The Best of Barrett Jackson: Truckin’s Top 10 Picks for Tuesday
The Auction Warms Up with Fully-Built Trucks & Low Mileage Rarities
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.
Historically, Tuesday is where you will find the less showy trucks and SUVs that re just happy to be there. This is where the bargains are found. But if you look below, the auction is already chalked-full of fully built or rare, low mileage rides that are ready to roll. 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!
1988 CHEVROLET 1500 - Lot 138.1
A Silverado with 20- and 22-inch Billet Specialties wheels with brand-new Continentals. Belltech 3/5 suspension. Custom paint with smooth bumper and painted to match Line-X bedliner. Alpine head unit with Bluetooth and Alpine front speakers amplified with a Kicker subwoofer and speakers in rear. 350 with custom exhaust and K&N intake, mated to an automatic transmission.
1974 CHEVROLET C10 - Lot 142.1
Clean square with 350 engine with an automatic transmission. Features factory air conditioning, fresh red exterior, black interior, power steering, new wheels and tires and a great stance.
1948 DIAMOND T - Lot 151.1
A Rat Rod a day keeps the purists at bay! Professional custom build with less than 5,000 miles. 15-gallon keg/gas tank with dipstick, custom igniter and flame thrower exhaust, full custom-fabricated frame, and power front disc brakes. Powered by a straight-8 engine and a custom twin-stick 3-speed manual transmission.
2002 CHEVROLET 1500 - Lot 161.1
Not exactly a classic, but try to find one this clean with 57k miles! Rides on Billet Specialities 20-inch wheels and a 2/4 drop. Aluminum tonneau cover painted to match, gray leather seats and ceramic tint. The exterior sports a chrome grille, monochromatic paint on handles and front bumper. Powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine and automatic transmission.
2000 FORD F-150 LIGHTNING - Lot 163.1
This low-mileage pickup has an upgraded Whipple supercharger and a Bassani exhaust with X-pipe. The stance has been lowered with unique 24-inch Boyd Coddingtons. It's powered by a 5.4-liter V8 engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
1966 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN - Lot 186.1
This 1966 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall 4x4 is powered by a 292ci 6-cylinder engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. It features new carpet, upholstery, wheels, tires, PPG paint, glass, rubber and emblems.
1990 CHEVROLET 454SS - Lot 190.1
1,649 original miles! What? Stored in a climate-controlled indoor collection. Black exterior with red interior and original tires when the truck was sold new. All electric components work, including factory radio. Power windows and power locks are all in working condition. All mechanical is original, except for upgraded battery. Powered by a 7.4-liter 454ci V8 engine with an automatic transmission.
1951 GMC - Lot 191.1
This nice 1951 General Motors pickup was built on a Chevrolet Caprice chassis. It's powered by a small block Chevrolet V8 engine with an automatic transmission. It's equipped with bench seats, air conditioning, tilt steering, stereo, power steering and brakes.
1956 FORD F-100 - Lot 210.1
Less than 500 miles on the full build. 440ci V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission, custom built radiator and 2.5-inch stainless-steel headers. Finished in Ferrari Red, equipped with a Camaro front end with coil springs, custom bumpers, power steering, posi-traction 8.75-inch rear end with 3.55 gears, disc brakes and Billet Specialties wheels. The interior features custom console, power windows, leather-wrapped dash, Vintage Air and a Lokar shifter.
1951 GMC 3100 PANEL - Lot 211
This 3100 panel van with an "Indian Motorcycle" theme features a GM Performance 350ci V8 crate engine mated to a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission. Other features include GM independent front suspension, rear coil springs, and power steering and power disc brakes. Teal patina paint, staggered Vintique smoothie wheels and Coker wide whitewall tires to complete the look. Inside is highly modified, including Dakota Digital VHX gauges, tilt wheel, 43-inch smart TV in rear, contemporary wood-like paneling, air conditioning and mounted rear couch.