Barnett-Jackson hauling in loads of collector trucks and SUVs for auction

1930 Ford Model AA ice truck

(December 16, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — 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 Jan. 12-20, 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 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 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 packed with factory options, including NAPCO 4-wheel drive, power steering, power brakes and Cool Pack air conditioning.

1959 Chevrolet Apache

With over 1,200 hours invested in a complete frame-off build, a ’69 K5 Chevrolet Blazer 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 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.”

1954 Willys Jeep 4X4 pickup

Other collector trucks and SUVs crossing the block in Scottsdale include:

’51 Chevrolet 3800 — Frame-off restoration on a wild one-ton panel truck by NAPCO restorer

’54 Willys Jeep 4x4 Pickup — Built as a ’55 model and is serial #0001, only 2,122 original miles

’67 Dodge Power Wagon — Only 944 built and fully customized to be an everyday driver

’66 Ford Bronco — Custom-built and powered by a 302ci Ford Racing crate engine

’71 GMC Jimmy 4x4 — Complete nut-and-bolt restoration with all of the modern upgrades

’77 Toyota Land Cruiser — Restored interior with its original, rebuilt H-series Toyota diesel engine.