Purchase Price: $8,000
Final Cost: $9,385
Selling Price: $14,000
Work Completed: New left front control arm. New custom exhaust system with original catalytic converter and new silencer fitted. New camshaft angle sensor, thermostat, and electric cooling fans. Full service performed. Convertible hood refurbished with new vinyl rear windscreen. Interior cleaned and detailed. Headlight actuation gears replaced. Factory wheels refurbished.
Notes: Purchased at asking price with aftermarket wheels, with standard wheels provided by seller. Ant decided to fabricate the replacement exhaust after finding out that the original muffler was missing and that the Elan’s standard exhaust was purposely bent from the factory. Restored car taken to Valley of Fire Road in Clark County, Nevada, for its test drive.
This was an interesting choice of car, and overall I think the guys did a decent job turning it around. For those who complain about the show being filmed in the US without Edd, I think this is a good example of a new episode which is every bit as good as the old WD episodes.