Customs, Resto-Mods and trucks to mark the sale of Barrett-Jackson in Houston
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barrett-Jackson will showcase a diverse selection of highly desirable Custom and Resto-Mod collectible cars, trucks and SUVs at its 2022 Houston Auction at the NRG Center, Oct. 20-22, 2022. Led by a stunning 1967 Chevrolet Corvette silver blue custom convertible (lot #737) from famed builder Jeff Hayes, other impressive builds on file include Tyler Hoover’s custom 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird coupe (lot #720) and three certified Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Editions.
Well known for his on-air role with “Barrett-Jackson LIVE” on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, Tyler Hoover is also an avid collector and, for the first time, Hoover will offer five vehicles for sale without reserve at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Houston. Among them is his beloved custom 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (lot #720), which started life as a genuine R-Code 426 HEMI, one of 135 produced that year. Seemingly raced and destroyed with the long-gone original HEMI V8, the previous owner completed a custom build powered by a 528ci HEMI crate engine, newly tuned to generate over 500hp and mated to a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission. speeds. Other upgrades to its everyday drivability include a high-capacity aluminum radiator and electric cooling fans, power windows, a custom stereo system and the added bonus of a Vintage Air system, because no HEMI Superbird has ever was offered from the factory with air conditioning.
Among the many Resto-Mod builds popular at Barrett-Jackson events are the 1967 and 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Editions, and Houston’s filing will feature three spectacular examples, all sold without reserve. Lots #443, Lots #728, and Lots #758 are all officially licensed and certified “Eleanor” builds, and each vehicle comes complete with genuine Eleanor certification paperwork, Eleanor body VIN plates and emblems issued by Gone in 60 Seconds LLC, the owner of the Eleanor License Rights. Each build is unique, but all three offer fans of Eleanor and “Gone in 60 Seconds” the opportunity to own the car of their dreams.
Known as “El Caballero”, a custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring coupe is powered by a 560hp Southern Performance System LS3 crate engine mated to a T56 6-speed manual transmission. Having undergone a custom frameless restoration at no cost, this Resto-Mod is impressive overall. Riding on a set of Billet Specialties wheels, “El Caballero” is finished with a black exterior and black leather and gray houndstooth interior with German box weave carpet and suede Alcantara headliner.
“The popularity of custom builds and Resto-Mods in the hobby has grown exponentially and in recent years has extended to classic SUVs and trucks as well,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Only at Barrett-Jackson can you find the finest builds, and our Houston file contains many examples, all sold without reserve.”
Resto-Mod SUVs in Houston include a 1972 Ford Bronco (lot #752) finished in boxwood green and a 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (lot #764) that is the product of over 1,500 hours in a complete frameless construction. The ’72 Bronco got a full rotisserie custom build, and the engine bay got a new Gen 3 Coyote engine backed by a 10-speed 10R80 automatic transmission. Its 2-door Chevy counterpart, the ’70 K5 Blazer, is powered by its new 430hp GM LS3 engine mated to a 4L75E overdrive automatic transmission with the stock NP-205 transfer case.
It wouldn’t be a proper Texas auction without several incredible pickup trucks, and Barrett-Jackson’s Houston record is spectacular. Affectionately referred to as “Cinderella”, lot #717 is a custom 1957 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck powered by a FiTech EFI LS V8 6.0 liter engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. This custom build by Premier Street Rods features a custom fabricated grille with a modified ’57 Bel Air center, as well as a new bed with removed strings. The silver exterior color derived from a 2001 BMW X3 complements the Ron Magnus gray leather interior with modern lighting and wheel-matched Budnik steering wheel. For beefier truck buyers, a custom 1972 Ford F-350 pickup (lot #722) also runs through the block unreservedly. Featuring a 6-inch BDS suspension lift fitted with Fox Shox and new 20-inch KMC wheels wrapped in Kanati Mud Hog tires, this truck is powered by a 5.9-liter 24-valve Cummins diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission rebuilt.
Collector car enthusiasts wishing to register to bid on Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Houston Auction can do so here. Those interested in participating in the auction can also deposit their collector’s vehicle there.
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About the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Founded in 1971 and based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson is the leader in classic car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobile auctions and the sale of private collections. . Welcoming more than 500,000 attendees annually, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Houston, Texas, where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles race across the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson offers live television coverage of its events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as All Cars, All the Time via its produced live stream at Barrett-Jackson.com . Barrett-Jackson also carries one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valuables. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
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