Custom Car Values On The Rise at 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

It’s a great time to own a custom car or truck. We all have access to the greatest parts in the history of our great hobby. It’s easier than ever to build a hot rod that looks like a masterpiece and performs like a well-trained triathlete. It’s no surprise, then, that the values of custom cars and trucks are on the rise. Don’t bet on the farm, but the rise in values makes it a little easier to justify investing blood, sweat, time and money into building your dream machine. It was especially interesting to see the new owners of auction vehicles stop by the RideTech display by to learn about the suspension in their freshly purchased.  As is the case at every event, we were happy to check out their vehicles to demo features and discuss upgrades. There were more than 1700 vehicles for sale at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale. Here are just some of the “RideTech Rides” that crossed the block.

The links will take you to docket landing pages where you can see more images and details for each vehicle.

1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

$286,000.00 – This former Ridler winner features a fully one-off handmade custom chassis by Torq’d Design and Sparc Design, Gale Banks Engineering twin-turbo engine with over 1150hp and 900 ft/lbs of torque and a Bowler 4L80E transmission. CLICK for details. 

1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE

$297,000.00 – Features an SRIII super tub tube chassi, fully polished LS9 engine supercharged to 744hp, and fully polished T56 6-speed manual transmission and ZR1 chrome wheels. CLICK for details. 

1958 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP

$198,000.00 – Ralph Holquin from RMD Garage sold two customs in Scottsdale including Dreamcatcher. This stunning truck features a TCI Chassis with RideTech coilovers. It’s powered by a cammed LS3 engine and 6-speed manual transmission. Wheels are by Raceline. CLICK for details. 

1972 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CUSTOM COUPE

$156,200.00 – Looking like a Trans Am, this Firebird has a Schwartz Performance chassis with RideTech coilovers. It’s powered by a GM Performance LSX 454, Tremec 6-speed transmission and Forgeline wheels. CLICK for details.

1954 BUICK SUPER CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

$220,000.00 – This 1954 Buick Super custom convertible has been updated with a brand-new 6.0-liter LS2 engine with LS6 heads and R6 camshaft mated to a 4L65E automatic transmission. CLICK for details. 

1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

$78,100.00 – Powered by a fuel-injected LS3 engine, 5-speed manual transmission and Weld Racing wheels wrapped with Nitto NT-05 rubber. CLICK for details. 

1963 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP

$41,800.00 – Equipped with a fuel-injected 350ci, 700R4 automatic transmission, a 12-bolt posi rear end and 18″ boss wheels. CLICK for details. 

1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE

$128,700.00 – Our own 48 Hour Corvette crossed the block.  It’s powered by a custom Lingenfelter 649hp 427ci LS7 dry sump engine with forged internals and titanium valves. Specs include Holley EFI, C&R radiator, Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission, Quartermaster clutch and Currie 9″ IRS rear end. Equipped with Forgeline wheels. CLICK for details. 

1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA CUSTOM HARDTOP

$66,000.00 – Equipped with a 409ci engine with quad carburetors backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. CLICK for details. 

1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA BUBBLE TOP

$77,000.00 – Here’s another Bubbletop. This beauty is powered by a 454ci big block backed by a TH400 transmission and 3.73 gears. CLICK for details. 

1952 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP

$110,000.00 – This black over red pickup was one of our favorite trucks at the sale. Running a cammed LS3 engine and 6-speed manual transmission, it sits RideTech Air Suspension and Raceline wheels with 14” Wilwood brakes and a 9” Currie rear end. CLICK for details. 

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