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Famous 'Pawn Stars' Car -- Engine Burst Into Flames

2/11/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The sleek black 1966 Imperial Crown Convertible made famous on "Pawn Stars" was NEARLY laid to rest yesterday -- after its engine suddenly burst into flames -- but TMZ has learned ... there's still hope.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ, a production assistant was driving the car -- which belongs to Richard aka "The Old Man" -- and right before he made it back to the shop for yesterday's taping ... the engine suddenly burst into flames.

They haven't pinpointed the exact reason behind the miniature explosion -- but we're told, a loose fuel hose is probably to blame.

No word on the extent of the damage either -- but according to our source, it shouldn't be too hard to fix.


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Bobby Miker    

Yo, this show sucks. my mother watches the show and it is mad boring. I don't understand on how 2 guys auction for their antiques just by selling them to people who wan't to
bid them, and then their stupid old man whatever his name is
comes out talking fast by yelling out the prices. I'm not trying to sound mean or anything but, seriously this show is not going last that long. whatever happened to good old shows like "treasures in your home" or "antique roadshow" i used to love watching those shows because they made more sense. unlike this show i watched one episode and like i said it was so boring i changed the channel. so anytime my mother watches it i don't pay any attention to it. my mom finds that old guy funny. me i don't. there's is nothing funny about some old guy yelling out prices to buying when it comes to bidding. to me it's nothing but hiding something and on top of that this guy does not look anything like no spokeman, he looks like a creep and a con artist so that's just my opinion. anybody who disagrees with me fine i don't care, just don't lay it on me too hard (lol) this is just a fact i'm stating on how i feel about this show.

1140 days ago

Dennis Beckman    

With all the money you have, call CHIP and have a real car guy,build your dad a car.I think he has eared it . love the old man.p.s.Know you ment well Rick ,but I think POPS deserves the best ,dont you ?

1088 days ago
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