UNLOVED AUTOS GET NEW LIFE ON AN ALL NEW SEASON OF VELOCITY'S HIT SERIES "WHEELER DEALERS"
--Automotive Aces Mike Brewer and Edd China Return to Velocity Wednesday, June 29 at 9 PM ET/PT--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. Since 2003 Brewer and China have searched internationally for an assortment of used cars with high profit potential. Now, they're setting their sights exclusively on America - the most car crazy nation in the world - in pursuit of the coolest rides to buy, restore, test drive and sell to up their profit totals. The all new season of WHEELER DEALERS begins Wednesday, June 29 at 9 PM ET/PT on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.
With nearly 120 episodes under the hood and more than $375,000 in profits made trading cars internationally, this season of WHEELER DEALERS finds Mike and Edd based in scenic, coastal southern California where an incredibly eclectic car culture thrives. Mike seeks used vehicles, negotiating bargains with some tough, car passionate Americans. Meanwhile Edd has his hands full in the shop clashing with demanding mechanical troubles, and getting his hands dirty on a variety of vehicles. Tensions rise when Mike's desire to score a bigger profit increases the risk of mechanical trouble, but Edd helps even the score by sending Mike hunting for parts ranging from new crankshafts to upholstery. Once the car is complete they take it for a test spin on picture-perfect California roadways before Mike finds a serious buyer.
"WHEELER DEALERS is Velocity's second highest rated series and a top franchise for Discovery Communications globally," said Robert S. Scanlon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. "Mike and Edd have tapped into something everyone wants out of owning a car - getting a great deal and learning how to keep that prized ride road ready. At the same time the guys really enjoy their work and that pops off the screen."
On every WHEELER DEALERS episode Mike hunts for a decent car at the right price - scouring classifieds, Internet auctions, specialist clubs and garages before brokering a deal. Then the car heads to the workshop where Edd casts his expert eye over Mike's find and conducts a fascinating, expert "how to" session for viewers as he makes repairs to the vehicle. When the repairs are complete, the duo road test the revamped ride before attempting to sell it for the highest profit possible.
The new season of WHEELER DEALERS features an incredible variety of domestic and foreign cars including: a 1988 Ford Mustang; a beloved 1980 Chevy LUV truck; a 1963 Chevy Corvair; an iconic 1965 Land Rover IIa; and more.
Full Episode Order Below (All Times ET/PT)
1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3
Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 9 PM
Mike and Edd go back and forth about the definition of a "real" sports car. Edd is in favor of the nimble and Mike loves the speed. With the desire to hit the gas and feel the seat in his back, Mike brings home a 1968 Corvette C3, chrome bumper edition.
1963 Volvo PV544
Premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 9 PM
Mike wants to find a classic endurance sports car. On first appearances this Volvo doesn't appear to fit the bill, but the PV544 is the ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing. With a record breaking rally past this car has some serious heritage, but the one Mike finds has an engine very few mechanics can master. Will Edd be able to restore the car to its former glory and deliver a decent daily driver for a profit?
1987 Mercedes 560SL
Premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 9 PM
If money were no object then the Mercedes 560SL was the car to buy in America in the 1980s as engineers spared no expense when designing this classic. Mike finds a well looked after example with a need for a bit of a refresh, mechanically and cosmetically. The costs and work mount up as Edd tries to revitalize this 1980s icon without breaking the bank.
1977 Honda CVCC
Premieres Wednesday, July 20 at 9 PM
Edd wants the guys to tackle something that combines ecofriendly with personality and Mike's surprise solution is the original 'Econobox', a 1977 Honda CVCC. It's no classic beauty but its understated looks belie how it revolutionized the car industry, as well as kept Honda making cars when they were thinking of giving up the automobile industry. Edd attempts to restore the looks and the amazing 50 miles per gallon fuel economy employing only ecofriendly techniques.
1980 Chevy LUV
Premieres Wednesday, July 27 at 9 PM
When Edd sets Mike the task of finding him a classic American truck this was not what he expected to see back at the shop. Mike heads to Sonoma County where he meets his first hipster and her Chevy LUV. This truck is 'loved' but needs a lot of TLC from Edd to get it into a condition that a buyer will love. After Edd's initial reservations he begins to see the little truck's appeal and sets about the transformation.
1988 Ford Mustang 5.0
Season Premiere: Wednesday, August 3 at 9 PM
What's the ideal affordable muscle car for a young aspiring mechanic to cut his teeth on? Mike and Edd decide the Ford Mustang 5.0 is the ideal fit. Mike finds an unloved example that needs more than a little TLC to live up to its muscle car reputation, and Edd then embarks on a multitude of fixes and upgrades with the sole intention of putting the zip back into its performance. They'll find out just how successful he is when they hit the racetrack.
1965 Land Rover IIa
Premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9 PM
In the eyes of most the Land Rover series IIa is "the" Land Rover to own. So when the guys set the challenge of finding the ultimate vehicle that will keep going no matter what there was only one contender.
Mike locates a neglected and extremely rusty example, but like any true Land Rover fan he believes it's never too late to rescue one of these beauties... whether Edd agrees is another matter.
Premieres Wednesday, August 31 at 9 PM
Mike and Edd decide to create an eye catching, inexpensive beach cruiser that won't break the bank but will turn heads. Despite a poor reputation for safety when it was released in the 1960s Mike decides to go for the Chevy Corvair. He finds what looks like a wreck of a car in a towing yard but does have a running engine. Can the guys restore this forgotten classic to its original beauty, address all safety concerns and find a buyer to cover their costs?
Best of Season 13
Premieres Wednesday, September 7 at 9 PM
Mike Brewer and Edd China explore their favorite cars, processes, jobs and sellers from the season thus far.
WHEELER DEALERS is produced for Velocity by Discovery Studios. Eddie Barbini and Jake Cardew are executive producers for Discovery Studios. In the U.S., Joshua C. Berkley is executive producer for Velocity and Robert S. Scanlon is executive vice president and general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.
Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men's cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging; capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in 68 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @Velocity.
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