Flexing The Muscle Car

April 8, 2012
Welcome to Covina, CA, home of "El Diablo," "The Whale," or the man that just plain cleans up when it comes to auctions. But this week, Mr. El Diablo had another thing coming, because Ton and Allen went to face him mano-e-mano. Was their plan a success? Let's find out:



Sold For: $9,000

In their "Blue Tarp Unit," Ton immediately took note of a high-end floor jack in this unit, but Allen spotted a blue tarp and knew whatever was beneath it spelled "J-A-C-K-P-O-T." Good call, Allen. Under the magic blue carpet, err, tarp, they found a 1969 Chevelle Malibu: a classic car with a good chance of netting our heroes a heap of cash. The car just needed some love to be able to sell really well. After they gave their Chevelle a nice tune-up they took it over to Tom, a used car dealer who collected and sold vintage automobiles. This muscle car, Tom said, could be worth $16,000-18,000, but then he started going through every tiny crack, scratch, and issue with the car and said he'd take it for $5,000. Really? Allen was blown away by the baby bid, and Ton said the engine alone would be worth that much. Allen offered a test drive and a final sale price of $9,000, if the car performed - and boy did it. They floored that badboy and took it for the wildest ride ever. Nothing like a sweet test ride to get your customer to pony up some cash!

So did the Auction Hunters' worst nightmares come true when they went up against El Diablo this week? Not even close. They took two units, spending $1,350, sold their amazing finds for $14,182, and snagged $12,832 in profit.

Want to catch Ton executing a watermelon? Then mosey on down to Spike.com for this week's episode "Hidden Hot Wheels" now available for your viewing pleasure online. Always be on the lookout for the latest Auction Hunters news and updates on the official Facebook fan page, and be sure to catch all-new episodes on Wednesdays at 9/8c.