Dynamic duo Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead will return exclusively to Discovery for another helping of the extremely popular Wheeler Dealers series with the gregarious pairing joining forces once again to restore even more classic vehicles to later sell for a profit in their LA-based shop.
Automotive godfather, Mike Brewer and multi-talented mechanic, Ant Anstead will endeavour to save even more classic motoring specialities from the looming crusher by squeezing a tight budget to its extreme.
The new series brings a host of iconic and legendary marques to the workshop including a 1972 Fiat 124 Spider “survivor” car which looks original, but with a driving experience that leaves a lot to be desired, a fifth-generation Ford Bronco, Volvo Amazon 122 and even a Porsche 911 Super Carrera.
Mikes job is to secure a price that leaves the boys some profit, then pass it over to Ant, who does his mechanical magic throwing everything from a bare metal re-spray to the odd gearbox swap in a bid to bring the cars back to their former glory.
Strength To Strength
Wheeler Dealers has gone from strength to strength and looks set to continue a powerful synergy between the boys with a classic line-up to suit everyones taste around the world. Throughout the new series, Mike and Ant will source and restore a variety of motoring icons that will include:
- 1972 Fiat 124 Spider
- 1973 Toyota Celica
- 2002 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG
- 2004 BMW M3
- Volvo Amazon 122
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- 1985 Merkur XR4Ti (aka Ford Sierra)
- Ford Bronco
- 1982 Porsche 911 SC
Wheeler Dealer Series Detail and Dates
• Episode 1 – 2004 BMW M3: Monday 2nd March, 9 pm
“The pinnacle of BMW is the naturally aspirated inline 6-cylinder modern classic that is the E46 M3, the “ultimate” Ultimate Driving Machine. Mike finds one with the subframe already fixed and he challenges Ant to transform the transmission with new tech.”
• Episode 2 – Volvo Amazon 122: Monday 9th March, 9 pm
“The Volvo Amazon 122 is a classic Swedish auto with true rally heritage. Mike travels to the Pacific Northwest, where he has tracked down a true “barn find.” Ant is tasked to make it road-worthy before the guys know the true scope of the work ahead.”
• Episode 3 – Ford Bronco: Monday 16th March, 9 pm
“The fifth-generation Ford Bronco is an American icon. It’s a go-anywhere vehicle and the market is absolutely red hot. Mike gets his hands dirty preparing the Bronco for the biggest collector car auction in the world, Barrett Jackson.”
• Episode 4– Fiat 124 Spider: Monday 23rd March, 9 pm
“Mike finds a 1972 Fiat 124 Spider “survivor” car. It’s all-original, but the driving experience leaves a lot to be desired. Mike gets crafty on the interior while Ant fixes a leaky differential and replaces a carrier bearing and axle seals.”
• Episode 5 – Toyota Celica ST: Monday 30th March, 9 pm
“The 1973 Toyota Celica was the first generation of the iconic model. Mike finds a powerful solution for a rough-running engine. Meanwhile, Ant is in the workshop putting his fabrication skills to the test.”
• Episode 6 – Mercedes Benz E55 AMG: Monday 6th April, 9 pm
“The 2002 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG is the pinnacle of luxury and supercar performance. Can Mike find profit in a neglected example as Ant tackles a major service?”
• Episode 6 – 1985 Merkur XR4Ti: Monday 13th April, 9 pm
“Mike takes a trip down memory lane in a 1985 Merkur XR4Ti, known as a Ford Sierra to the rest of the world. Mike has found a rare competition shell model and Ant applies the European touches that the U.S. market never received.”
• Episode 7 – Toyota Land Cruiser: Monday 20th April, 9 pm
“The Toyota Land Cruiser can go where very few vehicles can. Mike finds one in fairly good shape, but the original 4-speed transmission holds the car below highway speeds. Mike sources a JDM Toyota 5-speed for Ant to install.”
• Episode 8 – Mike’s pride and joy: Monday 27th April, 9 pm
“The 1982 Porsche 911 SC. The SC stands for Super Carrera and is apt for this particular classic. The 911 story started way back in 1964, when the current owner was born — a local car dealer going by the name Mike Brewer.”
Remember the Wheeler Dealers show can be see exclusively on Discovery.