First off, Rick Dale’s (Rick’s Restoration) brother Ron walks in the pawn shop and sells the old coke machine. Ron says it was in his family for years (technically its true since his brother owned it).
Rick Harrison brings it to Rick Dale to restore it (the coke machine is going back to where it came from.
Below shows the before and after. I’m no expert but they are two different machines. I love when Rick Dale said the Coca Cola lettering was hand painted (what a lousy paint job). Check the screen shot that shows the old and new lettering