F100s are the first things that come to mind," he said when asked which
trucks he considers collectible. "The early Chevrolets, the 1940s
and '50s are absolutely collectible. Studebaker. Hudson Terraplane."
now you're seeing more and more guys appreciating the style and using
those blank canvases. There are massive engine bays for a trick engine.
A place of trick electronics. You can do some really cool stuff with
the bed. I think we’ll see more of that in the
future. You see it at SEMA."
Steele's Alcazar adds late 1960s Chevy Cheyennes to
the collectible list, and notes that many people are starting to do
"well-done, almost concours restorations" on such trucks.
Alcazar agree that pickups should not be considered entry-level collector
vehicles. Davis notes that more people are looking for pickups, but
that they still can be considered a bargain when compared, say, with
cars of the same era. For example, he said, a mid-'50s Ford or
Chevy pickup is going to be a lot less expensive than a '57 Thunderbird
or, say, a '57 Chevy Bel Air.
notes there are still lots of rust-free 40 and 50-year-old pickup trucks
just waiting to be restored.
of pickups available at Barrett-Jackson included:
Minor (sold for $26,000)
Color purple 1956 Ford C7650 custom cab-over ($67,000)
customized, silver over black 1957 Chevy Step-side ($65,000)
1939 Studebaker built on a Chevy S-10 chassis ($28,000)
and customized 1955 Chevy 3100 ($38,000)
restored 1940 Chevrolet K10 ($35,000)
1952 Ford Custom ($45,000)
F-150 with a Chevy LS1 engine ($75,000)
half-ton just 50 miles after restoration ($26,000)
Big Boy ($34,000)
1961 Chevy 3100 ($46,000)
the showcase tent where vehicles were available for sale, an orange
and black a Hemi-powered 1957 Dodge Sweptside (marked down from $78,000
auction included these, among others (prices were not available):
Studebaker Coupe Express
RM was a truck that Alcazar liked a lot, would love to add to his own
collection of exotic vehicles – Shelbys,
Vipers, Lamborghinis and such.
wish I could get to RM to bid on that Shelby truck," Alcazar
said, knowing that the event’s timing conflicted with his own auction.
of Alcazar's affection was a 1966 Ford CS500 Super
Duty that the Shelby American racing team used to tow a trailer containing
its racecars. The truck since has been converted to a flatbed – the
bed just the right size to carry a Shelby Cobra.