Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer hints classic Dolomite and Rover may feature on future series

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Vehicles on the dream list include the iconic Dolomite Sprint and a historic Rover. Mr Brewer made the revelations on a Facebook Live message on his Wheeler Dealer page ahead of the release of the latest episode on Monday night.

In the video, he said: “Yes a classic Dolomite Sprint is definitely on my list, I would love to do one of those.”

Another viewer hinted he would love to see a classic Rover SD1 renovated on the show.

However, Mr Brewer agreed he would love to see this and even claimed he had previously tried to secure one.

He said: “Do you know I’ve been chasing one of those, particularly during the Ant period of the show.

“Ant was a copper and I want to get an SD1 and make it into a ‘jam sandwich’ for Ant.

“I thought that would have been quite funny so I have been chasing one of those but not found the right one yet.

“Reliant Scimitar GT. Yep, very rare though, Not had many out on the road.”

The SD1 was popular among British police forces in the 1980s with West Yorkshire Police the first to use the model.

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Over 300,000 individual SD1’s were produced by British Leyland between 1976 and 1986.

The five-door hatchback was capable of 190bhp and could achieve 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds.

The car was fitted with a five-speed manual transmission and was capable of top speeds of 135mph.

Alongside its considerable success on the road, the car also achieved some notoriety as a racing star.

The SD1 was driven to victory by Touring car legend Andy Rouse in the 1984 British Saloon Car Championship.

The models also won five rounds of the 1986 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Data from Honest John shows just 3,948 Reliant Scimitars were still registered in 2019.

Of these, over half of the models are expected to have been SORN’d and no longer have valid road tax in place to drive.

Mr Brewer said he had received lots of ideas for future builds on the show and does take the list into account.

He added: “Lots of people are suggesting cars.

“I do go through the list of what you tell me, I honestly do. It’s your show at the end of the day, it’s what you want.”

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