, and drove it round there.
203–41983 Jeep CJ7£4,000£1,100£3,772£3,900+£1285 September 2006 (2006-09-05)

Work Completed: New leaf springs and shock absorbers, new clutch master and slave cylinders, new front and rear seats, steering wheel and roof assembly, door cards refurbished, two tyres replaced, new door 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.
215–61972 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000£4,000£2,200£3,125£4,500+£1,37512 September 2006 (2006-09-12)

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 and polished the chrome brightwork.

Notes: Original Italy-spec model that was previously coloured blue under the red paint. Welding and metal was free because Edd had the materials hanging around the shop. Sold at asking price. Revisited in 2010. Has new carburettors, but bodywork is starting to go at rear wheel arches.
227–81985 BMW 635CSi£4,000£2,000£3,060£3,700+£64019 September 2006 (2006-09-19)

Work Completed: Replaced rear drop links and front suspension control arms, added strut brace, replaced the middle and rear exhaust sections, replaced rubber door seals, Canada-spec alloy wheels replaced with factory BBS units, beige cloth interior swapped with cream leather interior.

Notes: Car was previously sent to Canada for several years before returning to the UK with a lacklustre set of Canada-spec alloy wheels. It was also recently repainted before purchase. A second 635CSi (which failed an MOT test due to underside rust) was purchased for £350 through eBay as a donor vehicle for its interior and wheels.
239–101984 Chevrolet Corvette C4£4,000£2,100£3,021£3,800+£77926 September 2006 (2006-09-26)

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 entire exhaust system, air conditioner recharged, wheels refurbished, car polished and waxed.

Notes: Acquired through eBay. Door card fabric and headliner were built from scratch using acoustic carpet, as genuine replacement parts are too expensive to import from the U.S. Faded paint on the body was used to mark down the selling price.
2411–121992 Lexus LS400£4,000£1,300£3,108£3,300+£1923 October 2006 (2006-10-03)

Work Completed: Headlamps upgraded to HID, front suspension wishbones replaced, air conditioner LCD replaced, rear bumper repainted, alloy wheels and tyres upgraded to Lexus IS 17" units and adjusted the tracking and wheel alignment, 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 a starter executive car targeting new/younger middle management type buyers.
Totals £26,000 £13,700 £23,126 £27,650 £4,524

Series 5 (On the Road) (2008)[edit]

After a one-year hiatus, this series marks a dramatic change in production value. Brewer travels around Europe to source target cars when local examples are either too expensive to buy or too rusty to work on. Aside from being the first to travel outside the UK, several production elements have changed. For example, the segment where Brewer interviews people with similar cars has been dropped, giving the series more focus on the car being restored. In addition, China joins Brewer in the car's final test drive before the sale.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
251–21983 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107)£5,000€6,900 (£5,400)£6,920£7,900+£98028 October 2008 (2008-10-28)

Work Completed: Replaced front brake discs and calipers, convertible hood, entire exhaust system, aftermarket wheels and steering wheel for originals, repaired rust patch on front right wing, changed headlamps to UK-spec units.

Notes: Purchased in Bergen near Munich, Germany. Car originally had no MOT in Germany due to the lack of a catalytic converter. First car purchased over the planned budget. Restoration price includes £400 travel expense and a credit of £135 from selling the aftermarket wheels and steering wheel.
263–41982 Lotus Esprit S3£5,000£3,600£4,385£6,200+£1,8154 November 2008 (2008-11-04)

Work Completed: Replaced cambelt, cast iron exhaust manifold with a stainless steel unit, shock absorbers, fixed leaky aftermarket sunroof, water-damaged beige leather interior replaced with second-hand tan interior and engine service done including replacing the spark plugs, changing the oil, replacing the oil filter and replacing the air filter.

Notes: Car had failed its MOT due to faulty exhaust and rear suspension prior to purchase. Restored car taken to the Lotus test track. Sold for export to Gibraltar.
275–61971 Fiat 500L£5,000€2,900 (£2,300)£5,700£6,500+£80011 November 2008 (2008-11-11)

Work Completed: Full body respray from blue to white with red and green vinyl stripes front to back, fitted a replacement 650cc Abarth engine and gearbox and fitted UK-spec headlights.

Notes: Purchased in Turin, Italy. It broke down halfway back to the UK and needed towing back. Restoration price includes £500 travel expense. Sold at asking price.
287–81981 Land Rover Series III Stage One V8£5,000£1,000£2,230£2,750+£52018 November 2008 (2008-11-18)

Work Completed: Converted to run on Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or petrol including installing the LPG tank and filler cap, vaporiser, a switch to select between LPG or petrol, pipework, fitting a new uprated distributor cap, HT leads, coil and amplifier, repainted some parts black including the front bumper, windscreen, bonnet kickplates and rear tiltframe, added some black metal trim around the top of the doors and headlights, fitted a black roll bar, refitted the interior and exterior door handles, refitted the front sidelights and indicators, refitted the front grille and refitted the passenger seat.

Notes: Previous owner abandoned restoration project after car was repainted in the wrong shade of Inca Yellow but supplied all the replacement and original parts. Restored car tested at Land Rover's off-road circuit. Final sale on-screen was £3,000, but the buyer backed out at the last minute, according to Mike's ending narration.
299–101974 Citroën DSuper 5£5,000€4,800 (£3,800)£5,185£7,000+£1,81525 November 2008 (2008-11-25)

Work Completed: Fitted UK-spec headlights, replaced suspension pressure accumulator & regulator, nearside door mirror, seat covers, clock and engine service including changing the oil, replacing the oil filter, replacing the spark plugs, replacing the HT leads, replacing the distributor cap and cleaning the air filter.

Notes: Purchased in Champagnat near Lyon, France. Restoration price includes £400 travel expense. A scratch on the nearside front wing was left unpainted, with Mike calling it part of the car's "character".
3011–121984 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo£5,000£3,250£6,200£8,000+£1,8002 December 2008 (2008-12-02)

Work Completed: Full respray and colour change from blue to Storm Grey, replaced headlights and grille for Turbo R spec units, repainted the new headlight surrounds to match the rest of the car, repainted leather seats to original blue finish, replaced the rubber windscreen seals, polished the brightwork and refitted some new chrome trim around the windscreen and on the front grille housing.

Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, but the only suitable example at the car dismantler had faulty bodywork. Dismantler offered the Bentley instead. Sold at asking price.
Totals £30,000 £19,350 £30,620 £38,350 £7,730

Series 6 (2009)[edit]

This series marks the first use of a rotating platform to display the restored vehicle. It is also the first series to be split into two parts, taking a four-month break halfway.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
Part I
311–21980 Triumph Spitfire Mk4 1500£5,000£2,400£3,432£4,600+£1,1685 May 2009 (2009-05-05)

Work Completed: Cylinder head had new guides and hardened valves fitted to run on unleaded fuel without the need of a fuel additive, fitted new engine gaskets, rear shock absorbers replaced, brightwork re-chromed, refitted missing chrome trim around the rear windscreen, fitted new front and rear numberplates, differential replaced, changed the oil and replaced the oil filter.

Notes: Much like the Mazda MX-5 build, Mike bought the car in the winter to repair and sell in the spring to take advantage of the Spitfire's convertible aspects when he sold it on.
323–41987 Porsche 944 Turbo£5,000£2,800£5,660£6,650+£99012 May 2009 (2009-05-12)

Work Completed: Engine management computer retuned from 235 bhp to 266 bhp, rollcage added, shock absorbers and brake pads upgraded, Sparco racing seats with four-point harnesses installed, added second set of wheels for racing, which were painted orange, removed sound deadening fabric and CD changer.

Notes: Acquired through eBay. Converted to track-ready vehicle and brought to Porsche test track. Mike particularly hated the orange colour Edd chose for the racing wheels.[1]
335–61986 Audi Quattro£5,000£3,800£4,568£5,450+£88219 May 2009 (2009-05-19)

Work Completed: Seats refurbished, new clutch reservoir installed, bumpers repaired and repainted, rear wheel bearings replaced.

Notes: The gearknob and both front indicator lenses were also replaced, but not mentioned in the episode.
347–81960 Volkswagen Beetle£5,000£1,600£4,809£6,600+£1,79126 May 2009 (2009-05-26)

Work Completed: Front luggage compartment 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). Car came with replacement floor for the front luggage compartment.
359–101989 Jaguar XJS 3.6 V6£5,000£1,000£1,691£2,450+£7592 June 2009 (2009-06-02)

Work Completed: Replaced transmission mount spring, steering gaiter, bonnet, gearbox oil filter, gearbox oil sump gasket, automatic transmission fluid, headlining, centre console veneer, offside exterior door handle, repainted bonnet scuttle and front grille.

Notes: Bought from a dealer that received the car as a trade-in.
Part II
3611–121975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4£10,000£8,750£11,880£13,000+£1,12020 October 2009 (2009-10-20)

Work Completed: Body dents pulled out and holes in the front undercarriage panel patched with fiberglass, exhaust manifold replaced, a full body respray, Wheels refurbished and fitted a new rear numberplate.

Notes: First project to go over £10,000.
3713–141988 Mini City 1000£5,000£700£2,290£2,600+£31027 October 2009 (2009-10-27)

Work Completed: Replaced the original steel wheels with a set of gold Minilite alloys with new tyres, fitted a chrome rocker cover, fitted a chrome coil housing, fitted new HT leads, full body vinyl wrap in carbon fiber pattern with white bonnet stripes and a black, grey and white Union Jack roof pattern, replaced the original grey interior with a new black interior with Cobra racing seats, new door cards, new rear seat covers and all black carpets, replaced the nearside radius swing arm, replaced the original instrument binnacle with a retro central unit with a new speedometer and a new wiring loom, replaced the choke cable, replaced the aftermarket square front and rear numberplates with new rectangle units, replaced the aftermarket clear taillight lenses with factory coloured units and polished all the brightwork.

Notes: Customised for auction at a Mini 50th anniversary gathering in Longbridge. Second car in series to use a full-body vinyl wrap.
3815–161989 TVR S2£5,000£2,550£3,040£4,250+£1,2103 November 2009 (2009-11-03)

Work Completed: Replaced brake servo and master cylinder, track-rod ends (and did wheel alignment and tracking), re-cored radiator, electrics professionally checked, replaced the hazard warning light switch, resoldered the scotch locks in the wiring loom, fitted a new metal plate at the bottom of the aerial, lubricated left side power window mechanism and re-trimmed seats and welded the bolts in place on the bottom of the seat frames.

Notes: Acquired through eBay.
3917–181995 Land Rover Discovery ES TDI£5,000£1,500£2,731£3,000+£26910 November 2009 (2009-11-10)

Work Completed: Added roof rack, rear door ladder, engine snorkel, under tray protection and diff guards, front and rear light guards and front bumper spotlights and replaced the power steering box.

Notes: Converted to an expedition off-roader.
4019–201996 BMW E36 M3 Convertible£5,000£4,500£5,580£5,950+£37017 November 2009 (2009-11-17)

Work Completed: Replaced gearbox, interior and alarm unit, refurbished alloy wheels.

Notes: Sold at asking price.
Totals £55,000 £29,600 £45,861 £54,550 £8,869

Series 7 (2010)[edit]

This series dropped the two-part format in favour of a single one-hour episode format.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate
Part I
4111973 Jensen Interceptor III£5,000£5,000£5,430£6,500+£1,0704 May 2010 (2010-05-04)

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 drive. During a visit to a specialist Jensen firm, Mike was given a photocopy of the car's original production log.
4221990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth£5,000£4,100£5,920£6,200+£28011 May 2010 (2010-05-11)

Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt, clutch replaced, valve stem oil seals & guides replaced, fitted a new head gasket, fitted a new cam cover gasket, fitted new seats, replaced the door cards, fitted an original leather steering wheel, removed the Motorsport sticker from the windscreen, Escort Cosworth alloy rims replaced with original units, front bumper repainted.

Notes: Acquired through eBay. Previous owner had the engine modified to around 380 to 400 bhp and converted it from 4wd to 2wd. Restored car taken to a 1-mile drag strip to do a 0-60 acceleration contest. Mike scored 5.9 seconds while Edd did 6.4 seconds.
4331979 Volkswagen Type 2 T2£5,000£2,500£8,465£9,450+£98518 May 2010 (2010-05-18)

Work Completed: Full body respray from white to metallic orange, upgraded the original 1584cc engine to 1641cc with a twinhead cylinder port, aluminium oil cooler, alternator, new fan housing, twin carburetors, twin port manifolds, new air filters, new exhaust system, new tailgate with a new chrome Volkswagen badge, driver door, refurbished Recaro leather seats installed, chrome wheels, door cards, black vinyl interior panels, carpet, front and rear numberplates, front and rear windscreen rubber seals, removed the "eyelids" from the headlights.

Notes: Originally planned on Series 3 (which became the T3 Transporter project). Sold off-screen to an army major who was serving overseas. The Recaro leather seats were recycled from the Sierra Cosworth project and was refurbished using leather from the old rear seats of the car.
4441995 BMW 840Ci£5,000£3,500£5,040£5,750+£71025 May 2010 (2010-05-25)

Work Completed: Repaired and resprayed front bumper and driver's door, replaced cooling fan and recharged air conditioning, replaced automatic transmission cooler, installed new windscreen and front grilles (supplied by seller), refurbished alloy wheels, bodywork polished.

Notes: Sold to a buyer from Ireland.
4551972 Triumph Stag£5,000£3,400£4,529£5,500+£9711 June 2010 (2010-06-01)

Work Completed: Replaced cam cover gaskets, replaced the radiator and hoses with improved units, replaced the differential gasket, fitted a new hood and frame, replaced the front bumper, replaced the front numberplate and polished brightwork.

Notes: Acquired through eBay.
Part II
4661970 Bond Bug 700ES£5,000£2,500£3,261£5,550+£2,28912 October 2010 (2010-10-12)

Work Completed: Replaced the gearbox, fitted a new canopy and decals, replaced the brake shoes and replaced the differential half shaft oil seals.

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.
477"1968 Volvo P1800S"£5,000£5,000£5,795£8,350+£2,55519 October 2010 (2010-10-19)

Work Completed: Replaced fuel gauge, fuel tank and sender, replaced the front shock absorbers and springs, replaced the engine rocker cover, fitted new spark plugs, fitted new distributor points, repaired and repainted the front crossmember, updated the valve seats with hardened units in order to run unaided on unleaded petrol and rebuilt the twin carburetors to increase engine performance.

Notes: Mike owned one, and this was the type of car driven by Simon Templar in the 1960s television series The Saint.
4881989 Land Rover Defender 90£5,000£3,000£5,677£6,000+£32326 October 2010 (2010-10-26)

Work Completed: Fitted an aftermarket hi-lift camshaft, replaced the hydraulic valve lifters, replaced the original steel wheels with a set of modern Defender alloys, fitted new modern headlight surrounds, which were repainted silver, replaced the original orange front indicator lenses and clear bulbs with clear lenses and orange bulbs, had the aftermarket bonnet checkerplate powdercoated satin black, replaced the steering wheel with an aftermarket unit, replaced the seat bottoms, fitted a new front grill, which was repainted silver, fitted a new front bumper, replaced the original front "Land Rover 90" decal with a modern "Land Rover" sticker and relocated it to the bonnet tip, replaced the passenger and rear doors, installed a pair of rear side windows and a full respray from blue with a white roof to all 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.
4992001 Subaru Impreza WRX£5,000£3,250£5,255£5,400+£1452 November 2010 (2010-11-02)

Work Completed: Fitted a performance air filter, replaced the original exhaust system with a big bore unit, ECU remapped from 206.5 bhp to 243.5 bhp, replaced the clutch with an upgraded unit, replaced all of the original brake discs and calipers with upgraded vented Brembo units, standard alloy wheels and tyres uprated to gold WRX STI units, which were repainted satin black, black racing stripes added with both Mike and Edd's signatures inserted on the bonnet and bootlid.

Notes: First Japanese car featured since Series 4. Restored car tested on Rockingham Motor Speedway.
50101968 Lotus Elan S4 SE Coupe£10,000£8,500£11,685£16,700+£5,0159 November 2010 (2010-11-09)

Work Completed: Replaced the front and midsections of the exhaust system (including the manifold) with a stainless steel unit, fitted new exhaust manifold gaskets, replaced both front suspension ball joints, replaced the rubber driveshaft "doughnut" couplings with custom made constant velocity joint assemblies, repainted the wheels from black to silver and fitted new chrome spinners, fixed the nearside pop up headlamp so they both opened and closed correctly, replaced the modern rear numberplate with a classic black unit with silver characters and a full body respray in the car's original red/white combination.

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, putting out 150 bhp. Largest profit made on a car up to this point.
Totals £50,000 £40,750 £61,057 £75,400 £14,343

Series 8 (2011)[edit]

Part 2 of this series marks the first time Mike sources the featured vehicles directly from the United States. He would continue to import other vehicles from the U.S. during the second half of Series 9 and 10.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
Part I
5111973 Jaguar E-Type V12£15,000£13,250£16,090£18,500+£2,4105 April 2011 (2011-04-05)0.12

Work Completed: Replaced bonnet underpanel, replaced the entire exhaust system with a stainless steel unit with a chrome fantail, replaced leaking pinion oil 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).
5221979 Mini Moke£7,000£5,800£7,080£7,200+£12012 April 2011 (2011-04-12)0.06

Work Completed: Replaced the original radiator and cooling fan with uprated units, original rubber cone suspension replaced with a conical spring type, replaced the black soft top roof with a new white unit with new side panels, repaired the rust on the roof frame and had it powdercoated in the same colour as the car, cut out the rusty metal from the edge of the nearside floorpan under the fuel tank and welded in new metal, reupholstered and refurbished the seats from blue to white.

Notes: Australian built car with a 1275cc Austin Metro engine.
5332001 Range Rover P38 4.0 HSE£3,000£2,100.36£3,042£3,500+£45819 April 2011 (2011-04-19)0.09

Work Completed: Replaced the air suspension pump, replaced both rubber front anti-roll bar bushes with new polyurethane units, fitted a new front grille, replaced the offside headlight assembly, replaced the front offside electric window regulator assembly, replaced the satnav control unit, refitted the missing front fog lamps with new units, refitted the missing front and rear Range Rover badges and added tint to the rear windows.

Notes: Car was purchased on eBay. It broke down on the way back due to a faulty air suspension pump and needed towing back.
5441959 Austin-Healey "Frogeye" Sprite£5,000£4,500£7,475£8,600+£1,12526 April 2011 (2011-04-26)0.09

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 and replaced the original wheels with a set of Minilite alloys.

Notes: The oldest British car to be featured in the series, featuring a 1275cc uprated engine. Restored car was taken to Brooklands to pay tribute to classic British motorsport. Faded hood was used to mark down the selling price.
5552002 Saab 9-3 Turbo Convertible£3,000£2,400£3,360£3,750+£3903 May 2011 (2011-05-03)0.17

Work Completed: Replaced turbocharger, ignition coil pack and spark plugs, nearside headlamp housing, ignition key barrel, aerial, gearknob, front badge, pulled out some dents and fitted a steering rack brace kit.

Notes: Restored car was taken to an air base to pay tribute to Saab's fighter plane heritage.
Part II
5661970 Dodge Charger£15,000$23,000
£18,160£20,000+£1,8404 October 2011 (2011-10-04)0.17

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 Dallas, Texas, and driven to Paris, Texas, to pay a small tribute to the film of the same name before being shipped back to the UK. Second-hand parts purchased at a junk shop in Arizona. Restoration price includes £1,840 shipping, £777 import tax, £1000 travel expenses. Restored car was tested at a quarter-mile drag strip, where Mike clocked in at 18.056 seconds and Edd did 17.048 seconds. Sold at asking price with a full tank of petrol. Featured car had the 383 Magnum engine.
5771982 DeLorean DMC-12£10,000$15,500
£14,715£20,500+£5,78511 October 2011 (2011-10-11)0.30

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, offside rear light lens replaced and wheels refurbished.

Notes: Purchased near Auburn, California. Restoration price includes £2,500 import tax & shipping, £1000 travel expenses. Sold at a DeLorean gathering in Norfolk at £500 over the asking price.
5881954 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside£10,000$8,650
£10,993£13,600+£2,60718 October 2011 (2011-10-18)0.35

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, replaced the chrome tailgate chains, fitted a new chrome rear emblem, soundproofing installed inside the cab to reduce engine noise and vibrations, white grille replaced with chrome version, repainted the front Chevrolet badge and replaced the original wheels (including the side mounted spare) with a set of new powdercoated black "Smoothie" wheels with chrome beauty rings and chrome hubcaps.

Notes: Purchased near San Francisco, California. Restoration price includes £1,950 shipping, £300 import tax and £1000 travel expenses. First pickup truck in the series. The rear axle and leafs springs were also repainted satin black, the exhaust seems to have either been replaced or cleaned up and the side skirts repainted but not mentioned on the show.
5991969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 Cabriolet£10,000$10,000
£10,450£11,500+£1,05025 October 2011 (2011-10-25)0.21

Work Completed: Gearbox refurbished, new clutch fitted, 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, new carpets and new door cards, exterior cosmetics such as front badge and chrome door trim fitted.

Notes: Purchased in Boise, Idaho. Despite being a German car, it was explained by Mike that the only quality used examples can be found in the American west coast. Restoration price includes £2,050 import tax & shipping and £1000 travel expenses. UK spec taillights were also fitted but not mentioned on the show. Mike and Ed's post restoration "test drive" recording was made in Edburton, Saddlescombe and Fulking in West Sussex.
60101957 Chevrolet Bel Air 210£10,000$6,700
£13,504£16,000+£2,4961 November 2011 (2011-11-01)0.22

Work Completed: Full respray from light blue to Ferrari Yellow with white roof; new carburettor and air filter unit, new front and rear bumpers, new front grille, new exterior chrome trim such as bonnet rockets, front Chevrolet badge and V trim, new headlamp surrounds, new door handles, new windscreen wipers, new door mirrors, new side trim, new rear fins and a new rear badge, new chrome horn ring, dashboard and steering wheel repainted, new headlining, new interior B pillars, original vinyl seats and carpet cleaned, new door cards, armrests, chrome window winders and chrome door handles, new rearview mirror, new instrument binnacle, original steel wheels were replaced with chrome units with new tyres.

Notes: Original barn find purchased in Sarasota, Florida. Restoration price includes £2,155 import tax & shipping and £1000 travel expenses. Carburetor and air filter caught fire shortly after purchase. Bonnet paint was blistered and car was unsafe to drive. This car is more correctly a 210 model (the middle trim range) with Bel Air (top trim range) quarter panel trim. It does not carry the front fender chevrons or extended rear fin trim of a true Bel Air. Mike and Ed's post restoration "test drive" recording was made on Madeira Drive in Brighton. Since appearing on the show, the car has been fitted with the fender chevrons and rear fin trim.
Totals £88,000 £67,100.36 £104,869 £123,150 £18,281

Series 9 (2012)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
Part I
6111970 Fiat Dino Coupe 2400£15,000€15,000
£14,480£15,500+ £1,02020 March 2012 (2012-03-20)0.13

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 board and center console retrimmed with black vinyl.

Notes: Purchased in Trieste, Northern Italy. Allegedly seized by the Italian Police in 1970 and stored in a police warehouse till 2004. Restoration price includes £530 travel expense and a £200 credit from selling the orange carpets. Restored car brought to Millbrook Proving Ground for its test drive.
6221992 Morgan +4£15,000£13,000£14,600£21,000+ £6,40027 March 2012 (2012-03-27)0.16

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 specialist dealer who was selling the car on behalf of an American who could not import the car back to the U.S. when he moved. Included a tour of Morgan Motor Company plant in Malvern.
6332000 BMW E39 M5£5,000£4,000£5,770£6,500+ £7303 April 2012 (2012-04-03)0.20

Work Completed: New front suspension strut mounts fitted (supplied by the seller), worn alternator bearings replaced instead of buying whole new part, "Angel eyes" headlights and taillights from 2001 model year fitted,[2] replaced the front foglights, auto-dimming rearview mirror and nearside door mirror replaced, bonnet repaired and resprayed, missing sound damping under the bonnet refitted, new air filters fitted and alloy wheels refurbished and painted in gunmetal metallic paint.

Notes: Engine had claimed extra 30 hp via undisclosed means. Tyres were originally mismatched and worn and were changed but not revealed on show. Restored car achieved a top speed of 170 mph. Sold at asking price.
6441977 Renault Alpine A310 V6£10,000€14,000
£13,500£13,500+ £010 April 2012 (2012-04-10)0.21

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 Veyre-Monton, France. Car overheated shortly after purchase and had to be towed back to the UK. Restoration cost includes £500 travel expenses. Restored car brought to Brands Hatch for a Renault Alpine gathering. Sold to the only bidder of unknown identity as not willing to appear on TV. (First car to break even on sale.)
6551974 Porsche 914-4£5,000£4,000£5,310£8,250+ £2,94017 April 2012 (2012-04-17)0.19

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 replaced, body steam cleaned and machine polished, interior carpets cleaned with wet-vac and replacement seat covers fitted.

Notes: Originally a non-working barn find. Restored car taken to Silverstone Circuit for its test drive. Sold back to original seller.
6661993 Mercedes-Benz 300GE£10,000£9,500£11,463£12,000+ £53724 April 2012 (2012-04-24)0.17

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 surrounds and original rear bumper repainted, original taillights replaced with upgraded LED taillights, second hand leather steering wheel from an E-class fitted, front seats refurbished.

Notes: Restoration price includes a £90 credit from selling the old front bumper and grille. Restored car brought to Mercedes-Benz off-road testing facility. After sometime on the market, sold to an online buyer from Cyprus.
6771999 Jaguar XK8 Convertible£10,000£6,000£10,075N/A- £751 May 2012 (2012-05-01)0.18

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 and a new front numberplate fitted.

Notes: A contest was held for the programme to choose the next car to buy from a lucky viewer. The XK8 was chosen over a 1963 Triumph TR4a and a 1989 Lotus Excel SA among the finalists. Restored car tested at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Was used as a promotional prize with a £10,000 budget. (Sixth loss of the series.)
Part II
6882002 Gardner Douglas Cobra£20,000£17,500£21,030£23,000+ £1,97018 September 2012 (2012-09-18)0.16

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 car version rather than spend money for a genuine AC Cobra, which would have been over budget. Car was brought to a drag strip, where Edd did a top speed of 110 mph while Mike reached 108 mph.
6991960 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8£8,000£6,800£7,804£9,000+ £1,19625 September 2012 (2012-09-25)0.24

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 doors replaced, leather seats replaced, hole in the exhaust down pipe welded up.

Notes: Brought to Oxford to pay a small tribute to Inspector Morse.
70101945 Willys MB Jeep£10,000$13,000
£10,862£16,000+ £5,1382 October 2012 (2012-10-02)0.19

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 kit box reinstalled under the dash.

Notes: Purchased near San Francisco, California. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Brought to Upminster, Essex, for display at an annual military vehicle show.
71111996 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS£3,500£3,000£3,655£4,500+ £8459 October 2012 (2012-10-09)0.31

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 car behind the front bumper, strut brace fitted, stock rear spoiler replaced with an adjustable aftermarket one, suspension set up for drifting: front camber adjusted to -2.6°, front caster adjusted -6.5° and rear camber adjusted to -0.9°. Also the tracking was readjusted.

Notes: Mike beat Edd in a drifting contest with a score of 6-3. First Japanese car featured since series 7. Suspension already had adjustable suspension parts and may have been previously used as a track-day car.
72121975 Triumph TR6£7,000£6,000£7,050£8,500+ £1,45016 October 2012 (2012-10-16)0.26

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, old Lucas fuel pump upgraded to a modern Bosch fuel pump, both seats re-padded as foam had crumbled.

Notes: Restored car taken to Blackpool and Lancashire to pay tribute to the 4th RAC Rally won by John Wallwork and Harold Brooks in a Triumph TR2 in 1954. Sold at asking price.
73131963 BMW Isetta 300£10,000£6,800£10,500£12,000+ £1,50023 October 2012 (2012-10-23)0.18

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 Red and Feather White colour combination, perished window rubber seals replaced, new front and rear chrome bumpers fitted, new narrower rim steel front wheels fitted and painted white, headlight pods chromed instead of repainted, interior re-trimmed with custom vinyl panels, missing vinyl bench seat custom made to match body colour, steering wheel refurbished using original moulds, new taillight bulbs fitted, original black front badges replaced with chrome units.

Notes: Rear brake locked up shortly after purchase and car had to be towed back to the garage. Sold at asking price to BMW Heritage UK for use as a Museum and Press Fleet car.
74141967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback£15,000$21,000
£18,320£25,000+ £6,68030 October 2012 (2012-10-30)0.18

Work Completed: Replaced dented patent part front wings with original second-hand units (supplied by seller), full body respray and colour change from black to Highland Green, replaced lower control arms on front suspension due to worn bushes and ball joints, replaced the front brake hoses, replaced rear drum brakes, refurbished power steering system, upgraded all the dashboard panels (including the instrument binnacle, dials and lenses) to factory aluminium deluxe spec, original wheels replaced with new aluminium "Torque Thrust" alloys with new tyres (echoing the wheels on Steve McQueen's car in Bullitt) and various chrome trim items including front and rear bumpers, new front badges and front grille trim, new chrome air filter, new side and rear trim and badges. Purchased and sprayed but did not install rear trim panel; left in the boot for new owner to decide on fitting it.

Notes: Purchased near San Diego, California. Car was desirable 'A Code' vehicle (289-4V engine). Final cost includes £2,000 shipping and travel expenses. Originality reduced by re-spraying different colour, changing wheels and adding non-original parts. Brought to Salisbury Plain after restoration for Mike and Edd to re-enact a Hollywood police chase scene (with Edd driving a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor).
75152000 Mercedes-Benz SLK200£2,800£2,010£2,955£3,650+ £6956 November 2012 (2012-11-06)0.15

Work Completed: Replaced the hydraulic pump and relay of the retractable roof mechanism, replaced the supercharger (Kompressor) and drive belts, fitted a new brake master cylinder, replaced the stability control sensor, replaced the nearside headlamp, replaced the non original CLK wheels with SLK alloy wheels which had newer tyres, replaced the chrome exhaust tailpipe, had several rust patches and scratches touched up and reinstalled an original spec CD player.

Notes: Mike recovered parts from a crashed car in a breakers.
Totals £146,000 £124,110 £157,374 £178,400 £31,026

Series 10 (2013)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
Part I
7611996 Aston Martin DB7£13,000£12,500£14,468£15,000+ £53219 February 2013 (2013-02-19)0.31

Work Completed: New oil cooler and pipes to fix oil leak; new oil filter. Cracked exhaust manifolds replaced. Black grille replaced with chrome unit. Satin alloy wheels chemically stripped, black powder coated and sprayed silver, front tyres replaced and tracking adjusted. Leaking door rubbers diagnosed with smoke machine, and padded with rubber tube to fix water ingress.

Notes: Because of Aston Martin's association with the James Bond 007 film series, several James Bond and other spy film puns were thrown by Mike and Edd throughout the episode. Car was subsequently advertised for sale for £16,995 at Runnymede Motor Company, in the UK.
7721972 Ford Escort Mk1 L£5,000£4,500£8,500£11,800+ £3,30026 February 2013 (2013-02-26)0.38

Work Completed: Front drum brakes and suspension upgraded to Ford Capri 2.8i-based air vented disc brakes, shock absorbers and springs. Limited slip differential fitted. New brake hoses and servo assisted dual brake master cylinders fitted. Replaced near-side "Mexico" front wing. Full body respray from brown to Daytona Yellow. New window rubbers installed. Pair of 1970's Lucas rally spot lights, sports steering wheel, chrome wing mirrors and replacement original chrome front bumper fitted. Replaced Fiesta XR2 Recaro front seats with original black ones, re-trimmed rear seat from brown to black. Replacement black door cards, carpets and dashboard panel installed. Centre of front grille resprayed satin black. Wheels swapped with repainted 13" units.

Notes: Previous owner swapped original 1300 cc motor with a 1600 cc unit. Restored car taken to Ford Dagenham's heritage fleet prior to sale. Mike and Edd were presented with a 1:43 scale Minichamps diecast replica of the Escort 1.6 RS by the fleet's curator Colin.
7832002 Range Rover TD6 Vogue£5,000£5,000£9,565£10,500+£9355 March 2013 (2013-03-05)0.34

Work Completed: Full body respray from textured satin black and blue to Whistler White. Replaced the wiring loom for the fuel injectors due to failed connection to injector #3. Black/blue 22" rims refurbished to graphite. Refurbished all of the blue interior trim to carbon fibre style using a water transfer print method. Replaced air suspension compressor as failed piston ring in original unit was unavailable as a spare part. Replaced headlamps, bumper, front grill and rear lights with 2007 facelift units. Steering wheel emblem restored.

Notes: Project was unique, as it involved reverting a heavily customized car to near-factory spec. Outside temp indicator showing minus 40°C left unfixed.
7942000 Porsche Boxster S£5,000£1,000£3,540£6,400+£2,86012 March 2013 (2013-03-12)0.40

Work Completed: Tiptronic transmission oil changed and filter replaced to sort out slipping first gear in automatic mode, all four brake discs skimmed with on-car brake lathe and brake pads replaced, both catalytic converters replaced with aftermarket units due to rusted and rattling heat shields, exhaust back box changed with a stainless steel aftermarket unit, headlights and taillights replaced with clear lens lights from a 2003 model, both leather seats refurbished with Alcantara inserts, all four wheels refurbished and painted black.

Notes: Found on an Internet forum originally being sold for parts. Car was mothballed for four years due to a transmission problem and rattle in the exhaust. Sold for a £100 discount from original asking price so that the new owner could fill up the petrol tank.
8051966 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller£5,000£2,450£6,500£8,500+£2,00019 March 2013 (2013-03-19)0.35

Work Completed: Replaced wood frame and panels; new rear wings and roof guttering; full body respray to original Almond Green; wheels repainted in original white; fitted a new front numberplate and replaced the later yellow rear numberplate with black lettering with a vintage black unit with silver lettering; new head lining (supplied by seller) and carpet set; cleaned seats and door cards; replaced gaskets of rocker cover, inspection panels and manifolds; engine repainted to original BMC green.

Notes: Sold at asking price with a full tank of petrol.
8161999 TVR Cerbera£10,000£8,000£12,850£14,000+£1,15026 March 2013 (2013-03-26)0.31

Work Completed: Replaced steel chassis frame and suspension wishbones; new shock absorbers; CV joints refurbished with new gaiters; new accessory belt; new windscreen; silver alloy wheels powder coated to gloss black.

Notes: Sold at asking price.
Part II
8271972 Lamborghini Urraco P250S£20,000€25,000
£27,236£35,000+£7,76417 September 2013 (2013-09-17)0.21

Work Completed: Refurbished engine: New timing belt installed, timing belt idler pulley bearings replaced, new distributor cap, HT leads, spark plugs, air filters installed. Engine oil and filter changed. Ignition timing set to 18° BTDC, four Weber two-barrel downdraft carburetors adjusted for correct idle, choke and A/F mixture. New clutch installed with a refurbished clutch plate and new clutch disc, new clutch slave cylinder and clutch release bearing, missing clutch slave cylinder return spring reinstalled, new custom made hydraulic pipe installed. Seized brakes refurbished by cleaning the brake discs and installing new brake pads. Clutch and brake fluids replaced.

Notes: Purchased from Kraków, Poland. Restoration price includes £3,000 shipping. Mike could not start the car due to loose cam belt and could not move the car due to seized brakes, as it was kept in storage for over six years. Restored car taken to Italy for its test drive and to participate in a parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini. Most expensive purchase made on any car to date.
8381958 Ford Popular 103E Hot rod£10,000£6,000£18,250£23,000+£4,75024 September 2013 (2013-09-24)0.25

Work Completed: Second-hand front suspension and front brakes from a Jaguar XJ installed by replacing the previous, badly installed Triumph Vitesse front suspension with modified chassis rails, shortened XJ subframe, and sway bar. Rusted metal front wings and bonnet replaced with one-piece fiberglass flip front panel. Rear lights and exhaust back pipes moved to the rear wings. Car painted in one of the original paint schemes from the famous "Pinball Wizard" Ford Popular[3] with Medium flake Purple for the base coat and Holographic flake Gold for the stripes. Engine spruced up with new rocker covers and headers, chrome alternator, HT leads and a retro air filter. Original headlight pods replaced with Venom LED retro headlights and LED taillights. Interior upgraded with re-trimmed vinyl dashboard and door cards, new carpets and simple vinyl seats. Four custom made aluminum rims and custom back lit rear number plate installed.

Notes: Modified hot rod fitted with a 5.7 litre Edelbrock Chevrolet V8 that generates 300 bhp. Micky Bray built the famous "Pinball Wizard" Ford Popular from which the paint scheme idea was taken, and which was owned at one time by Mike's dad, Roger. The restored car was taken to Southend-on-Sea for a test drive where it was shown to Roger for his approval.
8491964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2US$30,000
£25,280£45,500+£20,2201 October 2013 (2013-10-01)0.23

Work Completed: Distributor shaft and cap, spark plugs and HT leads replaced; mechanical ignition system replaced with electronic unit, rev counter reconnected to distributor. Right-hand side front drum brake adjusted. Clock fixed. Fibreglass body sanded down and reinforced with carbon fibre filler. Full body respray to original Rally Red colour. New interior installed. Re-chromed bumpers and brightwork installed.

Notes: Roadster model with detachable hardtop. Purchased from Healdsburg, California. Restoration price includes £3,000 shipping. Previous owner abandoned restoration project, but supplied all replacement parts with the car. New convertible hood assembled and installed shortly after purchase; however, the new rear window needed to be replaced due to warping. Restored car taken to the Coventry Transport Museum to attend a Corvette 60th anniversary party. Highest profit made on any car to date.
85101983 FSM Syrena 105L9,000
£5,454£8,000+£2,5468 October 2013 (2013-10-08)0.25

Work Completed: Worm and roller steering box replaced; existing steering shaft welded to replacement unit. Drum brake slave cylinders replaced and shoes refurbished. Gear linkage repaired. Dynamo replaced with alternator; new drive belt installed, old regulator removed, polarity of coils and battery rotated from positive to negative earth. Full body respray from yellow to Polish flag greyish white/burgundy red motif. New door cards to match seat colour. New car stereo. Chrome brightwork polished; black plastic wheel parts chromed.

Notes: Purchased from Ruda Śląska, Poland. Restored car taken to London to give Polish ambassador Witold Sobków a ride. Sold to the Bubble Car Museum in Lincolnshire to be used as a museum display.
86112002 Lotus Elise£10,000£8,400£11,550£13,250+£1,70015 October 2013 (2013-10-15)0.24

Work Completed: Rover K engine head polished and ported to give a power increase from 120 bhp to 150 bhp; engine bolts and head gasket replaced. Stock springs and shock absorbers replaced with adjustable units. New Advan Neova tyres; alloy wheels refurbished in satin black. Rear grille replaced with new diffuser; rear air scoops replaced with carbon fibre pods; new matte black filler cap; fog lamps replaced with 2010 model units; new Lotus badge. Front bodywork repair corrected; scratches and imperfections repainted; headlamps and indicator lamps correctly refitted.

Notes: Seller threw in some replacement parts in the deal. Restored car taken to Silverstone Circuit for a hot lap challenge: Mike did a time of 1:12.4, while Edd did 1:15. The adjustable suspension were refurbished units from the manufacturer's demo car.
8712"1962 Cadillac Coupe de Ville"US$6,200
£19,550£25,000+£5,45022 October 2013 (2013-10-22)0.22

Work Completed: Shock absorbers and springs replaced with air suspension. Front wings replaced. Missing side skirts replaced. Rusted panels on right-side C-pillar patched. Full body respray from black to Sugar Apple Green with white top; custom gold plate pinstriping added. New white vinyl headliner, door cards, and seat upholstery with green piping. Dashboard refurbished and painted to body colour. Chrome bumpers, grille, and brightwork polished; hubcaps painted in body colour.

Notes: Purchased from Culver City, California. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Replacement body panels purchased from a junkyard. Missing right rear window, front right flashing light and trunk lock replaced, but not mentioned. Restored car brought to the Rally of the Giants at Blenheim Palace, the UK's largest American classic car gathering. Sold at asking price. Most expensive restoration cost in the series to date.
Totals £103,000 £91,730 £162,653 £215,950 £53,207

Series 11 (2014)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
Part I
8811983 Ford Fiesta XR2[4]£3,000£2,000£2,750£5,000+£2,25017 March 2014 (2014-03-17)0.28

Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt and gearstick throw shortened from 200mm to 130mm, replaced the front suspension bushes, fitted a new clutch, faded black window surrounds repainted and a metal fracture welded up and minor rust treated on the window frame, parcel shelf from a donor car refurbished with new paint, carpeting and hanger strings rear interior quarter panels, front bumper, and nearside front spotlight replaced with donor car parts and aftermarket exhaust replaced with original unit.

Notes: Mike spent £1,000 on a donor car for all the spare parts the project car needed; donor car was resold for £873. Restored car brought to Colin Stancombe of Ford Special Vehicles Engineering. Edd ran the car from 0-60 in 10.5 seconds - slightly more than one second slower than the original factory rating of 9.3 seconds.
8921996 Porsche 911/993 Targa£15,000£12,000£17,520£19,500+£1,98024 March 2014 (2014-03-24)N/A

Work Completed: Engine performance problem resolved by replacing one of the VarioRam lifters in the intake manifold, shock absorbers replaced with custom-built units complete with Wheeler Dealers logos on top of the strut mounts, brake back plates and suspension drop links replaced, rear spoiler mechanism repaired by replacing faulty crown wheel, leather steering wheel, gear knob & gaiter, and rear lights replaced with salvage parts, new tailpipes, clear fog lamps and indicators, and halogen headlamp bulbs installed, alloys fully refurbished & new tyres installed, body given a deep cut and polish and both front and rear numberplates replaced.

Notes: Restored car taken to Yorkshire Dales to participate in a Porsche 911 club drive-out. The leather interior was significantly worn on purchase and not attended to during the program, however it had been restored when the car was sold. The custom suspension came at a cost of £3,000.
9031995 Mazda RX-7£8,000£5,000£8,025£9,500+£1,47531 March 2014 (2014-03-31)0.25

Work Completed: New radiator and intercooler kit. Faulty aircon assembly removed and battery moved to the boot. New ECU installed; engine remapped from 247 bhp to 296 bhp. Original BBS alloy wheels repainted in orange with snake skin water transfer pattern; spoiler and side mirror covers also decorated with snake skin pattern. Added matching "snake skin fade spots" vinyl decals to body.

Notes: JDM import with Mazdaspeed body kit, aftermarket spoiler of unknown origin, Pivot water temperature gauge and A'PEXi turbo timer. Engine was rebuilt by original owner roughly 10,000 miles prior to sale. Restored car taken to Anglesey Circuit for track testing with a local Mazda Wankel club. Sold back to original seller. First Japanese car featured since series 9.
9141958 Citroën 2CV AZLP£6,000€4,000
£6,300£10,000+£3,7007 April 2014 (2014-04-07)0.18

Work Completed: Engine rebuilt with new barrels and pistons. New suspension cylinders installed, new leading arm friction dampers installed, tuned mass damper refilled with LHM oil and the housing cleaned and resprayed satin black. Body resprayed in period satin blue. Interior refurbished with new seat covers and door panels. Steel steering wheel, seat frames and wheels repainted in original gray. New custom canvas roof fitted. New headlamp pods and taillight lenses installed.

Notes: Purchased from Biarritz, France. Restoration price includes £200 travel expenses. Restored car taken to a ploughed farm field to test Citroën's original claim of the body and suspension being able to keep a basket of eggs intact while in motion before going to Chateau Impney.
9252000 Maserati 3200 GT£10,000£7,000£8,632*£12,300+£3,66814 April 2014 (2014-04-14)0.23

Work Completed: Accelerator pedal position sensor replaced, throttle body refurbished (carbon track replaced with a magnet-based non contact system) air conditioning serviced; new heat exchanger and dryer fitted, engine oil and oil filter replaced, front track rod ends replaced, instrument binnacle fixed, mismatched tyres replaced and new wheelweights fitted, driver airbag unit and gear knob replaced.

Notes: Purchased from Edinburgh, Scotland. Restored car taken from Morecambe to Scarborough, North Yorkshire (through York), as part of a shoestring cross-country drive. Throttle body refurbished by The Maserati Shed;[5]
* £475 for replacement accelerator pedal position sensor missed from final financial summary. Spelling mistake made in final financial summary: the car was listed as Masarati instead of Maserati.
9361968 Chevrolet Camaro£10,000US$11,750
£14,030£23,000+£8,97021 April 2014 (2014-04-21)0.13

Work Completed: New gearbox oil sump, gasket, and filter, wiring loom sorted, braking system upgraded with brake servo and new master cylinder, new power steering mechanism; alternator moved to the opposite side of the engine to make room for the power steering pump, non-authentic "SS" badges replaced with original or blank units; "SS" badges on the wings resprayed in Le Mans Blue to cover up the holes, new binnacle lenses, car stereo, door cards and headlining, windshield wipers and new chrome wheel trim, new chrome wheel arch trim, new bonnet vent and new chrome headlight surrounds.

Notes: Purchased from San Diego, California. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping and travel expenses. Original straight-six engine was swapped with an Edelbrock 350 cid V8. Previous owner abandoned restoration project, but supplied the old and replacement parts with the car. Restored car taken to the Ace Cafe London to be sold at a car meet. Sold at asking price.
9471967 Amphicar 770£20,000US$35,000
£30,600£35,200+£4,60028 April 2014 (2014-04-28)0.24

Work Completed: Body work repaired: original paint stripped using sodablasting method to address all of the corroded areas and remove body filler from previous repairs; old fibreglass floor repair panels removed, rusted offside floor panel cutout and replaced with new metal; rusted front offside floor corner and corner bracket were cut out and new metal panels were welded in; offside rear three quarter panel and inner panel cutout and new metal panels welded in; fitted a new bonnet, body resprayed to original red colour, old aftermarket bilge pump and float switch replaced with new aftermarket parts and relocated to the centre of the chassis for more efficient draining, bilge pump outlet hole relocated from rear offside to the original hole in the rear and plastic outlet fitting replaced with chrome equivalent (keeping the original with the car should the new owner want to switch), to make the car legal to operate in public waters, marine-spec fuel lines with protective sheath, external fuel filler cap and breather pipe with protective gauze, modified the original fuel tank with waterproof sealant and relocated the fuel takeoff and filler, fuel shutoff valve, electric kill switch, warning labels to show where the various safety features are located, fire extinguisher and waterproof battery case were fitted, new marine boards in the front compartment fitted to replace non-standard carpets and wooden oars with "Amphicar" label were custom made, first motion shaft bearing replaced (not shown).

Notes: Purchased from Tavares, Florida. Restored car taken to the River Thames. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping and travel expenses. During the test drive, the car stalled and had to be towed back to land, it was revealed that the first motion shaft bearing had been shredded and was replaced by Edd in the workshop (not shown). Sold to a buyer from the Netherlands.
Part II
9581955 Ford Thunderbird[6]US$25,000
£25,120£33,000+£7,8801 September 2014 (2014-09-01)0.17

Work Completed: Manual windows upgraded to power windows, replaced seals in leaking power steering control valve and new hoses for the power steering system, retrofitted optional Dial-o-Matic power seats, new seat covers with correct colour coding, new soft top added, front and rear bumpers and front grille rechromed, colour-sanded the whole car instead of doing a respray and replaced faulty fuel sender unit.

Notes: Purchased from Sonoma, California. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping. The power window system was installed shortly after purchase. Restored car taken to Dunsfold for display at a grand car show. Sold to a buyer who was looking for a car to use for his wedding (The buyer's wedding pictures were later shown at the end credits).
9691976 Jaguar XJ-C 4.2 Coupe£11,995£11,500£13,190£15,000+£1,8108 September 2014 (2014-09-08)0.21

Work Completed: Replaced grumbling bearing in the water pump. Replaced exhaust manifold with refurbished and ceramic coated unit. Replaced mechanical ignition system with an electronic unit. Fixed non-working fan in the cooling jacket for the battery. Replaced exhaust system with a stainless steel unit. Repaired non-working lock-nut on the adjustable reach of the steering column.

97102001 Audi TT£1,950£1,500£2,153.50£3,600+£1,446.5015 September 2014 (2014-09-15)0.23

Work Completed: Replaced faulty bolt in gearbox selector fork. Changed clutch and oil and filter in the Haldex-coupling. Replaced multifunction display in the instrument cluster since it had dead pixels. Replaced two broken switches for the passenger's side window. Blind headlights replaced with aftermarket units.

Notes: Bought with a faulty 6-speed manual gearbox that could not select first and second gear. The rivet for the selector fork sheared off, but did not get into the gears. Edd fixed it by putting in bolt and nylon nut instead of a new rivet. Edd usually does not work on gearboxes, but as there was obviously something big broken he tried fixing it himself, got lucky and replaced just a bolt for 50 pence. A new replacement gearbox would have cost £4,000, which was way over budget. Took the completed car on a test drive to Xscape indoor ski slope in Central Milton Keynes.
98111967 Volkswagen Type 2 Split-ScreenUS$14,800
£16,665£25,000+£8,33522 September 2014 (2014-09-22)0.23

Work Completed: Steering mechanism upgraded with rack-and-pinion setup. Steel wheels widened for "deep dish" look and painted black with white centre and fitted with chrome half moon hubcaps. Gear shaft refurbished with new bushings; gear selector upgraded with a quick shifter. Chrome with red stripe brightwork added to accent the black bodywork. Window tint film removed; black window frames replaced with new aluminium units and chrome window catches added. Black painted bumpers replaced with chrome units. Black painted front headlight & indicator surrounds replaced with chrome units. New chrome windscreen wipers fitted. New chrome door mirrors fitted. New chrome front & rear VW badges fitted. Bare interior resprayed white with creme vinyl panels and grey carpeting added. Aftermarket bucket seats replaced with white reproduction vinyl twin bench seats. New steering wheel, retro style radio & chrome aerial, vintage clock, and ashtray. U.S.-spec rear lights replaced with UK-spec units with new wiring.

Notes: Purchased from Greenville, South Carolina. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Sold at asking price.
99121989 BMW Z1£15,000€16,550
£19,154£25,000+£5,84629 September 2014 (2014-09-29)0.27

Work Completed: Yellow leather seats and gear stick and hand brake gaiters dyed black. Clutch plate and release bearing replaced. Exhaust replaced with a custom made system. Door belt re-tensioned to fix drop-down door mechanism. Missing indicator stalk found under the passenger seat, welded and re-attached. Panels repainted in Top Red (The original colour that Edd discovered under the Canary Yellow colour while removing the panels). Seals replaced.

Notes: Purchased from the Netherlands. Restoration price includes £350 shipping. Car was trailered back to the UK, as it was not road registered. Restored car sold at asking price.
100131903 Darracq Type LNot for Sale£0£1,517Not for Sale-£1,5176 October 2014 (2014-10-06)0.24

Work Completed: Water pump refurbished with new impellers and shaft built from scratch. Radiator cleaned up; rubber hoses and clamps replaced and waterless coolant added. One wooden wheel re-tyred by the Royal Wheelwright. Replica inserts of the external oil-lamp headlamps made with a 3D printer to accommodate modern H7 LED bulbs.

Notes: Car was obtained from Haynes International Motor Museum. Used to celebrate 100th car in the show,[7] this veteran car is not for sale. Restored car taken to a veteran car run spanning from London to Brighton. It suffered an oil leak and a sooted spark plug, but managed to finish the 64-mile run. Oldest car in the series.
101141963 Lincoln Continental£10,000US$8,000
£13,076£15,000+£1,92413 October 2014 (2014-10-13)0.20

Work Completed: New oil sump gasket. New 17" 150-spoke wire wheels with adaptors. Fixed leaking vacuum reservoir by spot-welding holes and re-welding broken bracket to solve the central locking system problem. Bumpers and exterior brightwork rechromed. Interior wood inlays replaced with laser cut aluminium panels with wood effect wet transfer. Body resprayed from white to Ford Roman Bronze. Creme leather seats reupholstered.

Notes: Purchased from Sacramento, California. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Original owner spent US$10,000 on rebuilding the engine. Sold at asking price.
Totals £102,271 £114,483 £178,732.50 £231,100 £53,884.50

Series 12 (2015)[edit]

Series 12 introduced Wheeler Dealers' new U.S. workshop in Huntington Beach, California, and their brand new UK workshop.[8]

The series features the restoration of 18 cars; episodes numbered 9 and 20 are compilation episodes.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
Part I
10211965 Pontiac GTOUS$25,000
23 March 2015 (2015-03-23)0.26

Work Completed: New uprated aluminium radiator with electric fan, water pump, and thermostat installed. Power steering box refurbished and repainted. Air conditioning system reinstated, however original compressor and condenser supplied by the seller, could not be used because of damage and were replaced with aftermarket units. Aftermarket wooden steering wheel replaced with period correct leather unit. Wooly suspension fixed by tightening loose nut on suspension arm. Damaged right side exhaust downpipe welded with new pipe and realigned to match the height of the left side. Broken tachometer and fuel gauges replaced with new aftermarket units.

Notes: Purchased from Johnsburg, Illinois. Car was originally from California and had its engine swapped with a 1967 400 cu in (6.6L) triple carburettor V8 that generates 400 bhp. Restored car taken to Borrego Springs, California.
10321951 Ford F-1US$5,000
30 March 2015 (2015-03-30)0.16

Work Completed: The 3.9L (239 cu. in) Flathead V8 engine cleaned and upgraded with new aluminium heads, new inlet manifold, new four barrel carburettor and new tubular exhaust manifold. Engine bay resprayed in original teal colour. Electrical system converted from 6V to 12V. Four speed non-synchronous transmission upgraded to a modern automatic unit. Custom gear linkage mechanism fitted to the transmission using original steering column shifter. New exhaust system fitted. Custom "Mike & Edd" logo hand painted on both doors. Custom aluminium windshield sun visor made. Body painted in certain areas in original teal to create a Rat rod look, then sealed with a clear coat. Wheeler Dealers logo etched onto vent windows, using an angle grinder and steel tubing to create sparks. Vinyl seats and sun visors reupholstered with real cowhide. Steel wheels repainted in original teal colour and white wall tyres fitted.

Notes: Purchased from Everett, Washington. Finished truck was taken to Twin Peaks, California, to participate in a rat rod cruise.
10431959 MGAUS$15,000
6 April 2015 (2015-04-06)0.15

Work Completed: Engine oil seal and crankshaft ring replaced with larger units with the engine plate modified to accommodate them. Engine and engine bay degreased. Boot cleaned of surface rust and repainted with stone chip undercoating. Rusted body panels replaced. Body resprayed from white to black (the original factory colour). New front drum brakes. Steel wheels replaced with wire wheels; new hubs installed to accommodate them. Brightwork rechromed; new indicator light housings and MG badges. Original red leather interior replaced with tan leather. Faded wooden dashboard wrapped in leather; speedo and rev counters replaced with second-hand units. New interior door pulls. New wooden steering wheel.

Notes: Purchased from a classic car dealership in East Los Angeles, California. Originally thought to be a 1500 variant, the engine was discovered by Edd to be a rebuilt 1600 cc single cam unit. Restored car brought to Hollywood Hills for a cruise. Sold at asking price.
10541974 BMW 2002 tiiUS$10,000
13 April 2015 (2015-04-13)0.25

Work Completed: New fuel pump and hoses. New battery, condensor, rotor arm, UHT leads, and distributor cap. Engine serviced with new spark plugs and fluids. Fuel injector retaining screws refurbished with new o-rings. Kugelfischer pump reconditioned. Brake system overhauled with new master cylinder, front discs, pads, hoses, and rear drums and shoes. Full body respray. New driver's side mirror and BMW badges. U.S.-spec bumpers replaced with original Euro-spec units. Front seats replaced with refurbished Recaro units. Original steering wheel replaced with Nardi unit.

Notes: Originally a non-running unit that had not been used for 17 years. Seller advertised it for US$5,975, but due to high demands from collectors, Mike bought it for US$7,750. Majority of the replacement parts purchased at a classic BMW car meet. Restored car taken to BMW's U.S. headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where it was test driven before being sold to a Florida buyer.
10651975 AMC PacerUS$5,000
20 April 2015 (2015-04-20)0.27

Work Completed: Ride height lowered by 50 mm using custom front springs and rear aluminium spacer blocks. Replaced automatic gear selector cable with fishing line. Full body vinyl wrap in light grey with a white hexagon pattern, reflective lines, and clear glitter. Brown interior panels refurbished in grey using a flocking process. New grey carpeting. Original seats reupholstered in off-white artificial suede. New headlamps with LED angel eye rings. New black alloy wheels.

Notes: Purchased from San Jose, California. Restored car taken to the Reno, Nevada, for its test drive before being put on an online charity auction. (Seventh loss in the series.)
10761972 Datsun 240ZUS$10,000
27 April 2015 (2015-04-27)0.30

Work Completed: Automatic gearbox swapped with a 5-speed manual from a later 280Z. Camshaft profiled, carburettors rebuilt and performance exhaust added to improve engine performance. New chrome camshaft cover added.

Notes: Purchased from a Cars & Coffee event in Irvine, California. Mike was initially searching for a manual 240Z but was unable to find one within budget. Restored car taken to Willow Springs Raceway for its test drive. Sold at asking price.
10871973 Volkswagen 181 ThingUS$10,000
4 May 2015 (2015-05-04)0.26

Work Completed: Refurbished side windows and seats. Replaced the spark plugs and leads, electronic ignition installed, heater thermostatic switch and fuel dampener, and exhaust system. Front drum brakes replaced with disc brakes. Bumpers cleaned of unsightly holes before being powder coated to black.

Notes: Purchased from Oregon at the seller's asking price. Formerly an automotive museum piece from California. Sold at asking price to a buyer in Japan.
10981952 DeSoto Firedome 8US$15,000
11 May 2015 (2015-05-11)0.23

Work Completed: Flat silver painted bumpers and brightwork rechromed. Engine heads refurbished with new valve guides, seats and polished valves, resulting in a gain of 30 bhp. Added remote controlled door opening mechanism and poppers to compensate for the shaved door handles; new 8 volt battery added for the mechanism. The window tint was removed. New steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and whitewall tyres.

Notes: Purchased from Charlotte, North Carolina. Customised vehicle with the door handles shaved off. Restoration price includes US$750 credit from selling the original unit's alloy wheels. Restored car taken to California's Wine Country for its test drive. Placed on consignment to a classic car dealer, as Mike headed back to Europe.
Part II
11091973 Rover P5B£5,000£3,850£6,212£11,500+£5,28817 August 2015 (2015-08-17)0.22
Work Completed: Power steering gearbox rebuilt, steering lock stops made to prevent damage to steering box in the future, cast iron exhaust manifolds replaced with stainless steel tubular exhaust manifolds, new set of interior felt carpets made, front passenger seat backrest adjust lever tightened up so the backrest stays upright, leather seats cleaned.
111101989 Fiat Panda 4x4£1,000£1,331£1,800£2,500+£70024 August 2015 (2015-08-24)0.33

Work Completed: Replaced gearbox linkages and bushes, sump guard added for protection, snorkel intake installed, seats replaced to racing seats with harnesses, original stickers removed, exterior resprayed with textured polyurethane rubber paint, new wheels and tyres, hand-painted badges.

Notes: Bought from an internet auction. The seats and harnesses were free, since Edd used old units from the Volkswagen Type 2 project (Series 11, episode 11). The off-road tyres were made from recycled ones in Germany. Restored car taken to an off-road testing site in York to test its abilities.
112111982 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5 TI£5,000£4,830£5,797£6,800+£1,00331 August 2015 (2015-08-31)0.30

Work Completed: Cam belt and water pump replaced, full service performed, brake discs and pads replaced, rear suspension bushes replaced with polyurethane units, rust patch replaced, exhaust system replaced.

Notes: Rare Ti variant, only 50 of which are registered in the UK. Purchased from an auction in Norfolk. Engine had not been serviced for 17 years. Mike previously wanted to sell the car for £8,000 during a radio talk show, but then he backed up and advertised the car for £7,250.
113122011 Caterham 7£15,000£16,500£20,425£22,500+£2,0757 September 2015 (2015-09-07)0.39

Work Completed: Standard flywheel replaced with lightweight unit, standard air filter replaced with a bigger airbox, standard exhaust heat shield replaced with handmade Inconel unit, ECU remapped, standard floorpan replaced with longer and deeper unit, racing seats replaced with more comfortable units, toggle switch starter system installed, full respray from black to lime green, rear light lenses replaced and LED bulbs installed, mudguards replaced with carbon fibre units, exhaust polished, grille resprayed in Kawasaki green, and new Caterham badge installed.

Notes: Car was a former factory drift racer demonstrator that was not road legal. At the end of the episode, the car had been registered on the road as a brand new 2014 model year car. Restoration costs include £200 credit from selling the racing seats. Restored car taken to Portmeirion, North Wales, to pay homage to the TV series The Prisoner, which featured the Caterham 7's predecessor, the Lotus Seven. Newest car featured in the series.
114131978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Rally Car£10,000£6,750£12,350£12,999+£64914 September 2015 (2015-09-14)0.40

Work Completed: Suspension strut mount and bulkhead strengthened, engine bay and interior repainted, sound deadening removed, roll cage fitted, straight cut gearbox fitted, new fuel tank with uprated fuel systems fitted, FIA-approved fire extinguisher fitted, competition-spec center console installed, new footrest for navigator fitted, competition bucket seats fitted, new steering wheel fitted, rally-spec mudguards fitted, rally tyres and wheels fitted, door stickers and windshield stickers installed, exhaust system replaced, twin carburettors and strut brace installed.

Notes: Car was originally a 1.3 litre left-hand drive Ghia model from the Netherlands that had been converted into an RS2000 both cosmetically and mechanically by a workshop specialising in rally car conversion. Purchase price includes a competition-spec straight cut gearbox. Restored car taken to Walters Arena rally stage in Wales for a small competition between Mike and Edd.
115141957 Messerschmitt KR200£17,995£17,000£22,271£25,000+£2,72921 September 2015 (2015-09-21)0.29

Work Completed: Cylinder head cleaned and new head gasket fitted, full service performed, hubcaps replaced, aftermarket leather canopy replaced with correct clear dome, engine casing polished, crease on the rear mudguard bent back to shape, welded and patched, full respray from mint green to red and white, new chrome bits fitted to upgrade the car to Deluxe model, whitewall tire fitted, aftermarket air filter and exhaust system replaced with original units, engine bay cleaned, interior re-trimmed, period correct switch installed, brightwork polished.

Notes: Bought to celebrate Messerschmitt KR200's 60th anniversary. Pre-fitted with aftermarket canopy roof. Edd broke the clear dome during trimming, requiring Mike to purchase another one, which was the last unit available in the country according to Edd. Restored car taken to a Messerschmitt gathering. Sold at asking price to a Swedish buyer who sent his daughter over to the UK to take a look at the car.
116151956 Citroën HY Van£6,000£4,500£19,000£23,000+£4,00028 September 2015 (2015-09-28)0.35

Work Completed: Standard engine swapped with 2.1L Ford unit, trafficators refurbished by replacing original ones with British ones with LEDs, rusty bodywork treated and resprayed to white, standard transmission swapped with synchromesh unit from later HY Van, inverter charger, auxiliary battery and additional 240 V electronics fitted, additional support braces, insulation and hygienic panels installed, headlight bulbs changed with modern units, interior refurbished, modern seatbelts fitted and wheels refurbished.

Notes: Purchased from a collector in southern France as a barn find that was used as a commercial vehicle. The replacement Ford engine is a bored-out 2.0 litre engine from a Ford Transit. Converted into a modern commercial vehicle. Restored car taken to a garlic farm in Isle of Wight.
117161992 Volkswagen Corrado VR6£1,500£1,200£2,860£5,500+£2,6405 October 2015 (2015-10-05)0.39

Work Completed: Replaced ABS sensors on all four wheels, new brake pads and discs fitted, ABS pump rebuilt, oil cooler seals and oil filter replaced, broken sunroof replaced, fabric interior swapped with secondhand leather units, radiator grille replaced, faded VR6 badge restored using vinyl stickers, Volkswagen Lupo wiper arms fitted, Speedline wheels refurbished and new tyres fitted.

Notes: The seller sold the car on behalf of his uncle. Restored car taken to a go-kart track in Milton Keynes for a test drive. Sold at £500 over the asking price.
118172003 Honda S2000£5,000£3,000£4,380£7,000+£2,62012 October 2015 (2015-10-12)0.41

Work Completed: Faulty oxygen sensor replaced, oil seals and O-rings replaced to fix the VTEC issue, wheels refurbished, corroded EPS rack replaced, rusted metal engine brackets refurbished using vapor blasting method, rusted alarm casing replaced, cam cover refurbished, faded headlamp lenses ground, sanded and polished, headlight washer pump replaced, aftermarket stereo head unit and gear shift knob replaced with factory units.

Notes: Rare Imola Orange colour. Previous owner wanted to restore it but gave up, according to Mike. Bought back by the previous owner at £500 over the asking price.
119182002 Noble M12 GTO 2.5£22,000£21,500£24,574£27,000+£2,42619 October 2015 (2015-10-19)0.40

Work Completed: Twin turbochargers reconditioned to fix engine oil leak, intercooler cleaned, electronic boost controller installed, ECU re-mapped to increase the turbos' boost, uprated oil sump and removable crossmember installed to replace a piece of factory crossmember that Edd cut, oil filter replaced, oil catch tank replaced, broken plastic heater casing replaced with aluminium casing, non-standard gearshift gaiter and handbrake gaiter replaced with Alcantara-finished units, aftermarket steering wheel replaced with factory MOMO unit.

Notes: Purchased in Italy, but the seller's agent advertised the car as located in London. Purchase price includes a pre-made aluminium casing for the uninstalled heater. Previous owner fitted functional custom sidepods. Restored car taken to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire for handling and top speed test, it achieved 170 mph on the oval track. Sold at asking price.
Totals (Part I) US$90,500
Totals (Part II) £88,495 £80,461 £119,669 £143,799 £24,130

Series 13 (2016-17)[edit]

Series 13 has a new format, with revised theme music. This is the final series to feature Edd.

The series features the restoration of 16 cars; episodes numbered 9 and 18 are compilation episodes. With the exception of episode 16, this series was set completely in the U.S.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
Part I
12011987 Mercedes-Benz 560SLUS$15,000
9 May 2016 (2016-05-09)N/A

Work Completed: Fuel injectors replaced, timing chain and plastic chain guides replaced, HVAC air vent vacuum actuators replaced, heater box repaired, cracked dashboard reupholstered in German vinyl, leather seats recovered, center console veneer panels replaced, front suspension refurbished with new shocks, lowered springs and new anti-roll bar end links, front suspension subframe mounting bushings replaced, aftermarket wheel arch chrome trim removed, U.S. spec bumpers and headlights replaced with Euro spec ones, period correct Lorinser LO wheels fitted.

Notes: Car purchased in Los Angeles, California. During the episode, Mike and Edd made several references to the 1980 film American Gigolo, which featured a model similar to the car being restored. To source vacuum actuators, Mike visited the Mercedes Benz Classic Centre in Irvine, California. Restored car taken to Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California, where Mike and Edd signed copies of the Wheeler Dealers Car Restoration Manual. (For legal reasons, the store signs were blurred out.)
12121963 Volvo PV544US$10,000
16 May 2016 (2016-05-16)N/A

Work Completed: Rebuilt and tuned the dual carburettors, suspension bushings and clutch linkage bushings replaced, Kevlar brake shoes fitted, aftermarket but period correct air conditioning fitted.

Notes: Purchased in San Francisco, California. Previous owner had restored the exterior and interior and kept it garaged, as he was unable to find a mechanic to properly tune the dual carburettors.
12231977 Honda Civic CVCCUS$3,000
23 May 2016 (2016-05-23)N/A

Work Completed: Engine rebuilt and retuned, rusted area on the bottom right rear wing replaced with new sheet metal, full body respray to original yellow colour, installed oxygen sensor and tyre pressure monitor, new four-gauge dashboard pod made by fusing two units together, added vacuum and air/fuel ratio gauges.

Notes: Purchased in Los Angeles. During the episode, Mike learned the basics of hypermiling in a 2016 Honda Civic saloon. Restored car taken to a 90-mile hypermiling drive with only two gallons of petrol; the test fell short of one mile due to Mike not factoring his and Edd's combined weight on his calculations. Full body respray done at Universal Technical Institute. Sold to Honda Motors USA automotive museum to be used as a museum display.
12341980 Chevrolet LUVUS$2,000
30 May 2016 (2016-05-30)N/A

Work Completed: Dents removed using various methods of dent removal, hole in bed patched, air shocks installed, oil seals replaced to fix leaks under the car, new audio kit with Bluetooth connectivity installed, dashboard fixed by re-upholstering it in new vinyl and installation of a dashboard cap, USB power outlets and WiFi dongle installed, interior re-upholstered, new bench seats installed, brightwork polished and underbody cleaned.

Notes: Purchased in Northern California. Previous owner had a new engine installed. Mike originally wanted to install an air bag suspension but found the kit too expensive, so he opted for air shocks with air compressor and pressure gauge with control valves. Edd introduced two methods of paintless dent removal: electromagnetic dent removal and hot glue dent removal. Most of the exterior left unchanged to keep the patina. Restored car brought to a farm while carrying spent grains to test the air suspension. Sold to Old 99 Brewery Co.
12451988 Ford Mustang 5.0 ConvertibleUS$2,500
6 June 2016 (2016-06-06)N/A

Work Completed: Limited slip differential fixed with new friction plates, geared down final drive to increase acceleration, speedometer re-adjusted, suspensions and whole exhaust assembly replaced, performance exhaust manifolds, air filter and throttle body installed, smaller pulleys installed to minimize power loss and increase performance, new tinted headlights fitted, new tyres and rims installed, and body resprayed to original black colour with red trim.

Notes: Purchased from a car dealer in Southern California. Restored car taken to Irwindale Speedway for a drag race, where it did an eighth-mile in 10.8 seconds at 64 mph.
12561963 Chevrolet Corvair ConvertibleUS$1,500
13 June 2016 (2016-06-13)N/A

Work Completed: Pushrod tube seals and gasket replaced to fix oil leaks, engine cleaned and powder coated, interior overhauled, convertible soft top replaced, brightwork replaced, new wheels and tyres installed, full respray from white to Seafoam Green, suspension bushes and ball joints replaced, springs and shocks replaced, compensator bar installed, new exhaust installed, added remote controlled door opening mechanism which includes alarm, GPS tracker and a smartphone application to compensate for the shaved door.

Notes: High performance Monza Spyder variant with a 2.7 litre engine. Purchased at an impound lot with a suspected accident history. Purchase price includes free towing to the garage. Sold at asking price. In episode 9, it was revealed that the final test drive scene had to be re-shot due to a faulty steering column.
12671965 Land Rover Series IIAUS$10,000
20 June 2016 (2016-06-20)N/A

Work Completed: Chassis cleaned, surface rust removed, and repainted, wheels repainted, engine detailed, generator replaced with alternator, new brake lines installed, brakes re-adjusted, new suspensions installed, solar power system with inverter kit and additional 12-volt battery installed, hard top and side windows installed, roof-mounted tent and additional braces installed, water purification system installed, winch installed, paint sanded to give a camouflage look.

Notes: Purchased in Los Angeles; seller was absent during time of purchase. Mike named the car "Henry". Built as a survival vehicle. Restored car taken to Salton Sea to test the new gadgets. Sold to an anonymous buyer who did not want to be seen on camera.
12781968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 ConvertibleUS$20,000
29 June 2016 (2016-06-29)N/A

Work Completed: Electronic ignition fitted, carburettor re-jetted and rebuilt, valve stem oil seals replaced, hydraulic valve lifters re-adjusted, brake calipers rebuilt, brake discs replaced, non-working wiper actuators fixed, damaged passenger side wing repaired and resprayed, custom steering wheel fitted.

Notes: Purchased in Katy, Texas. Previous owner swapped the original engine with a 327 cubic inch unit from a 1967-1968 Chevrolet Camaro and replaced the convertible top. Restored car taken to a dry lake bed, where Edd drove it at 100 mph and Mike took it on a high speed slalom test. Sold at US$1,000 above asking price.
Part II
12891970 Ford Bronco Series 1US$12,000
14 November 2016 (2016-11-14)N/A

Work Completed: "Three on the tree" manual column gearbox replaced with 4-speed automatic gearbox with tilt steering and new steering wheel, new front locking hubs, new body painted in Sequoia Brown with new power master cylinder, new prop shafts, new 2.5" lift kit, new headliner and carpet, new dashboard trim with modern Bluetooth stereo unit, front drum brakes upgraded to vented discs, new engine cooling system, new alloy wheels and tyres, new rollbar and upholstery, new brightwork.

Notes: Original owner did a partial restoration on the chassis and suspension. Parts purchased from Tom's Bronco Parts in Medford, Oregon. New body is a 1972 model that was abandoned after its original owner was unable to pay for the US$4,000 restoration job. Restored car taken to a forest to test its off-road capabilities. Sold at asking price.
129101983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SECUS$5,000
21 November 2016 (2016-11-21)N/A

Work Completed: New suspension parts, new 560 SEC vented brake discs and twin-cylinder calipers, cylinder heads refurbished with larger ports, new camshaft, stainless steel valves, rocker arms, and valve spring retainers, AMG C126 fibreglass wide body kit, full body respray, Magnaflow AMG replica exhaust system with new x-pipe muffler, new AMG alloy wheels and tyres, new interior wood panels, AMG tan leather seats and upholstery.

Notes: Euro-spec grey market vehicle, customised into an AMG tribute car. Final cost does not include the body kit and wheels, which were valued at US$15,000. Sold at asking price to the owner of the AMG parts.
130111976 Porsche 912EUS$27,000
28 November 2016 (2016-11-28)N/A

Work Completed: New fuel injectors and regulator valve, air flow sensor refurbished, ride height lowered to Euro-spec, new rear suspension adjustment kit, air conditioning reinstated with second-hand parts, black satin trim replaced with second-hand chrome brightwork, new headlights with beauty rings. Steel wheels replaced with a set of Porsche Fuchs alloy wheels.

Notes: Rare variant with factory sunroof and air conditioning, which was removed by the previous owner. Purchased from a Mercedes-BMW dealership with Porsche Fuchs alloy wheels thrown in. Restored car taken to Willow Springs Raceway's Horse Thief Mile track.
131121973 Chevrolet CamaroUS$20,000
5 December 2016 (2016-12-05)N/A

Work Completed: Aftermarket pro-touring handling parts consisting of new set of brakes, new tubular steel A-arms, adjustable suspension kit, new tie rods and sway bar installed, rear drums converted to disc brakes, 3.73 Positraction limited-slip differential installed, stock 350 engine swapped with a 440 hp 383 crate engine, new exhaust installed, uprated Turbo-Hydramatic 350 transmission installed, new brake master cylinder and brake bias controller installed, aftermarket splitter installed, rear ducktail spoiler installed, new wheels (18" front, 19" rear) and tyres with staggered fitment installed, black racing stripes installed, new steering wheel and shift knob installed.

Notes: Purchased in La Habra, California. Previous owner had the car restored with new paint, new upholstery, and the engine rebuilt. Modified into Pro-Touring specifications. Sold at new buyer's initial offer.
132131963 Sunbeam AlpineUS$8,000
12 December 2016 (2016-12-12)N/A

Work Completed: Engine disassembled to discover possible Brabham-sourced modifications, exhaust manifold sandblasted and ceramic coated, cylinder head checked for cracks, ported, polished, and skimmed, full body respray from black to Lake Blue, brightwork polished, old fuel tank replaced with modern, race-spec fuel cell, engine re-dressed, old dynamo replaced with custom-made alternator, interior refurbished with tan vinyl door cards and seats, wooden dashboard refinished, lightbulbs replaced with LED units, and rear glass replaced with lightweight polycarbonate, Bluetooth speakers installed in favor of a radio.

Notes: Purchased in Boston. Previously used as a race car, but left unused for 20 years afterwards. Seller provided some parts required for restoration. Standard engine previously swapped with a modified Hillman Minx unit. As the Sunbeam Alpine was famous for its appearance in Dr. No, several James Bond 007 film puns were thrown by Mike and Edd throughout the episode.
133141992 HumveeUS$
2 January 2017 (2017-01-02)N/A

Work Completed: Ignition control module and temperature sensor unit replaced, gearbox mount replaced and prop shaft reattached, new aluminium camper top, installed water tank and heater, kitchen sink, stove, refrigerator, full-size bed, storage shelves for dining furniture, full body respray to matte black.

Notes: Decommissioned unit purchased from a military compound, where much of the repair work was done. Truck was originally rebuilt in 2008 and the engine was replaced in 2011. Converted into an extreme camper. Restored truck taken to the California desert for hill climb testing. Sold at asking price to buyers from the Netherlands.
134151985 Maserati Bi-TurboUS$
9 January 2017 (2017-01-09)N/A

Work Completed: Electric propulsion system renewed with more modern system consisting of 12 new battery packs, new AC brushless induction motors, new motor controllers, new radiators, new wiring and regenerative braking system, increasing power, torque, and range, clutch assembly replaced, leather seats refreshed by oiling and conditioning, missing glove box installed, original graphite grey wheels and new tyres installed, dents repaired and resprayed.

Notes: First electric car in the series. Purchased in Brisbane, California. Previous owner, who converted the car into an electric car in 1993 and had it garaged for the past 15 years, offered it for free, but Mike gave her a Boston to Montreal cruise package in return. Restored car taken to a solar farm for its test drive, where it did 0-60 in 8.1 seconds. Sold at asking price. Smallest profit made on a car in the series.
135161916 Cadillac Type 53 Roadster V8US$60,000
N/AN/A16 January 2017 (2017-01-16)N/A

Work Completed: New aluminium pistons and valve springs, chassis sandblasted and repainted, leaf springs refurbished, new spring bolts, new prop shaft, new custom exhaust, new running boards, full body respray to Green Stone, new windscreen, reupholstered leather seats and fitted heating pads to the seats, new floor palette and seat springs, train horn installed, installed engine and wheels from donor car.

Notes: Mike and Edd's project for the Peking to Paris rally and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first V8 production car. Purchased in the UK for US$51,000 (£37,000) and flown to the U.S. workshop. Engine rebuilt by Jenkinson Concours & Customs. Parts purchased from Dick Shappy Classic Cars in Rhode Island. As the engine was not ready for the rally, Mike ended up buying a 1918 Cadillac Type 57 for US$45,000 for spare parts. Restored car was unable to be race ready for the rally. Most expensive project in the series. This episode marks the final appearance of Edd China, as it was announced on March 21st, 2017 that he had left the show.[9]

Series 14 (2017-2018)[edit]

Series 14 marks the debut of Ant Anstead as the programme's new mechanic.

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
13611995 Ford Escort RS CosworthUS$35,000
5 October 2017 (2017-10-05)[10]N/A

Work Completed: New oil sump rubber seals and gasket paste added. Turbocharger refurbished with new shaft and thrust bearings. New catalytic converter, clutch, brakes, brake pads, water reservoir, and spoiler gasket. New Ford OZ Racing alloy wheels, powder coated from silver to white. New "third wing" spoiler fabricated from an extra RS Cosworth unit.

Notes: Rare grey market vehicle; one of 25 Escort RS Cosworths imported by a company called Sun International, and only one of 12 units legally registered in the U.S. Special guest and Escort RS Cosworth designer Frank Stephenson assisted in the addition of the third wing, which was part of his original design. If you watch carefully Ant Anstead slides in a reference to his sending out the turbo for balancing after his benchtop rebuild. Car with third wing installed sent to Darko Technologies in Utah for wind tunnel testing; third wing provided 94 lbs. of downforce at 100 mph compared to the stock downforce of 69 lbs. Sold back to original owner at asking price.
13721982 Toyota Celica SupraUS$7,500
12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)[11]N/A

Work Completed: Cracked exhaust manifold repaired and new exhaust system fitted. Cylinder head skimmed and asbestos head gasket replaced with modern graphite unit. Interior upholstery and trim refurbished; new steering wheel leather wrap and new carpets installed. Wheels refinished with diamond-cut finish. Pop-up headlamps realigned.

Notes: Single-owner car since 1984. Mike could not find any replacement velour for restoring the interior, so he opted to have it refurbished. Sold to a buyer from Jacksonville, Florida.
13831973 Ford Mustang Mach 1US$19,000
19 October 2017 (2017-10-19)[12]N/A

Work Completed: New anti-roll bar, strut rods, upper and lower control arms, lowering springs, polyurethane suspension bushings, and brakes. New ceramic coated exhaust system, electronic distributor, HT leads, spark plugs, ram air kit, and carburettor jets; power restored from 186 bhp to 224 bhp. Interior refurbished with black/red leather and alcantara trim. Front grille and headlamp trim replaced with 1972 model year parts. New 17" wheels and tyres. Exterior paint polished with red pin stripes added.

Notes: Though the car is a 1973 model, the previous owner installed 1972 model year parts in its initial restoration. Restored car taken to Willow Springs Raceway. Sold to a British buyer to be shipped to the UK.
13941973 Saab 96US$3,500
26 October 2017 (2017-10-26)[13]N/A

Work Completed: Clutch replaced, door hinges re-adjusted, rusted panels cut and patched with new metal, new badges, trim, and accessories installed, damaged windscreen replaced, body resprayed in original Brilliant Yellow, ignition uprated to electronic ignition, head gasket replaced to fix exhaust leak, new interior installed.

Notes: Clutch replacement was done at the seller's driveway. Restored car taken to a Saab owners' convention. Sold on behalf of a buyer in New York who sent a representative to finalize the transaction. The windscreen was custom made using the windscreen from a 2014 Chevrolet Impala.
14051965 Dodge A100 Sportsman VanUS$2,500
2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)[14]N/A

Work Completed: Stock suspensions replaced with air ride suspension system, stock front bumper replaced with customised unit made from two rear 1968 Chevrolet Camaro bumpers, wheels and tyres replaced with low-profile tyres and larger-sized alloy wheels, stock 225 CID slant-6 engine swapped to a 318 hemi V8 powerplant, stock manual gearbox replaced with automatic transmission, roof rack installed, light bar installed, warm water shower installed using beer keg as a water tank and a heat exchanger to warm the water, rusted original doghouse bonnet treated, new custom interior made, consisting new seats and a custom table made from a surfboard, custom gear selector lever fitted to correspond with the gearbox swap, clear coat applied to keep the car's patina.

Notes: Purchased in Oregon. Converted into a surf van. Mike and Ant initially wanted the slant-6 engine to be rebuilt but found it to be too costly. Restored car taken to Malibu. Sold to an unidentified international buyer.
14161964 Ford Falcon RancheroUS$6,000
9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)[15]N/A

Work Completed: New coilover springs, shock absorbers, upper and lower control arms. Front drum brakes replaced with GM disc brakes. New rear leaf springs with proper shackles. Brightwork restored from matte black to chrome. Full body respray from matte black to period-correct turquoise and cream. Engine rebuilt and repainted from yellow to black; new clutch and flywheel installed. Aftermarket radiator replaced with newer high flow aluminium unit. New wood bed liner. New interior door cards, carpeting, headliner, and vinyl bench seat.

Notes: Equipped with a 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 and 4-speed manual transmission. Restored car taken to a ranch to pay tribute to its farming roots. Sold at asking price.
14271994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4US$7,000
16 November 2017 (2017-11-16)[16]N/A

Work Completed: Lifter tick addressed by installing new lifters from later model 3000GT. Cylinder head gaskets and seals replaced. Passenger side hydraulic leak fixed with second-hand line to address the faulty active steering. Front seats refreshed by cleaning and dyeing to original creme colour. Faulty active exhaust fixed by lubricating the butterfly valve. Active aero wing switches replaced. Aftermarket boost gauge removed. Blow-off valve, gear lever and air filter replaced with stock Mitsubishi parts. Brass gear lever bushings installed to replace rubber ones. Aftermarket König wheels replaced with 1995 3000GT VR-4 factory chrome wheels.

Notes: Previous owner added numerous aftermarket parts. Brought back to near-original condition. Sold at asking price.
14381965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 Convertible[17]US$40,000
22 November 2017 (2017-11-22)[18]N/A

Work Completed: Engine oil leak sorted by installing new cork gasket. Radiator re-cored and repainted. Custom stainless steel exhaust manifold fabricated to replace the factory cast iron ones. Exhaust system replaced with custom fabricated stainless steel side exit units with two mufflers instead of four. Dual SU carburettors replaced with triple Weber units. Non-working overdrive solenoid replaced. Black vinyl interior re-trimmed in red leather and new carpets installed. Dashboard veneer refurbished. Aftermarket luggage rack removed. Car cleaned and detailed.

Notes: Restored car sold at a Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction for US$71,000.[17] Highest profit made on any car.
No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
14491969 Opel GT 1900US$6,000
11 April 2018 (2018-04-11)[19]N/A

Work Completed: New fuel filter and water pump. Dents on left front wing and driver's side door repaired and repainted. Brake servo replaced with larger unit and missing vacuum line fitted. Pop-up headlamp mechanism replaced with new unit. Full body respray to original green colour with blacked out rear.

Notes: Purchased in Charlotte, North Carolina, at asking price.
145101988 Jeep Grand WagoneerUS$6,000
18 April 2018 (2018-04-18)[20]N/A

Work Completed: New four-wheel-drive shift motor and vacuum bulbs. Full body respray from white to Dark Baltic Blue. Faux wood trim panels removed; new wood pattern hand painted on body panels. New leaf springs, shock absorbers, sway bars, and steering arm and stabiliser. New tyres and reconditioned wheels. New speedometer gear to compensate for larger tyres. Interior and seats reupholstered. Exterior trim refurbished.

146112004 Mini Cooper S MC40US$6,000
25 April 2018 (2018-04-25)[21]N/A

Work Completed: Full 100,000 mile service, including new oxygen sensors, water pump, thermostat, coolant cap, ignition coil, HT leads, fuel filter, hoses, and serpentine belt. Supercharger reconditioned and cleaned. New left foglamp. New MC40 replica decal set. New suspension dampers and springs to replace aftermarket suspension. New tyres fitted. Headliner reupholstered. Aftermarket projector headlamps and air intake system replaced with stock units. New rear badge.

Notes: Purchased in Northern California. MC40 decals replicated by Sticky Fingers Design. Restored car taken to the Los Angeles River to pay homage to The Italian Job, then to a Mini meet in San Clemente, California.
147121987 Alfa Romeo Spider QuadrifoglioUS$8,900
2 May 2018 (2018-05-02)[22]N/A

Work Completed: Prop shaft repainted and reconditioned with new carrier bearing. Rear differential refurbished with new friction plates. New air conditioner compressor, belt, and dryer. Engine valve cover sandblasted and powdercoated in wrinkle red. Driver's side window runner straightened. Replacement convertible soft top fabric installed.

Notes: Car comes with rare detachable hardtop. Previous owner supplied new softtop fabric. Engine valve cover painted by Primo Powdercoating and Sandblasting. Sold at asking price.
148131970 International Harvester Scout 800AUS$8,500
10 May 2018 (2018-05-10)N/A

Work Completed: Transfer case rebuilt and repainted. New power steering box assembly. Bullbar removed. Full body respray from yellow to Heritage Green. Vacuum-operated wipers replaced with electric system. Seats reupholstered with black vinyl and new polyurethane foam. Headlamps and trim pieces refurbished. New wheels and tyres. New badges installed.

Notes: Purchased in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously used as a military vehicle. Sold at asking price.
149141977 Porsche 924US$5,000
N/AN/A17 May 2018 (2018-05-17)N/A

Work Completed: Engine main seals replaced to address oil leak. Engine parts cleaned and painted. New cam belt, tensioner, sump gaskets and clutch. Engine serviced with multigrade oil. Warm-up regulator cleaned and modified to address rough idling. Transaxle linkage geometry and gear lever extended to improve gear change. Interior refurbished with new brown and tan colour combination dashboard and seats. Damaged front valance fixed. Exterior polished.

Notes: U.S. spec car with 95 hp engine and four-speed transmission. Mike recalled his memories about restoring a Porsche 924 during the programme's very first episode. Restored car taken to Downtown L.A. for its test drive. Car was not sold at the end of the episode after the on-screen buyer backed out on the sale.
150151972 Datsun 510US$6,500
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)N/A

Work Completed: Part of left rear wing replaced using part from donor panel. Right front wing fixed with original indicator light hole restored and incorrect hole welded shut. Instrument cluster cleaned, tachometer repaired and installed. Full body respray to blue. Factory 4-speed manual gearbox replaced with 5-speed unit. Crossmember modified to accommodate new gearbox. New taillight wiring loom and LED bulbs. New period-correct wheels and tyres. New black interior.

Notes: Rare 2-door variant. Previously modified by seller and crudely painted in Trans-Am Series replica red/white with red/blue stripes. Replacement left rear wing provided by seller. Restored car taken to Long Beach pay homage to Nissan's import history in America. Sold at Mike's asking price on an open offer.
151161972 Lancia FulviaUS$10,000
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)N/A

Work Completed: Driveshaft assembly repainted and rebuilt with new gearbox oil seal and CV joints to address oil leak. New heater control valve. Plastic dashboard bezel replaced with custom wooden unit. Fuel tank repainted. New fuel filter and fuel supply line. Bumpers removed. New period-correct Carello foglamps installed with custom brackets fitted to stock bumper mounts. Stock indicators and new chrome vent rings retrofitted on front end. Parts of the front wings and scuttle resprayed to matte black to match the bonnet. New dash pad and steering wheel. Wheels refinished in satin gold.

Notes: Purchased in Sonoma, California. Mike originally wanted to buy a 1971 Rover P6 3500, but backed off due to the car's derelict condition. The Lancia was directly imported from Italy, equipped with 1.3L engine and four-wheel disc brakes. Converted to rally-spec unit. Sold to a broker.

Series 15 (2018)[edit]

No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
15211976 Mercury Capri Mk2US$5,000
US$03 October 2018 (2018-10-03)N/A

Work Completed: Gaskets and main seals replaced to address oil leak. Color-coded aftermarket parts repainted black. Engine repainted blue. Non-working sunroof fixed by having a part of the sunroof assembly 3D printed. Federal bumpers converted to Euro-spec. New ceiling headliner installed. Interior re-upholstered from black/red to black/tan. Car repainted in black. Wheels repainted from silver to gold. New front grille and chin spoiler.

Notes: Previous owner upgraded the timing gears with aftermarket aluminium units. Plastic clips required for sunroof function were 3D printed since Ford no longer produced such parts for the Capri. Ant converted the car's bumpers to Euro-spec by fabricating the bumpers from steel tubes and plates. Second car in the series to sell at break even point.
15321991 Toyota MR2 TurboUS$10,000US$7,000US$9,145
+US$1,85510 October 2018 (2018-10-10)N/A

Work Completed: Water bypass hose No. 6 replaced. Cylinder head and turbocharger rebuilt. Gaskets and head bolts, water pump, timing belt and idler pulley, clutch, and engine mounts replaced. New coilover suspensions, 17" alloy wheels and tyres installed. Weight distribution adjusted using load cells. Paint correction done to match repainted front bumper with the rest of the white body colour.

Notes: Front bumper was repainted by one of the previous owners. Ant introduced the water bypass hose No. 6's common nickname "The Hose from Hell" due to its location. Restored car taken to a go-kart track for its test drive. Sold at asking price.
15431995 Volvo 850 T-5R WagonUS$10,000
US$13,999+US$5,32217 October 2018 (2018-10-17)N/A

Work Completed: New turbo inlet housing, PCV system, intake manifold gasket, air filter, belts and tensioners, and taillights. Cracked bumpers repaired and repainted. Paintless dent removal applied on body panels. Window tint removed. Full body detailing.

Notes: Mike introduced the process of plastic welding to fix the cracked bumpers. Restored car taken to Emergency Vehicle Operation Center in San Bernardino to pay homage to both Ant's background as a former police officer and the car's former popularity as a rapid response police car in the UK. Sold to a buyer from Wisconsin at US$1 below asking price.
15541991 Alfa Romeo 164 LUS$4,000
US$7,000+US$1,78824 October 2018 (2018-10-24)N/A

Work Completed: New clutch kit; flywheel resurfaced. Steering rack rebuilt. New timing belt, tensioner, water pump, power steering belt, and starter motor. Exhaust manifold repaired and gaskets replaced. New brakes and CV joint boots. New radiator hoses, fuel pump, and injector wiring.

Notes: Mike and Ant mentioned that the car was the last Alfa Romeo model sold in the U.S. before the company pulled out of the country in 1995. Ant referenced the car's history as a taxi in Rome. Sold at asking price in exchange of another 164.
15651991 Lotus Elan M100US$8,000
US$14,000+US$4,61531 October 2018 (2018-10-31)N/A

Work Completed: New left front control arm. New custom exhaust system with original catalytic converter and new silencer fitted. New camshaft angle sensor, thermostat, and electric cooling fans. Full service performed. Convertible hood refurbished with new vinyl rear windscreen. Interior cleaned and detailed. Headlight actuation gears replaced. Factory wheels refurbished.

Notes: Purchased at asking price with aftermarket wheels, with standard wheels provided by seller. Ant decided to fabricate the replacement exhaust after finding out that the original muffler was missing and that the Elan's standard exhaust was purposely bent from the factory. Restored car taken to Valley of Fire Road in Clark County, Nevada, for its test drive.
15762002 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z06US$16,000
US$18,000+US$89.107 November 2018 (2018-11-07)N/A

Work Completed: New clutch plate, pilot bearing, and throwout bearing. Electronic brake control module refurbished with new relay. Harmonic balancer replaced with smaller unit. Driver's seat runners repaired by adding nylon washers on stoppers. Full detailing performed and ceramic coating applied.

Notes: Purchased at asking price at an online marketplace. Mike and Ant made references to Corvette's notorious stereotype as a car for people in a midlife crisis. Restored car taken to Willow Springs Raceway. Sold at asking price.
15871984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTIUS$3,500US$2,500
US$9,500+US$2,73114 November 2018 (2018-11-14)N/A

Work Completed: Fuel distributor rebuilt. Throttle body replaced with larger one from a Golf Mk2; inlet port widened to match the throttle body port size. New gearbox oil seal and CV boots. Sunroof mechanism repaired. Front end replaced with Euro-spec grille, front valance, front air dam, and headlights. Federal bumpers replaced with Euro-spec units. Air conditioning system upgraded to R134A retrofit. New interior. Full body respray to original black colour.

Notes: Second Golf GTI purchased in the series. Fitted with original parcel shelf, which is considered rare. Mike mistakenly referred the car as a 1984 model when it was actually a 1983 model. In order to make the grille fit with the Rabbit's original front end, Ant made filler plates using leftover steel plates and welded them to the front wings. Sold at asking price.
15982004 Dodge Ram SRT-10US$15,500
US$22,000+US$2,36521 November 2018 (2018-11-21)N/A

Work Completed: New engine main seal. Clutch and flywheel uprated with twin-disc ceramic clutch and billet steel flywheel. Engine misfire addressed by cleaning up animal matter on the sixth cylinder and replacing the HT leads, spark plug wires, and coil packs with uprated units. New cold air intake, serpentine belt and tensioner. Brakes flushed and brake fluid replaced. Hydraulic cooling fans replaced with electric units, Badges removed for a stealth look. Wheels and brightwork repainted from chrome to black.

Notes: Purchased at asking price. Seller was absent due him having to go to work. Ant discovered that a mouse may have entered the car and chewed one of its spark plug cables, causing it to misfire. Mike and Ant made references to Ram's low fuel economy. Restored car taken to Kern County Raceway Park to pay tribute to its NASCAR heritage. Sold at asking price.

Series 16 (2019)[edit]



No. # Vehicle Budget Purchase
Final Cost
After Restoration
Selling Price
Profit/Loss Original airdate UK viewers
16012000 Porsche 911TBATBATBATBATBA17 Apr. 2019TBD

16121970 VW FastbackTBATBATBATBATBA24 Apr. 2019TBD

16231971 Chevrolet C10 TruckTBATBATBATBATBA1 May 2019N/A

16341985 Mazda RX7TBATBATBATBATBA8 May 2019N/A

16451985 Mercedes 300 TDTBATBATBATBATBA15 May 2019N/A

16561974 Jensen HealeyTBATBATBATBATBA22 May 2019N/A

Special Episodes[edit]


  1. ^ Brewer, Mike. "Mike Brewer and Edd China Q&A".
  2. ^ "The Complete Guide to BMW Angel Eyes".
  3. ^ "Micky Bray - Ford Pop - Pinball Wizard".
  4. ^ "Wheeler Dealers Episode Guide". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  5. ^ "The Maserati Shed". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Wheeler Dealers Episode Guide". Discovery Networks.
  7. ^ "Wheeler Dealers Celebrates 100th Car". The Veloce Blog. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Wheeler Dealers Season 12 Q and A". Discovery TV YouTube. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Velocity Announces Ant Anstead Joins Wheeler Dealers Alongside Mike Brewer". Discovery Networks. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  10. ^ "1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Toyota Supra". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Ford Mustang Mach 1". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Saab 96". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Dodge A100 Van". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Ford Ranchero". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  17. ^ a b "1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 Convertible - Lot #645". Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII". Discovery Networks. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  19. ^ "1969 Open GT 1900". IMDb. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  20. ^ "1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer". IMDb. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  21. ^ "2004 Mini Cooper S MC40". IMDb. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  22. ^ "1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio". IMDb. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
Episode Title Original airdate UK viewers
111Archive Show13 October 2014 (2014-10-13)N/A
129Best of the U.S.18 May 2015 (2015-05-18)N/A
1220Best of Series 1226 October 2015 (2015-10-26)N/A
139Best of Series 13 Part 1 - U.S.11 July 2016 (2016-07-11)N/A
1318Best of Series 13 Part 223 January 2017 (2017-01-23)N/A
149The Best of Wheeler Dealers29 November 2017 (2017-11-29)N/A
1418Petrolhead Takeover7 June 2018 (2018-06-07)N/A
159The Best of28 November 2018 (2018-11-28)N/A
1518The Best of 222 July 2019 (2019-07-22)