This series marks the first use of a rotating platform to display the restored vehicle. How Oil Kills Power! Purchased in Los Angeles. Worm and roller steering box replaced; existing steering shaft welded to replacement unit. Four custom made aluminum rims and custom back lit rear number plate installed. Mike and Ed’s post restoration “test drive” recording was made on Madeira Drive in Brighton.
Ride height lowered by 50 mm using custom front springs and rear aluminium spacer blocks. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site. Camshaft profiled, carburettors rebuilt and performance exhaust added to improve engine performance. Replacement body panels purchased from a junkyard. Original owner did a partial restoration on the chassis and suspension. Converted to run on LPG or petrol including installing the LPG tank and filler cap, vaporiser, a switch to select between LPG or petrol, pipework, fitting a new uprated distributor cap, HT leads, coil and amplifier, repainted some parts black including the front bumper, windscreen, bonnet kickplates and rear tiltframe, added some black metal trim around the top of the doors and headlights, fitted a black roll bar, refitted the interior and exterior door handles, refitted the front sidelights and indicators, refitted the front grille and refitted the passenger seat. Mike particularly hated the orange colour Edd chose for the racing wheels.
Restored car taken to a ranch to pay tribute to its farming roots.
Aston Martin DB7
Restored car taken to Irwindale Speedway for a drag race, where it did an eighth-mile in Full body respray from red to Iris Blue, front drum brakes swapped for disc brakes from an MG Midgetbrightwork professionally polished, new seatcover kit fitted and replaced the original wheels with a set of Minilite alloys. New front suspension strut mounts fitted supplied by the sellerworn alternator bearings replaced instead of buying whole new part, “Angel eyes” headlights and taillights from model year fitted,  replaced the front foglights, auto-dimming rearview mirror and nearside door mirror replaced, bonnet repaired and resprayed, missing sound damping under the bonnet refitted, epsiode air filters fitted and alloy wheels refurbished and painted in gunmetal metallic paint.
First Japanese car in the series.
Limited slip differential fixed with new friction plates, geared down final drive to increase acceleration, speedometer re-adjusted, suspensions and whole exhaust assembly replaced, performance exhaust manifolds, air filter and throttle body installed, smaller pulleys installed to minimize power loss and increase performance, new tinted headlights fitted, new tires and rims installed, and body resprayed to original black colour with red trim.
Add the first question. Replacement left rear wing provided by seller.
Replaced brake servo and master cylinder, track-rod ends and did wheel alignment and trackingre-cored radiator, electrics professionally checked, replaced the hazard warning light switch, resoldered the scotch locks in the wiring loom, fitted a new metal plate at the bottom of the aerial, lubricated left side power window mechanism and re-trimmed seats and welded the bolts in place on the bottom of the seat frames.
Gearbox rebuilt and gearstick throw shortened from mm to mm, replaced the front suspension bushes, fitted a new clutch, faded black window surrounds repainted and a metal fracture welded up and minor rust treated on the window frame, parcel shelf from a donor car refurbished with new paint, carpeting and hanger strings rear interior quarter panels, front bumper, and nearside front spotlight replaced with donor car parts and aftermarket exhaust replaced with original unit.
Clutch replacement was done at the seller’s driveway. Blind headlights replaced with aftermarket units.
Wheeler Dealers – Season 10, Episode 1: Aston Martin DB7 –
Mike mistakenly referred the car as a model when it was actually a model. Mike and Ant initially wanted the slant-6 engine to be rebuilt but found it to be too costly. Accelerator pedal position sensor replaced, throttle body refurbished carbon track replaced with a magnet-based delers contact wneeler air conditioning serviced; new heat exchanger and dryer fitted, engine oil and oil filter replaced, front track rod ends replaced, instrument binnacle fixed, mismatched tyres replaced and new wheelweights fitted, driver airbag unit and gear knob replaced.
Repaired non-working lock-nut on the adjustable reach of the steering column.
Converted to rally-spec unit. The XJS overhaul in a previous series was similar. A tear in the drivers seat was not repaired, and used to negotiate the seller price down.
Purchased in Bergen near MunichGermany.
Wheeler Dealers S10E01 Aston Martin DB7
Automatic gearbox swapped with a 5-speed manual from a later Z. Engine had not been serviced for 17 years. The oldest British car to be featured in the series, featuring a cc uprated engine. Formerly an automotive museum piece from California. Dual SU carburettors replaced with triple Weber units. This car is more correctly a model the middle trim range with Bel Air top trim range quarter panel trim.