BARRETT-JACKSON TO AUCTION ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOMS IN SCOTTSDALE THIS JANUARY
- ’36 Dodge Brothers Touring Sedan (Lot #5006) was named the 2014 “Goodguys America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod”
- The ’34 Ford Custom “Jimmy Shine” pickup (Lot #5004) is a true magazine and TV star among customs
- A custom ’72 De Tomaso Pantera (Lot #5072) combines American muscle with Italian styling
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 22, 2014 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM is setting the stage with some award-winning and highly acclaimed custom vehicles during its Scottsdale auction Jan. 10-18, 2015, at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. Among the top customs is a ’36 Dodge Brothers Touring Sedan (Lot #5006) that was named the 2014 Goodguys “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod.”
“Barrett-Jackson is proud to have offered so many of the world’s most acclaimed customs and Hot Rods at our auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “And this Scottsdale auction has attracted some truly amazing customs. Designed and built by master craftsmen such as SO-CAL Speed, the Ringbrothers and Schwartz Performance, these vehicles will be a bidder’s dream.”
The ’36 Dodge Brothers Touring Sedan (Lot #5006) began with an Art Morrison full air-ride chassis and took 13 years to build. Built to the highest level of quality, design and function, the sedan debuted at the 2014 Portland Roadster Show where it won the “Rose Cup” Grand Sweepstakes award. It has only been shown two other times, one of which was the Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, Calif., where it was crowned “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod.”
Lot #5004, a ’34 Ford Custom “Jimmy Shine” pickup took the Hot Rod world by storm when it graced the cover of the Rodders Journal in 2001. It was followed by 65 magazine features and has appeared on eight different TV series, including “Hard Shine,” “American Icon” and “Hot Rod Build Off.” The engine is a 277cid H&H Flathead with Navarro heads and intake, and two Stromberg carburetors on top of an S.C.O.T. supercharger. The transmission is a ’39 Ford mated to a ’41 Ford differential on a heavily modified Henry Ford frame designed by Shine with solid front axle and wishbones.
“The workmanship that went into these customs is simply outstanding,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Customs are a truly unique part of our American automotive culture and we have some remarkable examples crossing the block in January.”
Included in the docket is 2013 Popular Hot Rodding Muscle Car of the Year, an ’81 Pontiac Trans Am Custom Twin Turbo (Lot #1081) that boasts an incredible 1,042hp to the rear wheels. Built by Schwartz Performance, the car features a quick-shifting 4L80E overdrive Bowler Transmissions to reliably harness the horsepower. The chassis has a multi-link rear suspension in place of the factory leaf springs, as well as tubular front suspension. To slow the Trans Am down, Schwartz Performance included 14″ monobloc 6-piston disc brakes. The car also features Ridetech triple adjustable remote reservoir coilover shocks and rack & pinion steering.
A fully customized ’72 De Tomaso Pantera (Lot #5072), built by the Ringbrothers, combines Italian styling with American horsepower. With 600hp, this custom supercar is built to be as beautiful on the road as it is blindingly fast. At the heart of this Pantera lies a Wegher Motorsport LS3 mated to a ZF 5-speed gearbox from Bowler Performance Transmission and a B&M shifter. To bring the interior of the car to life, the Ringbrothers collaborated with Nike’s innovative Skunk Works design team.
The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery during 36 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 13-18.