We were luck enough to chat to Ant Instead and Mike Brewer about the brilliant new series of Wheeler Dealers. read it in full in Issue 55.
WHEELER DEALERS is back as the new team begin work on an array of second-hand motors in need of a second chance. From their southern California shop, automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer and new master mechanic and fabricator Ant Anstead go to work finding, fixing and flipping a wide variety of unique used cars from manufacturers in Germany, Sweden, Italy, Japan, the US and the UK.
New host Ant is a man of many talents. Best known for his day job as a car builder, he is also a designer, artist and a semi-professional football player. A total car nut creating true works of art, Ant has built an enviable reputation supplying cars and art works to museums, private collections and enthusiasts all around the world. Now he’s joining Mike on a quest to find and restore some of the most iconic cars they can get their hands on.
The new series is revving up with a supersized episode that features Mike buying a 1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth. The Cosworth is extremely hard to find in America as only 25 were imported into the U.S.A. and of that 25 only 12 are registered for driving on the road.
Originally designed to qualify as a car for the World Rally Championship the Cosworth was the obsession of would-be rally racers worldwide. Ant can hardly believe his eyes when Mike drives the car into the workshop and can’t wait to get under the hood to diagnose and repair what ails the Cosworth’s lacklustre engine.
The new season of WHEELER DEALERS will also feature a 1972 BMW E9, 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio, 1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark iii Phase 2, 1988 Jeep Wagoneer, 1973 Saab 96, 1982 Toyota Supra P and many more.
The brand new season of WHEELER DEALERS premieres exclusively in the UK on Discovery Channel, 9pm, Monday 1st January (Sky 520, Virgin 250, BT TV 322)