Most expensive custom pickup trucks sold at Barrett-Jackson auctions

Since 2009, Barrett-Jackson has held collector car auctions across the country, selling all types of vehicles at a huge range of prices. But, when it comes to custom “resto-modded” pickup trucks, their yearly auction in Scottsdale, Arizona brings some of the highest Sale prices on record.

These old trucks aren’t just restored to their original glory. They’re lovingly rebuilt, piece-by-piece, into rolling works of art, often with modern engines, suspension, brakes, and more. After hundreds or even thousands of hours of work, the craftsmen who build these one-of-a-kind trucks often give them nicknames, adding to their personality and character.

Every year, collectors flock to Scottsdale to bid on some of the most beautiful, high-quality custom trucks ever made, and the bidding can get intense. It’s not uncommon to see custom pickup trucks selling for six-figure sums, so we compiled a list of the most eye-popping Sale prices these auctions have produced.

Here are the top eight most expensive custom pickups sold at Barrett-Jackson auctions over the past few years.

#8. “QuikSilver” – custom-built 1957 Chevy 3100 pickup

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  • Sale date: 2016
  • Sale price: $214,500

Considered by many to be one of the greatest custom trucks ever made, QuikSilver was built by Hot Rod Garage in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Every piece was carefully hand-built, and that includes all of the beautiful body panels. This gorgeous truck features a lowered stance, smooth lines, and tons of chrome – even the driveshaft is chromed! It packs a real punch under the hood too, with a 540-cubic-inch big-block motor that develops a massive 650 horsepower.

#7. “Night Train” – custom-built 1955 Ford F-100 pickup

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  • Sale date: 2014
  • Sale price: $220,000

Night Train is a beautiful custom 1955 Ford F-100 with all the modern upgrades. Its 427 cubic-inch V-8 cranks out 550 horsepower, and it has a high-performance drivetrain, quality coilover shocks, four-wheel disc brakes, and shiny, chromed 20-inch wheels. It even features air conditioning and a 500-watt stereo system, so Night Train is ready to cruise in comfort and style – or leave almost anyone in its dust at a moment’s notice.

#6. “Jimmy Shine” – custom-built 1934 Ford pickup hot rod

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  • Sale date: 2015
  • Sale price: $236,500

Jimmy Shine is an iconic 1934 Ford pickup hot rod that made waves in the hot rod scene when it debuted almost two decades ago. It was featured on the cover of “Rodders Journal” in 2001, and it’s gone on to appear in more than 65 magazine articles over the years. The truck has also been featured on TV eight times, and it appeared in ZZ Top’s 2012 music video for “I Gotsta Get Paid.” Many of the Ford’s parts and mechanicals are vintage-spec, and its custom-built wheels and unique style make it one of the most distinctive and celebrated hot rods ever made.

#5. Custom-built 1956 Ford F-100 pickup

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  • Sale date: 2015
  • Sale price: $242,000

This custom resto-modded 1956 Ford F-100 pickup features beautiful, clean lines, a stylish lowered stance, and tons of modern features and creature comforts. It delivers monster power from its 5.0-liter engine with twin procharger P-ISC superchargers, bringing 14 pounds of boost. It also has the beefed-up drivetrain and serious modern disc brakes needed to cope with all that muscle. Inside, adjustable air-ride suspension combines with air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and modern power seats to make this one of the most comfortable, driveable custom pickups around.

#4. “Miller Hauler Special” – custom-built 1932 Ford pickup hot rod

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  • Sale date: 2012
  • Sale price: $275,000

This hot-rodded 1932 Ford pickup was built as a tribute to Harry Miller, one of the biggest names in race car building from the 1920s and 1930s. The “Miller Hauler Special” was created to show what it might have looked like if there were an INDY truck racing series in 1932. This unique, highly detailed racing pickup has been featured in car shows across the country and has won tons of prestigious awards. The truck has appeared in features in magazines like “Street Rodder” and “Goodguys Gazette.”

#3. “Jalopy” – custom-built 1922 Oldsmobile truck

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  • Sale date: 2015
  • Sale price: $275,000

This iconic truck, seen in the TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” is actually based on an Oldsmobile truck from 1922. This particular example is one of five that were custom-built for the show over the course of its ten-year run. The truck was also used in the 1993 “Beverly Hillbillies” movie based on the TV show. It might seem ironic that the third most expensive truck on our list is called “Jalopy,” but it has the movie-star pedigree and history to back up its lofty sale price.

#2. Custom-built 1940 Ford Boyd Coddington pickup

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  • Sale date: 2015
  • Sale price: $374,000

Boyd Coddington was one of the world’s most renowned hot rod builders and the star of TLC’s hit show, “American Hot Rod.” His shop started work on this 1940 Ford pickup before his death in 2008. The project was lovingly completed to Coddington’s lofty standards of quality at Squeeg’s Kustoms in Chandler, Arizona. It features a 560-horsepower ROUSH engine plus all the modern suspension, drivetrain, and braking systems needed to harness it. It’s also one of the most beautiful and eye-catching custom pickups ever built, with clean details and tons of polished chrome.

#1. Custom-built Shelby 1956 Ford F-100 pickup

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  • Sale date: 2014
  • Sale price: $450,000 (for charity)

Our most expensive custom pickup truck is a 1956 Ford F-100 that’s been rebuilt from the ground up. It sits on a custom-made chassis with modern suspension and brakes. With a supercharged 5.4-liter Shelby V-8 engine and tons of other Shelby-inspired touches, this one-of-a-kind custom pickup was auctioned for charity in 2014. As all the proceeds from the truck’s sale benefited the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, bidders were ready to shell out some serious cash for it, and it tops our list with a sale price of nearly half a million dollars.

 

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