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A trio of unique vehicles on Barrett-Jackson’s Friday Docket

A preview of some unique offerings on today's docket

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Perusing Barrett-Jackson’s Friday docket I came across some unique vehicles. Beyond the restomods, matching-numbers originals and rarities there are cars available on Friday that have their own segment and they always catch my eye.

The Boaterhome
The Boaterhome – Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

The Boaterhome: Half boat and half van. The custom 1987 Ford E350 van has a heavily modified rear end that allows a boat to be seamlessly integrated into it. In this road & sea concoction you get your boat without an annoying trailer to haul behind your van.

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The Boaterhome – Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

The boat aspect of this double feature is a 1986 Sport King 28-foot Cabin Cruiser featuring fiberglass construction with a modified V hull powered by a Mercury Cruiser 350/260hp inboard/outboard engine. The Boaterhome has been featured in Ridiculous Rides, Street Muscle Magazine, YouTube and a Little Caesar commercial.

The Boaterhome
The Boaterhome – Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

This 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside custom pickup is an interesting project that went from a truck to a fully integrated RV with room for the family.

1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside custom pickup
1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside custom pickup – Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

Starting life as a Corvair Rampside truck but now has sleeping accommodations, a sink, an icebox, a cooktop with an oven, and a dining table with booths. It’s powered by an air-cooled 6-cylinder engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. It’s a truly unique vehicle and a great RV for weekend camping.  

1976 Ford Torino
1976 Ford Torino – Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

I spent a lot of time in my formative years watching reruns and a constant part of my upbringing was Starsky and Hutch. I still love buddy cop shows, but Starsky and Hutch is my favorite and is probably the G.O.A.T.

Like many TV shows the hero’s vehicle is also a star, think James Garner’s Firebird in The Rockford Files, and a certain muscle car is no different. Starsky & Hutch rolled in a 1976 Ford Torino finished in bright red with a prominent white stripe. The car wasn’t stealthy when fighting crime but it had plenty of space for a Kojak light during car chases.

The one offered on Friday’s docket is powered by a 351ci Windsor V8 featuring Holley Sniper fuel injection, which should provide enough horsepower for a proper car chase.

Barrett-Jackson is offering these three vehicles with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction, held June 30 to July 2 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is our Content Manager. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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  1. I’m a retired police Sergeant and have always liked the Starsky &Hutch Torino!!! Maybe one of these days!!

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