The Best of Barrett Jackson: Truckin’s Top 10 Barrett Jackson Picks for Monday
The Auction Giant Kicks Off with an Eclectic Group of Trucks
Every year in the middle of January, we all tune into the motor trend Channel for the better part of a week for Barrett Jackson Scottsdale, the granddaddy of all collector car actions. We watch intently as some of our favorite custom trucks roll over the block, and watch even closer as the gavel drops and the final price is revealed. Comments ranging from "that guy stole that one" to "there's a sucker born every minute" to "I better finish mine and get it there next year" soon follow.
There is a definite science to the scheduling of vehicles for the auction block. You need a variety of different vehicles crossing the block so you don't lose the interest of any one segment of the collector car hobby, but there is also a noticeable build-up of quality and rarity that culminates with the million dollar circus that culminates on Saturday night. And if your dream car gets away from you, there's still a quality group of vehicles rolling through on Sunday as the show winds down.
Monday's auction is a recent addition to the Barrett Jackson calendar, presumably due to the popularity of selling your car there. Monday and Tuesday are where you will find the less showy trucks and SUVs that re just happy to be there. This is where the bargains are found. You will see below a handful of trucks and SUVs that may not be perfect as is, but if the price is right, they are ready for updates that could easily make them feature quality for a lot less cash than if you started from scratch! Check out our picks below, and tune into the Motor Trend channel to see the action unfold. And check back tomorrow and the rest of the week to see all of our top picks!
1941 Ford Custom - Lot 28
Rat rodders, represent! This pickup was chopped and dropped and has a fresh rebuilt 302ci V8 engine mated to a new 3-speed automatic transmission and 8-inch Ford rear end with four-link suspension and coilovers. New glass, new wheels and tires. Old patina, '34 Hudson grille and custom bed.
1975 Ford F-100 - Lot 34
This dent side is ripe for further customization and would be a great start. It's powered by a rebuilt 302 engine and automatic transmission. Airbag it or better yet, roll a fully built chassis under that beautiful paint job.
1949 Crosley - Lot 49
Who wouldn't want to have the smallest, oldest, and rarest mini truck at any show they roll into? brand-new paint, 40,911 miles and it weighs in at 1,155 pounds. It's powered by a 44.5ci 4-cylinder engine paired with a 3-speed manual transmission and it has an 80-inch wheelbase.
1954 Ford F-600 Dump Truck - Lot 54
The possibilities are endless with this giant cab and chassis. This restored dump truck features a 256ci V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, and 2-speed rear end with 6.33-8.1 ratios. It has a 14-foot flatbed with a 10,000-pound hoist.
1995 Hummer H1 - Lot 57
Go anywhere! This AM General M998 is powered by a 6.5-liter 8-cylinder diesel engine paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. It's mostly stock; the only aftermarket items are the wheels and tires.
1998 Ford F-150 Super Cab - Lot 61.1
Although slightly dated, this custom Baja Trophy truck has 31,000 actual miles. It's got the 5.4-liter V8 EFI and four-wheel drive. Looks like a lot of nice parts and could be a nice prerunner with some updates.
1966 DODGE D-100 - Lot 62
This short-bed fleet side looks like a ton of vintage fun. Its powered by a 360ci V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. New paint, leather seats and interior done in 2019. New 37-inch IROCs and custom wheels.
1953 Chevy Five-Window - Lot 65.1
This one was completely restored with the original 3.5-liter straight-6 gasoline engine with a dual carburetor added. The engine is paired with a 3-on-a-tree manual transmission. It has new interior, window, door rubber, wide whitewall tires, glass, chrome, bed wood, exhaust, brakes and suspension. This complete frame-off restoration was done with no expense spared. This one could receive all new underpinnings or be enjoyed as is!
1970 International Travelall - Lot 70
This restored 4x4 SUV was purchased new in Pleasanton, CA. It's finished in Alpine White over blue cloth and is powered by a 304ci V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. A few upgrades were done along the way, but the cool thing is that this Travelall is offered with original service records, and purchase documents that legitimize the five-digit odometer showing approximately 66,716 original miles.
1959 Ford F-100 Custom - Lot 77
Another one with a whole bunch of potential for updates. Modified 302ci V8 engine, mild cam, aluminum radiator, electric SPAL fans, headers with Flowmaster mufflers, C4 automatic transmission, B&M Shifter and Ford 9-inch rear end. Converted to 5-lug, modern interior, and Updated Ford wire loom. The Audi gray paint and fresh drivetrain has potential.