American Pickers

10 Beste Episodes of American Pickers - Season 5

Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.

Written by Sophie and last updated on Feb 10, 2023.

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American Pickers - S5E2

#15 - Sturgis or Bust (Staffel 5 - Folge 2)

Danielle gets in way over her head when she splurges on the skeletal remains of a rare 1935 Indian Chief. In order to recoup the initial investment, Frank comes up with an ambitious $30,000 restoration plan with the goal of selling the bike at the Sturgis motorcycle rally.

The episode was rated 7,16 from 19 votes.

American Pickers - S5E3

#14 - Picking Superheroes (Staffel 5 - Folge 3)


The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike s "spidey" senses twitching. Frank tries to negotiate for a vintage cigarette machine with a lifetime collector who is also a reluctant seller. A ramshackle old house in South Carolina looks promising but it's also said to be haunted by a ghost named Pearl.

The episode was rated 7,18 from 22 votes.

American Pickers - S5E6

#13 - Full Steam Ahead (Staffel 5 - Folge 6)

After taking a joyride on a rare 100 year old monster tractor, Mike and his brother Robbie take to a property packed with amazing steam engines and rusty relics. In Washington State, Robbie s bid on some heavy machinery leads to a high stakes lumberjack competition. Later, the guys head to Whidbey Island and find a graveyard of car grills and a 1947 Chevy pickup.

The episode was rated 7,19 from 21 votes.

American Pickers - S5E8

#12 - Woody Wood Picker (Staffel 5 - Folge 8)


While in Michigan s Upper Peninsula, the guys stumble upon Woody the woodcarvers 80 acre property which features a Finnish sauna, an art gallery outhouse and a 100-year-old barn that s packed to the rafters. And later, the guys get first dibs on an aviation museum s once-in-a-lifetime sale and their guide turns out to be an American hero with an amazing story.

The episode was rated 7,23 from 26 votes.

American Pickers - S5E10

#11 - The Million Dollar Mistake (Staffel 5 - Folge 10)

On an extraordinary property in upstate New York, Frank unearths a vintage Harley Sportster. Later, the guys meet up with Nat and Helen who after a lifetime of cruising for automotive memorabilia, are revving up to sell. During a backstage delivery in the Big Apple, Frank takes a wrong turn and makes a surprise cameo appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

The episode was rated 7,38 from 37 votes.

American Pickers - S5E11

#10 - Haunted Honeyhole (Staffel 5 - Folge 11)


Packed to the gills with unusual mantiques, Dave's two-story farmhouse is rumored to be haunted. In upstate New York, Dennis' vast collection includes rare toys and a pristine set of vintage Beatles bobbleheads. John is desperate to clear out his jam-packed property but his 11-year-old assistant is a tough negotiator.

The episode was rated 7,38 from 29 votes.

American Pickers - S5E9

#9 - The Doctor Is In (Staffel 5 - Folge 9)

While freestyling in Wisconsin, the guys stumble upon a futuristic 50-foot scrap-metal fortress called the "Forevertron." They meet it s designer, Dr Evermor who tells them it s meant for intergalactic travel. They also discover his collection of spare parts which are out of this world. Later, during a swing through Michigan the Pickers discover a general store that has been closed for 60 years. Its vintage inventory is completely intact and the new owner Charlie is ready to make a deal.

The episode was rated 7,38 from 42 votes.

American Pickers - S5E16

#8 - Hometown Pickin' (Staffel 5 - Folge 16)


In Illinois, the guys follow a trail of junk and find themselves waist deep in Kenny's ragtag collection. He's got two massive hangars full of treasures but doesn't want to part with any of it. Later, they meet Dale whose stockpile has grown so large he keeps it in an old school. There the guys find a pair of muskets that could be centuries old. Then, in Mike's hometown of Joliet, the guys uncover one of the most eclectic collections they've ever seen.

The episode was rated 7,54 from 37 votes.

American Pickers - S5E15

#7 - California Kustom (Staffel 5 - Folge 15)

Mike and Frank pay a visit to Grizzly Adams actor Dan Hagerty's treasure-filled California home. Mike and Frank get behind the wheel of the original Batmobile and drive off with a rare piece of television history. Later, the guys uncover a rare camel ride but owner Sean's prices are through the roof.

The episode was rated 7,56 from 34 votes.

American Pickers - S5E7

#6 - Dial F for Fritz (Staffel 5 - Folge 7)


Out in Washington State, Mike and his brother Robbie stop off for a quick freestyle and come across a 1915 Harley. Later, the guys pick a collection that s three generations in the making and find an antique bear trap that could be worth up to $6000. Danielle and Frank team up to pull a long distance prank on Mike.

The episode was rated 7,57 from 21 votes.

American Pickers - S5E1

#5 - Guitars, Guns, and Gears (Staffel 5 - Folge 1)

Mike comes across a 150 year old Martin guitar which just might be the big ticket item he s been searching for. A rifle toting homeowner s property is off limits until the guys do some fast talking. Danielle gets a vintage Indian motor appraised and keeps her fingers crossed for a major profit.

The episode was rated 7,58 from 26 votes.

American Pickers - S5E14

#4 - California Gold Mine (Staffel 5 - Folge 14)


Freestyling in Los Angeles, Mike and Frank tail a vintage steam car to an auto shop where they uncover an acre of unbelievable junk. Packed with oddball artifacts, the guys stumble upon a salvage yard turned prop shop. Later, the guys meet Cecil, a man who has built himself a rustic little Western town and filled it with amazing stuff.

The episode was rated 7,61 from 28 votes.

American Pickers - S5E13

#3 - California Streaming (Staffel 5 - Folge 13)

With a gleaming airstream trailer in tow and a buyer lined up, Mike and Frank hit the road to California. When the deal falls through, they find themselves in hot water until a rare opportunity leads to an awesome trade. Like a Hollywood back lot, Guy's jaw-dropping collection includes an entire village built from scratch. It's the pick of a lifetime where every building is packed with classic cars and vintage movie memorabilia. Mike and Frank get first crack at a lifetime collection that includes the biggest collection of leather aviator helmets they've ever seen.

The episode was rated 7,64 from 28 votes.

American Pickers - S5E12

#2 - Ladies Know Best (Staffel 5 - Folge 12)


Frances loves collecting, but hates selling. Her upstate New York barns are packed with amazing stuff and she hasn't gone inside them for decades. The guys pick a closed-down family resort and after raiding the disco bar, they try making a deal. Technically, everything is for sale. However, owner Marylou won't get out of her car and threatens to take off if she doesn't like their offer. Charlie's awesome collection spans generations, but the barns and outbuildings that house it are all falling down. The guys dive in to salvage what they can but barely scratch the surface.

The episode was rated 7,79 from 28 votes.

American Pickers - S5E17

#1 - Cheap Pick (Staffel 5 - Folge 17)

The guys are blown away when legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen opens the doors to his private rock'n'roll warehouse. Mike and Frank scour a log cabin village museum and go nuts for some cast iron erotica. John's Wisconsin property is packed with great stuff but he's attached to every single thing he's got.

The episode was rated 7,93 from 29 votes.

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