New dash pad and steering wheel. Panels repainted in Top Red The original colour that Edd discovered under the Canary Yellow colour while removing the panels. Sold at asking price to a buyer in. Ant referenced the car's history as a taxi in Rome. Previous owner fitted functional custom sidepods. 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 : front adjusted to -2. Air Date : 16th-Oct-2009 The Mini is a 20th century icon and to celebrate its 50th birthday expert car trader Mike Brewer has got a major plan.
In addition, Edd joins Mike in the car's final test drive before the sale. Body resprayed in period satin blue. Air conditioning system upgraded to retrofit. Notes: Clutch replacement was done at the seller's driveway. New convertible hood assembled and installed shortly after purchase; however, the new rear window needed to be replaced due to warping.
Rear lights and exhaust back pipes moved to the rear wings. New leaf springs, shock absorbers, sway bars, and steering arm and stabiliser. Notes: Mike introduced the process of plastic welding to fix the cracked bumpers. Notes: import with body kit, aftermarket spoiler of unknown origin, Pivot water temperature gauge and turbo timer. Clutch and flywheel uprated with twin-disc ceramic clutch and billet steel flywheel. Original beige knee roll repainted grey when the replacement unit was damaged beyond repair.
Notes: Equipped with a 289 cu in 4. Restored car taken to to test the new gadgets. Mikes hunts down a Triumph Spitfire using the internet. Standard engine previously swapped with a modified unit. Body resprayed from white to Ford Roman Bronze. Restored car taken to a Messerschmitt gathering. Leaking door rubbers diagnosed with , and padded with rubber tube to fix water ingress.
New steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and whitewall tyres. Sold to a buyer from. Notes: Purchased at asking price at an online marketplace. Converted into a surf van. Restored car tested at Land Rover's off-road circuit. Sold at new buyer's initial offer.
Parts of the front wings and scuttle resprayed to matte black to match the bonnet. Restored car taken to a solar farm for its test drive, where it did 0-60 in 8. Notes: Restored car was taken to an air base to pay tribute to Saab's fighter plane heritage. Black vinyl interior re-trimmed in red leather and new carpets installed. Mike mistakenly referred the car as a 1984 model when it was actually a 1983 model. Missing indicator stalk found under the passenger seat, welded and re-attached.
Previous owner abandoned restoration project, but supplied the old and replacement parts with the car. Plastic dashboard bezel replaced with custom wooden unit. Notes: Purchased in Italy, but the seller's agent advertised the car as located in London. Convertible hood refurbished with new vinyl rear windscreen. It is also the first series to be split into two parts, taking a four-month break halfway.
Crossmember modified to accommodate new gearbox. Front end replaced with Euro-spec grille, front valance, front air dam, and headlights. Sold to a buyer from the. 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. Notes: Purchased near , California.
New cam belt, tensioner, sump gaskets and clutch. Custom aluminium windshield sun visor made. Plastic clips required for sunroof function were 3D printed since Ford no longer produced such parts for the Capri. Replaced multifunction display in the instrument cluster since it had dead pixels. Exhaust system replaced with custom fabricated stainless steel side exit units with two mufflers instead of four. Second car in the series to sell at break even point. Mike and Ant made references to Corvette's notorious stereotype as a car for people in a.
Mike beat Edd 46 seconds to 49 seconds. This car is more correctly a 210 model the middle trim range with Bel Air top trim range quarter panel trim. With the car being 30 years old and handmade star mechanic Edd has his doubts but begins by knuckling down on the exterior. Previous owner had a new engine installed. Restored car taken to a Saab owners' convention.