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A Trio Set the Mark at $110,000: The Final Day of Barrett-Jackson

Adieu to the Lovable Adel

Jan 27, 2014
Photo 2/32   |   1971 CHEVROLET C 10 CUSTOM PICKUP Lot 1612 Barrett Jackson 2014
This Sunday recap concludes our survey of the trucks and SUVs of Scottsdale’s Barrett-Jackson 2014 auction. An eclectic variety of vehicles crossed the auction block over the six days; picking a favorite would be nearly impossible. We’ve seen rare and we’ve seen common, flashy and subtle, restored and custom. Most of all, we’ve discovered that there’s a world of fantastic Barrett-Jackson trucks beyond what we see on the television coverage.
Photo 3/32   |   1956 FORD F 100 CUSTOM PICKUP Lot 1652 Barrett Jackson 2014
Sunday saw a unique three-way tie for the most expensive truck to pass the auction block between a mean-looking ’71 C-10, a crisp ’56 F-100, and a goofy GMC amphibious vehicle, all of which sold for 110K. The PPG red ’56 F-100 housed a twin turbocharged 5.4L 32 V Ford and was an overall beautifully done truck. The C-10, affectionately named “Adel” (Scandinavian for Nobility), was donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and proceeds from its sale benefited the children and families supported by AHFPC. Adel was dyno’d at 402rwhp and 398 lb/ft of torque due to the Chevrolet Performance LS3 E-ROD under the hood. It was built by Chimera Custom of N. Palm Harbor, Florida, with the help of many companies who were willing to donate their products. Adel was unveiled at the 2013 SEMA Show.
Photo 4/32   |   1944 GMC AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE DUKW Lot 1584 Barrett Jackson 2014
The goofy-looking amphibious vehicle was a 1944 GMC D.U.K.W. Restored in 2007, this now-private amphibious vehicle was designed through a partnership between Sparkman & Stephens and GMC during WW2 for transporting goods and troops and for amphibious attacks. It is a modified 2-ton “deuce” truck. Where does the DUKW term come from? It’s not a military acronym. “D” indicated a vehicle designed in 1942; “U” indicated “utility”; “K” indicated driven front wheels; “W” indicated two powered rear axles. The next time you’re visiting a touristy bay and take a “duck tour,” you’ll know that amphibious vehicles were designed for more than entertainment!

Enjoy this final selection of Barrett-Jackson beauties!
Photo 32/32   |   2011 HMD WHITE CABOVER TRUCK TRAILER Lot 1505 Barrett Jackson 2014

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