SCOTTSDALE, AZ – December 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Some of the world’s most desirable collectible trucks, SUVs and off-road vehicles will muscle their way across the block during Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction on January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Joining the procession of truck-based collector vehicles headed to Scottsdale are makes from the 1930s to the latest models rolling off the production lines. A restored ʼ30 Ford Model AA 1-1/2-ton ice truck (Lot #730) is a piece of automotive history and will be one of the earliest models represented during the auction. For those craving something more contemporary, a ’87 Mercedes-Benz 240GD convertible (Lot #987) offers a wealth of upgrades and modern components.
“We’re continually asked about ‘the next big thing’ in the collector car hobby,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The strong and sustained demand for trucks and SUVs has emerged as one of those major trends. From classic to late-model, custom and imports, trucks are incredibly popular among collectors today – not only for their timeless allure, but for their utilitarian purpose. They’ve evolved into the epitome of cool. We’re excited to have a truly diverse selection coming to our Scottsdale auction that represents the best of all these worlds.”
Among the best examples being sold at auction is a stunning frame-off nut-and-bolt restored ‘59 Apache half-ton pickup (Lot #757.2) packed with factory options, including NAPCO 4-wheel drive, power steering, power brakes and Cool Pack air conditioning. With over 1,200 hours invested in a complete frame-off build, a ’69 K5 Chevrolet Blazer (Lot #1069.1) is powered by a GM Connect & Cruise 430hp LS3 engine and features all-new upholstery with high-back reclining seats, Vintage Air heating and cooling system and a reproduction AM/FM stereo. A ’93 Land Rover Defender 110 (Lot #786) is the perfect balance between off-road fun and modern luxury. It rides on GBR axles on the front and rear and sports a Super Winch with remote, custom roof rack and LED light bar.
“With collectors seeking something new to stand out from the pack, artisans are using trucks and SUVs as a canvas for custom projects,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This has resulted in some truly stunning vehicles. A newfound appreciation for late-model trucks has also driven demand for restored and modified import trucks, too. It’s a great time to be part of the collector car hobby.”
Other collector trucks and SUVs crossing the block in Scottsdale include:
- ’51 Chevrolet 3800 (Lot #824) – Frame-off restoration on a wild one-ton panel truck by NAPCO restorer
- ’54 Willys Jeep 4×4 Pickup (preview) – Built as a ’55 model and is serial #0001, only 2,122 original miles
- ’67 Dodge Power Wagon (Lot #1067) – Only 944 built and fully customized to be an everyday driver
- ’66 Ford Bronco (preview) – Custom-built and powered by a 302ci Ford Racing crate engine
- ’71 GMC Jimmy 4×4 (Lot #1151) – Complete nut-and-bolt restoration with all of the modern upgrades
- ’77 Toyota Land Cruiser (preview) – Restored interior with its original, rebuilt H-series Toyota diesel engine
The 2019 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, nine-day ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2019 Scottsdale Auction.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC