Episode: 1 & 2
Vehicle: 1989 Volkswagen Transporter T3
Work Completed: Fixed sliding door and fitted window, fitted a new rear bumper, replaced the glowplugs, fitted a new fanbelt, changed the engine oil, replaced the oil filter, lowered suspension, fitted new plywood lining panels, rock and roll bed, installed camper van appliances, repaired a dent in the nearside rear quarter panel, full-body vinyl wrap, painted interior light blue, added artificial grass carpeting and fitted a new exhaust, moondisc hubcaps and a new front VW badge.
Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Type 2. T3 works van converted to mini mobile home. First use of a full-body vinyl wrap instead of a respray. First diesel engine in the series. Acquired from a friend of Mike’s. The car was bought by Edd, this was the third and largest loss on a sale since the show started. Later bought by one of the cameramen who worked on the show.