Maybe the Jaguar E-type, dodge charger and mini. With so many to choose from on the internet and trade magazines Mike is spoilt for choice, but will he find a bargain? Brake system overhauled with new master cylinder, front discs, pads, hoses, and rear drums and shoes. Notes: Rear brake locked up shortly after purchase and car had to be towed back to the garage. Notes: The seller sold the car on behalf of his uncle. Paint correction done to match repainted front bumper with the rest of the white body colour. Notes: Purchased in Northern California. Fuel injector retaining screws refurbished with new o-rings.
Converted to track-ready vehicle and brought to Porsche test track. They need a car with a sound body and engine, so they can spend the money on the fun stuff that will make their car unique. Seats reupholstered with black vinyl and new polyurethane foam. Mike and Edd were presented with a 1:43 scale diecast replica of the Escort 1. Edd fixed it by putting in bolt and nylon nut instead of a new rivet.
Restored car was taken to to pay tribute to classic British motorsport. Oldest car in the series. Allegedly seized by the Italian Police in 1970 and stored in a police warehouse till 2004. The car has interior water leaks and external oil leaks, it drives in a sloppy way, the engine is blowing, and it feels unloved. The window tint was removed.
Headlamps and trim pieces refurbished. Interior upgraded with re-trimmed vinyl dashboard and door cards, new carpets and simple vinyl seats. Just what you want to be done to new paint in a dusty workshop. Mike finds one that appears to have nothing wrong with it and challenges Edd to make a good car even better. Despite being a German car, it was explained by Mike that the only quality used examples can be found in the American west coast. Notes: Roadster model with detachable hardtop. To source vacuum actuators, Mike visited the Mercedes Benz Classic Centre in.
Restored car taken to Walters Arena rally stage in Wales for a small competition between Mike and Edd. Restored car taken to a Messerschmitt gathering. The fifth loss on a sale since the show started. Originality reduced by re-spraying different colour, changing wheels and adding non-original parts. Trouble is they rusted and today cars in good condition with manual gearboxes are going for a fortune.
Mike and Edd were buying the car to build into a budget drifter, and even had a go themselves. Suspension already had adjustable suspension parts and may have been previously used as a track-day car. Notes: Sold at asking price with a full tank of petrol. Highest profit made on any car. Take a look at our recent blog post with a variety of free tools to find out their current state: Over to you, let us know what you think in the comments below! There are thousands on the road as they are cheap to buy and run so Mike needs to think of a way to make their vehicle stand out. Failed due to rust holes. Sold for a £100 discount from original asking price so that the new owner could fill up the petrol tank.
Most expensive purchase made on any car to date. Notes: Car was missing the air conditioning system, which was not reinstated due to cost. With such a risky move is this classic going to reap in the rewards or leave Mike and Edd struggling? Their first ever electric car project has Edd dancing, and Mike worried. He also takes a look at a problem with the rear differential with the aid of his friend Paul. Cylinder head gaskets and seals replaced. Notes: Equipped with a 289 cu in 4.
The car was found on website. The second instalment of this majestic motor challenge sees the boys race against time on the Spitfire revival. Replaced the spark plugs and leads, electronic ignition installed, heater thermostatic switch and fuel dampener, and exhaust system. Notes: Car was purchased on eBay. Previous owner fitted functional custom sidepods. Placed on consignment to a classic car dealer, as Mike headed back to Europe. Instrument cluster cleaned, tachometer repaired and installed.
By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. Plastic dashboard bezel replaced with custom wooden unit. Notes: First episode to use the Internet to buy and sell used cars. Notes: The first three-wheeled car featured in the series. Was used as a promotional prize with a £10,000 budget.