Wheeler Dealers

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Grahamdub

1,684 posts

81 months

Tuesday 12th February
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I liked the Volvo. The front bumper needed a bit more dressing, never mind the price of the repairs ! Getting a bit fed up of turbo repairs now too !

Welshbeef

35,203 posts

136 months

Tuesday 12th February
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ajprice said:
I know it was an old one, I was asking about the M5 values since the programme was made.
It’s likely in the last 7 years more of the dogs have been scrapped /accident write offs.
Who knows really if values have raised or simply the removal of dogs and generally vastly fewer for sale put appear to increase the price when if those cars were for sale now it would be indifferent.

When will the E60 get down to £4K and then the F10m5’s?

Gary29

1,930 posts

37 months

Tuesday 12th February
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johnxjsc1985 said:
I have Brewers aversion so this was the only one I saw with Ant in it and I enjoyed his stuff but as soon as Brewer turns up I have to switch channels. You could actually take his contribution from the first ever show and just splice it in to subsequent shows and nobody would know the difference.
Is this like Brewers droop? You can get pills for that.

Gad-Westy

9,114 posts

151 months

Tuesday 12th February
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ajprice said:
I know it was an old one, I was asking about the M5 values since the programme was made.
High mileage pre face lift cars got right down to the £4k kind of level for a little while. Most probably had the onset of a bit of rust and potential for some large bills but there were plenty around for that sort of money at one point. I suspect most are either now pristine or a rotting shell in a scrap yard sadly.

ajprice

15,671 posts

134 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Welshbeef said:
ajprice said:
I know it was an old one, I was asking about the M5 values since the programme was made.
It’s likely in the last 7 years more of the dogs have been scrapped /accident write offs.
Who knows really if values have raised or simply the removal of dogs and generally vastly fewer for sale put appear to increase the price when if those cars were for sale now it would be indifferent.

When will the E60 get down to £4K and then the F10m5’s?
Thanks, so it's the wildebeest pack / Homer's brain cells theory. (Older weaker ones get killed off by lions/beer, making the main group stronger smile )

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Welshbeef

35,203 posts

136 months

Tuesday 12th February
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ajprice said:
Thanks, so it's the wildebeest pack / Homer's brain cells theory. (Older weaker ones get killed off by lions/beer, making the main group stronger smile )
For sure - the dogs break for spares likely more £ in it for those owners.

You now have
Mega mile versions but totally fine cars
Countless owner cars
No or patchy service history
In need of a lot of work now
Single owner cars
Single owner cars with museum style mileages.
Modified - generally pre LCI making them to post LcI but sometimes Barried
Dreamers asking price - or wide forced husband to put car up for sale, he does but deliberately puts it up at a level no one would buy or if they did he’d be happy.

These are old cars now even the youngest so if nothing age related has been done/replaced when looking you know you’ve a boat load to spend getting it where it should be.
Will it ever be a classic? Who knows.

Andyjc86

1,066 posts

87 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
The thing that always amuses me is that Edd was fired (sorry, decided to leave) because allegedly he didn't see why he had to do all the spannering and saw his role more as the presenter / face of spannering. It was part of the dirty laundry that Mike Brewer aired in the Twitterstorm over it.

Are we really to believe that, conversely, Mike personally researches every car they buy, does all the legwork looking at all candidates, and personally negotiates every purchase? Of course not - he'll have a team of scouts and researchers.
Yet he felt that Edd should do *all* of the spannering.

(Allegedly)


Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Wednesday 6th February 18:41
That’s not what I was told by someone who worked for the show, quiet the opposite actually. Their is a whole team of mechanics working on the cars, then Ed came in for the film stuff.

Ever wondered how he found the faults so quickly, or how easily the parts came off?

I assume it’s the same with the new guy

gareth_r

2,927 posts

175 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Andyjc86 said:
...team of mechanics...
Team of 6, according to the credits.

Clockwork Cupcake

58,615 posts

210 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Andyjc86 said:
That’s not what I was told by someone who worked for the show, quiet the opposite actually. Their is a whole team of mechanics working on the cars, then Ed came in for the film stuff.

Ever wondered how he found the faults so quickly, or how easily the parts came off?

I assume it’s the same with the new guy
I'd always assumed so too.

But when the Brewer-China Twitstorm was ongoing, Mike was dissing Edd for not pulling his weight on the spannering.

Andyjc86

1,066 posts

87 months

Tuesday 12th February
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gareth_r said:
Team of 6, according to the credits.
The guys I know of were specialists and were never credited on the show. I do know another guy who was a semi regular on the show.

One this they all said was the Ed was a top guy and very clever.

johnxjsc1985

14,859 posts

102 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Gary29 said:
Is this like Brewers droop? You can get pills for that.
there is no known cure for it fortunately.

Winky151

1,201 posts

79 months

Tuesday 12th February
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I was more surprised last night (more than usual) at how easy the owner was to drop $3k (yeah I know its staged but I'd have told him he'd wasted his time coming to look at it).

Grahamdub

1,684 posts

81 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Winky151 said:
I was more surprised last night (more than usual) at how easy the owner was to drop $3k (yeah I know its staged but I'd have told him he'd wasted his time coming to look at it).
Young girl meeting a fat sweaty wheeler dealer in a car park. Good job it's not real !

Welshbeef

35,203 posts

136 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Winky151 said:
I was more surprised last night (more than usual) at how easy the owner was to drop $3k (yeah I know its staged but I'd have told him he'd wasted his time coming to look at it).

Quick sale needed
Car in shocking condition
28man hours needed plus the costs of parts and subcontracted works.
Car was a sthole
Lucky she found a buyer and I’d wager mummy and Daddy’s got a huge amount so to her it’s meh need I gone.

Or not - it’s a tv show.

ajprice

15,671 posts

134 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Just watched the Z1 from lastnight on Quest. It's a clever little car with the aero exhaust, body panels and the doors. Brewer's handshake really pisses me off though mad .

Clockwork Cupcake

58,615 posts

210 months

Tuesday 12th February
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ajprice said:
Brewer's handshake really pisses me off though mad .
Owwwed aht yer aaaand, moy sun.

Welshbeef

35,203 posts

136 months

Tuesday 12th February
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ajprice said:
Just watched the Z1 from lastnight on Quest. It's a clever little car with the aero exhaust, body panels and the doors. Brewer's handshake really pisses me off though mad .
He’s always done it always will - tiny part of the show change channels before it happens sorted.

Jim the Sunderer

1,996 posts

120 months

Wednesday 13th February
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I was watching an old one with a Morgan 4, I'm sure I saw Edd me old China bashing on the wheel spinner with a steel-headed hammer eek

dave_s13

12,004 posts

207 months

Wednesday 13th February
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It's still keeps me entertained, mostly.

Mike's a bit of a tt and Ant needs to try and tone down his performance, what's the fk is wrong with his voice, does he spend every evening before filming singing in a local choir followed by ten pints in a noisy nightclub shouting into people's ears. And he over animates his facial expressions to be point of looking a bit special. Ideally he should try and tone it down somewhere between where he is now and how Ed China used to be...a bit awkward and boring.

It's spannering lite really. Makes things look easy as nothings ever rusted to st or has complex issues. Apart that it's still worth watching. If you want a geeky car fixing fix then YouTube has a few channels that will oblige.

Clockwork Cupcake

58,615 posts

210 months

Wednesday 13th February
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dave_s13 said:
And he over animates his facial expressions to be point of looking a bit special.
If you want to see that done to the extreme, have a look at Combat Dealers. Bruce Crompton's over-animated facial expressions are almost comical.