The wheeler dealers 993 - what happened to it?

The wheeler dealers 993 - what happened to it?

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Thursday 20th July 2017
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Repeat showing today of the episode where they paid £12k for a tatty turquoise 993 tip and sold it for £19500 in the end. It had a faulty varioram etc.
Using the DVLA mot history check and the other DVLA car check it shows the car still exists (N449XNC) but is currently untaxed and untested.
The mot history is very interesting, it was obviously clocked in 2014 when the mileage dropped from 161k to 144k at the following mot. It's failed every single mot prior to then and had work done to pass, plus the mileage history shows clear evidence of clocking.

The interesting thing I suppose is the programme first aired in 2014 by the look of it, so when did the mileage shenannigins happen and where is the car now?

Merely out of interest as it was a fairly good episode having owned a 993 varioram and the prices have rocketed since then. The car would be worth perhaps 30k now?

Koln-RS

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164 months

Thursday 20th July 2017
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I think the programme pre-dated 2014. It's a long time since you could buy any 993 for £12k.

I like W.Ds, but that was a tatty, unloved, high mls, Targa, and it was a 'repair and tart up' job rather than a full restoration.


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Friday 21st July 2017
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It was one of their later series before they went USA etc, and the programme was deffo 2014 hence me thinking about what happened to it since? Agreed it was a quick tart up job and they bought it from in the trade. I didn't check if it had any accident damage on v car tho

theRossatron

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184 months

Friday 21st July 2017
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Are you certain its been clocked? I can't imagine anyone being put off by a 160k car would suddenly jump on a 140k car. Seems a silly amount to clock especially when the previous values have been recorded.

Might have been a speedo change (they break easily when reseting the ODO) OR some other MOT station f' up. I had someone ask me if my 1997 Mini was clocked as the mileage had been recorded -100k under the actual mileage because the ODO only records 5 digits!

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Friday 21st July 2017
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theRossatron said:
Are you certain its been clocked? I can't imagine anyone being put off by a 160k car would suddenly jump on a 140k car. Seems a silly amount to clock especially when the previous values have been recorded.

Might have been a speedo change (they break easily when reseting the ODO) OR some other MOT station f' up. I had someone ask me if my 1997 Mini was clocked as the mileage had been recorded -100k under the actual mileage because the ODO only records 5 digits!
check the online MOT history, two seperate readings way under the previous few years. i have no other feasible explanation. interesting part for me was it appeared to be refreshed in 201-14 period and aired in that era, but almost immediately sank without trace from tax/mot etc, and with 20k miles less.

s999sws

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83 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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If you put that reg number into VehicleSmart, it flags up red on the mileage history where the 17000 odd miles have disappeared.
It's been clocked, or the replacement speedo change would have shown up on the MOT details.
Sws

jimmy p

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118 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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I would expect this to be a speedo change, they were prone to faults for different reasons, either the speedo itself or abs sensor faults could stop them working.
Seems pointless clocking it by 17000 miles on a car of that mileage. Shame it doesn't seem to be being used again!!

911wise

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Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Only 17000 miles if it hasn't been driven between mots. If it's done 20k in that year then it could be a 30-40k swing.

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Sunday 23rd July 2017
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I'm still puzzled as to why it disappeared. Maybe written off? Maybe it will come back "fresher " and with those missing miles. It doesn't appear to have survived long after the show.

Mad March Taffy

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71 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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It was for sale on eBay not that long after the programme went out (around 12 months, if my memory serves me correctly) - I seem to remember it sold again for around £19K then

cableguy

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Friday 24th January
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Jan 2020 (Holy Thread resurrection)… For sale at Northway Porsche at £25,995 with 164k miles on the clock. wink

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Friday 24th January
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Blimey! Mike Bower has gone through 2 more presenters since Edd waved his magic wand over it

ooid

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Friday 24th January
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And its CAT D now?

Blib

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Friday 24th January
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Someone should take it outside, somewhere quiet and shoot it.

Cheapstraightsix

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Saturday 25th January
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ooid said:
And its CAT D now?
And manual.

ooid

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52 months

Saturday 25th January
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Sorry its not CAT d. There is another one in their stock, literally the same colour!




tasseb

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Saturday 28th March
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ED says when fixing the tail spoiler "in the nearly 20years" The car is a 1997 and looking at the MOT history the ONLY ONE needing nothing was the one done on 29th January 2007 ...... therefore the car was done by Edd just prior to that.

simonsti

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96 months

Saturday 28th March
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Was on again today.

Radish

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80 months

Wednesday 1st April
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Latest issue of 911 & Porsche World delivered today and one of the Tried & Tested motors is none other than this 993. Still for sale at Northway but some of its later history has emerged (it was in Hong Kong 2015-19 and has 164,000mls on the clock).

Filibuster

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167 months

Wednesday 1st April
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Where is the ad? I can't find it online....

Wheeler dealer episode originally aired on 24 March 2014.
So i presume the MOT on 4 December 2013 @ 161,381 miles has been done by WD.



BTW, it has always been a manual car. You can watch the episode on dailymotion (image is mirrored). Just do a video search for "wheeler dealer 993" on google.