Robin Roberts reports…
In the second series of the hit BLAZE UK commission of Flipping Bangers, petrol-head pals Will Trickett and Gus Gregory fix and ‘flip’ neglected old cars for a profit. Having ditched their day-jobs to trade in the cars that people avoid, the duo are risking it all once more, as any losses will come out of their own pockets.
To cover their overheads, they must double their return on every pound invested. What’s more, the boys are up against it every episode with a week-long internet auction set-up as soon as the cars enter their workshop.
In Episode 1, they want to buy an MGB roadster but the cheaper GT version is the one they find. The cars usually start at £2,000 but they find an ex-project car that’s got a few rust patches, and snap it up for around £1,000.
When the car gets back to the workshop, the pair realise that beauty really is skin deep.
As soon as it goes in for the first inspection, gaping holes are found that Will must have missed. The race is on to fix the rusty panels and Gus takes advice from a dealer who advises to fit a full-length sunroof to help its chances.
In a workshop marathon, they also paint half the car, but the rest of the car suddenly needs painting too.
What starts out as a bit of a laugh turns into one of the biggest challenges they have faced…
The 10-part exclusive series showcases full throttle transformations of classic cars from the iconic VW Beetle to the much-loved Morris Minor. Other popular classic models such as the Austin Maestro and BMW Z3 also undergo renovations as Gus and Will hope to turn a banger into a sizzler!
The 10-part series Flipping Bangers will premiere Friday 26th April at 9pm on BLAZE.
BLAZE is available on Freeview 63, Freesat 162, Sky 565 and Virgin Media 216.