Wheeler Dealers New Series Returns With Some Iconic Classics

Wheeler Dealers New Series
Wheeler Dealers New Series - August

Automotive extraordinaire Mike Brewer and mechanical guru Ant Anstead will return exclusively to Discovery for another helping of the Wheeler Dealers series this summer as the boys tackle even more iconic classics desperately in need of some TLC.

The multi-talented mechanic, Ant Anstead will endeavour to save a few more classic motoring specialities from the metaphorical scrapyard in the clouds by stretching their frugal budget to its extreme once again.

As ever, Mike is in charge of locating the cars that could potentially earn the boys some well-earned cash, while Ant in the Wheeler Dealers workshop tackles the odd engine, gearbox replacement and even a bare metal respray for the classics that need more than just ‘elbow grease’ if perfection is to be achieved.

Mike & Ant - Wheeler Dealers
Mike & Ant – Wheeler Dealers

From the sunny beaches of Southern California to the coldest edges of Maine, this season dives headfirst into the diverse and eclectic used car market of the United States, as the search for the best vehicles to buy, restore, test and hopefully sell on to enthusiastic new owners continues.

Episode 1 (31 August 2020 – 9:00pm)
1969 Datsun Sports 2000
Predating Datsun’s popular Z-car line, the classic Datsun Sports roadster was arguably Japan’s first blue-collar export market sports car, and its sporting prowess was underlined by an enviable race record.

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1969 Datsun Sports 2000

Tasks: Overhaul front suspension, rebuild idler box, Volvo front brake upgrade, rear drum cylinder repair, convertible frame repair, repair and ceramic-coat cracked exhaust manifold, adjust pedal spacing.

Episode 2 (7 September 2020 – 9:00pm)
2001 Audi S4 Avant Quattro
Everybody loves a fast estate, and with its bi-turbo, V6 and trademark Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the Type 8D generation S4 Avant is widely regarded as one of the most potent and capable of them all.

Audi S4 Avant Quattro
Audi S4 Avant Quattro

Tasks: Strip front of the car, repair leaking valve cover, replace timing belt and a serpentine belt, remove dashboard cluster to access and repair LCD screen, repair cup holder and ashtray, repair dent on the rear panel.

Episode 3 (14 September 2020 – 9:00pm)
2001 Saab 9-3 ‘Viggen’
Inspired by the Saab 37 Viggen fighter jet, the 9-3 Viggen was the sporting flagship of Saab’s 9-3 line and represented the Swedish manufacturer’s first real attempt to launch an in-house performance division.

Wheeler Dealers - Saab 9-3 'Viggen'
Saab 9-3 ‘Viggen’

Tasks: Remove damaged body panels and seats for repair, trace coolant leak and repair head gasket, repair exhaust studs, rebuild convertible top rams, replace suspension top mounts, refit body panels and seats

Episode 4 (21 September 2020 – 9:00pm)
2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
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Tasks: TBD

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Episode 5 (28 September 2020 – 9:00pm)
2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5
Available for a brief two-year period, this particular Mazdaspeed car has the distinction of being the only factory-built version in the history of the MX-5 to be equipped with a performance-enhancing turbocharger conversion.

Mazdaspeed MX-5

Tasks: Remove gearbox and repair seals, refit with clutch and lightweight flywheel, fabricate blow-off valve baffle box, relocate intake, install electronic boost control and gauge, replace A-pillar trim, remove rear light surrounds.

Episode 6 (5 October 2020 – 9:00pm)
1979 Jeep CJ-7 Levi Edition
It comes as no surprise to discover that Jeep’s partnership with Levi transformed this CJ’s upholstery and soft-top, yet it became one of the most popular options of this now highly sought-after off-roader.

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1979 Jeep CJ-7 Levi Edition

Tasks: Remove the seats, drill body to access corroded fixings, disconnect engine, carefully separate body from the chassis, bodywork repairs, re-upholster interior, repair valve seals, repair viscous fan clutch.

Episode 7 (12 October 2020 – 9:00pm)
1991 Nissan 300ZX
Launched at the height of Japan’s bubble economy, when optimism was sky-high and Nissan’s engineers chased their dreams, the second-gen 300ZX was a technical marvel… and an engine plumbing nightmare.

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Ant Anstead gets to grips with a Nissan 300ZX

Tasks: Drop engine to improve access, overhaul emissions components, re-install engine, source and fit new wheels and exhaust from Steve Millen, diagnose faulty HICAS system, replace the speed sensor.

Episode 8 (19 October 2020 – 9:00pm)
Best of Wheeler Dealers
A collection of highlights, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage from the Wheeler Dealer series.

Wheeler Dealers returns exclusively to Discovery Channel on 31 August 2020 at 9:00 pm

8 Comments

  1. Hello I love watching your series but there seems to be one well known car in most of the world and also mentioned from your mechanic a Rover and the one I have in mind is the Rover75, this model has a good fans and clubs all over the world and the parts are quite reasonably priced.
    I have one myself a 2,5 litre 177 bhp v6 Rover 75 that I am restoring.

      • The front and back axles have been done- new starter motor- belts have been replaced-steering column changed- scratched front bumper filled-inspection with spark plugs- oil and filter change its taking time but but shes worth it. I given her a new name
        Silver Ghost.

  2. I’ve just watched the first program of the new series and I’m so disappointed.Its just a recap of previous programs. Come on the essence of this program is pointing out the problems and how to rectify Please think again

  3. hello, is it possible for mike and ant to obtain a citroen light 15 avant the last time i saw these car in abundance was in phnom penh granted it did have clive james doing the presentation but they might have one or two left over and of course in france maybe the usa

  4. Hi…I have a Toyota HiLux crew cab pickup (yes, the one Top Gear tried to wreck !)that I bought new in 1999 and have only ever used for off-road driving in the Falkland Islands. In 21 years it has only covered around 75k km. About two years ago I had to decide whether to scrap it or rebuild it. Thanks to WD for inspiring me to do a rebuild ! It took me about two years and was a lot more work than I thought. I’ve rebuilt old motorbikes before but never a car. I’m hoping to send it to Spain from the Falklands next UK spring and then drive it back to Wales. She is now a cracking truck thanks to Wheeler Dealers !!

  5. I have a 1989 Mercedes Benz 300 SE that we purchased new in 1989. It has been a wonderful vehicle for our family but we have since purchased a newer vehicle and must part ways with the 300 SE. Given the age of the vehicle it has a few issues to deal with but I believe it would make a great project piece for your program. The issues would not be prohibitive in cost or consume a great deal of time. Having watched your program and observing the detail and care with which you refresh and restore your vehicle projects I would very much like to see our 300 SE brought back to its pristine condition with a chance to be sold to someone who would be appreciative of its graceful lines and tradition of the Mercedes Benz brand.

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