Series 2 Episode 3 & 4

Series: 2
Episode: 3 & 4
Vehicle: 1990 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9

Episode 3




Episode 4

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.

Series 2 Episode 1 & 2

Series: 2
Episode: 1 & 2
Vehicle: 1988 Toyota MR2

Episode 1




Episode 2

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.

Series 1 Episode 11 & 12

Series: 1
Episode: 11 & 12
Vehicle: 1986 Ford Capri Laser 1.6

Episode 11




Episode 12

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).

Series 1 Episode 9 & 10

Series: 1
Episode: 9 & 10
Vehicle: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 230E

Episode 9




Episode 10

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.

Series 1 Episode 7 & 8

Series: 1
Episode: 7 & 8
Vehicle: 1967 Austin Mini

Episode 7




Episode 8

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.

Series 1 Episode 5 & 6

Series: 1
Episode: 5 & 6
Vehicle: 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Episode 5




Episode 6

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.

Series 1 Episode 3 & 4

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Series: 1
Episode: 3 & 4
Vehicle: 1985 Saab 900 Turbo

Episode 3




Episode 4

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.

Wheeler Dealers is a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for the Discovery Channel, fronted by car enthusiast Mike Brewer and master mechanic Edd China. (In the United States the series is seen on Discovery’s Velocity Channel HD.) The premise of the show 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. Watch Full Episodes of Wheeler Dealers.

Car enthusiast Mike Brewer and master mechanic Edd China work together to give new life to run-down, classic automobiles in order to resell at a profit. Working with a limited budget, Mike’s job is to find and purchase a vehicle before presenting it to Edd, who makes the necessary repairs — and there usually are plenty of them — giving tips along the way about electrical and structural issues, mechanics, cosmetic touches and finishing work. Once complete, the restored car is taken for a test drive, and then Mike negotiates the purchase price with a new owner. The series, a British import, began airing on Discovery Channel in the U.K. in 2003.

Series 1 Episode 1 & 2

Series: 1
Episode: 1 & 2
Vehicle: 1983 Porsche 924

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Episode 1




Episode 2


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.

Series 1 Episode 1 & 2 – 1983 Porsche 924

Notes: Before Mike sold the car, he gave a mini-primer on how to sell cars to maximize profits.

Wheeler Dealers is a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for the Discovery Channel, fronted by car enthusiast Mike Brewer and master mechanic Edd China. (In the United States the series is seen on Discovery’s Velocity Channel HD.) The premise of the show 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. Watch Full Episodes of Wheeler Dealers.

Car enthusiast Mike Brewer and master mechanic Edd China work together to give new life to run-down, classic automobiles in order to resell at a profit. Working with a limited budget, Mike’s job is to find and purchase a vehicle before presenting it to Edd, who makes the necessary repairs — and there usually are plenty of them — giving tips along the way about electrical and structural issues, mechanics, cosmetic touches and finishing work. Once complete, the restored car is taken for a test drive, and then Mike negotiates the purchase price with a new owner. The series, a British import, began airing on Discovery Channel in the U.K. in 2003.