Ton and Allen headed deep, deep down south this week hoping to conquer Baton Rouge, LA. Having the ninth largest port in the United States, the boys knew exactly what they came for: southern treasure. The question remained, however, who else was?
The Auction Hunters expected the south to have a few surprises for them, but the auction really caught them off guard because there were only two – that's right – just two units up for grabs this time. As if that didn't put enough pressure on Ton and Allen, a local sheriff decided to stop by and join in on the bidding fun. Luckily it was a smaller auction overall, and the southerners didn't see what the boys did in these units, so in the end they took the two units for $500. Definitely a short and sweet auction.
ANTIQUE BARBER CHAIRSold For: $3,200
When you think about the south and the swamps there, you gotta be thinking about the gators, so it was only fitting that one of the first things the Auction Hunters
would be a taxidermied gator head. But the teeth on this gator weren't scaring the boys away from digging deeper into the unit just yet, because minutes later they uncovered an antique barber chair. Oak-carved and full of dust, Ton and Allen had a feeling it would be worth some ridiculous moola, so they met up with Phil, a local antique dealer who was willing to take a look at their find. Although Phil didn't like the ostrich leather on the chair, he absolutely loved the fact that it had oak wood, silver, and was from around 1905, so he rewarded the boys with $3,200
in cash. Wait, do you still have to tip the guy?
RACING LAWN MOWERS Sold For: $4,000
Who needs a car in the south when you can speed down the field on a lawn mower? And by lawn mower, I mean racing
lawn mower. The Auction Hunters
found not one, but two of these badboys. It looked like Ton and Allen's journey to the gulf coast was starting to get a lot more interesting when they met up with Ronny, a lawn mower racer himself. The southern gentleman informed our heroes that these things could potentially whizz down a field of grass at 50mph, and he was just loving these two lawn mowers. As a result, Ton, Allen, and Ronny made a deal to swap the racing lawn mowers for $4,000 in cash. Even better, the boys got to sit behind the wheels of these babies and see what they were made of.
Baton Rouge may have had a small auction for Ton and Allen, but the results were big, big, big. The boys threw down $500 for two units that they won, sold the contents in side for $8,980, and pulled in $8,510 in profit as a result. Looks like they finally hit southern treasure.
Forget about racing souped-up hotrod and hop on a souped-up racing lawn mower instead – it's loads of fun. Don't believe it? Check out this week's episode, "Voodoo Moola" and see for yourself. Also, don't be a stranger, come on over to the Auction Hunters Facebook page to see what adventures the boys will get into next week! Don't forget to catch all-new episodes of Auction Hunters airing Wednesdays at 9/8c on SPIKE.