Some of the world’s most collectible trucks and SUVs are set to haul in some heavy bidding action during Barrett-Jackson’s 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Various models of the iconic British-built Land Rover Defender are already consigned, including an ’87 right-hand-drive Defender 90 (shown above) that features custom orange with black accents, roll bar, 20-inch wheels and leather diamond-stitched seats.
“Interest in collector trucks and SUVs has been stellar over the last few years, and the connection with trucks runs deep, both culturally and socially, in our American heritage,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “As more hobbyists diversify their collections, they’re adding custom trucks to their stables. For several years now, professional builders have been pouring their talent and the latest technology into these collector trucks to make them functional, as well as a lot of fun to own and drive. From SEMA show models to wild British off-roaders, we’re excited that some of the best examples in the genre will cross our auction block in Connecticut.”
Last Production Model Dodge Demon and Viper
Two special Dodge vehicles, the very last 2018 Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper, will be auctioned on Saturday with proceeds benefiting the United Way.
American-built trucks will be well represented during the auction, including “McHenry’s Golden Nugget,” a ’55 Chevrolet 3100. A prime feature in “Truckin’ Magazine” this custom Chevy truck is powered by a 5.7-liter Vortec V8 and is wrapped in Gold Nugget Kandy custom paint with clear coat. With a little over 3,000 miles since its frame-off restoration in 2014, a ’53 Chevrolet 3100, is powered by a 383ci stroker engine. Inside, this truck features custom door panels, leather seats, full carpeting, Dolphin gauges, Bluetooth stereo and a customer fiberglass mold for the speakers.
“Barrett-Jackson is in a leadership position in the hobby because of the way our predominately No Reserve collector car auction helps set the trends across the industry,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We build our dockets based on those trends to keep up with what the market demands. As trucks have become increasingly popular among buyers, we’ve been very deliberate in bringing the finest examples to our auction block, and this year’s Northeast Auction presents wonderful opportunities for truck and SUV collectors.”
Best of the British
Barrett-Jackson will also auction several examples of the “Best of the British” with custom and restored Land Rover Defender models, including an ’87 Defender 110. Completely restored over a year, this custom Defender is powered by a 2.5-liter diesel engine and features a new air-conditioning system, Puma suspension with 2-inch lift kit, Kahn wheels and side step. A right-hand-drive ’91 Defender 110 truck has a high-capacity bed with diamond-plate lining, Terra Firma tubular winch bumper and a snorkel for enhanced engine breathability. One of 500 built, a ’93 Defender 110 has 17,724 actual miles and comes with air conditioning, front brush guard, rear step bumper and ride-leveling suspension.
Additional collectible trucks and SUVs set to cross the 2018 Northeast Auction block include:
- ’48 Dodge Power Wagon – Powered by turbocharged 2.6-liter Detroit Diesel 3-53 engine
- ’41 Diamond T 201– Frame-off restoration with a leather interior and light custom upgrades
- ’72 GMC Sierra Grande – Complete restoration with less than 200 test miles since its completion
- ’03 Hummer H2 – Custom built for the 2005 SEMA Show with 22,500 actual miles
- ’78 Ford Bronco XLT – Complete restoration with all-new OEM interior, carpet and trim
- ’65 Chevrolet C10 – Restored with great attention to detail with new bumpers, grille and hubcaps
- ’57 Chevrolet 3100 – Professionally restored from the frame up; completed May 2017
Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction is going on now and runs through June 23, 2018. The automobilia auctions begin Thursday, June 21. A full schedule of events, including TV times, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com.
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