Wheeler Dealers Triumph Spitfire Part 3/5
" sure there is no obvious rust or even some sulfur rusting. And you run your hand or any body part, you can normally feel; you'll be surprised actually how subtle a bump or a dent you can feel, and you can often feel whether somebody used a filler in it, even if, to the naked eye, first glance, it looks fine. You might actually, "Oh! There's a bit of a lump there." That gives you a clue that it maybe a bit of a problem with filler. And you can always get a little magnet on that and pop a magnet on it. If the magnet doesn't stick then it's definitely loads of filler. Notice, this one comes with a hardtop roof which is a really good little thing to get hold off because, in the winter, the soft top is a bit windy which is a much better thing to look for as well. Again, just check everything. Just look at this. It's kinda like any product, any car really. Just keep checking everything for wear and tear. This car has done I don't know how many thousand miles, so it's gonna have lots of bits of wear on it, and so you check for that, especially. Gonna pop on the other side to the driver seat. It's the same on almost any car ever. Again, check the steering wheel for wear. Check the seats itself where the driver seat, but also, check the floor mats. Check under any mats that are in there, but if you can, try and peel the mats up altogether so you can see the floor beneath because of course that you're gonna see the real work. You're gonna see whether there's loads of rust, holes, or worse still, nothing at all, so who have to check on that as well, and again of course, the rubbers, although they can be changed, it's quite a good indication how much wear and tear the car has actually seen. So, it's just the little things like that, and really, just get a feel about how the car looks and know the classic courses of the engine. We might just need to pop round further round again. When you're in the engine bay, check the oil. Check the fluids. Basically, find out whether there's any good. The thing to do is to actually to smell it because obviously you can smell if the oil is burnt. And if you don't know what I mean go down to a scrap yard get around all the cars there and keep checking and sniffing the oil. It will soon work out which are clean which are ones are dirty.
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 S06E02 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV
Wheeler Dealers S06E02 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV
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."