CRUISE MISSILE ENGINESold For: $8,500
What the heck is this? This was a sentiment that both Hunters shared when they first set eyes on the contents of the military case resting inside the second unit. It was an engine, that much they knew, but for what? They quickly took the engine over to their expert Terry, who at a quick glance knew what the guys had on their hands. It was the engine to a cruise missile; one initially designed to be part of a cheaper alternative to the Tomahawk missile. As Terry began to detail just how awesome a find this was, Ton's eyes just kept getting wider and wider. Now this engine gulps fuel, but it has military grade technology and you can't equal that in the commercial marketplace. The Hunters stepped away to let Terry work his magic on the engine to see if he could get it started. The thing with these engines is that they're harder to get started than they are to run. When they came back after selling their saddles, Terry had indeed gotten the engine started and wow! For a small piece of equipment, man was it powerful.
Allen was determined to get a handsome price for the engine, but it's not like they could sell this thing to just anybody. The haggling got heated, however, and ultimately Terry's greed got the best of him, settling on a price that kept him happy and Ton and Allen's pockets full.
On Facebook this week we pitted the vintage saddle versus the highly unique cruise missile engine. No one ever said each week was evenly matched. We hinted at the matchup being a trick question, but in truth the trick question was the trick question. No, the saddle wasn't worth more and yes, our fans on Facebook saw right through us. Can't blame us for trying!
This week was a challenge for the Hunters. They spent a lot of money on just two units, dropping $2,150
, almost all of which was on the second room. However, when you add up the missile engine, the saddle, the concession trailer, the barbecue . . . phew, anyone getting tired? You end up with a whopping $12,125
and a final, $9,975
in take home.
Which way to the mall?
You couldn't be more of Texas week than the one that these guys had. To see Ton and Allen ride off into the sunset again, head over to Spike.com for this week's "Dallas Mavericks
," now available online. Stay tuned to the Auction Hunters Facebook
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