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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:22 am 
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Shame about that, but things do have there viewing life.

As for the Mark Evans series...the amount of time I have watched the MGB is born!! It inspires me when I get at my wits end over it! (and I've been there a few times so far!!)

One series I do love which is completely pie in the sky, but love the creativity of it is "Sin city motors"

Works of rusty art!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:30 pm 
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The second in the new series of Car SOS was on National Geographic last night, the subject was a MkII Jag. Fuzz got to grips with the oily bits, a team of geezers did the body and Tim Shaw did his usual pratting about. The car looked very nice in the end resplendent in Opalescent Grey with a dark red interior. Again I think the time crunch was unreal as the body on the car had more perforations than a whole box of Tetley Tea Bags.

Thanks for reminding us of where Mike Brewer came from. I used to watch Deals on Wheels every week. Ed wasn't on it until the last series I think when they were set up in what looked like a dodgy dealership in Southend.


Sin City Motors is amusing, but why the fascination with big turbo'd diesels?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:47 pm 
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I simply think they love the smoke screen the overfuelled stack exhausts give off and the tires trying to cope with the 1000lbs per foot torque!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Wheeler Dealers Is entertaining, but why waste time at the end of the show pretending to sell the cars, when the 'member of the public', is just somebody from the production team. A few cars do get sold on by a disposal compay. The camper van sat on Ed's driveway in Bristol for months.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:53 am 
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almondgreen wrote:
Am I the only one, who thinks Mike is not so bad?


Yep, he's a total knob!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:58 pm 
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I know someone who bought a 'Wheeler Dealers' car.
It was all done a week before the filming of him bartering with Mike Brewer.
The little guy 'Paul' who was the mechanic Edd went to for help did the sale.
The guy turned upand Paul was the only one there, they took the car out negociated a price and he had to leave £100 deposit and be available a week later to do the filming.

He then went back and filmed the 'deal' with Mike.

He said the car also had a lot more work done to it than was filmed or mentioned on the show.
The car was top notch and he still has it.

He doesn't want me to say what car he bought.
Steve


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Thats a shame maybe he'll come up with something better yet different


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Further news on Ed and Mike's breakup...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umWmzN1MqWs&feature=youtu.be&a


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:32 pm 
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My boss recently bought the Fiat Dino (similar car used by the mafia in the Italian job ;) ) from the chap that bought it from Wheeler Dealers, slight Mini connection ! 8-) , it had been owned by the Mafia at some stage in its life


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M0PP2tk8pI

its for sale too !!

https://www.davidhayton.co.uk/cars/pres ... -dino-dino

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:59 pm 
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oil pressure looks low :shock:


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