TV Episodes The Best Episodes of American Restoration  

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There are so many good episodes of American Restoration, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Off the Rails" the best, or is "Riders of the Storm" your favorite episode of American Restoration? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of American Restoration are, let's rank every American Restoration episode from best to worst.

American Restoration, a reality TV series on History, was the first spinoff of Pawn Stars and focuses on Rick Dale and his antiques restoration shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. After seven seasons, American Restoration underwent a creative reboot, expanding to more shops across America that also specialize in the restoration of vintage items.

Vote up your favorite episodes of American Restoration, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one American Restoration episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Billy Joel: A Matter of Rust is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 4 Episode 15: When Billy Joel decides "This is the Time" to bring an item near and dear to his heart to Rick, the team prepares for a rock-star restoration. Then, Rick sends Ron, Tyler and Brettly out on a picking competition.

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Train Trouble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 2 Episode 23: It's time for some soon-to-be stepbrothers bonding when Tyler and Brettly volunteer to tow in a 1947 railroad speeder. Can the shop hop aboard this rapid restoration express or will a low estimate from Tyler cause the job to jump the tracks?

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The Big Move is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 2 Episode 6: When a client hefts in a 1900s penny scale from the Santa Cruz boardwalk, Rick and his crew tighten their belts. Can they successfully slim down this massive mechanism or will their weighty workload tip the scales? And later, a picker strolls in with a 1930s Taylor Tot walker. Can Ron and Brettly properly push this baby buggy bargain along or will this toddler transaction need a time out?

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Off the Rails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 6 Episode 2: It's full steam ahead when returning customer Mark Bassett brings in a late 1800s Velocipede, sometimes called a railroad hand-car. Can Rick turn this wreck on wheels into a museum-quality marvel or will the project go off the rails?

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Riders of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 5 Episode 18: When an New Jersey amusement park owner brings a Hurricane Sandy damaged 1920s Haunted House Car to the shop, the pressure is on to restore a piece of history for a recovering community.

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The Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 2 Episode 9: Rick and the guys aim to please when an 1800s cannon rolls into the shop. Can they hit their transformation target or will this banged up blaster backfire? And later, a client brings in a 1960s slot machine from the old Silver Slipper Hotel & Casino. Can the shop hit the jackpot on this 10-cent contraption, or will they lose big on this gaming gamble?

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Double Trouble is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 2 Episode 3: Rick and his guys get an eye full when a 100-year-old mutoscope comes into the shop. Can they comfortably crank out a motion picture masterpiece, or will this restoration be a flippin' formula for a major flop? And later, it's double the fun when Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler spot a tarnished tandem bike at a client's house.

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Close Shave is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 25: Rick gets his hair blown back when he finds a beat-up WWII era Koken barber chair among a picker's plunder. Can he cut a decent deal on this scruffy seat, or will this transaction trim a hole in his pocket? And later, a client brings in an extremely rare 1950s Coca-Cola cooler. Can the guys stay cool, calm, and collected on this refreshing restoration, or will this soda pop salvage go flat?

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Mixed Signals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 4 Episode 8: When a 1920's "wig wag" train signal arrives, Rick and his crew move full steam ahead on the restoration. Will this restoration stay on track or get run off the rails? Later, Kelly plans a car show at the shop.

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Hopalong Rick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 1: Rick attempts to restore a 1960's three-wheeled Marketeer Golf Cart for the Pawn Stars. Can his team drive this double bogey into a hole-in-one, or will this project end up in the rough? And later, a customer drops off an extremely rare Hopalong Cassidy bicycle from the 1950's, can Rick and Tyler find the missing parts, or is this bike too rutty to ride?

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Cooler Kings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 5: Rick buys a 1950's Coke cooler with plans to convert it into the holy grail of Coke collectibles: the Hot Dog Cooler Grill. Capable of simultaneously cooling sodas and cooking weenies this machine is the Cadillac of Coke coolers. Can the team handle this duel climate barbecue machine, or will the hot dogs end up on ice?

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Ice Cold is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 2: Up against a tough deadline, Rick's team attempts to restore an antique Hershey's dispenser from the 1940's. Can they turn this chocolate treat box around in time, or will all their hard work melt away? And later, Rick's team tries to fix up a 1950's Kelvinator Fridge. Will they repair this fridge to its maximum beer chilling potential, or will this restoration get unplugged and spoil?

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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 3: After a severe Las Vegas windstorm knocks down and destroys a local magician's street lamp he calls on some of Rick's restoration magic to fix it. Will Rick and his team pull the rabbit out of a hat and piece the shattered lamp back together, or will this opportunity simply disappear?

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Jackpot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 9: Rick and his team have a chance to restore a prohibition era slot machine, will they take a backroom gamble and hit the restoration jackpot or will this one-armed bandit walk off with all their winnings? And later, when a 1940's Pepsi cooler comes in for an icey overhaul, will an archaic bottle of pop distract the team, or will this frosty cooler quench the teams thirst for soda salvation?

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Harrison's Vendorlator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 3 Episode 11: Pawn Star Rick Harrison stops by the shop to get his vintage Pepsi dispenser restored and Rick is left stunned when he discovers it s one-of-a-kind. Will the crew ace this unique restoration or will they miss the mark with the classic machine?

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Buttered Up is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 4: A local picker pays Rick Dale a visit with a truckload of rust laden loot. After spotting an old toy train, Rick hops on-board to buy it. Can Rick and his team get this locomotive up to full steam or will an unseen obstacle force it off its tracks? And later, the guys are asked to restore an antique popcorn machine from 1948 back to its original hot popping glory.

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Blast Off! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 2 Episode 14: Rick takes on the biggest challenge of his career when a 1960s rocket-slide comes into the shop piece by giant piece. And later, every minute counts when the shop outfits a 1930s pump with a coin counter that doesn't fit--no matter how you slice it.

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Bimbo and the Beasts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 4 Episode 12: Rick puts the pedal to the metal when a toy 1950's Ferrari "Bimbo" Racecar cruises into the shop. And later, Ron, Tyler and Brettly go on a big pick finding not only a rare safe, nickelodeon, and cigar dispensing slot machine, but also live tigers.

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Ridin' Route 66 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 2 Episode 2: While cruisin' down historic Route 66, Rick and his brother Ron stumble across a 1950s Wurlizter jukebox in need of some fine-tuning. And later, Tyler is challenged to restore a 1940s chocolate bar vending machine for a local picker.

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Boy Meet Whirl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 6 Episode 10: Rick tries to "step right up" when a 1940s Tilt-A-Whirl carnival car spins into the shop. Can he take this piece from beat-up and broken down to fairground fantastic?

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Pumped Up is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 8: Rick and his brother Ron take a road trip to a dusty desert salvage-yard to rummage for some beat-up antiques to flip for cash. Will they find a hidden oasis brimming with profit potential or will they get lost wandering the wasteland? And later, Rick takes a restoration risk and auctions off a 1920s visible gas pump.

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Milking It is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 32: When Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler encounter a 1950s milk vending machine for sale, they attempt to squeeze out a good deal. And later, the guys restore two kiddie handcar trains from the 1950s.

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Rusted and Busted is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 1 Episode 21: Rick and his crew drive full speed ahead when a 1960s coin-operated motorcycle roars into the shop. Can they burn restoration rubber with this kiddie contraption, or will this rapid refurbishment suddenly hit the skids? A client brings in a crumbling 1950s bumper car. Will Rick decide to buckle up and steer this challenging overhaul?

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Search Part-y is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 5 Episode 14: When Rick is tasked to repurpose a retro Cigarette Dispenser into a Bike Tool Vending Machine, the wheels are set in motion for a pedal-to-the-metal project. Then, Tyler steps in for Rick to bid on rare 1950s Pedal Bulldozer project.

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Bombshell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of American Restoration
Season 3 Episode 14: A unique electric wheelchair made from parts of a 1940's B-17 bomber lands at the shop. Will the crew hit the target with this one of a kind job or will they bomb the restoration?