Generations of drivers wanted this car, and for many it was their first taste of a quick motor. But with a limited budget and some very off-the-wall ideas will this gamble land them a big profit or major loss? Air Date : 23rd-Mar-2015 A pickup truck is a stateside icon and Mike is keen to get into the booming classic truck market. Air Date : 17th-Sep-2013 Mike's father used to own a custom favourite, the Ford Pop, and Mike has spent long hours during his childhood wishing that he had one. But will this eccentric truck with its unique Wheeler Dealers style find a buyer willing to pay a premium? Edd discovers it hides some gremlins, which will make it hard to sell in hot California. So he decides to combine his two loves and build a Ford rally car, buying a Mk2 Escort project car which has already had lots of money spent on it. Mike finds one that's well-loved, but it suffers from some typical SoCal mods.
This is why the C2 Stingray is one of the world's sports icons. Mike manages to pick one up but then the work begins as Edd strips the car back to nothing but an engine on a bench before restoring a rebuilding it piece by piece. The dealer is willing to sell for £13,500 but Mike tries to get him down further. Mike wants to buy one but soon realises that he can't add value to a car that's already excellent. Air Date : 1st-Oct-2013 The Lotus Elise is a drivers' dream. Mike finds the search for an Escort is hard going — prices for rust-free original cars are high.
For the first series the budget was £1,000 for series 2, £2,000 and for series 3 £3,000. Air Date : 5th-Mar-2013 The Boxster is the car that saved Porsche from going out of business when recession hit in the 90s. Plus oil leaks, tatty interior, and rust. Mike finds a car that's been kept in a collection for years - without turning a wheel. Neither of them are legally able to drive a rally circuit either — immediate action is needed! This is why the C2 Stingray is one of the world's sports icons. Each project spans a pair of 30-minute episodes, in which Mike buys a vehicle, turns it over to Edd for repairs, then sells it on. The Best Episodes of Wheeler Dealers Last Updated: Apr 27, 2019 Wheeler Dealers is a television show on the Discovery network, fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China.
Air Date : 12th-Mar-2013 The Morris Minor is like a little piece of England on four wheels. Can they flip this Thing around? But then he hits on the idea of making an Elise that can perform not only on the road, but the track too. Mike is excited, but Edd is worried about the risk of zero profit. By calling around some dealers, he finds a tired trade-in at a large main dealer. But it's in great condition in every other way.
It's good looking, quick, and handles like a racing car. When Mike tracks down a California car for restoration he thinks it will be easy for Edd — just a few cosmetic jobs. It's a one owner, matching numbers vehicle, with minimal rust and loads of lovely chrome. By taking a faded masterpiece, turning back the clock and finishing everything to a very high standards Mike hopes to get absolute top dollar when he sells it on. Because it looks great, goes around corners well, and sells for high prices. But the C2 is far from being finished and it needs Edd's experienced hands to get it on the road to recovery. Mike's desire to own a classic Cadillac with fins leads him to an early 60s car that is on sale at the equivalent of only £3000.
Mike wants to buy one but soon realises that he can't add value to a car that's already excellent. It doesn't start, it can't drive. Our car has had a bad custom job, so Mike and Edd set about addressing the damage to give this stunning cruiser back some class. It was a massive success and sold more than 1,000,000 units — amazing for a British car. Air Date : 4th-May-2015 This fabulous fifties coupe has more than great styling on its side because under the bonnet is one of the first ever Hemi, a legendary V8 engine which kick-started the U.
But Why has Mike chosen such an ugly duckling? Ever the optimist, Mike buys it anyway, hoping to turn it into a money-spinner by getting Edd to spice up the engine and swap the sluggish auto for a manual transmission — but can Edd deliver and still leave room for a profit? Air Date : 19th-Mar-2013 Mike heads out to Poland to bag one of the most exciting and exclusive cars we've ever done - the Lamborghini Uracco. But the C2 is far from being finished and it needs Edd's experienced hands to get it on the road to recovery. The car has interior water leaks and external oil leaks, it drives in a sloppy way, the engine is blowing, and it feels unloved. But these cars are rare, and Mike has to travel all the way to Chicago — almost 2,000 miles — to find one. Air Date : 26th-Feb-2013 Mike buys a clapped out old Land Rover Mk3 for the bargain price of £5k. Trouble is good ones are starting to go for big money.
The engine is pulled out and given a once over, the exterior is transformed with some clever touches and eventually this car is ready once again to proudly cruise to the diner for a milkshake! The show's premise is that Brewer and China are on a mission to save 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. Now the 60s cars are fetching high prices but many are rusty and in poor repair, so finding a good one can be tough. Almost every aspect of this quirky car requires attention; Edd strips it back to bare bones to breathe new life back into the smoky old engine. Will they add enough driving excitement to collect a profit? Edd comes up with a visual transformation which he thinks will address the failures of the original styling and attract a 21st Century buyer. Air Date : 24th-Sep-2013 This car is one of America's first sportscars and it's amazingly good to drive.
The only rust-free car Mike can find in his budget is an automatic with a wheezing engine. Prices are rising thanks to the company's 50th anniversary and dwindling supply of these 70s supercars. That day has come but Pops are notoriously variable in their quality, often expensive, and usually rare. It's good looking, quick, and handles like a racing car. Mike finds a car with dangerously set-up steering and decided to take a punt on it. For once they forget the idea of profit, and Mike asks Edd to 'go mad' and to make the Pop 'amazing'.