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'Pawn Stars' Ride

Five Figures in Damage

2/12/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Turns out that 1966 Imperial Crown Convertible made famous on "Pawn Stars" that went up in flames the other day is in worse shape than originally thought -- and it's going to cost $10,000 to fix it!

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As we first reported, the engine suddenly burst into flames while a production assistant on the show was driving it back to the shop.

A rep for the show tells us they took the car apart and now they think it'll take $10k worth of work to get it up and running again. The car belongs to Old Man Rick, who tells us, "She's gentle and these young little bastards these days don't know how to treat anything with care. That boy drivin’ it, you can’t fix dumb."

Looks the car might not be the only thing that gets fired.

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anon.    

Nobody cares TMZ:(

1297 days ago
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Reality     

I'm glad no one was hurt, but I'm glad that shiite blew up. Those guys are s***bag low-ballers. S***bags. Nothing more than s***bags.

1297 days ago
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icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

TMZ commenters are a bunch of jealous haters. These guys just run a business, that also happens to be a TV show. Why does that make then s***bags. Because they are more successful than you? Make more money than you?

Jealous haters = s***bags

1297 days ago
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Cartman    

Engine fires can happen to any old car. Blaming the kid is stupid.

Blame your own cheap-ass self for not putting a fire extinguisher in the car, old fart.

1297 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Wow. Car was taken care of well for 45 years, then this? Somebody got lazy. Well they better spend whatever they have to to fix that beauty.

1297 days ago
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Just Sayin    

I got a buddy who's an expert on engines suddenly bursting into flames, let me give a call.

1297 days ago
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Pam    

'The Old Man' and 'Rick' are two different people - the old man's name is Richard

1297 days ago
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kim    

Karma is RIGHT!! It serves them right because they are a bunch of arrogant, over-hyped, wannabe "STARS," who think they are too good to take a picture with children...ugh. I'll never get over it!!!

1297 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Good one Just Sayin.

1297 days ago
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Mark    

That is clearly a maintenance issue. It does not matter if the car is 100 years old, or how it is driven (driving hard would cause overheating or engine failure, NOT a fire). If a fuel line somewhere is loose or aging, it can easily spray gas on hot metal, causing a serious and possibly deadly fire. Strange thing is you would think the car would be as well maintained as possible. And you could put a new engine in for $2,000 - this guy is a fool.

1297 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Sell Chumlee with the car as a sweetner.

1297 days ago
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Zippy T. Pinhead    

The old man cracks me up. But all they have to do to come up with the money is to put a wig and dress on Chumley and prostitute his big azz.

1297 days ago
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FJizzle    

Looks like this picture was taken on Charleston near Town Center - outside the Red Rock Casino in Summerlin. What was the production assistant doing with the car in the most western part of Las Vegas?

1297 days ago
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Roger    

Sounds like a scam

1297 days ago
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Cartman    

"Big Hoss" does seem a bit retarded. He resembles Java the Hut but with less social skills. He won't live long being as fat as he is.

The whole show is a scripted piece of nonsense.

I can't give you more than $200 for that solid gold Rolex, I need to make a profit. Hardcore Pawn is a more honest show about pawn shops.

1297 days ago
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