1957 Chevrolet “QuikSilver” Pickup Coming to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
Street Rod Sports Big-Block V-8, Custom Bodywork and Interior
The fantastic 1957 Chevrolet Pickup dubbed QuikSilver will hit the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in January 2016 with no reserve, according to the auction house.
Slated to appear at the 45th Anniversary Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the QuikSilver sports a full spate of performance touches, including a 650hp, 540ci big-block Chevrolet V-8, an eight-stack intake that’s been converted to electronic fuel injection, a 3-inch stainless exhaust, and 20-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires. A Mustang II front suspension and four-link rear suspension and Baer six-piston disc brakes with 15-inch rotors keep the shiny side up.
However, Oklahoma-based Hot Rod Garage didn’t just build this truck for performance. No, the shop’s five-year process also included extensive body modifications and a modernized interior. Every single exterior body panel was massaged (and even handmade, in some cases). The firewall was reshaped, as was the hood, and the top was chopped 3 inches, with custom-fabricated glass. The tailgate got a one-off taillight bar grafted into its shapely rear end, and the whole truck was shot in two-tone Tungsten and QuikSilver paint.
Inside, a custom gauge cluster, steering wheel, and pedal set face the driver, who sits on a handmade bench seat. The throne was wrapped in hand-stitched, burgundy Mercedes-Benz leather, as were the console, door panels, and headliner. The deep red color is picked up by some of the truck’s underside elements, including the rear axle and leaf springs. It’s a beautiful, subtle color combination, and we’re grateful Hot Rod Garage resisted the urge to plaster purple and yellow flames all over the truck’s shapely haunches.
This truck is a quality piece of engineering, with incredible fit and finish, fantastic performance, beautiful custom bodywork, and a tasteful application of color. Since there’s no reserve on the auction, the high bidder will take this truck home. We’re sure the next owner will be thrilled.