American Pickers: Mike Loses His Cool Over Vintage Ford (Season 3) | History


MIKE WOLFE: See anything good? FRANK FRITZ: I don’t know. Looks like too many
satellite dishes right now. We are rolling large, man. Frankie and I are freestyling
and we’re looking for a place to rock up on. FRANK FRITZ: I think we
just keep on this road here. Oh, that looks like a good sign. “Pavement ends.” Ready? Yeah. Yeah. Gravel. What we live for, gravel roads. MIKE WOLFE: Those
roadside relics. Off the beaten path. MIKE WOLFE: Look at this. Dirt bike. FRANK FRITZ: Yeah, yeah, yeah. MIKE WOLFE: Oh, yeah. FRANK FRITZ: I think it
said for sale sign on it. MIKE WOLFE: If there’s
something for sale on the side of the road
and the place looks good, me and Frankie are
going to roll up on it. Hey, how’s it going? Hey, good. MIKE WOLFE: See
your “4 Sale” sign. NORM: Yeah? I just put it out. You did? You did? What is this? I think it’s a ’67. When we’re out
freestyling, you just never know what
kind of situation you’re going to come
in contact with. But from the moment we
stepped on Norm’s property, he made us feel right at home. We buy anything old, you know? We’re looking for
advertising pieces. We buy motorcycles. We really like American stuff. I don’t know if you’ve
got parts around. I’ve got my old
Ford tractor in there. We don’t do much
with tractors. I got an old car here. OK. Whoa. FRANK FRITZ: Oh,
yeah, here we go. MIKE WOLFE: Man. FRANK FRITZ: Norm,
forget the motorcycle. Forget the motorcycle. MIKE WOLFE: Dang. Norm, you’re holding out. FRANK FRITZ: You
were holding out. This is a real beauty. I’m talking muscle car here. Ford Fairlane, 1967,
390 GT, smoking hot. FRANK FRITZ: Wow,
and we’re pumped. Any time you can buy
anything from a mechanic, you know this guy’s treated
it like his little baby. ’67? NORM: ’67. I bought this back in ’73. It’s a 390 high-performance
GT, 4-speed car. Is this original paint? This is original paint. FRANK FRITZ: Original mags. NORM: Look at this. FRANK FRITZ: What do we got? MIKE WOLFE: Oh,
the 8-track player. Oh yeah, man. FRANK FRITZ: Yeah. MIKE WOLFE: Oh, yeah. Is the motor
completely original? NORM: The motor is complete
original, except the heads– OK. –are 428s. I put them on there brand new. FRANK FRITZ: With
the enlarged heads, it’s got a little bit more
oomph than the 335, huh? It’s probably got
another 25 horse. FRANK FRITZ: Ooh, that’s a lot. 25’s a lot. When he said the motor
was original in that car, I got really excited. But then, he said he
added horsepower to it. I was like, whoa, Frankie,
I got Fairlane fever. Get me an ice pack. What are you thinking
on this thing? I’m thinking about $8,000. Would you do
seven grand on it? Seven grand for the
car and the bike? No. No way on that? I’d go 75 for the
car and the bike. In situations like this, I’ve
got to remain level-headed. I’m having an emotional affair
with this car right now, but I cannot let that get
in the way of me making a good business decision. No, I don’t want to 75
for the car the bike. All right, let’s
forget about the bike, because the bike I think
we’re just too far apart on. I would do $7,000
just on the car. I’m practically
drooling at this point, but I’ve got to hold myself
back and stand my ground. You know, if you want to sell
it for that, I would do that. Yeah, let’s do it. MIKE WOLFE: Wanna do it?
All right, my man. FRANK FRITZ: All right.
– All right. Hand me those keys. There you go. Hand me those keys. Hand me those keys, Norm. All right. We were in the heat of the
moment there for a little bit. Norm had his poker face on, but
I think at the end of the day, we both got a good deal. You better check my temperature. I really do have
Fairlane fever now. FRANK FRITZ: Wow, you are on it.
– All right, buddy. FRANK FRITZ: Congratulations. You’ll make my savings
account happy, too. FRANK FRITZ: There you go. That oughta give
you a little boost. All right, man. FRANK FRITZ: Oh, we better
start making some phone calls now, get this thing outta here. All right, I’m gonna
shut this baby down. From what I paid
for that Fairlane, I’ve made a good
amount of money. I’m very pleased. Good to see you, Norm. Bye, Norm. All right, man. [LAUGHING] Man. We stopped for a motorcycle. Today is a good day. FRANK FRITZ: And you bought–
and you bought a Ford Fairlane. [MUSIC PLAYING]

61 Replies to “American Pickers: Mike Loses His Cool Over Vintage Ford (Season 3) | History”

  1. I think they're just going to flip it, that's where the money is at. It's worth at least 10K to the right person. Easy money.

  2. I don’t like how they make Frankie a nobody when he plays a major role!!!!! Mike brother Bobby is a piece of πŸ’©

  3. This series is so scripted and is directed to people with a low I.Q. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. I love the fact that some of these people are so old ,why hang on to things. Just sell it, you are not guaranteed to wake up tomorrow morning

  5. mechanics will run a car till its held together by will power…never buy from a mechanic .unless you know where he lives

  6. I personally sat in that car when they had it back to their shop in LeClaire Iowa. This was several years back. It was a complete rust bucket! Floor pans, trunk pan, lower quarters and fenders, all rust. Interior was destroyed too. They didn't do one thing with it and wanted 15k for it. The young woman that was working there at the time (not Danielle from the show) said she would do her best to let me meet Mike and Frank if I bought it. I looked at her and laughed. Thing was a pile!

  7. We used to watch this show every episode untill you gave Frank a flash light and he started ''accidentially'' shining it into the camera. No

  8. 8 grand for a rusty Fairlane. Those things might be legendary now but when they were current
    the Pontiac GTO, Chevelle 396 and Plymouth Road Runners just about ran circles around them.

  9. Frank has got to stay away from knowing cars.(this one not so bad) One time asked if a 62 Corvette was a BIG BLOCK,, Which were never offered in a 62. Another time on Road Runner Says it's got a high raise manifold on it. It was an Carb spacer. My grandpappie once said, Keep you mouth shut and let people THINK you a fool. Instead of opening your mouth and removing all the doubt. Frank stay away from knowing any thing about cars

  10. RIP off guys, so if they got it for 7ish you can count on it it will sell for 14… only pay half on all they buy…in other words get it for free

  11. I like when frank tries to buy something and the the owner wants more money. So then frank tries to point out everything wrong with the object he’s trying to buy. It’s so funny.

  12. I had one of those in the 70s the underneath of the hood was the same color as the car was that was original Hood the Louver plates were made in it for the Chrome 390 plates outside I blowed mine up and got another one for parts I kept the two doors

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