Velocity has announced the 13th season of its Wheeler Dealers TV show premieres Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Master mechanic Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brenner return to find, fix, and flip old vehicles at their new California shop.
In the Wheeler Dealers season 13 premiere, Mike and Edd take on a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3. Other vehicles featured in the 13th season include a 1988 Ford Mustang, a 1980 Chevy LUV truck, a 1963 Chevy Corvair, and a 1965 Land Rover IIa.
Get all the details from this Velocity press release.
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.
1963 Corvair 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.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Wheeler Dealers TV series? Do you plan to watch the 13th season on Velocity?
All I see anymore is the shows of 2009, what happened to the new shows?? 2011 show on now. The 2013 shows lasted about 4-6 weeks now nothing but old Rerun’s.
What a great show, I’ve been watching it for years and it is by far my favourite thing to watch. Edd and Mike are genuinely awesome guys. How about a Scirocco/Corrado? Bronco II? MR2? The possibilities are endless now that they are in Cali, can’t wait for another 10 seasons!! As someone else said I wish there was a new episode all 52 weeks of the year.
Mike , Edd Great show guys! Try to keep how you do things and top tips. I have watched all the episodes . Try to do something in GM mid 90’s like a Century. I believe you guys can do most any car you go after. I prefer your show over any other car show because there is no yelling or stupid shop tricks with each other. watch some of the other shows and you see what I mean. All and all keep up the good work.
There seems to be a production or director change in season 13. Gone are the in detail views of Ed fiddling with bits and now is fast paced montages of parts flying in and out of cars as if by magic. With these changes the series is destined to failure.
Agreed. And it’s not just season 13. Been like this for a few years now, trying to pad the run time with pointless scripted dialogue and fake bickering like all the other car shows on Velocity, instead of having Mike talking in depth about the history of the model, and Edd talking in depth about exactly what’s wrong with a car, what he’s fixing, and how. This show was WAAYYY more entertaining its first several seasons when they were spontaneous, spoke off the cuff (not rehearsed or scripted), had to choose cars and repairs within a limited budget, and had… Read more »
We had a ’78 Luv truck. Put many miles on it. Very prone to rust as you well know. It was pretty easy to work on. The only problem was it needed work all the time! I took it hunting in the mountains once. I bought a ’85 Ford 4×4 Ranger that I kept for 17 years after that. Would like to see you guys get one of those to work on. Call me if you need help. There isn’t much I don’t know about them either!
I am really happy to see a automotive reality show that is real ! No fighting, arguing and slams on each other it is great ! am 66 years old built cars starting at 13. Keep up the realility guys your doing a great job! I would like to see you boys do a 68 SS El Camino I am building one now, 396 big block with a 4 speed hope to see one in a future episode !!!!
Love your show , one of the few that actually show the rebuilding and replacing of parts , Keep it up !!!
I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND HAVE WATCHED EVERY SHOW AT LEAST ONCE AND SOME 2 OR 3 TIMES I AM ALSO A CAR GUY A HAVE OWNED A 1965 RIVIERA A 1967 DODGE CHARGER 440 MAG TRI-POWER AND A 1971 CAMERO I NOW LIVE IN UTAH AND IN CA FOR THE 2 WEEKS AND WOULD LIKE IF POSSABLE TO MEET ONE OR BOTH OF YOU I AM 62YEARS OLD AND WOULD NOT GET IN THE WAY IF POSSABLE IT WOULD WOULD BE MY GREAT PLEASURE TO MEET YOU PS I HAVE ONLY 1 COMPLAINT NEED MORE SHOWS I AM CAMPING… Read more »
I absolutely LOVE this show. I have recorded as many episodes as I can and I have watched them all at least twice. I watched the new show (Chevy Luv) last night and I must say that I am rather disappointed. First off, I love Brewer but I want to see him in his old role, buying, selling, taking care of special projects for Edd; I don’t want to see him work on cars. With Edd on the show, having Mike work on the cars is equivalent to ME working on cars. Edd is the best and he should be… Read more »
Couldn’t agree more, that comment is spot on with my thoughts.
^^^ Yes, that is exactly what is was thinking too! Please go back to the original format focusing more on Edd working on the vehicles and Mike doing the deals. We don’t need to see Mike painting his name on a toolbox or sliding around the shop floor on his chair. Come on guys!
If this “slide to Hollywood” continues on Wheeler Dealers I will have to say that I am no longer a fan. I think I speak for a very large audience saying this.
I totally agree with this comment. They have really gone off what the show is about. I understand that you can’t show every single point in the show. But you need to make sure the most important ones are shown.
I ABSOLUTELY agree! We’ve had twelve brilliant seasons where we’ve had the same basic balance between Edd and Mike’s talents. Please don’t throw this away, simply to pander to some perceived new audience. We WANT to see Mike researching and hunting down each week’s car and selling the result for the best price and in between helping Edd source parts or do some off-site work. Edd is a mechanical genius and we want to see HIM doing the spanner work. Please keep in mind that this proportioning of labour is what has made this my favourite car show!
Love the show. I have watched every episode!
Always look forward to new episodes, love this show!
Great show.China does a great job presenting repairs and how too’s. I look forward to new and old episodes.
wish there was 52 new episodes a year. can’t wait.
Finally a Corvair!! I have owned many Corvairs they are so miss understood. Ralph was correct about the Corvairs in many ways but almost all cars if the time fell in the same boat. I wonder what unique touch they will give the car. I will definitely watch the whole season especially the last two episodes.
Drove my 1963 Corvair across the country, from Maryland to Washington State in May 1965. What a joy and looking forward to the episode!
Only car I ever saw that came new with an extra fan belt!
Awesome show. As a Brit living in America I enjoy this show immensely. Far more civilized than the American car shows. Good to know there are proper car restorers that display passion and have fun doing it. I’ve restored 2 cars that have been on the show, TR-6 & MGB-GT. Super, keep it up.