The Best of Barrett Jackson: Truckin’s Top 10 Picks for Wednesday
The Ante is Upped; the Picks are Getting Harder
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.
Wednesday starts out with a mild mannered S-10, but the stakes get higher real fast, with a few that are ripe for dream builds, a couple celebrities, and one of the lowest mileage 70's trucks we've ever seen! 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!
Lot 314, 1995 CHEVROLET S-10
We just had to pick the first traditional mini that popped up! Lowered and riding on custom wheels, this truck features a custom Stinger hood, bed liner, stereo and tinted windows. It is powered by a 2.2-liter engine with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Lot 350, 1971 GMC 1500
This custom pickup features a rebuilt 427 big-block mated to a Turbo 400. A new oak bed with chrome strips accents the polished black short-bed. Restored black interior, new dual exhaust and 18-inch chrome wheels finish off the truck.
Lot 364.1, 1974 FORD F-250
Man, this one is begging to be laid on the ground with a new chassis! This is a frame-off restoration with less than 1,500 miles since complete. It features air conditioning from a donor truck for that original old-school look. This four door, short bed, 2WD truck from the factory has a 390ci V8 engine and 3-speed automatic transmission.
Lot 369, 1929 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER
This roadster pickup was built on the Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage" show. Jesse James and a crew from the Texas School for the Deaf constructed this Rat Rod with a genuine Henry Ford steel body on a new 1932 frame. After filming, it was kept for years and driven by TV producer Thom Beers. It was built with a factory-new Chevrolet Performance 350 crate engine mated to a TCI TH350 featuring a Ford 9-inch Traction-Lok rear end with Currie axles.
Lot 378, 1974 CHEVROLET C10
As seen at Squarebody Syndicate, there are 1,128 original miles on this 1974 Chevrolet 10 fleetside pickup, which is powered by a 250 6-cylinder engine and a 3-speed manual transmission. Originally purchased from Johnson Chevrolet of Indianapolis, IN, by Flame Oil Co. on October 22, 1973. This truck is all-original, well-maintained and stored indoors, and comes with full documentation, statement of inspections by the state of Indiana, registrations, receipts, dealer arrival condition report, original invoice, warranty pamphlets and original Protect-O-Plate. We dare you to find one with lower miles.
Lot 402, 1972 FORD F-100
This truck has undergone a complete frame-off restoration. The truck cab and bed sit on a full 2007 Ford Crown Victoria chassis and is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine paired with a 4-speed automatic. It has a four-link suspension, coilovers, and sits on Shelby-style wheels. Brand new custom paint and body work completed in December 2019. It has a new interior, custom flared bed-body sides with custom exhaust. Dakota Digital gauges in the truck.
Lot 411.1, 1973 CHEVROLET C20 "YELLOWSTONE"
This 1973 Chevrolet C20 custom camper "YelLOWstone" was built by C10 Nation host Ronnie Wetch, and is offered by Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage. This truck is a 1973, the first year that GM factory-produced crew-cab pickups. This truck features a 454 V8 engine paired with a Turbo 400 3-speed automatic. This build used mostly factory parts, except for a static drop and a set of RideTech single adjustable monotube shock absorbers. While the exterior maintains some sunbaked California patina, a fresh interior was installed along with Vintage Air, Dakota Digital gauges, and a stereo. YelLOWstone's camper is a period-correct 1972 model that looks right at home. The appliances inside even match the C20's exterior and are fully functional.
Lot 453, 1971 CHEVROLET C30 "DUKES OF HAZZARD"
If you want this one you have to buy the whole package: The General Lee, Boss Hogg's Caddy, and Roscoe's Squad car. The 1971 Chevrolet C30 is a re-creation of Cooter's tow truck from the "Dukes of Hazzard" TV show. Powered by a V8 engine hooked up with a 4-speed manual transmission.
Lot 471.1, 1971 CHEVROLET C10
This C10 custom is fully restored and painted in two-toned Pull-Me-Over Red and Vivid Black. It's powered by a Chevrolet 350 paired with an automatic transmission and a 12-bolt rear end. This pickup rides on a Belltech springs and CPP drop spindles with a CPP C-notch and features power steering and power disc brakes. The interior has been finished with custom Colorado Ranch upholstery and includes new Euro smoked glass. It features factory air conditioning and a high-end custom wood bed. This pickup rides on custom 20-inch U.S. Mags wheels.
Lot 503, 1958 CHEVROLET 3100
1958 Pro-Touring custom big-window pickup with less than 16 miles since its frame-off rotisserie restoration. Fresh HO Chevrolet V8 engine matched to an automatic transmission. The arrow-straight, show-finish body and paint were professionally completed. All the details were covered, including the new custom high-end, top-quality interior to the custom high-end dash gauge cluster.
Lot 536, 1936 GMC
This GMC pickup features a 350 engine and a 700R4 transmission with a 10-bolt GM rear end. It rides on the original frame that has been upgraded with a Mustang II front with stainless tubular A-arms and a stainless 4-bar link with coilovers on all four corners. The body is metal with no fiberglass. It features a metal box cover and a wood bed floor. The exterior is finished in Sunset Pearlrescent, The interior features a Camel-colored interior with leather bucket seats, matching vinyl headliner and leather door panels.