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This nicely frame-off restored dually Studebaker tractor is another fine offering from the estate of William “Bill” Kirby. He amassed a well-respected collection of heavy-duty equipment and was a regular at events displaying his outstanding vehicles. This Studebaker Road Tractor is finished in red with black undercarriage, wheels and running gear, and has a tan and red interior. The truck runs with a 4-cylinder, 2-stroke, supercharged Detroit Diesel engine connected to a 5-speed manual transmission and features a 2-speed rear end. Additional features include air brakes, stack-style exhaust, cab roof lights and a roof-mounted horn. {analysis}This truck, Lot 7046, was…

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Custom

Written by September 2014
This highly customized ’56 Chevy truck has undergone a meticulous, frame-off restoration by the team at Velocity Restorations. The chassis was outfitted with Mustang II IFS, stainless 4-link, Ridetech’s complete Shockwave air-ride system, custom fabricated 20-gallon fuel cell, narrowed rear end with Strange axles and 3.73 Positraction unit, and more. Under the hood is an LS1 engine upgraded with LS2 fuel injectors, intake and 96-mm throttle body. Engine was hooked to a 4L60E automatic transmission to obtain optimal cruising RPMs. Hundreds of hours were spent on bodywork and panel alignment to achieve perfection. Custom fabrication on the body includes Cadillac…
This 1962 Scout 80 has been restored by Vorstellen LLC and tastefully modified with suspension, brake and interior upgrades. The upgrades include brand-new leaf springs, bushings, shackles, Bilstein 5100-series shocks and grade-8 bolts throughout. Brand-new uprated steering components include heavier-duty tie rods, rod ends, drag link and drop pitman arm. Front disc-brake conversion utilizes GM components for reliability and serviceability. All exterior vehicle trim has been replated in nickel and hand brushed. Custom powder-coated bumpers front and rear. Custom soft canvas top with aluminum powder-coated removable support cage. {analysis}This truck, Lot 706, sold for $33,000, including buyer’s premium, at the…
• Believed to be just over 43,000 actual miles • Trailer special package • One Washington state owner since new • Air conditioning • Automatic transmission • Two-wheel drive • 75th anniversary for GMC in 1977 • Tilt steering column • Power steering • Roll-down rear window at tailgate • Factory luggage rack • Original owner’s manual • 10,000-lb GVW rating {analysis}This truck, Lot K4, sold for $7,560, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, FL, on January 18, 2014. The now-ubiquitous General Motors “Suburban” name first emerged for the 1935 model year as the Chevrolet Carryall Suburban. It…
The vehicle was purchased new by Ray Lambrecht for Lambrecht Chevrolet Company. It has 1.3 miles and has NEVER been sold to the public. It is on original invoice. The truck is turquoise in color with a black roof. The body is in excellent condition. The roof has damage from a building roof collapse due to snow. The damage is to exterior skin and not to the interior. The windshield is cracked from the hit. {analysis}This truck, Lot 11L, sold for $147,000, including buyer’s premium, at the VanDerBrink Auctions sale of the Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection in Pierce, NE, on September…

2000 Hummer H1

Written by November 2013
This classic Black 2000 Hummer H1 is powered by a GM 6.5-liter turbodiesel engine upgraded with a RapTorque engine-boost kit to nearly 295 horsepower for ease of operation in today’s highly demanding freeway-driving conditions. The GM 4-speed automatic transmission features the Torque Trak system to assist in difficult off-road driving conditions. The new Electronic Differential Lock system (E-Lockers) has made it virtually impossible for the current owner to get the vehicle stuck. {analysis}This vehicle, Lot F461, was sold for $60,500, including buyer’s premium, at Russo and Steele’s 13th Annual Monterey auction on August 15–17, 2013. For a machine so brutally…
Originality vs. eyeball appeal... a never-ending battle 1945 Ford GPW VIN: GPW247613 Real military Jeep Frame-off restoration by noted military Jeep restorer Classic, timeless style and looks Very capable both off-road and on You’d be hard-pressed to find a better example than this 1945 Ford military Jeep. Yes, this is a military version and not a civilian converted to military specs. It received a complete frame-off restoration by a renowned specialist of Army Jeeps. 1944 Willys MB VIN: 280026 Discovered in its original crate about 30 years ago Never restored Nicely presented in classic olive drab Rich with character, ample…
• Chevy C10 Short Bed with wood floor • Cheyenne Super Package • Wood-grain trim and Houndstooth interior • Totally restored with new GM parts in 2006 • Restoration by Gary Terry of Cheyenne Super-Man in Abilene, TX • 402-ci big-block engine • Turbo HydraMatic transmission • Factory air conditioning • Power steering and brakes • Bucket seats with console • Tilt steering column • Factory tachometer • Black base coat, clear-coat paint • Rally wheels with three-bar spinner center caps {analysis}This C10, Lot F198, sold for $60,950, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis, IN, on…
by B. Mitchell Carlson • Totally restored to original factory specifications • Restored by Jen-Jacs Restoration in Savannah, GA • Original rebuilt LS6 454/450-hp engine • M22 close-ratio 4-speed transmission • 4.10 Positraction rear axle • Rare factory-correct Tuxedo Black exterior • Black bench seat interior • Original partial build sheet found during restoration {analysis}This LS6 El Camino, Lot S166, sold for $121,900, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Kissimmee, FL, event on January 26, 2013. In the minds of most car guys, only a few cars can compete for all-time top-dog muscle-car status. From Mopar, that nod usually goes to the…
  Well-equipped 4-wheel-drive trucks from major manufacturers have been among the best selling vehicles in the U.S. for decades, but this hasn’t always been the case. There was a time when if GM wanted to sell a go-anywhere utility, they had to turn to an outside supplier to make it a reality. In 1942, NAPCO, the Northwestern Auto Parts Company of Minneapolis, MN, began selling their “Powr-Pak” 4x4 Conversion to owners of GMC and Chevrolet pickups as well as other brands. With their rugged drive technology proven in World War II, by 1956 GM began to offer the NAPCO drive…
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