On Monday, the Rick from Pawn Stars gave The Old Man a 1957 Chevy 150 that was picke by the guys on American Restoration and restored by Rick Dale at Rick's Restoration. Since I don't watch those shows, I really didn't know the story behind the car.
So, as Paul Harvey said "Here's the rest of the story".
The guys from American Restoration were called by Rick from the pawn shop to find a 1957 Chevy 125. They were in Arizona at the time and found the Chevy for Rick. The car was totally stripped down, without an engine and transmission. They bought the car for $5000.
They then brought the car to Las Vegas to Rick Dale's place and Rick and Rick looked at the car and decided to buy it (no surprise because then there would no show on 3 shows) The Picker's wanted $8500 and Rick bid $6000. The settled on a price of $7250. (in real life, that price would never have happened)
Rick Harrison gave Rick Dale 3 months to finish the car. Rick said it usually would be a 6 month project, but said he would have it done in 3 months.
Rick Dale farmed part of the work at Danny's Count's Kustom car shop (another show in the making? )and both shops had to do a lot work in 3 months.
The engine and transmission looked brand new and then the show transitioned into the Pawn Stars show where they gave the car to the Old Man. (see the review on 7/11/11) It probably wasn't given to him on his birthday as the family was up in Pahrump filming a segment at the shooting range. http://lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com/2011/03/interesting-tidbits-about-pawn-stars.html
So, that's the story behind the Old Man's 1957 Chevy 150 car.
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