Series 11 Episode 15

Series: 11
Episode: 15
Vehicle: N/A (Archive Show)

Episode 15

Mike and Edd recap their best deals, biggest gambles, worst breakdowns, handover nightmares, biggest headaches, greatest car transformations, and best test drives.

Series 11 Episode 14

Series: 11
Episode: 14
Vehicle: 1963 Lincoln Continental

Episode 14

Work Completed: New oil sump gasket. New 17″ 150-spoke wire wheels with adaptors. Fixed leaking vacuum reservoir by spot-welding holes and re-welding broken bracket to solve the central locking system problem. Bumpers and exterior brightwork rechromed. Interior wood inlays replaced with laser cut aluminium panels with wood effect wet transfer. Full body respray and colour change from white to Ford Roman Bronze. Creme leather seats reupholstered.

Notes: Purchased from Sacramento, California. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Original owner spent US$10,000 on rebuilding the engine. Sold at asking price.

Series 11 Episode 13

Series: 11
Episode: 13
Vehicle: 1903 Darracq Type L

Episode 13

Work Completed: Water pump refurbished with new impellers and shaft built from scratch. Radiator cleaned up; rubber hoses and clamps replaced and waterless coolant added. One wooden wheel re-tyred by the Royal Wheelwright. Replica inserts of the external oil-lamp headlamps made with a 3D printer to accommodate modern H7 LED bulbs.

Notes: Car was obtained from Haynes International Motor Museum. Used to celebrate 100th car in the show,[8] this veteran car is not for sale. Restored car taken to a veteran car run spanning from London to Brighton. It suffered an oil leak and a sooted spark plug, but managed to finish the 64-mile run.

Series 11 Episode 12

Series: 11
Episode: 12
Vehicle: 1989 BMW Z1

Episode 12

Work Completed: Yellow leather seats and gear stick and hand brake gaiters dyed black. Clutch plate and release bearing replaced. Exhaust replaced with a custom made system. Door belt re-tensioned to fix drop-down door mechanism. Missing indicator stalk found under the passenger seat, welded and re-attached. Panels repainted in Toprot Red (The original colour that Edd discovered under the Canary Yellow colour while removing the panels). Seals replaced.

Notes: Purchased from the Netherlands. Car was trailered back to the UK, as it was not road registered. Restored car sold at asking price.

Series 11 Episode 11

Series: 11
Episode: 11
Vehicle: 1967 Volkswagen Type 2

Episode 11

Work Completed: Steering mechanism upgraded with rack-and-pinion setup. Steel wheels widened for “deep dish” look and painted black with white centre. Gear shaft refurbished with new bushings; gear selector upgraded with a quick shifter. Chrome with red stripe brightwork added to accent the black bodywork. Window tint film removed; black window frames replaced with new aluminium units and chrome window catches added. Bare interior resprayed white with creme vinyl panels and grey carpeting added. Aftermarket bucket seats replaced with white reproduction vinyl twin bench seats. New steering wheel, retro style radio, vintage clock, and ashtray. U.S.-spec rear lights replaced with UK-spec units with new wiring.

Notes: Purchased from Greenville, South Carolina. Restoration price includes £2,000 shipping. Sold at asking price.

Series 11 Episode 10

Series: 11
Episode: 10
Vehicle: 2001 Audi TT

Episode 10

Work Completed: Replaced faulty bolt in gearbox selector fork. Changed clutch and oil and filter in the Haldex-coupling. Replaced multifunction display in the instrument cluster since it had dead pixels. Replaced two broken switches for the passenger’s side window. Blind headlights replaced with aftermarket units.

Notes: Bought with a faulty 6-speed manual gearbox that could not select first and second gear. The rivet for the selector fork sheared off, but did not get into the gears. Edd fixed it by putting in bolt and nylon nut instead of a new rivet. Edd usually does not work on gearboxes, but as there was obviously something big broken he tried fixing it himself, got lucky and replaced just a bolt for 50 pence. A new replacement gearbox would have cost £4,000, which was way over budget. Took the completed car on a test drive to Xscape indoor ski slope in Central Milton Keynes.

Series 11 Episode 9

Series: 11
Episode: 9
Vehicle: 1976 Jaguar XJ-C

Episode 9

Work Completed: Replaced grumbling bearing in the water pump. Replaced exhaust manifold with refurbished and ceramic coated unit. Replaced mechanical ignition system with an electronic unit. Fixed non-working fan in the cooling jacket for the battery. Replaced exhaust system with a stainless steel unit. Repaired non-working lock-nut on the adjustable reach of the steering column.


Series 11 Episode 8

Series: 11
Episode: 8
Vehicle: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Episode 8

Work Completed: Manual window winders replaced for electric ones while still in the U.S, replaced seals in leaking power steering control valve and new hoses for the power steering system, retrofitted optional Dial-o-Matic power seats, new seat covers with correct colour coding, new soft top added, front and rear bumpers and front grille rechromed, colour-sanded the whole car instead of doing a respray and replaced faulty fuel sender unit.

Notes: Purchased from Sonoma, California. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping. Restored car taken to Dunsfold for display at a grand car show. Sold to buyer who was looking for a car to use for his wedding (The buyer’s wedding pictures were later shown at the end credits).

Series 11 Episode 7

Series: 11
Episode: 7
Vehicle: 1967 Amphicar

Episode 7

Work Completed: Body work repaired: original paint stripped using sodablasting method to address all of the corroded areas and remove body filler from previous repairs; old fiberglass floor repair panels removed, rusted offside floor panel cutout and replaced with new metal; rusted front offside floor corner and corner bracket were cut out and new metal panels were welded in; offside rear three quarter panel and inner panel cutout and new metal panels welded in; fitted a new bonnet, body resprayed to original red colour, old aftermarket bilge pump and float switch replaced with new aftermarket parts and relocated to the centre of the chassis for more efficient draining, bilge pump outlet hole relocated from rear offside to the original hole in the rear and plastic outlet fitting replaced with chrome equivalent (keeping the original with the car should the new owner want to swtich), to make the car legal to operate in public waters, marine-spec fuel lines with protective sheath, external fuel filler cap and breather pipe with protective gauze, modified the original fuel tank with waterproof sealant and relocated the fuel takeoff and filler, fuel shutoff valve, electric kill switch, warning labels to show where the various safety features are located, fire extinguisher and waterproof battery case were fitted, new marine boards in the front compartment fitted to replaced non-standard carpets and wooden oars with “Amphicar” label were custom made, first motion shaft bearing replaced (not shown).

Notes: Purchased from Tavares, Florida. Restored car taken to the River Thames. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping and travel expenses. During the test drive, the car stalled and had to be towed back to land, it was revealed that the first motion shaft bearing has been shredded and was replaced by Edd in the workshop (Not Shown). Sold to a buyer from the Netherlands.

Series 11 Episode 6

Series: 11
Episode: 6
Vehicle: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Episode 6

Work Completed: New gearbox oil sump, gasket, and filter, wiring loom sorted, braking system upgraded with brake servo and new master cylinder, new power steering mechanism; alternator moved to the opposite side of the engine to make room for the power steering pump, non-authentic “SS” badges replaced with original or blank units; “SS” badges on the wings resprayed in Le Mans Blue to cover up the holes, new binnacle lenses, car stereo, door cards and headlining, windshield wipers and new chrome wheel trim, new chrome wheel arch trim, new bonnet vent and new chrome headlight surrounds.

Notes: Purchased from San Diego, California. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping and travel expenses. Original straight-six engine was swapped with an Edelbrock 350 cid V8. Previous owner abandoned restoration project, but supplied the old and replacement parts with the car. Restored car taken to the Ace Cafe London to be sold at a car meet. Sold at asking price.