Mike Wolfe Shows Incredible Before and After Photos While Cleaning 1939 Ford Coupe

American Pickers Mike Wolfe has encountered many vintage cars during his picking adventures. He shared a photo of one of these vehicles on social media on June 18. Wolfe posted photos to his Instagram account showing an antique car being cleaned. One-half is covered in dirt, grime and the other half is shiny and clean. 

“Just starting to clean this 1939 Ford Coupe,”Wolfe captioned this photo. “Original paint is insane!! Might be one of the nicest 39 Fords on the planet. Car has been sitting since 1975. We have had two locksmiths try and get the door open. Haven’t had luck yet. Interior looks mint thru the glass.” 

Wolfe appeared several days earlier. Instagram post of his 1964 Volkswagen (VW) Bus before it underwent substantial renovations. Wolfe wrote the following post. “1964 21 Window Volkswagen Bus Out of New Mexico. Is getting the @j3restorations Treatment! This survivor will have a mechanical restoration. Can’t tell you enough how much Rich and his team love what they do! J3 in #columbiatn y’all rock!!! #volkswagenbus.”

According to The Value Guide, the 1964 VW van was valued at $18k for low retail, $41k for average retail and $74k for high retail.  NADAguides. Due to the extensive mechanical restorations it received, it was sold at a very low price. According to the J-3 Restorations’ Instagram bioThe company is a specialist in the refurbishment of vintage Porsche metal benches made from Celette and other specialty metal fabrication machines.

Wolfe’s vintage vehicles do not need to be renovated all the time. Wolfe also displays many of the vehicles on his account. Instagram post showing his $65K 1937 Harley Flathead OG on a Tennessee drive.

“Beautiful day cruising around @visitcolumbia TN 1937 Harley Flathead OG Paint Running SO good thank you @choppers.inc,”The caption of the post reads. Wolfe’s flathead was known for its quiet operation, wide torque range and affordable price. Bonhams reported.

American Pickers which premiered in 2010, follows the travels and finds of antique “picker” Mike Wolfe. Wolfe can be seen restoring and buying antiques for resale throughout the series as he learns about the history behind them.

The A&E reality show scours the country for cars, signs, pinball machines, memorabilia, and other rare items in basements, barns, garages, and junkyards. Wolfe is 57 and is the owner of Antique Archaeology. Danielle Colby (a cast member) is the shop manager. Robbie Wolfe is also featured in the show. Frank Fritz was the original host of the series alongside Wolfe. He left the show in 2021.


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