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Little Classics News: 2 November 2014

Classic Lamborghini Urraco Voted Top Wheeler Dealers Restoration

Wheeler Dealer Lamborghini with Mike and Edd

Motoring fans have voted the Lamborghini Urraco as the number one restoration completed by Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China, in a survey held by the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.

The 1972 Lamborghini Urraco P250S featured in series ten of Discovery’s hit motoring show, which has just celebrated its 100th restoration. Mike brought the car that had been in storage for six years in Poland, despite not being able to start the car due to a loose cam belt and or move it because of seized brakes, for £21,380, which makes it the most expensive car purchased by Wheeler Dealers.

It was sold for £35,000 after a full restoration and taking part in a 50th anniversary parade in Italy

1972 Lamborghini Urraco P250S.

Mike said: “It's fantastic that the nation has chosen such a great Top Ten. All of our favourites are in the list but the truth is we have loved every one of the 100 cars over the past eleven years.

“The Urracco was a special show, as it's one of the most desirable cars ever and a real treat to get ‘a Bull in the China shop’. It culminated with a brilliant test drive through the Dolomites on Edd’s birthday. It was a real special treat. For fun, the Mustang was a blast, from buying in boiling California to the final test drive where Edd got to play in the dressing up box and pretended he was a cop for a cops and robbers chase scene...very Hollywood. We hope you enjoyed the last 100, there's a 100 more coming.”

Morgan +4

Second place was taken by the 2003 Morgan +4 (above) from series nine, brought for £13,000 and sold for £21,000, with third place going to the series ten 1972 Ford Escort Mk1 (below), which Edd transformed from a bronze £4,500 project to a bright yellow stunner, selling for £11,800.

1972 Ford Escort Mk1

The Wheeler Dealer Top Ten Restorations:

  • 1 - Series 10: Lamborghini Urraco P250S
  • 2 - Series 9: Morgan +4
  • 3 - Series 10: Ford Escort Mk1
  • 4 - Series 11: Ford Fiesta XR2 (below)
  • 5 - Series 9: Ford Mustang Fastback (below)
  • 6 - Series 10: TVR Cerbera
  • 7 - Series 9: Fiat Dino Coupe 2400
  • 8 - Series 5: Bentley Mulsanne Turbo
  • 8 - Series 8: Dodge Charger
  • Joint 9 - Series 2: Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9
  • Joint 9 - Series 5: Fiat 500
  • Joint 9 - Series 7: Triumph Stag
  • Joint 9 - Series 8: DeLorean DMC-12
  • 10 - Series 7: Volvo P1800

Ford Fiesta XR2

Wheeler Dealers Mike and Edd, currently filming a new series in the USA, will be at Birmingham’s NEC from 14th to 16th November to host the Wheeler Dealer Live Stage at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.

Mike will interview special guests including Quentin Willson and Sir Stirling Moss while Edd restores a classic car over the three days. There are also car parades, Q&A sessions and the mayhem of some classic game shows.

Ford Mustang Fastback

For more information on the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show visit

The new series of Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up airs on the Discovery Channel at 9pm every Monday.


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