Ex­clu­sive in­sights into the new se­ries of Wheeler Deal­ers from Mike Brewer and Edd China.

Wheeler Deal­ers set up in LA, but there’s still muck, sweat and tears

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A new se­ries of the im­mensley pop­u­lar Wheeler Deal­ers will be com­ing to tele­vi­sion screens on Mon­day 9 May on the Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel.

Celebrity car-nut pre­sen­ters Mike Brewer and Edd China re­turn for the show’s 13th se­ries where eight more clas­sis will get the WD treat­ment.

The British pair has set up a work­shop in Cal­i­for­nia, USA, where they have a di­verse and un­usual range of Amer­i­can, British, Ger­man and Ja­panese ve­hi­cle restorstion projects to work on.

In the new se­ries the duo gets eco-friendly with the orig­i­nal ‘Econobox’, a 1977 Honda Civic. They also res­cue a ne­glected and ex­tremely rusty 1965 Land Rover Se­ries IIa, and put the zip back into the per­for­mance of a 1980s mus­cle icon, the 1988 Ford Mustang 5.0.

The tried and tested show for­mula sees Mike nav­i­gat­ing the States in search of clas­sics with mon­ey­mak­ing po­ten­tial, and Edd restor­ing them.

In the first episode Mike and Edd pick a 1980s icon – a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Mike man­ages to track down a good ex­am­ple – but it’s in need of a com­plete refresh, me­chan­i­cally and cos­met­i­cally. As the costs and work mount up will Edd wor­ries it will break the bank…

Mike says: ‘Af­ter restor­ing more than 100 cars over the last 12 se­ries, Edd and I are still find­ing fan­tas­tic clas­sics to re­store. It re­ally is fun.’

In another twist, the new se­ries will see Edd get­ting more in­volved in choos­ing the type of car the pair will be look­ing for each week, while Mike will be tak­ing a turn in ac­tu­ally get­ting his hands dirty in the work­shop.

Edd adds: ‘We may ap­pear to be bask­ing in the Los An­ge­les sun­shine but the job in hand re­mains the same. Our brand spank­ing new work­shop will see the same amount of muck, sweat and tears as the pre­vi­ous one in Brack­nell. It just so hap­pens that we now have the Pa­cific Coast High­way out­side rather than the M25.’ Watch Wheeler Deal­ers, 9pm, Mon­day 9 May (Sky 520, Vir­gin 250, BT TV 322, TalkTalk 322)

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