Some expensive custom trucks are auctioned yearly in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Barrett-Jackson holds the collector car auctions since 2009, to sell all categories of vehicles at different prices which is on record.
Every piece of these old pickup trucks is rebuilt and restored. They are remodeled with good suspensions and brakes, modern engines, and more. After putting in several hours of work to build these trucks, they are most often nicknamed by the craftsmen, which may add to their prestige.
Collectors gather at Scottsdale, Arizona yearly, to bid on good-looking and high-quality trucks, which may turn out to be intense bidding. At such an auctioning, it is common to see a custom pickup being sold for a very high amount. This list contains the 10 most expensive trucks ever sold at auction.
10 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Truck - "Quiksilver"
This Quiksilver is believed to be one of the greatest custom-built trucks ever sold at auction. It was hand-built for 5-years in Oklahoma by Hot Rod Garage and features attractive body panels, smooth lines, lowered stance, and several chromed parts including the driveshaft.
To give it a modern chassis appearance, every single piece of the panel is customized, and the firewall is reshaped and smoothed. Chuck Rowland designed and constructed the console, headliner, bench seat, and door panels using hides of suave and perforated Mercedez leather.
It has a realistic punch beneath and a 540-cubic-inch engine with about 650hp. The fantastic look, superb detail, finishing, stance, and quality makes it exceptional compared to other trucks. Despite these high-taste features, it was sold at an auction price of $214,500 in 2016.
9 1955 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup - "Night Train"
The Night Train offers modern upgrades with a high-performance. It is beautiful and custom-built with four-wheel disc brakes, 550hp from 427 cubic-inch V8 engine, good coil-over shocks, and 20-inches chromed and shiny wheels.
It also has a factory-fitted air conditioning system and a stereo system producing up to 500-watts. This 1955 Ford F-100 truck was made with elegance and comfort, but it was auctioned for $220,000 in 2014.
8 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup
This resto-modded Ford F-100 custom pickup is lovely and stylish with a lowered stance, clean lines, and lots of upgraded features that give comfort. It comes with a 5.0-liter engine of high-performance with twin Pro-charger P-ISC offering a boost of 14pounds.
There are other features in the F-100 that gives extra comfort. They include upgraded disc brakes and drivetrain, a modifiable air-ride suspension which may combine with the power windows and steering, power seats, and air conditioning systems, to make it driveable with good comfort. It was auctioned for $242,000 in 2015.
7 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby Pickup
This is considered as the most expensive custom-built pickup. The Ford F-100 chassis is custom-made with upgraded brakes and suspensions. It offers a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine and lots of Shelby features.
In 2014, this custom-built truck was up for auction, and the proceeds from its sale were given to charity which particularly benefitted the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. At an auction price of $450,000, bidders were prepared to offer a good amount for it.
6 1922 Oldsmobile Custom-built Truck - "Jalopy"
The Jalopy is showcased on "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV Series, and it's one of the custom-built trucks meant for the show. In 1933, it was used in a movie that centered on this TV show.
It was built with the base and chassis of a 1922 Oldsmobile and Vintage truck, respectively. The pickup truck attracts attention, runs, drives, and can be used for parade. It was seen at different shows such as World of Wheels and Autorama. This truck has a history and pedigree to support its auction price of $275,000 in 2015.
5 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup
This beautiful Chevy custom pickup was up for auction a few months after it was unveiled at a show. It was seen in the State of Arizona, believed to be a home for people in love with expensive Chevrolet pickups.
The high-performance Hot Cam L33 Crate engine is fast and offers 500hp with automatic transmission. Although it is fast, the independent front suspension and custom chassis makes controlling possible.
The building of the 1950 Chevrolet 3100 truck lasted several months to give a redesigned console, headliner, door panels, and a bench seat. It has quality features but was auctioned at $205,700.
4 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup
This is another quality Chevy truck ever auctioned. The 1957 Chevy Cameo is heavily modded with a big block engine, exceptionally built, and a good stereo system to attract attention. It uses a V8 engine that produces up to 500hp sent to the wheels through the electric overdrive 400 transmissions.
It was reset to factory specifications and its features such as the rear end and 4-speed floor-mounted transmission have been completely rebuilt. The truck has a striking appearance with a Bombay Ivory/Alpine Blue exterior.
Its features are door handle guards, rear mirror view, oil bath air filter, recirculating heater, passenger/driver armrest, defrost, heavy-duty radiator, passenger side mirror, and bumper guards. The interior offers good luxury with its leather, air conditioning, and comfort. It was auctioned for $159,500.
3 1957 Chevrolet C-6 Custom Truck
This Chevy truck was put up for auction after winning awards for GM Design and Mother's choice at SEMA 2009 and 2010, respectively. The C-6 custom truck has a high-performance with Corvette C6 suspension and 402cid LS3 motor.
The building of this truck involved much labor which consumed over 7,000 hours for the hand-crafted features only. This is much labor that corresponds to the auction price. It has a beautiful custom design and was auctioned at $148,500.
2 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Custom Pickup
This is a well-built pickup with Red and Titanium gray exterior. Looking at the exterior closely will reveal spot touches such as striking side panels and tailgate. This engineering piece is promoted by a brand stereo system (Kenwood), Billet wheel wrapped with graphite, and gauges by Dakota Digital VHX.
In 2013, this Cameo custom truck was put up for auction and sold at $143,000. It was resold after a year with a discount of $11,000.
1 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup
This flashy and luxurious Chevy 3100 Custom pickup was a well-built piece of an automobile sold in 2006. It has a Kandy Orange exterior and a custom body with a vigorous appearance. It is wide with a lowered stance and was the best pickup of the century.
This Chevy truck was built in Texas by Cimtex Rods and earned numerous awards at events and shows in Arizona and Ohio including Boyd's Pro Pick and Goodguys Truck of the year 2002/2003. It was auctioned for $132,000 in Scottsdale, Arizona.