You’ve probably seen it on TV, but did you know it’s happening right now? The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is in progress in Scottsdale, Arizona, spanning a time period of January 12-19, 2014. Today is the third of six days of auctioning. While the televised segments usually highlight the six-figure vehicles, you can catch all the bidding on www.barrett-jackson.com’s Live Stream. From interesting to bizarre to flat-out awesome, there are many vehicles that will cross the auction block this week. Some really great trucks have been sold already, with more to come later in the week. Perhaps it’s not too late to place a bid on that heart-throb custom or restored truck that you’ve always wanted to own. We’ve highlighted just a few of the noteworthy, rare or unique custom rides included in this year’s auction.
Don’t be fooled by the old-bodied, patina-clad exterior of this recently-completed stepside 1962 Chevy C-10. It’s powered by a 6.0-liter, 450hp fuel injected V8 out of a 2002 Silverado and cooled by an aluminum radiator and electric fan. It sits on air ride and receives fuel from a converted custom Budweiser beer keg. A custom Lambskin interior covers the interior for ultimate comfort. Put your checkbooks away; this rusted out farm truck has already sold for $23,100
What is it, you may ask? This is a 1955 International custom pickup that has never seen the show circuit, and it has already sold for $7,700
. This custom roadster sits upon a custom steel tube chassis with 4-link suspension and an air bagged rear end. Cruise this 4-speed manual, Chevy 350-powered beast with the chopped hardtop on or off – it’s removable!
This 1961 Willys custom woody wagon sits chopped, channeled and dropped to the ground via air ride suspension over a 1982 S-10 frame. This mechanically-sound, patina brown Willys is powered by a 350cid small block Chevy and Turbo 350 transmission. Take a look but don’t stare; she’s already sold for $15,950
This super sick matte 1939 Ford F-1 custom pickup was recently built and has less than 200 miles since the build. It sits on air ride suspension and has disc brakes and rack and pinion steering. You can look but you can’t touch; this street rod pickup was picked up for $33,000
Here’s a 1968 Chevy C-10 that is still available for those lookin’ to sink some cash into a super cool truck. This sun-baked patina shortbed features full air ride suspension, 20” wheels, and a 383 stroker with roller rockers.
Update: Sold for $17,600
It might not get any better than this Night Black 1972 Chevy C-10. Some modifications include a ’68 front end, 20” Budnik wheels, red leather interior, Vintage Air air conditioning, Dakota Digital gauges, and a modern LS 6.0-L Vortec fuel injected engine with a GM 4LE80 automatic transmission. Wonder what this beauty will go for?
Update: Sold for $49,500
Finally, a Ford! This smooth 1956 Ford F-100 pickup has late model SS Impala front and rear suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, custom tilt hood, custom side-opening tailgate, shaved door handles, and much more. This blue oval sits available with no reserve.
Update: Sold for $58,300
This is a super slick 2-wheel drive 1971 Chevy Blazer SUV that sits on 20” wheels. The gas filler has been hidden behind the driver’s side tail light, and a big hidden stereo hides somewhere in the original deluxe interior. A fine vehicle indeed, this rust-free California SUV still awaits a buyer.
This shortened, new-framed and new-bodied 1949 Willys Jeep is truly one-of-a-kind. Aboard is a 30-caliber machine gun, aircraft dash gauges and military switches, authentic military bomber seats, machine gun barrel shrouds, bomber aircraft steering yoke converted into a steering wheel, and much more. Any guesses as to what price tag will be attached to this Jeep Rat Rod?
This 1941 Ford Pickup is dripping in Midnight Purple metallic paint with flames done by Jeff Gangwish at Shin Bone Alley in Fresno, CA. An independent Mustang front end, power assisted rack and pinion steering, 4-wheel disk brakes, Vintage Air, power windows, upgraded gauges, and LED taillights add the perfect touch of modernity. An all-leather interior with ostrich upholstery greets occupants. Any bids?
This is a pretty 1957 Chevrolet 3200 custom pickup that’s still available with no reserve. It has a custom built frame, front to back, boxed and notched for the air ride, with a Mustang II front and 12-bolt rear end. American Racing 20” wheels and a custom Blood Red interior complete this 350cid-powered Chevy.
This yellow 1955 Chevrolet 3100 attracts attention with its bold yellow exterior and tan interior. Among a long list of upgrades and modifications are the 2000 LS1 engine and 4L60 transmission, custom aluminum driveshaft, touch screen stereo, one piece side glass, Dakota dash, filled seams, and No Limit 4-link kit.
“Tow Mater” is for sale! Seen by over two million people, Tow Mater is assembled from a modified 1955 Chevy 1 ½ ton farm truck from Wyoming, a ’64 Mack cab, and a ’55 Holmes wrecker, and compiles details and accessories from all over. How do you even put a price tag on Tow Mater?
Capturing the best of American heritage is this 1948 Ford Cab Over of Hod Rod icon Boyd Coddington. This classic and refined custom features a Boyd-designed chrome grille, custom headlights and Boyd’s signature gloss black paint detailed with red pinstriping. It is powered by a 1970 stock 429cid engine and C6 Ford transmission. Who wants to own a piece of history?
Here’s one to keep an eye on. The 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby truck has a supercharged 5.4 liter Shelby engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. It has a 4-link rear, tubular independent front suspension, Ford 9” rear with 3.73 posi, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, ceramic coated and polished Magnaflow exhaust, a stretched wheelbase, and much more. The PPG Enviro Fort GT Tungsten Gray metallic body color and two tone leather interior complete the package. It’ll be auctioned on Friday night, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
The 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels “Snake” Ramp Truck of Funny Car racer Don “the Snake” Prudhomme hits the auction block this year. The original owner of this ramp truck was Richard Petty. Used from 1970-1972, this truck got plenty of attention as an integral part of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels “Snake vs. Mongoose” promotion, which tracked Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen duke it out in races across the country. After the 1972 season, the ramp truck was sold by Prudhomme to a California resident, where it remained until Prudhomme re-purchased it in 2008.
The Hot Wheels “Mongoose” Ramp Truck, the complement of the “Snake” truck, is also for sale after Prudhomme located and restored it forty years after its spotlight in Mattel’s Hot Wheels “Snake vs. Mongoose” promotions.
This 1948 Chevy COE is a vintage truck with all of the modern amenities like power windows, power steering, power brakes, door poppers, full leather interior, custom stereo, and a moon roof. It took three ’48 COEs to make this build perfect. It’s powered by a rebuilt Oldsmobile 455 V8 with a rebuilt Turbo 400 automatic transmission.
The proceeds of “Adel,” as this custom 1971 Chevy C-10 is affectionately named, will benefit the families and children supported by the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. This clean, mean and menacing performance build includes the Chevrolet Performance LS3 E-ROD “connect and cruise” powertrain consisting of a 430hp LS3, 4L65-E transmission, transmission attachment hardware and Chevrolet Performance controller kit. Adel was revealed at the 2013 SEMA Show.