SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nov. 27, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson will help fuel the desire for high quality and professionally built hot rods and Resto-Mods at its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. From high-profile hot rods like “Twisted Mistress,” a ’31 Ford Model A Custom Coupe (preview), to other beautifully hand-crafted customs such as a ’39 Mercury 99A convertible (preview), the Scottsdale Auction will be an exciting opener for the 2019 collector car auction season.
“Over the past several years, demand for professionally built hot rods and Resto-Mods has grown exponentially among collectors,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only do these incredible machines offer the nostalgia of classic marques, but they feature the modern luxuries and technologies we’ve come to expect from cars today. In Scottsdale, we’ll have an incredible selection of ʼ30s, ʼ40s and ʼ50s era cars and trucks that became the canvas for many of these custom builds. Any one of these vehicles would make an ideal addition to a collection.”
Hot rods and Resto-Mods scheduled to cross Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction block include “X-Box,” a ’55 Chevrolet 210 Sedan (preview) that combines modern-day power with yesterday’s classic looks. Built on a Max-G Art Morrison chassis, this custom is part of the Bryan Frank Collection and is the product of over 100 modifications made over 6,000 hours. “Transitions” is a ’54 Corvette (preview) built by Larry Griffey’s Hot Rods & Restorations. It is a tribute to the GM Concept Corvette displayed as one of the “Dream Cars” in the 1954 GM Motorama. Built over six years, it debuted at the 2017 Detroit Autorama and has been the recipient of countless awards.
Other hot rods included in Barrett-Jackson’s January auction include:
- ’66 Chevrolet Nova II SS (preview) – Built from the ground up by Kindig-It Designs
- ’55 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Post (preview) – “Fierce Fifty-Five” was restored with no expense spared
- ’31 Hudson Essex Sedan (preview) – Powered by a GM 350/300 V8 engine with custom interior features
- ’33 Ford Roadster (preview) – A multiple ISCA Show award winner
- ’34 Ford 5-Window Coupe (preview) – Finished in El Dorado Plum with fully sculpted leather interior
- ’59 Chevrolet Corvette (preview) – Eric Brockmeyer-designed 1959 custom with Art Morrison chassis
“Barrett-Jackson has been a pioneer in the hot rod and Resto-Mod market for over a decade,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We did that, in part, by shining a light on the unbelievable craftsmanship and talent being invested in these customs and hot rods. Enormous amounts of time and finances are poured into these works of art by some of the most skilled builders of our time. I’m confident these vehicles will be appreciated for their build quality and genuine artistry for decades to come.”
Highly anticipated truck-based Resto-Mods include a ’67 Chevrolet C10 (preview) that was the 2018 Goodguys pick for best truck. Custom-built from top to bottom, this truck rides on Fox nitrogen shocks and is powered by a 383ci stroker engine with roller cam and roller rockers mated to a Turbo 350 automatic transmission. Discovery’s Diesel Brothers hand-built this C10 (Lot #1309) on Season Three over three episodes. Shaved and molded to perfection, this custom truck is powered by a Twin-Turbo Duramax diesel 6.6-liter race engine. Producing an estimated 800 to 1,000 horsepower, this custom is as fast as it is beautiful.
Additional truck-based Resto-Mods crossing the block in Scottsdale include:
- ’48 Chevrolet 5-Window Pickup (preview) – 6-year nut-and-bolt restoration with custom finishes throughout
- ’48 Diamond T 509H Slider Tow Truck (preview) – Equipped with 2000 International frame, Peterbilt sleeper
- ’48 International KB2 Pickup (preview) – Driven less than 100 miles since its 6.5-year complete rebuild
- ’56 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup (preview) – A laser straight body with full custom interior features
- ’36 Ford Custom Pickup (preview) – Started as a 3-window coupe and transformed into a Hot Rod Red truck
The 2019 Scottsdale Auction preview docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid 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 MotorTrend (formerly Velocity) and the Discovery networks, 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.