Series 4 Episode 11 & 12

Series: 4
Episode: 11 & 12
Vehicle: 1992 Lexus LS400

Episode 11

Episode 12

Work Completed: Headlamps upgraded to HID, front suspension wishbones replaced, air conditioner LCD replaced, rear bumper repainted, alloy wheels and tires upgraded to Lexus IS 17″ units and adjusted the tracking and wheel alignment, side indicator housings swapped with clear lenses with orange bulbs, Bluetooth hands-free phone kit added to stereo.

Notes: Car was upgraded to be sold as a starter executive car targeting new/younger middle management type buyers.

Series 4 Episode 9 & 10

Series: 4
Episode: 9 & 10
Vehicle: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4

Episode 1

Episode 10

Work Completed: Replaced door panel fabric, replaced digital instrument panel with a reconditioned unit, fixed faulty wiring on pop-up headlamp motor, repainted targa roof and door mirrors, replaced missing headliner, added chrome cover parts for engine bay, replaced fan thermostat wiring, replaced entire exhaust system, air conditioner recharged, wheels refurbished, car polished and waxed.

Notes: Acquired through eBay. Door card fabric and headliner were built from scratch using acoustic carpet, as genuine replacement parts are too expensive to import from the U.S. Faded paint on the body was used to mark down the selling price.

Series 4 Episode 7 & 8

Series: 4
Episode: 7 & 8
Vehicle: 1985 BMW 635CSi

Episode 7

Episode 8

Work Completed: Replaced rear drop links and front suspension control arms, added strut brace, replaced the middle and rear exhaust sections, replaced rubber door seals, Canada-spec alloy wheels replaced with factory BBS units, beige cloth interior swapped with cream leather interior.

Notes: Car was previously sent to Canada for several years before returning to the UK with a lacklustre set of Canada-spec alloy wheels. It was also recently repainted before purchase. A second 635CSi (which failed an MOT test due to underside rust) was purchased for £350 through eBay as a donor vehicle for its interior and wheels.

Series 4 Episode 5 & 6

Series: 4
Episode: 5 & 6
Vehicle: 1972 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000

Episode 5

Episode 6

Work Completed: Filled dents in nose, front end respray, replaced manifold couplings, UK spec headlights, rusted driver’s side footwell cutout and replaced with new metal and polished the chrome brightwork.

Notes: Original Italy-spec model that was previously coloured blue under the red paint.Welding and metal was free because Edd had them hanging around the shop. Sold at asking price. Revisited in 2010. Has new carburettors, but bodywork is starting to go at rear wheel arches.

Series 4 Episode 3 & 4

Series: 4
Episode: 3 & 4
Vehicle: 1983 Jeep CJ7

Episode 3

Episode 4

Work Completed: New leaf springs and shock absorbers, new clutch master and slave cylinders, new front and rear seats, steering wheel and roof assembly, door cards refurbished, two tyres replaced, new door mirrors and bonnet catches.

Notes: First American vehicle in the series. Originally purchased as a non-running barn find with complete service and MOT records.

Series 4 Episode 1 & 2

Series: 4
Episode: 1 & 2
Vehicle: 1976 Porsche 911 2.7S Targa

Episode 1

Episode 2

Work Completed: Replaced US spec rear bumper extensions with Europe-spec ones, replaced the US style square rear numberplate with a UK style rectangle unit, gearbox replaced with reconditioned unit, replaced clutch and both door mirrors, fixed and reconditioned targa top, removed chrome trim on wheel arches, repainted wheel centre caps from silver to black and an engine service done including replacing the spark plugs, replacing the oil pressure sender unit, changing the oil, replacing the oil filter and replacing the air filter.

Notes: U.S. spec car imported from California with a full body respray to British racing green done less than a year before purchase. Sold at asking price. Was featured on Wheeler Dealers Revisited, when Edd found the car at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife, and drove it round there.