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• Later-production, iconic first-series example • Recently restored with great color combination • New interior and sportier floor-shift conversion • 302 V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission • Upgraded with lift and CD player {analysis}This truck, Lot 5, sold for $55,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 13, 2015. Offered at no reserve, it was estimated to sell between $35,000 and $45,000. More of a Ford Scout than a Ford Jeep When it comes to classic American 4x4s, most people think of the post-war CJ Jeep as the rig that…
This pickup was built by Gas Monkey Garage on Discovery’s hit show “Fast N’ Loud.” It has a fresh new paint job using the factory colors with a factory two-tone paint scheme. The low stance of the truck was achieved using air-ride products from Porterbuilt Fabrication and AccuAir Suspension. Under the hood is a GM Performance crate LS7 with a host of parts that produce an estimated 600 hp. Backing up the motor is a heavy-duty 4L85E auto transmission. Inside the truck is a fully custom interior done by Hix Designs and LeatherSeats.com. {analysis}This truck, Lot 1282, sold for $45,100,…
Ford’s unibody pickup trucks were relatively low-production vehicles, and they were produced only from 1961 to 1963. High-quality survivors are extraordinarily rare, and to find one such as the vehicle offered here, which has known history from new and an excellent restoration, is unusual indeed. According to an affidavit on file, the F-100 was bought new on April 11, 1963, in Enid, OK, and it remained in the family until 2002. The paperwork further notes that at that time it had recorded only 72,673 actual miles. It was restored in its correct colors, Corinthian White and Rangoon Red, with the…
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…
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