Automotive auctions often reveal the most surprising and amazing finds. While the majority of car collectors understandably focus on classic and recent-vintage luxury cars and exotic sports models, there is an important subset of classic-pickup lovers out there, creating demand for refurbished and customized truck models from the 1950s, 1960s and other eras.
“Vintage trucks, especially Chevrolets, have been gaining popularity with collectors, to the point they are rivaling muscle cars. What’s interesting is collectors are looking for very different vehicles: The most collectible muscle cars are numbers-matching survivors; the most sought-after vintage trucks are full custom builds, and buyers are looking for both unique design elements and high-quality craftsmanship.”
- Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
We previously took a look back at the 100-year history of Chevy trucks. Now we present a photo gallery of customized Chevrolet pickups that went for the highest bids at Barrett-Jackson auctions (excluding the current auction taking place this weekend in Las Vegas):