Series 6 Episode 19 & 20

Series: 6
Episode: 19 & 20
Vehicle: 1996 BMW M3 Convertible

Episode 19




Episode 20

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

Notes: Sold at asking price.

Series 6 Episode 17 & 18

Series: 6
Episode: 17 & 18
Vehicle: 1995 Land Rover Discovery ES TDI

Episode 17




Episode 2

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.

Series 6 Episode 15 & 16

Series: 6
Episode: 15 & 16
Vehicle: 1989 TVR S2

Episode 15




Episode 16

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.

Series 6 Episode 13 & 14

Series: 6
Episode: 13 & 14
Vehicle: 1988 Mini City 1000

Episode 13




Episode 14

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.

Series 6 Episode 11 & 12

Series: 6
Episode: 11 & 12
Vehicle: 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

Episode 11




Episode 12

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.

Series 6 Episode 9 & 10

Series: 6
Episode: 9 & 10
Vehicle: 1989 Jaguar XJS 3.6

Episode 9




Episode 10

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.

Series 6 Episode 7 & 8

Series: 6
Episode: 7 & 8
Vehicle: 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

Episode 7




Episode 8

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.

Series 6 Episode 5 & 6

Series: 6
Episode: 5 & 6
Vehicle: 1986 Audi Quattro

Episode 5




Episode 6

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.

Series 6 Episode 3 & 4

Series: 6
Episode: 3 & 4
Vehicle: 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo

Episode 3




Episode 4

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.

Series 6 Episode 1 & 2

Series: 6
Episode: 1 & 2
Vehicle: 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Episode 1




Episode 2

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.