The Best Episodes of Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers is a television show on the Discovery network, fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China. The show's premise is that Brewer and China are on a mission to save repairable enthusiast vehicles, by repairing or otherwise improving an example of a particular make and model to a budget, then selling it to a new owner. Each project spans a pair of 30-minute episodes, in which Mike buys a vehicle, turns it over to Edd for repairs, then sells it on. For the first series the budget was £1,000 for series 2, £2,000 and for series 3 £3,000.
#1 - BMW Isetta
Season 9 - Episode 13
Mike tracks down an Isetta bubble car. Part car, part motorbike, this classic may be great to drive, but it’s not so fun to repair! Can Edd and Mike make a profit?
#2 - Delorean DMC-12
Season 8 - Episode 7
Mike has travelled to the US to hunt for a DeLorean, one of the most recognisable and distinctive cars ever made. Can Edd restore this iconic car and maximise their profit?
#3 - Porsche 914
Season 9 - Episode 5
Mike finds a 914 in a barn, but under the muck he can see a profit in the 1970s sports car, so he buys it for a bargain price. Can Edd restore it to a saleable condition?
#4 - Triumph TR6
Season 9 - Episode 12
Mike finds a rust-free “must have sports car” from the 1970s that he thinks can be perfectly restored. But first, Edd must rebuild the engine. Can they make a profit?
#5 - Lotus Elan
Season 7 - Episode 10
Mike and Edd embark on their most adventurous project yet: to buy and restore a 1960s Lotus Elan. Extremely successful when new and still highly desirable, the Elan is expensive to buy and work on. Will this be a step too far for the Wheeler Dealers duo?
#6 - Corvette C2
Season 10 - Episode 9
This car is one of America's first sportscars and it's amazingly good to drive. This is why the C2 Stingray is one of the world's sports icons. Mike heads to the USA to hunt for a car that's rust free and happens upon an example that's been partly restored...and at a great price. But the C2 is far from being finished and it needs Edd's experienced hands to get it on the road to recovery.
#7 - Fiat Dino Coupe 2400
Season 9 - Episode 1
Mike heads to Italy in search of a rare Fiat Dino Coupe. But the engine, interior and body panels all need work before Mike and Edd can try to find a buyer.
#8 - Amphicar
Season 11 - Episode 7
Mike takes the ultimate plunge and invests in a car - and a boat, all in one. It’s the Amphicar, an amphibious vehicle that Edd has been dreaming of for years. But when he peels back the layers and discovers the car’s problems are serious, will he find himself in deep water and rinse away all the profit? This challenge truly puts Mike and Edd’s skills to the test and could see them literally sink or swim!
#9 - Gardner Douglas AC Cobra
Season 9 - Episode 8
The ninth series returns from its break and Mike Brewer finds an unregistered Cobra which has only done 1,000 miles, but Edd China faces a difficult challenge to get it past a tough emissions test
#10 - Morgan +4
Season 9 - Episode 2
Mike searches for an affordable Morgan, but the only one he can find requires the biggest motoring job Edd has ever faced. Can they resurrect this classic British beauty?
#11 - Jaguar XK8
Season 9 - Episode 7
Mike is looking for a British classic and finds an XK8 Jaguar, but it's not in good shape. Will Edd be able to fix it up within budget or is this project about to stall?
#13 - Jaguar Mk2
Season 9 - Episode 9
Mike is overjoyed when he tracks down a Jaguar Mark 2, but could the car he’s chosen turn out to be a costly mistake? Can Edd and Mike restore their iconic classic?
#14 - Citroen 2CV
Season 11 - Episode 4
Mike finds a fifty-six year old Citroen 2CV, retired in the sunny south of France. It’s a real people’s car with bags of charm. With cheeky bug-eyed headlights and rare suicide doors, the 2CV is one of the most recognisable cars ever designed and renowned, over its forty-two year production cycle, for its stark simplicity. Almost every aspect of this quirky car requires attention; Edd strips it back to bare bones to breathe new life back into the smoky old engine. A fresh paint job and interior will help to secure the car’s future for another fifty years but can Mike get top dollar for a car with no frills?
#15 - Lotus Elise
Season 10 - Episode 11
The Lotus Elise is a drivers' dream. It's good looking, quick, and handles like a racing car. Mike wants to buy one but soon realises that he can't add value to a car that's already excellent. But then he hits on the idea of making an Elise that can perform not only on the road, but the track too. Will they add enough driving excitement to collect a profit?
#16 - BMW M5
Season 9 - Episode 3
Mike gets a great deal on an M5, but it's cheap for a reason. It's in rough condition and totally unloved. Can Mike and Edd rejuvenate this decrepit vehicle and make a profit?
#17 - Mini Moke
Season 8 - Episode 2
Designed as an off-road army car, the Mini Moke soon became a civilian cult classic, so this should be a winner. But will Edd and Mike agree on anything and get the job done?
#18 - Porsche Boxster 3.2S
Season 10 - Episode 4
The Boxster is the car that saved Porsche from going out of business when recession hit in the 90s. It may have been called the poor man’s Porsche, but this was unfair - it was 80% Porsche 911, for half the price. Although that ‘half price’ was still more than most could afford, until Mike tracks down an example with a bargain basement price tag. Our car is massively unloved with mould on the hood, seized brakes and a host of faults… Can Mike get it for a bargain price?
#19 - Caterham Seven
Season 12 - Episode 13
Mike has always wanted to get an old Caterham into the workshop, and his wish is granted in this all-new Wheeler Dealers episode. However, when Edd decides to paint it a shocking colour, will the risk pay off? And what will Mike say when he sees it?
#20 - Mercedes 190E Cosworth (Part 1)
Season 3 - Episode 5
Mike finds a cosworth mercedes in great condition and hands the car over to Ed China to get it ready for resale.
#21 - 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
Season 13 - Episode 13
Mike finds a second-generation Camaro and plans to transform it into a proper pro touring car. Later, Edd works on installing a pro touring stage three kit.
#22 - Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 (Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 4
Join auto lovers Mike Brewer and Edd China as they return a second-hand Peugeot 205 to roadworthy condition with the aim of selling it at a profit.
#23 - Aston Martin DB7
Season 10 - Episode 1
The cheapest Astons in the UK are around £16,000 but Mike decides he wants to spend less. By calling around some dealers, he finds a tired trade-in at a large main dealer. The car has interior water leaks and external oil leaks, it drives in a sloppy way, the engine is blowing, and it feels unloved. The dealer is willing to sell for £13,500 but Mike tries to get him down further. By taking a faded masterpiece, turning back the clock and finishing everything to a very high standards Mike hopes to get absolute top dollar when he sells it on.
#24 - Lotus Esprit (Part 1)
Season 5 - Episode 3
Mike has a budget of £5,000 to buy a Lotus Esprit, and finds one without an MOT - which could be a big risk. Edd starts by ripping out the interior and the engine.
#25 - BMW 635CSI (Part 2)
Season 4 - Episode 8
Ed, as usual, has work his behind off getting the car ready for sale.