This episode opens with Barry Weiss driving into the Long Beach, California storage auction with his 1957 Ford Ranchero. Auctioneer Laura Dotson tells Dave Hester there is a unit that will be auctioned off that has not been opened in 20 years. Dave got quite excited about the opportunity. The first storage unit auction was sort of lackluster. When the unit door was opened, it revealed bedroom furniture, some appliances, and a bike among what appeared to be mostly junk. Darrell Sheets won the storage unit for $850.
The second storage unit auction contained a scooter, trunks, a dresser, night stands, tubs, and boxes. Barry Weiss ended up winning the storage unit for $1000.
The third and final storage unit auction of the day was the 20 year old locker. It looked really shabby. There was dust throughout the entire unit that appeared to be about an inch thick. Everyone was bidding on the unit, then Darrell Sheets and Dave Hester got into a bidding war. Eventually, Darrell relented as he felt it was too expensive and he let Dave have it for $2500.
Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante went home without a unit.
Darrell Sheets went back to his locker and started assessing his win. He found several watches, an old Xbox, a bike, beds, jackets, and a 1930’s fat losing machine. He went to an expert to have the fat losing machine valued, and ended up selling it to the expert for $300.
Barry Weiss acquired a pink scooter out of his storage unit. He also found an old truck and when he opened it it was empty, with the exception of one penny at the bottom. There was also some worthless old furniture. One item that he found was an old model car.
He took the car to someone who knew about these types of old model cars, and it turned out to be a 1950’s vintage model of an Auto Union Silver Arrow. These model cars are raced on tracks and can go as fast as a 150 miles an hour, or more. Barry struck gold when the expert valued the car at $4000 to $7,000.
Dave Hester did not do well with his 20 year old storage unit that he bought for $2500. It was filled with lots of miscellaneous junk. Dave was lucky to break about even, but he figured that he would end up making about $150 after he sold most of it off.
Here are the results of the storage unit auctions for this episode:
Barry Weiss ended up with a $6000 profit.
Darrell Sheets ended up with a $300 profit.
Dave Hester ended up with a $150 profit.
Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante ended up with no profit.
Be sure to tune in every Tuesday on A&E for new episodes of Storage Wars. Also look for the premier of the new spin off series, Storage Wars Texas.