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Auction Hunter Shuffle

Burbank finds include a 1940s shuffleboard table, and hot rod made from a WWII fighter plane's fuel tank.

- BURBANK, CALIFORNIA!- IT'S SHOWTIME!

THERE'S CJ.

- LOOKS LIKEHE'S PACKING TODAY.

- YOU'RE GONNA WANNASTAY OUT OF MY WAY TODAY.

- IT'S ON.

- WHERE DO WE GET 50?- YUP!

- 50, 50 HERE NOW.- 100.

- SOLD AT $100.- ENJOY THAT.

- OH, I WILL.- BE GOOD TO ME.

CHECK THIS OUT.THAT A MISSILE?

[playing out of tune]

TABLE TOP!- WE'RE IN THE MONEY.

- YEAH!I FEEL NICE!

- YES!

- COULD BE WORTH40 OR 50,000.

- WHOO-HOO!

- [auctioneering]

- EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,THOUSANDS OF ABANDONED

STORAGE UNITS ARE PUT UPFOR PUBLIC AUCTION.

- SOLD!- SOLD AT 500.

- $1,150.- YEAH!

- THESE AUCTIONSHAVE BECOME BIG BUSINESS

FOR THOSE WHO KNOWWHAT TO LOOK FOR.

- $50,000.- AH! YOU GOT A DEAL!

I'M ALLEN HAFF.

- AND I'M TON JONES.

WE'RE--- AUCTION HUNTERS.

WE TRAVEL THE COUNTRYBUYING STORAGE UNITS.

- AND WE'RE THE BESTIN THE BUSINESS.

- WHEN THE DOOR GOES UP--- OH, YEAH!

- WE HAVE SECONDSTO DETERMINE THE VALUE--

4,000.- MAKE A BID.

- 7!AND WIN THE AUCTION.

- IT'S GOING ONCE!- TWICE!

- SOLD, AMOUNT 2,100!- YOU BOUGHT IT RIGHT THERE.

- LOOK AT THIS!YOU WON'T BELIEVE--

YEAH!

- THE THINGS WE FIND.

- AND SELL.THE NUMBER IS 5,100.

- WE GOT A DEAL.[cash register rings]

- AND THE BETTER THE HISTORY...

THE HIGHER THE PRICE.

- BURBANK, CALIFORNIA!

- FEAST YOUR EYESON BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN BURBANK.

- THIS IS WHERETHE MAGIC HAPPENS.

- WHILE HOLLYWOODIS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED

WITH FILM AND TV,MUCH OF THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION

HAPPENS IN BURBANK.

- SO PEOPLE FROMALL OVER THE WORLD

WILL COME HERE TO WORKIN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

- YOU GOT CAST, CREW,PEOPLE THAT COME HERE

JUST FOR A PILOT SEASONAND LEAVE ALL THEIR STUFF.

- AND THAT MEANSMORE STUFF IN STORAGE!

- WE COME TO BURBANKALL THE TIME

AND GENERALLY,IT'S A MIXED BAG.

- WE'VE COME ACROSS ANYTHINGFROM EXPENSIVE MEDIA EQUIPMENT

TO OLD CLOTHING.

IT'S SHOWTIME, BABY!- IT'S SHOWTIME!

- LOOKS LIKEQUITE A FEW PEOPLE HERE.

- SO FAR I HAVE TO SAYNOBODY MAJOR.

SO WE SHOULD HAVEA PRETTY EASY TIME TODAY.

- I DON'T SEEANY REAL HEAVY HITTERS.

- NO.

OH, THERE'S CJ.

REMEMBER HIM--WE DROPPEDTHAT UNIT ON HIM IN RESEDA?

- YEAH.

- YOU CAN TELL BY THE WAYHE'S LOOKING AT ME

THAT HE THINKSHE OWES US ONE.

- YEAH, IT LOOKSLIKE HE'S PACKING TODAY.

- CJ IS A POSTER CHILDFOR BEGINNER'S LUCK.

AND A ROOKIE WITH MONEY TO BURNCAN BE TROUBLE FOR US,

SO THE SOONERWE GET IN HIS HEAD, THE BETTER.

LET ME JUST FEEL HIM OUTAND SEE HOW IT'S GONNA GO.

- ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO SEE.- I REALLY WANNA KNOW, YEAH.

CONGRATULATIONS,I HEARD YOU HIT A BIG ONE.

- YEAH, I DID.- IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.

- WELL, WHEN YOUGOT IT, YOU GOT IT.

- OH, YOU GOT IT, YOU GOT IT.- OH, MAN.

- THERE'S PLENTYOF MONEY FOR EVERYBODY TODAY.

I'M NOT GREEDY.

I'M THRILLEDTHAT YOU'RE MAKING A LIVING.

BUT I'M GONNA GIVE YOUMY LITTLE PIECE OF ADVICE.

YOU'RE GONNA WANNASTAY OUT OF MY WAY TODAY.

- WELL, I'M NOT GONNASTAY OUT OF YOUR WAY TODAY.

IT'S ON.

- EVERYTHING TODAYIS GONNA BE SOLD AS IS,

WITH NO WARRANTIESEXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.

YOU GUYS READY TO GO?all: YEAH!

- THERE ARE ONLY THREE UNITSUP FOR AUCTION

SO IF CJ'S LOOKINGTO SHOW US HOW FAR HE'S COME,

WELL, HE'S COMETO THE RIGHT PLACE.

- HE'S GONNA HAVE TO WORK HARDIF HE WANTS A UNIT TODAY.

- YOU'LL LIKE 28,A BIG ONE!

ALL RIGHT, HERE--NOW WE'RE TALKIN'!

- OH, [bleep], DUDE.- OOH.

WHAT IS THIS,AN OLD GENERATOR?

- AIR COMPRESSOR.

- THAT'S A '50s VENDING MACHINE,MY FRIEND.

- LOOKS GOOD.

TOOL BOX IS OLD.

- THERE'S A GIANT PIECEOF FURNITURE IN THE BACK,

LIKE A TABLE.

- THIS IS LOOKING GOOD,I LIKE THIS.

- OH, LOOKS LIKEBIG SHOT DOES TOO.

THIS ROOM IS FULLOF VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES

THAT WE CAN SEEFROM THE DOOR.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE CJISN'T GONNA HAVE TO WAIT LONG

TO GO HEAD TO HEADWITH US.

- HOW ABOUT 800?

- OKAY.- OKAY.

- ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GOON THIS UNIT RIGHT HERE.

- LET'S SEEWHAT YOU GOT.

- ALL RIGHT.

- HEY, LET'S GO,SOMEBODY START IT OUT.

LET'S GO,WHERE DO WE WANT TO START IT?

- 200 THERE, NOW 3?

I GOT 200 NOW,3, WHAT ABOUT 3?

200, 300...

300,THERE NOW,400--GET 400, 300.

400, WANNA GET--- 400!

- 400 THERE, NOW--- 500!

- 400 NOW 500,WANNA GET 500!

- YEAH.- 500 THERE NOW.

550,I'LL CUT IT WITH YOU.

550.

550,WHERE WE GONNA GET

550--550?

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE 550?

GOING ONCE?- YEP, WE GOT IT.

- TWICE!

SOLD IT FOR 500.- YEAH.

- YOU NEED TO GETYOUR EYES CHECKED, MAN.

I CAN'T BELIEVEYOU MISSED THAT.

- NO, I SAW IT.

- CJ MAY HAVE A LITTLEMORE MONEY IN HIS POCKET,

BUT HONESTLY, HE'S STILLBIDDING LIKE A NEWBIE.

- AND 500 BUCKS FOR THAT ROOMWAS A STEAL.

- I GUARANTEE YOU THERE'SSOMETHING AROUND THE CORNER.

- ALL RIGHT, WE'LL SEE.- I GOT A FEELING.

- I THINK YOURWORKING DAYS ARE OVER.

- HMM, ALL RIGHT.

[chuckles]

- ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

- GOT THE FOOD, THE VACUUM.

- MOVED RIGHT OUTOF YOUR APARTMENT AND INTO THAT.

- I'VE SEEN ENOUGH.- ALMOST, LET ME BE SURE THOUGH.

YECH.

NO.- NO.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I CAN'TPRETEND TO BE INTERESTED

AND DROP ITON MY LITTLE FRIEND HERE.

NEXT TIME WE SEE HIM

MAYBE HE WON'TBE WALKING SO TALL.

AFTER THAT LAST AUCTION,WE'RE BETTING THAT CJ IS ITCHING

FOR SOME PAYBACK.

SO IF WE CAN COAX HIMINTO BIDDING ON THIS JUNK UNIT

AND SPENDING SOMEOF THAT CASH,

WELL, THAT CANONLY BE GOOD FOR US.

- ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO.SOMEBODY START IT OUT.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA START IT?- 25.

- 25 THERE.35.

- YUP!- 35, 45, 50?

50 BUCKS,NOW I GOTTA GO 50.

I DON'T KNOWWHERE WE'RE GONNA GET 50.

- YUP!

- 50, 50 HERE AND NOW.- 100.

- BOOM.- 100 THERE AND NOW 25.

ANYBODY WANT 25?125.

- LOOKS LIKEYOU BOUGHT IT.

NICE GOING.

- ANYBODY WANT 125?

ONCE, TWICE...

SOLD AT $100.

YOU GOT IT.- ENJOY THAT.

- OH, I WILL.GUARANTEED.

- THAT'S CALLEDDROPPING A ROOM RIGHT THERE.

100 BUCKSISN'T A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY,

BUT HOPEFULLY HIS CONFIDENCETOOK A BIGGER HIT

THAN HIS WALLET DID.

- WELL, YOU'RE DEFINITELYIN HIS HEAD.

- NOW LET'S GOGET US SOMETHING GOOD.

I JUST SAWA MID CENTURY TIRE HERE.

DO YOU SEE THAT RIGHT THERE?- OOH.

- THAT'S OLD.

AND HALF OF AN OLDER TRUCKIN HERE, LOOK AT THESE PARTS.

- LOOK AT THIS RIGHT HERE.- WHAT DO YOU GOT?

- THAT'S ANOLD STEEL RACING RIM.

- WHAT I REALLY LIKE ISTHIS TOW EQUIPMENT PUT IN LAST.

WHAT ARE YOU TOWING?

- THIS UNIT LOOKS LIKEIT COULD HAVE BELONGED

TO AN AUTO MECHANICOR A CAR ENTHUSIAST,

SO IT COULD BE FULL OF ANYTHINGFROM DISCONTINUED PARTS

TO AUTO MEMORABILIA.

- A GRAND?- YEAH.

- ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GONNASELL THE UNIT HERE RIGHT NOW!

AND LET'S GO, SOMEBODYSTART IT OUT, LET'S GO!

$100!- 100.

- 100 NOW 125,WE'RE GOING ON 125,

125!

125 HERE--150, 175.

175, 175, 200!WHERE DO I GET 200?

200, 225.

225, 225.

250, 250!

- 325.- YUP!

- 350.- WHATEVER HE SAID.

- 350!- 500.

- 500?

500 THERE!525?

- YUP!- 525.

600, WHEREWE GONNA GET 600?

600, WHERE WE GONNA GET 600?600, WHERE WE GONNA GET 600?

- BE CAREFUL.- 600 THERE NOW 700.

- DROP IT.- LOOKING AT 700 HERE.

NOW 800!- I'M ABOUT TO DROP IT.

- GIVE ME NOW 800.

NOW 800,WHERE WE GETTING 800?

LET'S GO, 800!YOU CAN DO IT.

ONCE!TWICE!

- IT'S ALL YOURS.- SOLD AT 700!

YOU BOUGHT IT.- SOUNDS GOOD.

- GOOD LUCK.

- AND THAT'S WHYIT PAYS TO PLAY THE MENTAL GAME.

BY MESSING WITH CJ'S HEADA LITTLE EARLIER ON,

WE SAVED OURSELVES MONEYIN THE END.

THAT MAKESTWO SOLID UNITS FOR US.

- NOW IT'S TIMETO SEE WHAT WE GOT.

- OOH, HELLONOT THAT BEAUTIFUL.

LET'S GET TO WORK.

THAT WASAN OLD 1980s U-HAUL.

- WE'RE GONNA NEED THESE.- LOOK AT THAT, TON.

TIME HAS NOTBEEN GOOD TO THIS LITTLE BABY.

BETTER THAN NOTHING.

LOOK AT ALL THESE RIMS, MAN.

- HAVE YOU SEENTHE OLD TRUCKS AND OLD CARS

WITH THE BIG FAT RACING TIRESON THE BACK?

- YEAH.- THAT'S WHAT THAT'S FOR.

- OFF ROAD RACING LIGHTS.- YEAH!

THESE GO HIGH UPON THE TOP OF YOUR TRUCK

TO GET ULTIMATETHROW AND FLOOD SO YOU CAN SEE

WHERE YOU'RE GOINGAT NIGHT.

DOING 80 MILES AN HOURTHROUGH THE DESERT,

YOU WANNASEE WHAT'S COMING.

USED, THEY'REABOUT 40 BUCKS EACH.

- THAT'S AN OLD DASHBOARD.LOOKS LIKE IT'S FROM THE '60s.

- YEAH.IT'S SMALLER.

SOMETHING LIKETHE SIZE OF THE KARMANN GHIA.

LOOK AT THE LITTLE ARROWS.THEY'RE METAL, NOT PLASTIC.

JUST THE GAUGES ALONEHAVE TO FETCH US

A COUPLE HUNDRED BUCKS.

- THAT'S AWESOME.

OKAY.

- MORE TOOLS,NUTS AND BOLTS.

- TON!- WHAT?

- CHECK THIS OUT.

IS THAT A MISSILE?- WHAT THE--?

- WOW.YOU'RE DANGEROUS, PAL.

THERE IT IS!

- WE'RE IN THE MONEY.

[playing out of tune]

- TABLE TOP!- SWEET!

- WHAT'S YOUR APPRAISALAS IT SITS?

- 7,000.

- HE HAS A LOTOF WORK TO DO HERE.

- WHOO-HOO!

- TON!- WHAT?

- IS THAT A MISSILE?WHAT IS THAT?

- I HAVE NO IDEA.

- LET'S SEE WHATTHE REST OF IT LOOKS LIKE, HUH?

IT'S LIKE SOMEKIND OF SPEED RACER CAR.

PRETTY COOL, SO I GOTSOME KIND OF A BRAKE HERE.

I THINK YOU JUST PULL THATWHEN YOU'RE REALLY IN TROUBLE.

AND THEN YOU GOTYOUR STEERING HERE.

AND THAT'S IT?- LET ME SEE.

- WHAT DO YOU DO,LIGHT THIS THING?

- THE GOOD NEWS IS...

- HMM?- I SEE CARBURETORS.

I SEE INTAKE.

MAN, THIS CAR'SSTILL GOT SOME GUTS.

- THIS THINGLOOKS LIKE A BULLET CAR!

- WE'VE RACED CARSIN OUR FAMILY--

TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES,BUT NO BULLET CARS.

- THE BIG QUESTION I HAVE ISWHAT'S IT WORTH?

- YOU GOT ME.

LET'S GET IT TO SOMEONEWHO KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

- ALL RIGHT, SOUNDS GOOD.

- THIS CAR LOOKS BAD-ASS,BUT I CAN'T TELL

IF IT'S WORTH SOME SERIOUS MONEYOR JUST SCRAP METAL.

BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT,WE GOT ONE MORE UNIT TO DIG.

- BE GOOD TO ME, BABY.

BE GOOD TO ME.BEHOLD!

VINTAGE ITEMS EVERYWHERE.

IT'S LIKE I STEPPED BACKINTO THE HAPPY DAYS, TON.

AHA!I GOT KEWPIE!

THAT'S A VINTAGE KEWPIE.

THESE LITTLE GUYS,

THEY WERE GIVEAWAYSAT CARNIVALS.

ISN'T IT ADORABLE?- NO.

- THIS ONEIS CHEAP PLASTIC THOUGH,

MAYBE WORTH 20 BUCKS.

- WOW.YOU'RE DANGEROUS, PAL.

- THIS IS WHATI WANTED TO SEE.

AIR COMPRESSOR.

YOU CAN USE THISFOR PAINTING,

SANDBLASTINGAND ALL SORTS OF STUFF.

AIR COMPRESSORS LIKE THIS

ARE BETWEEN1,500 AND 2,500 BUCKS.

THIS IS AN OLDER AIR COMPRESSOR,BUT THESE WERE BUILT TO LAST.

YOU'RE STILL LOOKINGAT ABOUT 200 BUCKS.

- PRETTY COOL, MAN.SO WE'RE HALFWAY HOME.

THERE IT IS!

FOR COLLECTORS,THE COMET GUMBALL MACHINE

IS A BIG DEAL, AND...

[knocks]

- ORIGINAL DIAMONDPLATE FRONT FINISH.

- YEAH.

IT'S DUSTY,BUT THE RED LOOKS CLEAN.

100 BUCKS,AND AS YOU WOULD SAY,

WE'RE GONNA SELL ITWITH QUICKNESS.

- LOOKS LIKEAN OLD CLOWN TRUNK.

THIS IS PROBABLYFROM THE '50s OR--

TRUNKS IN THE TRUNK.

- LET'S GET'EM OUT, DUDE.

- THIS COULD BE ANYTHING.

OH, COME ON, BABY.

OH, NICE!

IT'S A HOHNER ACCORDION.

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

THIS IS RIGHT IN PERIODWITH THIS ROOM.

'40s, '50s.

ALL OF THE ORIGINAL AIR KEYSARE STILL LOOKING GOOD.

I'VE SOLD THEM BEFOREWHERE THEY'RE MISSING,

AND A LOT OF TIMESTHERE WILL BE LEAKS IN THE SEAL

AND THAT MAKES THE INSTRUMENTNOT PLAY AS CLEAN AND AS WELL.

LET'S GIVE IT A TRY.

[playing out of tune]

♪ WHEN THE NIGHT

♪ IS RIGHT FOR LO-O-O-VE

I SOLD ONE THATWAS IDENTICAL TO THIS

AND IT WASIN BAD SHAPE,

FOR 250.

SO WITH THE CASE,I'M THINKING

IT CANNOTBE WORTH LESS THAN 350 BUCKS.

- WITHOUT A DOUBT.- WITHOUT A DOUBT.

- CHECK THIS THING OUT.

- THAT'S WHAT I SAWFROM THE DOOR.

IT LOOKS LIKEIT COULD BE PART OF A BAR,

EXCEPT IT'S NOT BIG ENOUGH,IT SHOULD BE TALLER.

- THE LEGS ARE DOWN THERE,SO IT'S IN PIECES.

- THIS IS OLD.- WAIT A SECOND.

- THIS HAS GOTSOME AGE TO IT.

- AND LOOK AT THIS.

- THIS IS, UH,SILICONE THAT YOU WOULD USE

ON A SHUFFLEBOARD.

- EXACTLY.

WE COME ACROSS BAR GAMESALL THE TIME,

BUT IT'S USUALLY DART BOARDSAND BROKEN PINBALL MACHINES.

THIS TABLEIS A WORK OF ART.

- THIS ISIN GREAT SHAPE, TON.

LOOK AT THIS,YOU'VE GOT GORGEOUS MAPLE.

AND WE'VE GOT INLAY.THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

OH, LET'S PUTTHIS BABY TOGETHER.

TABLE TOP!- SWEET!

- ROCK-OLA!

THEY WERE KNOWNFOR SLOT MACHINES

AND, OF COURSE,THE JUKEBOXES.

YOU'VE SEEN A ROCK-OLASHUFFLEBOARD BEFORE?

- NEVER A ROCK-OLA.

- I THINK THIS ROCK-OLAIS GONNA BE WORTH

SOME SERIOUS COIN.

- NICE.

- A VINTAGE SHUFFLEBOARDLIKE THIS IS THE KIND OF THING

YOU'D EXPECT TO SEEIN A STUDIO PROP HOUSE

OR A MOVIE STAR'S HOME.

WE SHOULDN'T HAVE A HARD TIMEUNLOADING THIS THING IN BURBANK.

- WE'RE HEADEDTO MEET WITH WILL.

HE'S ONE OF ONLYA FEW SHUFFLEBOARD MAKERS

IN THE WORLD.

- AND HE SPECIALIZESIN REFINISHING AND RESELLING

OLD TABLES LIKE THIS ONE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

- YOU ACTUALLYMIGHT HAVE SOMETHING HERE.

THIS TABLE RIGHT HEREIS MADE BY ROCK-OLA.

THIS THING WAS MANUFACTUREDIN 1948 TO 1950.

THAT'S IT.

IT'S RARE TO FINDA ROCK-OLA SHUFFLEBOARD

WITH ORIGINAL PARTS.

- OH.

- YOU GOT THE STAMPRIGHT HERE SHOWING

YOU GOT THE ORIGINAL PLANK.

THIS TABLEIS ABSOLUTELY THE REAL DEAL.

BECAUSE THEY'RE ONLYMADE FOR THREE YEARS,

THEY ARE NOWA COLLECTOR'S ITEM.

THIS PARTICULAR TABLE RIGHT HEREIS IN GOOD CONDITION.

IT COULD BE UPWARDSOF $25,000 TO $30,000.

THAT WEIGHT SHOULDGO PERFECTLY STRAIGHT.

- WHAT IF IT DOESN'T?- YOU'RE IN TROUBLE.

- 8,100.- [laughs]

- YES OR NO?

- I THINK THERE'SA LOT OF WORK TO DO HERE.

- WHOO-HOO-HOO!

- IN MINT CONDITION,THIS BOARD COULD BE UPWARDS

OF $25,000 TO $30,000.

- WELL, THEN YOU'D BE WILLINGTO PAY A PRETTY PENNY FOR IT.

- UH, THAT WE'LLHAVE TO TALK ABOUT.

THIS PLAYING SURFACE HASA LOT OF NICKS AND SCRATCHES.

WE HAVE TO STRIP THIS DOWN

AND PATCH THE DENTSAND EVERYTHING.

TO GET A TRUEPLAYING SURFACE.

- SO WHAT IS THIS TABLE WORTHTHE WAY IT SITS RIGHT NOW?

- YOU'RE LOOKINGAT AROUND $10,000.

ME PERSONALLY,I'M PROBABLY LOOKING

MORE AROUNDTHE $6,000 PRICE RANGE.

FOR US TO REFURBISH THIS,IT COULD TAKE

UP TO TWOTO THREE MONTHS.

- I'M THINKING $9,000WOULD BE AN AWESOME PRICE.

- I'LL GIVE YOU$8,000 FOR THIS TABLE.

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

- $8,500 AND IT'S YOURS.

- I'LL TELL YOU WHAT,I'LL GIVE YOU THE 8,500.

BUT FIRST,WE NEED TO TEST IT OUT.

- WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

- 26 BOARDS ARE GLUED TOGETHERTO MAKE THIS PLAYING SURFACE.

THIS IS THE SAME TYPE OF BOARDSTHAT YOU WOULD FIND

IN A BOWLING ALLEY.

WHEN THE WEATHER'S DRY,THE TABLE'S GONNA DRY OUT

BECAUSE IT IS MADE OF WOOD,

AND IT'S GONNA BECOME HIGHIN THE CENTER.

WHEN THERE'S A HIGH AMOUNTOF HUMIDITY,

THE WOOD IS GONNA ABSORBTHE MOISTURE

AND THE RAILSWILL COME UP.

IF THIS THING'SIN DECENT SHAPE,

THAT WEIGHT SHOULDGO PERFECTLY STRAIGHT.

- WHAT IF IT DOESN'T?

- IT'S GONNA COST MEA LOT MORE MONEY TO FIX.

SO I'LL PAY LESS.

- IF IT GOES STRAIGHTDOWN THE CENTER WE'RE MONEY.

IF IT GOES OFF TO EITHER SIDE--- YOU'RE IN TROUBLE.

- RIGHT ON,LET'S DO THIS.

- MM.

- YEAH! OH!

- YES.- [laughs]

- YEAH!FEELS NICE!

- 8,500 BUCKS.YOU GUYS GOT YOURSELF A DEAL.

- PERFECT.- YEAH!

- WILL TURNED OUTTO BE A REAL STRAIGHT SHOOTER.

$8,500 IS AN INCREDIBLE PRICEFOR THAT TABLE.

- NOW IT'S TIME TO SEEWHAT WE CAN GET

FOR THAT BULLET CAR.

- WE TRACKED DOWNTWO RACE CAR ENTHUSIASTS

NAMED DEL AND BOBBY.

THEY MAKE THEIR LIVINGRESTORING OLD HOT RODS.

WHEN THEY HEARDWHAT WE HAD ON OUR HANDS,

THEY COULDN'T WAITTO MEET UP WITH US.

- HEY, THATLOOKS LIKE OUR CAR.

- IT IS.

- YOU GUYS KNOWWHAT YOU HAVE HERE?

- I HAVE NO IDEA.

- WHAT YOU'VE GOTIS THE BODY OF A GAS TANK

TO A P-38 AIRCRAFT,

A WORLD WAR II FIGHTER.

YOU KNOW, I GOT A LITTLE MODEL.LET ME SHOW YOU.

- REALLY? COOL.- THIS WAS THE P-38.

- YEAH, NOW WAIT.WHICH PART IS THIS?

- THIS IS THAT LITTLE TANKRIGHT UNDER THE BOTTOM.

THAT'S WHY IT WAS CALLEDA BELLY TANK.

IT WAS ON THE BELLYOF THE PLANE.

- WOW.

- I GOTTA TELL YOU GUYS,YOU FOUND A REAL GEM.

WHAT ARE YOU GUYS THINKING?

YOU GUYS ACTUALLYWANNA SELL THIS THING?

- DEFINITELY.

- SEEING THAT THAT'S WHAT WE DO,AND WE COLLECT THEM

AND WE RESTORE THEM,

WE MIGHT BE INTERESTEDIN BUYING IT FROM YOU.

- THE CONCERN WE HAVEIS MECHANICAL.

- WELL, WE COULD POP THE TOP OFFAND TAKE A LOOK

AND GIVE YOU OUR OPINION.

- THAT'D BE COOL.- YUP.

[metal rattles]- GOING BACK.

HEY, LOOK AT THAT.

THAT IS A V8-60.

HENRY FORD'SSMALL V8 FLATHEAD MOTOR.

- THIS FORD WOULD HAVE BEENIN WHAT MODEL?

- IT WOULD HAVE BEENIN A SEDAN, COUPE, A TRUCK.

A 1940, 1941.

- IT'S REALLY INTERESTING TO METHAT YOU GOT A FUEL TANK

FROM A FIGHTER.

YOU'VE GOTA MODEL T ENGINE HERE.

THIS IS A MESS.- IT LOOKS LIKE A MESS.

BUT AT THE TIME, THISWAS CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY.

THESE WERE GUYSWHO WERE MAKING SOMETHING

OUT OF NOTHING

AND GOING REALLY FAST.

- LOOKS LIKE THERE'SA COUPLE THINGS MISSING.

NO FUEL TANK,NO COOLANT LINES.

- YEAH, SPARK PLUG WIRES ARE--- A BIT BRITTLE AND OLD?

- DISCONNECTED.

- I THINK THERE'SA LOT OF WORK TO DO HERE.

- WHAT IS THIS THING WORTH

IN MINT MUSEUMQUALITY CONDITION?

- TO US, A MINTPRISTINE RESTORED CAR

WOULD BE WORTH$40,000 OR $50,000.

[laughter]

- WHAT'S YOUR APPRAISALAS IT SITS?

- I WOULD SAY AS IT SITS,I'D PROBABLY WANNA PAY

$7,000.

- EVEN THOUGH TON AND IDON'T HAVE THE ENERGY

TO SEE THIS THING THROUGH,

WE KNOW 9,000 BUCKSWHEN WE SEE IT.

AND THEN YOU COULD REALIZETHE UPSIDE, WHICH FOR ALL I KNOW

WOULD BE 40,000 OR 50,000 BUCKSWHEN YOU'RE DONE.

- BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME.- HOW MUCH TIME?

- A YEAR OR TWO IN THE MAKING.- OOH, THAT SOUNDS PRICEY.

- YEAH, AND PROBABLYABOUT ANOTHER 5 TO 10 GRAND.

- TELL YOU WHAT, I WANNASEE THIS THING WHEN IT'S DONE,

BUT I KNOW IT'SA YEAR AND A HALF.

- SO YOU GUYSCOME IN AT 8 GRAND

AND I GET TO RIDEIN THIS BAD BOY AT THE END,

I THINK WE CANALL LIVE WITH IT, RIGHT?

- WELL, I DON'T KNOW.

HAVE YOU DRIVENONE OF THESE BEFORE?

- NO, BUTI LIKE TO GO FAST.

- WELL, THAT'S THE REASONWE'RE NOT GONNA LET YOU DRIVE IT

BECAUSE AFTERWE SPEND A YEAR AND A HALF

ON THIS THING, NO NOVICEIS GONNA DRIVE THE CAR.

YEAH.

HOW ABOUT 8 GRAND AND YOUGET TO DRIVE THAT ONE TODAY.

- REALLY?- DUDE.

- WE CAN DO IT RIGHT HERE.

- $8,100 BECAUSEYOU CALLED ME A NOVICE.

- [laughs]- YES OR NO?

- $8,100.

- DONE.- ALL RIGHT.

- LET'S DO IT.- DONE DEAL.

- THE NOVICEHAS FEELINGS AFTER ALL.

- SORRY ABOUT THAT.- IT'S ALL RIGHT.

- LET ME GRAB THE CASH,I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

ALL RIGHT, GUYS.

IT'S ALL THERE.- VERY NICE.

NOW I GETTO DRIVE THAT THING?

- YOU BET.- THAT'S RIGHT.

- COME ON!

[motor rumbling]

- PEACE BE WITH YOU!

OH, HERE HE GOES.

- HE'S HAULIN' ASS.- HE IS HAULIN' ASS.

- WHOO-HOO!- NICE!

[laughter]

- WELL, OUR TRIP TO BURBANKTURNED OUT TO BE A BLOCKBUSTER.

- WE SOLD THE TANKER RACECARFOR A WHOPPING $8,100.

- THE VINTAGE SHUFFLEBOARDWENT FOR 8,500.

- AND THE OTHER AUTOMOTIVEAND VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES

BROUGHT INAN ADDITIONAL 1,270 BUCKS.

- WE SPENT $1,200ON BOTH UNITS

AND SOLDTHE CONTENTS FOR $17,870

FOR A MONSTER PROFIT OF...

16,670 BUCKS.

AFTER RIDINGTHAT BELLY TANKER,

I HAVE TO SAY,

THIS GUY HASA NEED FOR SPEED.

- THERE'S ONLYONE SLIGHT PROBLEM.

YOU CAN'T TEXT AND RACEAT THE SAME TIME.

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