We all love a way of making some extra cash, that’s why many of us love to pawn our old goods.

And tonight, another episode of ITV’s Million Pound Pawn had viewers on the edge of their seats wondering if the optimistic goods holders would get a good valuing for their prize possessions.

On tonight’s show, Sheffield broker Dan Hatfield had to make a heart-racing job to find a buyer on his potential ‘biggest deal to date’ as couple, Gloria and Mick, asked for £2.5m for their Victorian railway carriage which they had restored from wrack and ruin.

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In Thursday’s episode (June 23) Dan said: “I have never seen a train carriage like it before, it could be my biggest deal to date.”

The carriage has been in Gloria’s family since she was little, she said the carriage came with her when she married Mick. Gloria’s father bought a plot of land on the edge of a cliff and the carriage was there – when they sold the land Mick restored it.

They had restored the carriage from wrack and ruin
They had restored the carriage from wrack and ruin

Mick said: “We don’t know how long we will be around to look after it.”

The 60ft long, 8 ft wide and 13 ft high carriage has been preserved incredibly and can date back until 1986 where it was designed to be an East Coast first class railing carriage, it would run from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh before it was left to rot.

Mick and Gloria are asking for £2.5m for the carriage – although they think it might go up seems Dan is enthusiastic about buying it.

Dan called in a Victorian Railway Historian who sad it is “brilliantly preserved” – he advised Dan that he could potentially sell the carriage for half a million.

That’s a huge come down from the £2.5M the pair were expecting for it – five times less.

The historian dubbed the railway carriage as the Victorian equivalent of a private jet.

Dan said: “Having to deal with the perception of the price and manage expectations is tough.

“When I first looked at the carriage I was worried I would really struggle but, I’m excited to say I have found a potential buyer which is great – I am confident that a sizable offer will be made – I know it will be £1m plus.

“I think we are on track.”

Sadly there was no offer made during the episode and Mick and Gloria’s search continues.


Post source: In The Know

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