Wheeler Dealers Season 17
Experienced car dealer Mike Brewer is joined by multi-talented mechanics in a monumental motoring mission: to find and restore iconic cars to later sell for a profit at their LA-based shop. In the series, Mike has the challenging job of finding vehicles that have money-making potential. He then hands them over to a mechanic, who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to gearbox swaps to bring them back to their former glory.
Wheeler Dealers Season 17 Full Episode Guide
Mike finds a two-seat convertible roadster for Ant to recondition. With suspension in need of an overhaul and a tatty exhaust, Mike returns to the UK for parts.
The Mercedes 300 TD was the last Mercedes made in an era of no compromise at the brand. Mike finds an example that's even slower than expected so together with Ant they set about getting the best out of that diesel engine.
The Mazda RX7 is an 80s classic loved on both sides of the Atlantic. Mike finds a highly desirable 1985 MK1 model with less-than-desirable aftermarket add ons, suspension problems, and iffy rotary engine. Is it worth fixing?
There's nothing on the road more American than the truck. Mike locates a long wheelbase '71 Chevy C10 truck. It's in great condition, but Mike feels they could maximize their profit if they can make this truck more drivable and ramp up the performance.
Some might say it looks like the Porsche 911's ugly sibling but one thing's for sure, the 1970 VW Fastback type 3 has character. Mike finds one that's well-loved, but it suffers from some typical SoCal mods. Plus oil leaks, tatty interior, and rust.
How to get that 911 experience without the price tag? Mike has the answer: the Porsche 996. An amazing car, but one with a recurring problem that can lead to catastrophic engine failure. While Ant future proofs the car Mike adds some interior class.