This weekend, the collector car world will focus on Westworld of Scottsdale for the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car and Automobilia Auction. Auction dates run from Saturday, January 14th through Sunday, January 22nd. As is our custom, we scanned the docket and found some special cars and trucks with Goodguys lineage, including two truck of the year winners.
If you’re looking for us, our Goodguys booth will be located just east of the big brown tent. We will have the Grand Prize Giveaway Galaxie by Legens Hot Rod with us too! Now, on to the cars that caught our eye for this year’s auction.
George Poteet’s former “Miller Hauler Special” ’32 Ford Pickup, which was our 2010 Truck of the Year-Early, is going across the auction block Saturday, January 21st. The insanely detailed truck was a 3 ½ year build at Stingers Hot Rod Shop in Indianapolis with final assembly and paint by Rad Rods by Troy. This 90 percent hand-built hauler was one of the signature vehicles of the new millennium. With no reserve, it will be quite interesting to see what it will fetch on the open market.
Full details here: 1932 Ford Custom Pickup Lot #1362
Additionally, Tim Molzen’s radical “Whiskey Bent” ’62 Dodge W200 quad cab is crossing the block on Thursday the 19th. Built at Roger Burman’s Lakeside Rods and Rides, Molzen’s cool quad cab was Goodguys 2015 Truck of the Year-Late. Like Poteet’s Miller Hauler Special, Whiskey Bent will be offered with no reserve. The PPG Western Brown beauty features a ’69 Dodge Cab with the ’62 front end and bed. It rides on a Roadster Shop chassis.
Read the Barrett-Jackson description here: 1969 Dodge D-200 Custom Pickup Lot #807
Other vehicles for sale at the prestigious auction with ties to Goodguys include Steve Keefer’s “Tenacity” ’69 Camaro – one of our all-time favorite first-gens. Built in 2012 atop a Morrison Max-G chassis with a throaty 6.8 liter LS3, this Camaro is without a doubt the finest G-Machine to cross the block this year in the desert. It finished in the Street Machine of the Year Top 5 in 2012 back in Columbus.
Link to Barrett-Jackson description: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe Lot #1459
Remember “Torc?” The radical 6.7 Twin Turbo Cummins Diesel powered ’70 Barracuda by Weaver Customs and tuned by Gorilla Performance? It will cross the block Saturday as well.
Barrett-Jackson auction listing here: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “Torc” Lot #1337
The signature hot rod to be offered up, of course, is a former Boyd Coddington car. The famed “Aluma Tub” designed by Eric Brockmeyer and hand made at Boyd’s shop prior to his death, will go up for sale Friday morning, January 20. The car, built on Discovery Channel’s “American Hot Rod” features a hand-formed Marcel body and a custom chassis by Boyd. It was sold in 2015 at BJ as part of the Ron Pratt collection and brought $170,000. Will it eclipse $200k this time around?
Read the Barrett-Jackson description here: 1929 Ford Alumatub Hot Rod Lot #1434
Another hot rod that bears watching is the radical ’39 Chevy Truck by Doug Eldred of Eldred Hotrod Shop in Edinboro, PA. Named “The Brass Monkey” it was one of the signature custom trucks on tour with Goodguys in the summer of 2016.
Barrett-Jackson description: 1939 Chevrolet C1500 Custom Truck “The Brass Monkey” Lot #1329
Northwest muscle car collector George Lawrence is selling off his prized ’70 Chevelle LS6. Selected as a Goodguys 2016 Muscle Car of the Year finalist in Spokane, the factory build sheet, options, and color make it the rarest car Lawrence has ever owned. Offered as lot #1310, there is no reserve for the Saturday morning seller.
One last nugget that caught our eye. The “Snake” himself is selling his Buttera-built ’72 Plymouth Barracuda funny car – the very car that barnstormed America’s Podunk strips in drag racing’s heyday opposite Tom “Mongoose” McEwen. We can hear the 98 percent nitro cackling here! This is the car Prudhomme drove to Low ET (6.35 seconds) and Top Speed (226 mph) at the ’73 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. It’s as legit as it gets!
To see the thousands of entries for sale this year, visit www.barrett-jackson.com
We will have a recap story up following all of the action!