TEXAS TRUCKS: Popular On and Off The Block

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

Texas Trucks! Barrett-Jackson heads to the Lone Star State for its inaugural Houston Auction, September 16-18 at NRG Center, there’s a great selection of fine classic and modern pickups getting ready to cross the block.

 

LOT #746 – 1956 FORD F-100 BIG-WINDOW CUSTOM PICKUP

There are three important things to know about Texas: Everything is bigger, the Dallas Cowboys will always be “America’s team” and Texans love their pickup trucks. Nothing says Texas more than the timeless rugged utilitarian nature of a truck built for the long haul. After all, Texans are hard-working and require a vehicle built to suit their needs.

The pickup is in the truest sense function over form; no other vehicle can match the versatility offered. Pickups are machines built for tradesmen, with the power to handle varied terrain with ease, the capacity to haul loads cross country and, of course, look good doing it. For decades the pickup operated as a workhorse, to be saddled with cargo and set forth on the open road. As the as the 1950s arrived, the pickup became more than just a utilitarian mainstay. It grew more luxurious, more appropriate as an in-town runabout capable of serving as an everyday vehicle that could put in work Monday to Friday and dress to the nines come Sunday.

LOT #786 – 1946 CHEVROLET CUSTOM PICKUP

In the United States, America’s love affair with the pickup has been such that it has remained a staple of the custom car scene. From stock and mild to inventive and wild, the humble pickup represents one of the fastest-growing and most popular segments of the collector car hobby. Old or new, the pickup has proven to be an ideal entry point for modification, and the diversity of manufacturers, body styles and powertrains leaves boundless possibilities when modifying a former workhorse.

As Barrett-Jackson heads to the Lone Star State for the inaugural Houston Auction, September 16-18 at the NRG Center, we wanted to share some of the fine machines getting ready to enter the limelight and cross the block. Check out the gallery below for a sneak peek at classic and modern pickups coming to Houston.

Check out the gallery below for a sneak peek at classic and modern pickups coming to Houston – and for a look at all the vehicles headed to Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural event in Texas (with more being added daily), click HERE.

 

LOT #696 – 1956 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #778 – 1969 CHEVROLET K10 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #661.1 – 1953 INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #792 – 1949 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #771 – 1971 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #650 – 1955 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #746 – 1956 FORD F-100 BIG-WINDOW CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #660.2 – 1960 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #437 – 1997 AM GENERAL HUMMER H1 PICKUP

LOT #682 – 1972 CHEVROLET-K10 CUSTOM PICKUP

Lot #709 – 1959 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #658.1 – 1968 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #684 – 1960 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #795 – 1950 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #779 – 1959 CHEVROLET APACHE CUSTOM PICKUP

LOT #786 – 1946 CHEVROLET CUSTOM PICKUP