Faux wood trim panels removed; new wood pattern hand painted on body panels. Notes: Equipped with a 289 cu in 4. Previous owner swapped the original 2. Restored car taken to a garlic farm in. Previous owner had restored the exterior and interior and kept it garaged, as he was unable to find a mechanic to properly tune the dual carburettors.
Ant discovered that a mouse may have entered the car and chewed one of its spark plug cables, causing it to misfire. Notes: Purchased from , California. Wheels and brightwork repainted from chrome to black. Engine heads refurbished with new valve guides, seats and polished valves, resulting in a gain of 30 bhp. Power steering box refurbished and repainted. New clutch installed with a refurbished clutch plate and new clutch disc, new clutch slave cylinder and clutch release bearing, missing clutch slave cylinder return spring reinstalled, new custom made hydraulic pipe installed.
Engine had not been serviced for 17 years. Notes: Bought with a faulty 6-speed manual gearbox that could not select first and second gear. Passenger side hydraulic leak fixed with second-hand line to address the faulty active steering. In order to make the grille fit with the Rabbit's original front end, Ant made filler plates using leftover steel plates and welded them to the front wings. Active aero wing switches replaced. Notes: Purchased from a classic car dealership in. Repaired non-working lock-nut on the adjustable reach of the steering column.
Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Cylinder head gaskets and seals replaced. Notes: Front bumper was repainted by one of the previous owners. Took the completed car on a test drive to in. Notes: Purchased in Northern California. Notes: The seller sold the car on behalf of his uncle. Replaced mechanical ignition system with an electronic unit.
Parts purchased from Tom's Bronco Parts in. Tyres were originally mismatched and worn and were changed but not revealed on show. Restored car taken to a 90-mile hypermiling drive with only two gallons of petrol; the test fell short of one mile due to Mike not factoring his and Edd's combined weight on his calculations. The adjustable suspension were refurbished units from the manufacturer's demo car. Restoration price includes £500 travel expense. Second-hand parts purchased at a junk shop in. After sometime on the market, sold to an online buyer from Cyprus.
Restored car taken to a veteran car run spanning from London to Brighton. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Front bodywork repair corrected; scratches and imperfections repainted; headlamps and indicator lamps correctly refitted. Notes: First electric car in the series. Seventh loss in the series.
New exhaust, performance air filter, clutch slave cylinder, fog lights and power steering fluid. Restored car taken to 's heritage fleet prior to sale. Original red leather interior replaced with tan leather. Camshaft profiled, carburettors rebuilt and performance exhaust added to improve engine performance. Previous owner fitted functional custom sidepods. Engine bay resprayed in original teal colour.
Mike previously wanted to sell the car for £8,000 during a radio talk show, but then he backed up and advertised the car for £7,250. Wooly suspension fixed by tightening loose nut on suspension arm. Sold at asking price to a buyer in. Fitted with original parcel shelf, which is considered rare. Final cost includes £2,000 shipping and travel expenses. Notes: Restored car tested at.
Purchased 1971 Beetle 1300, which was a barn find derelict beyond restoration, was custom converted to mark the 40th anniversary of the Beach Buggy. Will they add enough driving excitement to collect a profit? Restored car taken to Italy for its test drive and to participate in a parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini. During a visit to a specialist Jensen firm, Mike was given a photocopy of the car's original production log. Restored car brought to for its test drive. Faulty aircon assembly removed and battery moved to the boot.
Customised vehicle with the door handles shaved off. Air conditioning system reinstated, however original compressor and condenser supplied by the seller, could not be used because of damage and were replaced with aftermarket units. Bare interior resprayed white with creme vinyl panels and grey carpeting added. Notes: Rear brake locked up shortly after purchase and car had to be towed back to the garage. Restored car taken to a ranch to pay tribute to its farming roots. Sold at Mike's asking price on an open offer. Restored car taken to Autobooks-Aerobooks in , where Mike and Edd signed copies of the Wheeler Dealers Car Restoration Manual.