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The Coolest 4x4s of Barrett Jackson

Posted in News on January 17, 2014
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When you hear the words, Barrett Jackson, you more than likely think of high end cars selling for huge stacks of greenbacks. The truth is, you’d be right to think that but did you also know that classic cars and exotics aren’t the only wheeled vehicles to roll across the auction block? There’s a whole heck of a lot of cool vintage trucks you can get your hands on if you’ve got deeper pockets than a greedy Kangaroo.

We’ll admit that some of the lowered performance and sport trucks caught our eye but what really makes us wish we had a winning lotto ticket are some of the classic 4x4’s and off road trucks of the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. We decided to show you what we thought were some of the coolest 4x4 and off-road trucks of the entire show!

Lot #446 - 1941 DODGE CUSTOM 4X4 PICKUP - Sold for $82,500
This 1941 WW2 ½ ton Dodge features all original exterior except for the color. A 1978 truck frame and running gear were swapped in and the whole truck was sprayed in a PPG concept green. Power comes from a balanced 496 big block Chevy with Eagle crank and rods as well as 11:1 compression pistons. The engine breaths through an Edelbrock Victor intake manifold with an 850 CFM Demon carburetor. It runs on pump gas while an MSD ignition system lights the fire. Backing up all that power is a Turbo 400 automatic with a 3500 RPM stall torque convertor. The truck also features an IDIDIT column, HWY 15 wiring kit, classic gold gauges, aluminum radiator, Flowmaster exhaust and four-wheel disc brakes. A DANA 44 front differential and a GM 14-bolt rear stuffed with 4.10 gears get the old Dodge moving while a 28 gallon aluminum fuel cell ensures there’s plenty of fuel to get to your destination. A set of Super Swamper tires mounted on American Racing wheels give it a great look while the Rancho suspension gives it a little bit more off-road prowess. The whole thing has 350 miles since it was restored.

Lot #854 - 1966 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 4X4 PICKUP - Sold for $44,000
This clean Chevrolet 4x4 short bed is the result of a very professional, complete, rotisserie frame-off restoration. Starting with a bare frame and an endless supply of funds combined with the labor of love, this five year build is arguably one of the best. Every nut, bolt, wire, gasket, seal, everything, all the glass, rubber and wiring, etc. is new or has been rebuilt correct to factory specs. The bolts, nuts and springs and all components have been correctly coated as from the factory. All body panels were painted separately by the top restoration professionals in the industry, and then reassembled. New and styled correct interior, completely rebuilt powertrain and highly polished oak bed floor with stainless strips.

Lot #855 - 1966 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 4X4 PICKUP - Sold for $55,000
Here’s another Chevrolet 4x4 short bed step side and just like the one before, this one is a top quality complete rotisserie frame-off restoration. This truck was restored by the same people who restored the ’66 Chevy above. It’s really just a matter of whether you prefer blue over red.

Lot #1247 - 1952 DODGE POWER WAGON PICKUP - Sold for $99,000
The Power Wagon is the original Dodge 4-Wheel-Drive truck that has earned a reputation for tremendous pulling power and stamina. The old Power Wagon is powered by a 230.2 c.i. inline six-cylinder engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission that sends the power out to a 2-speed transfer case. Power take-off operates a front-mounted 7500-pound winch. This truck was formerly part of the Herb Hobi collection from Oregon, well-known for Power Wagons. The last year has been spent on a body-off extensive restoration. Every effort has been made to make this the finest Power Wagon in existence.

Lot #1542 - 1956 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP - Sold for $40,700
This is probably our favorite truck and to be honest, we’re actively on the search for one just like it. These classic Chevrolet trucks are some of the nicest looking rigs to ever roll out of Detroit and the fact that this one is an authentic Napco 4x4 with a 4-speed manual transmission makes us want it even more. The truck features an upgraded ‘68 Corvette engine but the most noticeable detail has got to be the beautiful orange paint and oak wood bed. A custom gauge cluster and custom tailgate and rear bumper finish off the look of this bad ass ’56 Chevrolet 3100.

Lot #799 - 2009 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM SUV - Sold for $66,000
You might notice this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from the May 2012 cover of Four Wheeler Magazine. The interior and exterior were stripped to the raw skeleton then refinished in Lamborghini Tri-coat orange. Power comes from a 6.1 Liter SRT8 Burnsville 505hp Off Road HEMI conversion. Both front and rear axles were replaced with high pinion DANA 60s and handling comes from a Teraflex long arm suspension featuring King coilovers along with a Heavy Duty big brake kit and PSC hydro assist steering. The large 40-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain tires mounted on 20-inch custom bead lock performance wheels finish off the look of this Wrangler, The Jeep has only 8,000 actual miles and any off road miles were solely for photo shoots so you can be the first one to break it in properly if you’re the winning bidder.

Lot #71 - 1976 FORD F-150 CUSTOM PICKUP - Sold for $21,450
Built in the 200th year of America's history, this 1976 Ford F-150 custom 4x4 with Warn manual locking hubs has a 390 big block with 6,600 miles on the rebuild. A 4-speed manual transmission with 3/4 ton DANA 44 front differential and DANA 60 rear handle the larger tires while a 3-inch suspension lift ensures all the proper clearance for the tires. A custom interior with new carpet and new window felts along with a complete rubber kit round out the interior touches. The whole truck was sprayed in a Copper Blast shade which gives this classic short bed Ford a great look both inside and out.

Lot #22 - 1955 REO M36 C 6X6 MILITARY - Sold for $5,225
Here is a 1955 REO M36 6x6 Miltary truck/auger. M. J. Baker served in the Korean War for the United States Navy on the USS Pickaway and after his service became an electrical contractor. He purchased this M36 from the government in 1967. He then used this rig to install poles and power lines all over Southern California. This truck installed every power pole at Riverside Raceway. Most of its work was done on military bases where it installed power poles and lines at Camp Pendleton, Fort Ord, Fort Irwin, El Centro, China Lake and Point Loma in California. In 1982 the truck was moved to Las Vegas where it did most of its work at Nellis Air Force Base and Indian Springs Air Force Base. After passing away in 2001 the truck sat in Indian Springs until 2011 and was restored back to its current condition over the last 2 years. The truck was left to the grandson of Jay Baker. This is a running and driving, fully functional M36 powered by a 331 c.i. inline-6. This beauty can travel at speeds up to 55mph. The boom and auger are operational and ready to dig. This wonderfully restored truck is ready for work and comes complete with a dash mounted M1 Garand US rifle that has been decommissioned and is for display only.

Lot #398 - 1970 CHEVROLET K-20 CHEYENNE PICKUP - Sold for $33,000
This 1970 Chevrolet Cheyenne K20 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup is originally a California truck. It is a complete frame-off restoration and features a rust-free body as well as a 350 c.i. V-8 that puts out 330hp. A new TCI 4L60E OD transmission allows this classic to cruise down the highway with ease. A two toned red and white classic features an all-new black interior with houndstooth bench seat, Vintage Air, tilt steering, tachometer, Lecarra polished steering wheel and polished aluminum wheels. The fuel tank was relocated under the bed with stainless door cover and door on the side of bed. A Corporate rear end with a locker ensure the old Chevy always has adequate traction in the dirt. In the bed you’ll find oak wood with polished stainless steel bolts while underneath the undercarriage was completely rebuilt.

Lot #445 - 1972 CHEVROLET BLAZER 4X4 - Sold for $31,900
This ’72 Blazer is a complete restoration project that was done on a rust free platform. The truck comes with a removable hardtop and was restored to its original paint color. The 1970 grille was replaced with a ’67 grille for a cleaner appearance. This clean SUV has traveled less than 100 miles since its completion.

Lot #592 - 1982 TOYOTA CUSTOM PICKUP - Sold for $4,620
This 1982 Toyota truck comes with the famous 22R 4-cylinder engine. It was tastefully customized in red, white and blue colors along with some complementing off-road amenities. There’s no doubt that this truck would be a ton of fun as well as reliable to put around town or through the dirt.

Lot #1584 - 1944 GMC AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE DUKW - Sold for $110,000
This D.U.K.W. was restored in 2007. The entire body was stripped inside and out, it was then sand blasted, primed and painted. The drivetrain was inspected, repaired as necessary and reinstalled all new brakes, brake cylinders, tires, undercarriage parts, motor, transmission, floorboards, wiring etc. This Duck has been utilized as a private amphibious vehicle since that time. It drives and swims about three times a year. The body of this Duck is in great shape and the sides have not been cut as so many were to drain water. This is a very water tight and great running Duck. The DUKW is a six-wheeled amphibious truck designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman and Stevens and General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. It is a modification of the 2 ton capacity "Deuce" trucks used by the military in World War II. This is a very clean and great condition Duck.

Lot #75 - 1990 JEEP SCRAMBLER CUSTOM PICKUP - Sold for $27,500
This Jeep Wrangler might not look too dramatic but it does feature an older Jeep CJ8 half top. It’s pretty much a small little pickup that you can go out wheeling in. The Jeep was customized by KAO Autostyling with a 4-inch suspension lift and 15x10-inch Keystone chrome wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich 33-inch Mud Terrain tires. Custom front and rear bumpers as well as a 9000-pound front mounted winch with four KC highlights and hood mounted hi-lift jack and shovel finish off the all business look of the Jeep.

Lot #346 - 1961 WILLYS FC150 PICKUP - Sold for $17,050
These awesome little Jeep FC150s are some of the coolest 4-wheel-drive trucks around and this five-window Willys Jeep cab over pickup is a clean example of a full on restoration. Make sure you place your bid before Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Technical Editor, Fred Williams. We all know how much he loves these rare bread shaped rigs.

Lot #938 - 1963 TOYOTA FJ45 PICKUP - Sold for $28,600
This FJ45 was the first year for the pickup version of the FJ40 which only lasted until 1967. It is equipped with the original rebuilt 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine with a 3-speed transmission and 4-wheel-drive with a PTO winch. The FJ45 features new exhaust as well as new all-terrain tires on stock 15-inch steel wheels with a matching spare tire. The interior features new upholstery.

Lot #1027.1 - 1962 DODGE POWER WAGON M37B1 PICKUP - Sold for $88,000
This truck is the recipient of a 22 month, 1,800 hour, frame-off, nut and bolt restoration by famed Power Wagon specialist, M Series Rebuild of Norwood, North Carolina. It was updated to keep pace in modern day traffic and features a Cummins QSB 4.5 Liter turbo diesel engine with a 5-speed overdrive transmission. The 4.5 Liter engine produces 160hp and a prodigious 450 pound-feet of torque, which with the 'real world' ratios and 69 percent overdrive, makes quick work of any terrain, asphalt to Alps. Other notable features include heavy duty WARN locking front hubs, a custom made ultra-high capacity all aluminum radiator and all aluminum charge air cooler, ceramic coated turbo and exhaust manifold, stainless exhaust system. A set of 35-inch Yokohama Geolander Mud Terrains get the M37 through just about anything in its path. Simply put, this M37B1 is better than new in every way and ranks among the very finest of its kind in existence.

Lot #1537 - 1957 WILLYS FC150 CAB OVER PICKUP 28,600
This ’57 Willys FC150 was completely restored and has only 40 miles on the clock since then. The theme of this build is pretty obvious but if you don’t get it, you can think about that over an ice cold bottle of Coca Cola which you can keep cool in the correctly restored Coke cooler in the rear. This would be the perfect rig for someone who has an abnormal infatuation with these pug nose Jeeps.

Lot #434 - 1975 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV - Sold for $44,000
This ’75 Ford Bronco was taken down to bare metal before it was completely restored in 2013. It was professionally built and upgraded to a 351 c.i. Windsor V-8 with a roller cam, Mass-Air-Flow Fuel Injection and a Ron Davis aluminum radiator. A set of dual battery system ensure there’s plenty of juice for the tunes and the lights while a Hydroboost system allows for way better stopping than the factory Early Bronco setup. An NV4500 5-speed manual transmission allows you to row through the gears while an Atlas 4-speed Transfercase as well as a Dana 44 front and High Nine rear differentials with alloy 35-spline axle shafts front and rear along with ARB air lockers allows this classic suv to crawl up and over any obstacle on the trail. A set of 36-inch Interco Irok tires give it some much needed grip on the rocks while still having decent road manners.

Lot #374 - 1966 FORD BRONCO ROADSTER - Sold for $33,000
This matching numbers 1966 U13 Bronco roadster came from Corpus Christie, Texas. It has had a complete rotisserie frame-off restoration to exacting original specifications. This roadster is powered by its original 105hp 170 c.i. inline 6-cylinder engine. It was built in early September, 1965 and the 170cid engine was the only engine that powered all early 1966 Broncos. All early Broncos were only fitted with the three-on-the-tree manual shift configuration. Every single component of this rare Bronco has been meticulously disassembled, repaired, detailed and reassembled. The paint is PPG basecoat/clearcoat Caribbean Turquoise hand sanded and buffed to a mirror-like finish over a rust-free body. Fords bold silver vinyl upholstery superbly accents the interior.

Lot #463 - 1960 WILLYS CUSTOM STATION WAGON - Sold for $28,050
This ’60 Willys Wagon was a full body-off restoration and features a 350HP Fuel Injected Ram Jet 350 c.i. Chevy V-8 along with an automatic transmission, ARB Air Lockers, onboard air compressor, dual chrome air horns and heavy duty Toyota axles. You’ll notice that the roof and windows were chopped. This thing even has camouflage leather throughout. The interior features air conditioning as well as a CB radio and even two Toyota folding jump seats in rear with matching custom camo leather upholstery. A set of 33-inch Nitto Terra Grappler tires mounted on custom wheels give the old wagon a little more attitude while a power disc brake setup allows it to also stop better than it ever did. The front fenders are modified early Land Rover Defender style fenders. A set of headers with dual exhaust allow the Willys Wagon to rumble along the highway.

Lot #422 - 1967 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA SUV - Sold for $7,700
Formerly the property of the owner of Orange County Rovers and driven daily. This is an exceptionally important and correct Series IIA. It is the desirable short wheelbase model with the sought after headlights inside the wings model but as a 1967 model, it is one of only a hand full of IIA's to be built with the headlights inside the wings. This Rover has been restored and carries a cool distressed look with virtually no rust or rust repair anywhere. It is entirely original with original engine, chassis and body. It was used daily to drive 50 miles per day for years. It has its original hard top.

Lot #53 - 1972 CHEVROLET C-10 PICKUP - Sold for $18,150
This 1972 Chevrolet Custom C-10 sports Hugger Orange paint inside and out. A clean 350 c.i. small block V-8 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission with an NP205 Transfercase send the power to a ¾ Ton Dana 44 front and a semi floating 14-Bolt rear differential. Stainless steel exhaust tubes feed the Flowmaster mufflers. A set of Warn manual locking hubs ensure the Bow Tie is never at a loss for traction on the trail while the Interior was treated to new window felts and rubber. The original bench seat and interior were redone in buckskin to finish off the interior.

Lot #740 - 1949 WILLYS JEEP CUSTOM - Sold for $20,900
We’re not really huge fans of this Jeep Rat Rod but we wanted to show you it anyway so you can see what not to do if you’re planning a flat fender Rat Rod build. The Body was shortened 16 inches and mounted to a new frame. The 4-cylinder engine was completely rebuilt along with the 3-speed manual transmission. What makes us think they didn’t know what they were doing was the fact that the rear tires are tucked away behind the body rather than sticking out prominently like a Funny Car which is a much better look in our opinion. The hardest thing to overlook isn’t the rear though, it’s the fact the front axle was butchered in order to allow it to raise the hubs enough to give it a low slung stance. You’ll notice that instead of swapping in a beam front end or even a dummy axle, they kept the factory solid axle up front and made their own bent tubes to achieve the desired stance which completely eliminated the use of 4-wheel-drive. To make matters worse, they left the front driveshaft in place even though it is no longer useful unless you can shove a set of highly flexible axle shafts dipped in unicorn tears.

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