Beautifully Crafted Resto-Mods Headline Barrett-Jackson’s 2020 Fall Auction in Scottsdale

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This striking custom 1963 Split-Window Corvette (Lot #753) is among the stellar selection of Resto-Mods set to cross the block with No Reserve during Barrett-Jackson’s 2020 Fall Auction.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Sept. 30, 2020Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is selling some of the best examples of beautifully crafted Resto-Mod collector vehicles, all at No Reserve, during the 2020 Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, October 22 -24, 2020. Among the head-turning designs is Lot #753, a striking mirror-red 1963 Split-Window Corvette that’s been upgraded with a number of modern features, including a new LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine backed by a custom-built 4L65E automatic transmission. Another offering is a Viper Snake Skin Green 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda (Lot #780), which was part of a no-expense-spared build that combines original components with modern updates.

Lot #780 at the 2020 Fall Auction is this custom 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda.

“When the Resto-Mod trend first gained popularity, builders primarily focused on transforming early American cars and trucks,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Those classics proved to be the preferred canvas for some of America’s finest craftsmen. Over the years, they have expanded their thinking, moving into the reimagining of cars from the 1950s and 1960s. Anyone seeking a classic with the modern technology we all value will be impressed with our Fall Auction. It will deliver the ultimate Resto-Mods for the perfect automotive experience.”

A perfect example is Lot #447, a 1957 Chevrolet 210 Pro-Touring Wagon that takes road trips to a new level. The laser-straight body was refinished in Mica Bronze Metallic, while the interior is hand-fabricated in extensive tan leather with a Alcantara suede headliner. The leather dash houses Classic Industries instrumentation and a chrome Ididit tilt column. Lot #768 is a Pro-Touring 1968 Mustang that was the beneficiary of an extensive, ground-up, no-expense-spared professional restoration, which began with all-new sheet metal and included a Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission.

This custom 1968 Ford Mustang (Lot #768) will be sold with No Reserve during the 2020 Fall Auction.

“Barrett-Jackson brought the Resto-Mod culture to the forefront of the hobby nearly 20 years ago and the collector car universe took notice,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Since that time, the incredible talent and resources invested in Resto-Mods has exploded, creating a whole new genre of collectible vehicles. Our Fall Auction will be an epicenter of these beautifully built cars, all selling at No Reserve.”

Another striking Corvette on offer is Lot #727, a 1967 Sting Ray that was the product of a professional 11-month restoration commissioned by an NCRS judge. Under the hood is a 495hp 6.2-liter LS3 engine paired with a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission; it also features Z06 suspension, ZR1 wheels and Z06 power disc brakes. Painted in a unique combination of black, white and red in keeping with Ford’s 1969 Trans Am cars, Lot #715 is another Mustang bound to turn some heads when its 600+hp, 427ci Roush crate engine fires up; other upgrades include a very current suspension system and a custom exhaust.

Additional Resto-Mods crossing the block during the 2020 Fall Auction in Scottsdale include:

  • 1968 Pontiac Firebird Custom Coupe (Lot #698) – A Pro-Touring stunner in Viva La Red that underwent a no-expense-spared three-year build.
  • 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom Coupe (Lot #696) – Featured in Super Chevy magazine; professionally built and powered by an LS9 427ci V8 engine with an Eaton supercharger.
  • 1966 Oldsmobile 442 Custom Convertible (Lot #676) – Finished in 2016 with the latest innovations and $275,000 invested in the build; fitted with numerous modifications, upgrades and options.

Barrett-Jackson is now accepting consignments for the 2020 Fall Auction and the 2021 Scottsdale Auction. Click here to register as a bidder. Join the online conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #BarrettJackson

Commitment to Guest Health and Safety. Barrett-Jackson is committed to the health and safety of all its guests, sponsors, vendors, partners and media during its in-person events. The company is closely following local, state and federal health and safety protocols. To help maintain physical distancing guidelines recommended for live events, Barrett-Jackson’s Fall Auction will primarily be limited to bidders, consignors and their guests. Media credentials will be also be limited to comply with physical distancing requirements. Enhanced live online and phone bidding options will be available for registered bidders.