The Best of Barrett Jackson: Truckin’s Top 10 Picks for Sunday
The Final Day: Last Chance for Big Buys
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. Check out our picks below, and tune into the Motor Trend channel to see the last day of action unfold.
Lot 1527, 1977 GMC C10
The last day kicks off with his custom GMC pickup is powered by a factory 454 with a Turbo 400 transmission. Includes factory air conditioning and tilt wheel. During the restoration the GMC got new front and rear bumpers, weatherstripping, side molding, exterior paint and all-new interior. The truck was lowered correctly with new rear shackles and perches, also front coil springs. Riding on new 20-inch U.S. Mags.
Lot 1532 2008 FORD F-150
This is the cheapest Foose vehicle you will find! 2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition is equipped with a 5.4-liter V8 engine with a Roush supercharger. Modifications include a body kit and 22-inch forged polished Foose wheels. An updated suspension features Eibach components. Exterior modifications include a Ford Racing exhaust system, Foose-designed and fabricated wheel flares, lower side and front rocker moldings, Foose-designed stripe package, Foose-designed upper and lower grilles and unique fender badges. Interior updates include embroidered headrests with Chip Foose autograph and sequence badge.
Lot 1542.1, 1978 GMC VANDURA 2500
Love the van scene? Love Elvis even more? This tribute van received body modifications including wheel flairs, roof rack and glass porthole windows. Exterior accessories are in the form of Cragar SS wheels and Hooker side pipes. The paint started with a white basecoat and features blue striping, highlights and mural work by Jason Brookshire. The interior is original from the '70s with a bed, sink, captain's chairs and icebox. Upholstery work is a tasteful mix of blue velour and Naugahyde. The dash and doghouse are covered in a blue fur-like material and houses an 8-track stereo. There is a chrome chain link steering wheel. Music notes and graphics are under the hood and inside the door jams. Powered by a 350ci V8 engine with automatic transmission.
Lot 1543.1, 2007 FORD F-150
And now the cheapest Roush vehicle you can own! This Roush Nitemare Stage 3 F-150 is one of 100 produced. Powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. It rides on 20-inch chrome wheels and features a bed cover.
Lot 1559.1, 1957 JEEP WILLYS
This is a 1957 Jeep Willys that has received a modern Chevrolet V6 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission and conventional differential converts this former off-road vehicle to a highway cruiser. The FC stands for Forward Control. It was produced by Willys Motors, later named Kaiser Jeep from 1956-65. A very neat custom interior finishes off a great truck. It includes a former M101 military-style trailer. It features chrome gas cans and its own parking brake. Both truck and trailer are painted in Mercedes-Benz Andorite Gray.
Lot 1623, 1956 CHEVROLET 3100
This big-window Resto-Mod is powered by a 350/350 combo with an Edelbrock carburetor and intake, HEI distributor with Taylor wires, block hugger headers with custom dual exhaust, Edelbrock high-flow water pump, and a Be Cool radiator. It features a Corvette independent rear axle and suspension, independent front suspension, all-steel body and four-wheel disc brakes. This pickup includes a fuel cell under the bed, power steering, power brakes, power windows, custom leather interior, air conditioning, tilt wheel and custom gauges. It rides on Foose 18-inch wheels with new Toyo HP tires.
Lot 1635, 1950 CHEVROLET 3100
Ferrari Red 1950 5-window pickup with a 350ci V8 four-bolt main engine and a Turbo 400 4-speed automatic transmission. It has a Camaro front and rear end, power steering, power brakes, and a brand-new interior.
Lot 1646, 1979 DODGE LIL RED EXPRESS
This 1979 Dodge is a fresh body-on restoration completed four years ago. Original metal and interior. It's powered by an EH1 360ci high-performance Chrysler LA small-block engine based on the car division E58 police engine with upgrades. The engine is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. The factory like-new interior retains the original red appointments. Every option, gauge and switch works as it should. This is a restored piece of Dodge history. The original Build Sheet goes with the sale.
Lot 1659, 2006 CHEVROLET C1500
One of four pace trucks used in General Motors "Live Green Go Yellow" campaign in the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and promotions with the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion, Tony Stewart. GM used the trucks for their introduction of Flex Fuel vehicles, which will burn regular gasoline or e85 fuel. It has a V8 engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Lot 1660, 1990 CHEVROLET c/k1500
Our last pick of the event is also the last truck of the event. This 1500 short-bed stepside 4x4 pickup has an accident-free, clean CARFAX history. It is garage kept powered by the factory 5.7-liter V8 engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. This pickup has power windows, power locks, air conditioning, factory alloy wheels with off-road tires and the Factory Tow Package. The interior is in great condition. It has 49,481 actual miles, so it would be a great start to a full custom build!