SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ September 1, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is hauling in a docket filled with some of the best examples of classic Resto-Mod pickups for the Inaugural Houston Auction at the NRG Center, September 16-18. Boasting classic styling with modern performance, trucks like the 1969 Chevrolet K10 Custom Pickup (Lot #778) and a 1956 Ford F-100 Big-Window Custom Pickup (Lot #756) will be among the most anticipated Resto-Mods to cross the block in Texas.
“Resto-Mod pickups have become highly coveted among collectors,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Trucks make an incredible canvas for customizing and offer the perfect combination of function and fashion. Our Houston Auction docket continues to fill up with some of the very best examples of classic pickups.”
The 1969 Chevrolet K10 (Lot #778) crossing the block in Houston has recently undergone a rotisserie full-frame restoration. It is powered by a greatly modified GM Performance 355ci V8 engine producing 390hp and the interior features houndstooth bucket seats with matching houndstooth headliner. The truck also sits on 35-inch tires, a 4-inch lift with new leaf springs, new dual-canister FOXX suspension and BDS steering stabilizer with FOXX shocks.
One of the most highly anticipated trucks in Barrett-Jackson’s Inaugural Houston Auction is the 1956 Ford F-100 Big-Window Custom Pickup (Lot #756). Powered by a new Gen 2 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine mated to a 6R80 automatic transmission, this custom pickup rides on a Roadster Shop chassis and features extensively modified bespoke bodywork. Its interior features custom leather throughout, bucket seats, Bluetooth receiver and a custom dash.
“Trucks have long been a popular automobile in Texas and today’s collector car hobby has seen custom pickups soar over the last few years,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “That’s why we’re offering a Texas-sized serving of some of the very best examples of classic Resto-Mod pickups at our inaugural Houston Auction.”
Powered by a 5.3-liter LS engine, the 1959 Chevrolet 3100 (Lot #709) set to cross the Houston auction block underwent a frame-off restoration and rides on 33×12.50×20 mud terrain tires mounted on 20×12 Savage chrome wheels. The interior features Vintage Air, chrome steering column with billet steering wheel, power windows, one-piece window kit, keyless entry, remote start, backup camera, navigation and sound system.
Also heading to Houston is a 1971 Chevrolet C10, affectionately known as “Brown Shuga” (Lot #771). Recently featured in an issue of Classic Truck Performance magazine, this pickup was created by renowned builder Ryan Lieberman of Ryno Built Rod & Custom and unveiled at the 2019 SEMA Show. Powered by 355ci small-block Chevrolet V8 engine and paired to 4L60E overdrive automatic transmission, this Resto-Mod pickup rides on an Air Lift Performance suspension. Sculpted with leather throughout, the interior features New Vintage gauges, a tilt steering column and a custom Hifonics stereo system. The exterior is finished in Root Beer paint and features a custom hand-fabricated bed floor and sides.
Other classic Resto-Mod trucks crossing the block in Houston include:
- 1946 Chevrolet Custom (Lot #786) – An art-deco-era truck known as “Gold Rush.” Professionally built with numerous body modifications and a custom chassis. Powered by a 5.7-liter 8-cylinder LT1 engine backed by a 4L60E automatic transmission.
- 1956 Chevrolet 3100 (Lot #696) – A state-of-the-art Chevrolet pickup with more than 3,500 hours invested in the build. This Dark Cherry Metallic truck is powered by a 500hp LT4 stroker engine and a Carl Rossler 4L60E automatic transmission.
- 1955 Ford F-100 (Lot #645) – Powered by a rebuilt 239ci V8 engine with a 3-speed manual transmission, new Howell fuel injection, 12-volt electrical system and custom interior. People’s Choice Award-winner. One-family ownership since new.
- 1960 Chevrolet El Camino (Lot #684) – Powered by an LS stroked 383ci engine paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission, this custom EL Camino received a no expense-spared restoration. Professional show-quality paint. Stored in a climate-controlled environment.
Consignments for the Barrett-Jackson Inaugural Houston Auction are open and those interested may consign their collector vehicle here. Those interested in registering to bid for the Houston Auction may do so here.