Wheeler DealersTriumph Spitfire6
Mike Brewer joins forces with top mechanic Edd China to put second-hand
cars back on the road. The team tries to successfully complete the revival
of the Triumph Spitfire.
Wheeler Dealers Triumph Spitfire 1500 Part 1/5
" Hey! Look at this. Well done [unk]."
" As you can see, I delicately squeezed myself out of the car. Ed! Look
what I've bought. I bought a spitfire."
" It's the Tomy toys of smallest cars. This is the beginner's sports car.
If anyone can work on it, you can, sunshine. I would reckon."
" Well, it's pretty cool, but I am worried a little bit 'cause they're
quite renowned for rust. What tends to happen is they rust away and then
you saw a fracture and they've fallen off. So,"
" Don't you think I've done my checks, Edward?"
" Have you looked"
Wheeler Dealers - Selling the Triumph Spitfire 1500 Part 5/5
" Well, I said spring was the time to be selling a ragtop, and I wasn't
wrong. We had a good response from potential buyers when I put the car out
for sale. But, will anyone be prepared to part with the right amount of
cash for this fantastic little sports car?"
" Probably, I have more budget."
" You don't wanna do deals today?"
" Maybe, so tomorrow [unk]--"
" Okay, we don't hang around because when they're [unk], they don't hang
around for long."
" 2 down, 1 to go."
" I think he likes what he sees so far. Wish me luck 'cause I'll try to
close him down, and finally, get rid of this Spitfire. "
" And you get along with it?"
" Ah, it's a lovely condition, isn't it?"
" Jeez, yeah. I mean, when I got the car, to be honest with you, we've done
no paint work to it. So, the blue car bolted off, Edd repainted it. When I
got the car, I had this annoying little misfire so I got my mechanic, Edd,
to have a look at it, and he does not want to be doing things by half. He
stripped the whole engine down, and he changed what I called the
hard-seated valves. We've replaced the rear shock absorbers. And now, you
can see, it handles nice and tight out on the road. In fact, the suspension
should rise and fall 1-1/2 times, and that's exactly what it does. But the
real work is done on the bumpers. Just look at them. Look at that, how
shiny they are. So, great little car; I'm very pleased with it. All it
needs Joe is a new owner. I'm gonna advertise it for 5 thousand pounds. I
think it's a fair price for such a tiny little motor. Are you interested?"
" I would be more than happy to spend 4-1/2 on this."
" How much? 4-1/2 grand? No mate. After all the work we've put into this,
it's worth a lot more. So what do you feel though? I'll let you have a
4,800 quid, cash."
" 4,600 quid."
" 4,600 quid, ey? Hold that in your hand. You got yourself a cracking
British sports car, well done."
" Well, it didn't sell for quite as much as I would have hoped but we still
made 1,168 pounds profit on a little Spitfire proving that buying the right
car at the right time can put money in your pocket."
Practical Classics Magazine: Triumph Spitfire group test
Practical Classics Magazine. Journalist John Simister road tests a group
of five very different classic Triumph Spitfires at a soaking wet
Bruntingthorpe proving ground in the UK.
Models include a standard Mk1 Spitfire, a car fitted with a Renault engine
taken from an old Renault 5 GT turbo, a
Macao racer replica and a Le-Mans spec Spitfire.
Featured in the July 2011 issue of Practical Classics Magazine.
Filmed in high definition on the Panasonic AG-AF101. Produced and edited
Some essential advice before buying a used car according to Mike Brewer Wheeler Dealers
" If you're in a market for a used car you might want this old Ferrari 308.
They aren't just folding. There are a few things that you should do if we
set off to go and buy a car. The first of which is to use your phone, maybe
your landline or your mobile phone, and phone with data service. Somebody
like HPI or the AA, and they can give you all the information you would
need to know whether the car is pretty involved in any accidents, whether
the police have got an interest, but more importantly, if it's got any
finance outstanding. Now, the only information you need to give him is a
registration number of a car. And if you can, get the chassis number of the
owner as well. That way, you can find out that the car you're buying is
genuine rather than setting off to go [unk] in the first place. All it cost
is the same price as a tanker fuel, and it's the best money you'll ever
spend. Secondly, when you arrive to go and see the car, make sure that the
car has not been previously rammed before you got there. What I mean by
that is put your hand on the body, although dirty on this Ferrari, or look
can be stupid because the engine on this car is down the back. So, when I
do get to the car, I can put the key in ignition and see if there's any
nasty fumes or black smoke coming out the Exhaust pipe. Now, the other thing to do is when
you do go and see a vehicle, make sure that the paperwork tallies to the
place where you're actually standing. You'd be amazed of the amount of
people who buy a car from the petrol station or from a pump carpark. What
you should do, is when you go and see a vehicle, make sure that the
paperwork says you'll stand in the barn any town. Make sure you all stand
in at the barn any town to come and see the car. That way, you know that
you're buying a genuine car of a genuine owner. Now, when you do finally
get there, and you've checked that it's not been previously rammed, you're
standing in the right place, and you've done your days check, don't let
your heart rule your head because you can't get carried away, especially
with something as evocative as this lovely 308 GT4. You want to make sure
that you've got yourself a price and stick to it. Don't go above it;
otherwise, you could end up to shell your money out forever in a day to
keep that thing on the road. If the car has got any outstanding finance,
then make sure you speak to the finance company before you go to see the
vehicle and find out what that settlement figure should be. That way, you
can give the owner the balance of the vehicle that you've agreed to
purchase it from, and send the settlement figure directly to the finance
company. That way, you know it's been paid. Other than that, happy
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Triumph TR6 Engine Strip Down - Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers Edd takes the Triumph's engine for a refit to change it
from leaded fuel to unleaded.
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