Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer was ‘really proud’ of ‘great cars’ restored in the US

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Mr Brewer said he worked on some “great cars” in the country and produced some “great shows” with co-hosts Edd China and Ant Anstead. He particularly focused on the restoration work of the BMW 2002 Series 12 and upgrading the stunning Corvette Stingray.

Wheeler Dealers has now returned to the UK for filming after five series of upgrading cars across the Atlantic.

Speaking on his online blog, Mr Brewer said the idea for an American series was planted at a Las Vegas meeting with Discovery six years ago.

He said it was obvious the show was popular with bosses with fans desperate to know when an American series would air.

Mr Brewer said: “For me, Edd, and the crew, this was a big move. We’d be living in California for six months of the year, away from our families and other businesses back home.

Edd had his own service and MoT centre and I had the Mike Brewer Motors dealerships and managing all that plus the shows with an (write numbers lower than 10) eight hour time difference was, to say the least, stressful.

“However, we all put our heads down and got on with it.

“The crew worked long hours to deliver great shows that we were really proud of.

“Cars like the VW Thing, the 59 MGA, the BMW 2002 and the Corvette Stingray, great cars and great shows.”

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The BMW was purchased by Mike for just shy of £5,000 before it underwent an extensive restoration.

The car was fitted with a new fuel pump and hoses as well as a new battery and a brake system.

The engine was given a full service with new spark plugs and fluids also installed on the model.

After all the work had been completed, the model was sold for £23,415 which generated profits of over £9,000 once restoration costs had been taken into account.

Mike’s 59MGA was just the third car retired in America in Series 15 and underwent a full transformation.

Purchased from a classic car dealership in Los Angeles for just under £8,500, the car underwent a range of upgrades.

Inside, the engine oil seal and crankshaft were replaced while the new body panels were installed and resprayed from white to black.

The original red leather interior was replaced with tan leather while a new wooden dashboard was also fitted.

The car was later sold for over £22,500 to turn a profit of over £6,500.

Wheeler Dealers will return to the UK for the first time in six years when the show returns to screens in Autumn 2021. 

Marc Priestley will join as the new co-host as Ant Anstead departs to contunue projects in the US.

More from Mike Brewer is available on his site at Mike Brewer Motoring. 

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