Wheeler Dealers host Mike Brewer selling Porsche classics and Ford transit van for '50 times the original value'

Wheeler Dealers host Mike Brewer selling Porsche classics and Ford transit van for '50 times the original value'

WATCH: Motorists to see HUGE diesel and petrol price rises

Hemma Visavadia

By Hemma Visavadia

Published: 16/04/2024

- 09:39

Updated: 16/04/2024

- 09:59

The auction takes place in Northampton on May 18

The TV host of Wheeler Dealers is selling a newly restored 1980s Ford Transit van, now worth 50 times its original value alongside two classic Porsche cars in an upcoming auction.

The vehicles are part of the latest Iconic Auctioneers sale which offers low mileage examples of some of the "best-selling" commercial vehicles in UK history.

The auction includes a Mk1 Ford Transit, which was previously owned by Wheeler Dealers TV show host Mike Brewer.

Brewer has presented the show since its first season in 2003. In each episode, the host buys a vehicle, turns it over to his mechanic for repairs and then sells it, usually for more than its original value.

Do you have a story you'd like to share? Get in touch by emailingmotoring@gbnews.uk

Mike Brewer

Auction is from 12pm on May 18


The Ford, which was revamped on the show, is now worth 50 times more than its original value and is selling for £60,000.

It had previously been acquired as an ex-German Fire Service truck, having been rolled out of its garage occasionally, cleaned regularly and attending very few events which meant it has a very low mileage count.

Brewer purchased the LWB twin-wheeler with about 10,000 miles at the time for a forthcoming episode of Wheeler Dealers (Season 17, Episode 13).

He explained how the restoration project was one of his favourite builds on Wheeler Dealers.

US-only made,1976 Porsche


Another Brewer vehicle up for grabs is a resto-mod 911SC with styling cues from the '73 RS and benefits from a 230bhp mechanical upgrade by Rasant of Long Beach, California.

In 1978, Porsche introduced their latest development of the 911 model, which features a three litre, six-cylinder engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a five-speed 915 transmission.

The power output initially was 180bhp, subsequently 188bhp and finally, in 1981, it was increased to a 204bhp.

The auctioneer said: “Mike had no intention of selling the Transit, or either of his two Porsches also in our sale, but a rather exciting (and probably expensive) project is on the horizon, so a bit of space needs to be created.”

Ford van

Ford Transit Van up for sale


Built between May 1975 and July 1976, the 911 model saw its way into just over 2,000 homes in the US.

It is currently at auction for a price between £40,000 and £50,000.

Last week Porsche was named alongside Aston Martin as some of the top classic car brands desired by drivers.

Stewart Barnett from InsureMy said: “Cars – particularly classic cars - can carry a lot of memories and emotions, and their owners can become very attached, and want to know that they are protected, so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.”


Porsche for sale

1982 Porsche 911 SC Resto-mod direct from Mike Brewer


In person viewing of all the lots will be available on Friday May 17 at the auction venue in Northampton with the auction taking place on Saturday May 18 from 12pm.

You may like