Custom trucks, SUVs will roar into Barrett-Jackson Fall Auction

Modified and resto-modded, heavy haulers to sell at no reserve in Scottsdale

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The Jeep Gladiator has been beefed up for extreme off-road adventure | Barrett-Jackson photos

Some seriously wild custom and resto-mod trucks and SUVs, modern and classic, are on the docket for Barrett-Jackson’s Fall Auction, which takes place October 22-24 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona, all of them selling at no reserve.

One of the modern warriors is a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition Rubicon powered by an 850-horsepower Demon Challenger engine, and outfitted for the toughest off-road challenges. 

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The Chevy C10 is a Goodguys award winner

Among the more-vintage resto-mods is a unique 1967 Chevrolet C10 with a custom chassis, leather interior, a fuel-injected 408cid V8 and remote hidden tailgate.  This truck in 2015 was chosen as a Goodguys Builder’s Choice at both the Del Mar and Scottsdale shows.

“Original trucks and SUVs are a terrific foundation for resto-mod and custom builds,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and chief executive of Barrett-Jackson. “This month’s Fall Auction will have an impressive selection of classic and contemporary Resto-Mod and custom trucks that we’ve consigned from some of the most respected builders and customizers.”

Custom 1955 Chevy Apache pickup

Another stunning custom truck at Barrett-Jackson is an award-winning 1955 Chevrolet Apache stepside big-window pickup that features crafted bodywork, including a remote-powered hood and tonneau cover, leather-and-suede interior with cherry woodwork, replica Dolphin gauges, an upgraded sound system and remote-powered bench seat complete with five actuators.

Also on the docket is a 1967 Chevrolet K20 that has had a complete nut-and-bolt, no-expense-spared build. It is powered by a 502cid V8 and offers four-season climate control and Bluetooth connectivity. 

The ’67 Chevy K20 is powered by a 502cid V8

The rising tide of Ford Bronco collectability is celebrated with a 1971 example powered by a 302cid engine with aluminum intake, headers and Holley carburetor.  A jet-black 1969 Bronco that is the product of a ground-up pro build and has been driven less than 2,000 miles since restoration stands on 20-inch alloy wheels with Toyo Open Country tires, and features a black custom interior with Corbeau custom seats.

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“Collectors will find some of the world’s most desirable custom trucks and SUVs in Scottsdale,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Almost two decades ago, Barrett-Jackson identified the beginning of this trend for professionally built and highly customized builds. These trucks are more of a status symbol than they are utilitarian, which will add diversity to any collection.” 

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The 1971 Bronco has been given the open-air roadster treatment

The Fall Auction, Barrett-Jackson’s first live in-person sale since January, was added when three of the company’s scheduled auctions – in Connecticut, Palm Beach and Las Vegas – were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.  While two online auctions have been held, the Scottsdale event will be the first on-site auction to take place since the COVID-19 restrictions were instituted.

The auction will not be the kind of grand, sprawling event customarily held by the company. Attendance will be limited primarily to bidders, consignors and their guests, plus a reduced number of media representatives.  Enhanced live online and phone bidding options will be available for registered bidders, and the auction will be televised on the FYI and History cable channels.

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The jet-black Bronco has gone just 2,000 miles since its pro build

Barrett-Jackson expects to offer nearly 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles at the Fall Auction, just about every one of them at no reserve, plus a horde of quality automobilia items. 

For more information about the Fall Auction, visit Barrett-Jackson’s website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

1 COMMENT

  1. Glad to see most vehicles this time will be offered at no reserve. But Barrett Jackson always has and always will cater to the millionaire crowd. This is fine if that’s who they want to chase after. The problem is when everyone else with any ordinary old car or truck starts thinking their vehicle is worth a million bucks too because they saw one “just like it” sell at auction for $XXX!
    Anyway just my daily rant. I’m done now. 😊

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