Wheeler Dealers Season 20
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 20 Full Episode Guide
All good things must come to an end, and so it goes with Wheeler Dealers in America. Mike and Ant look back on five seasons, 72 cars, hundreds of jobs, thousands of man-hours and two TV icons. Before Wheeler Dealers can return home to the UK, they have to pack up the workshop and sort through the work of half a decade.
Mike's found an icon of British motoring, a 1976 Land Rover Series III that looks like it just came from a safari. Even better, this diesel workhorse is one of the few registered in California. Ant will have to tame this smoking, creaking, leaking beast, while Mike adds a bit of value to the car with a bespoke roof rack.
Mike and Ant turn around a 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 that's a high-horsepower veteran of the drag strip. But all that power under the bonnet makes for a violent driving experience, so they must dial it back to a more useable street cruiser.
To Ant's dismay, Mike buys a 1979 Triumph TR7, the wedge-shaped swan song of the venerable British sports car line. Ant will have to put aside his profound dislike of the car to get it back to road-ready shape, while Mike travels across the Pond to pick up a hand-made wiring loom.
The 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe is one of the best-driving cars on the road, and Mike's found an excellent example of the famously clown-shoe-shaped car to bring back to the workshop. Ant will have to strengthen the subframe, delete the fan and repair the seats, while Mike takes care of the wheels.
Mike and Ant welcome a 1968 International Harvester Travelall that's an ancestor of the modern SUV. It's the perfect vacation wagon, if only Ant can tackle a few engine leaks, a hole in the body and an interior that's the wrong kind of vintage. Mike has his hands full trying to color-match a car with no paint code.
Any Englishman worth his salt would jump at the chance to buy a 1964 Triumph TR4 in British Racing Green. Even better, Mike's found one that's rust-free. But it's been sitting in a garage for the last 20 years, so after Mike wakes it up, Ant has to refurbish the engine, repair some dents and upgrade the electrics.
Mike and Ant welcome to the workshop a 1974 Fiat X1/9, a zippy little mid-engine sports car with superb balance and a distinctive paint color. It's a perfect entry-level classic car. The good news is there's hardly any rust. The bad news is the engine-shaped can of worms nestled behind the driver's seat.