New Facebook Series Follows Auctioneer who Remodels Classic Cars

A new Facebook Watch series, Pick, Flip & Drive, follows auto-auctioneer Jim Eli and his family finding vintage automobiles from barns and backyards across Montana. Eli flips the cars into custom-designed works of art.

The show features vintage 1950s trucks to classic ’70s muscle cars as viewers watch junkyard-bound vehicles transformed into amazing driving machines. Every car featured on the show will be available for purchase on Facebook Marketplace. The chosen buyer will be unveiled at the top of the following week’s episode, before Eli and his family reveal the next car they’ll be picking, flipping and selling.

The first episode debuted on Facebook Watch on Nov. 12. The episode shows Eli find a 1958 Chevy Apache on a small family farm in Dutton, Montana. With the help of his team, he replaces its old Straight 6 engine with a 350 V-8 small block (pulled directly from his wife’s 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle), restores the truck’s original box, and gives it an era-correct turquoise and white paint job.

Other cars featured on Pick, Flip & Drive will include a 1965 Mustang Coupe, a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass, a 1982 Corvette, and just for the fun of it, the Eli family transform a 1999 VW Beetle.

Pick, Flip & Drive allows viewers to comment, like and share each transformation, via the show page on Facebook Watch.

Pick, Flip & Drive is produced by Eureka Productions for Facebook Watch. Executive Producers are Paul Franklin, Chris Culvenor, Wes Dening & Matthew J. Braley. For Inspired Entertainment Dirk Gibson serves as executive producer and Sam Wasserman for Wasserman Productions. For Facebook Watch, Toby Faulkner and Jeffery Rich serve as executive producers.

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