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2014 MERCEDES-BENZ G63 AMG 6X6 BRABUS B63S 700 – SOLD! $1,210,000

 

2022 FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR CUSTOM CREWCAB 6X6 PICKUP – SOLD! $146,300

All business in the front, and a big party in the back – these vehicles are a declaration of independence and carry symbolic weight as an affirmation of self.

Given the rise in attention around the 6×6 designed for personal use in recent years, what may seem like a new concept, has been around for decades. Designed to tackle challenging tasks and traverse the roughest terrain, the earliest examples utilizing the all-wheel-drive, three-axle platform, are heavy-duty military trucks – used worldwide to carry significant loads to remote areas.

Modern iterations are still used today as public service and transport vehicles like dump trucks and semi-trucks.

The design proved to be more effective than a traditional 4×4 because the third axle allowed the load capacity to be increased by 50-percent. With the load weight distributed more evenly across the rear wheels, the additional length and the extra stability help keep the vehicle composed and less affected by road imperfections.

1995 MERCEDES-BENZ G350D CUSTOM 6X6 SUV – SOLD! $181,500

With such a capable vehicle, it was only a matter of time before the public started to take an interest in the 6×6 for personal use.

Today’s 6×6 trucks may not be transporting hefty cargo loads, but there is no denying that they mean business upfront, with an undoubtedly impressive presence. Part of the allure is attributed to the party at the rear.

Dodge was ahead of its time when it debuted its full-time personal use 6×6 concept truck at the 1996 SEMA Show. Based on a 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually, with four wheels on a single rear axle, the concept – dubbed the Ram T-Rex 6×6 – converted the truck to a dual rear axle setup.

Despite never making it into production, the 6×6 T-Rex helped pave the way for the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX custom 6×6 developed by Apocalypse Manufacturing, which named it “Warlord.” The truck sold for $275,000 at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction.

The original 6×6 T-Rex also helped set the stage for the Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6.

The AMG G63 6×6 is based on a model developed for the Australian Army in 2007. Demand for the vehicle was more potent than anticipated, and Mercedes-Benz sold slightly more than 100 of its 6×6 trucks. Today, the desire for these trucks remains strong, and the vehicles command seven figures at auction. At the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, a 2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6 outfitted with the Brabus B63s 700 package, crossed the block for $1,210,000. Coincidentally, this is the same amount a stock 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6 sold for during the 2019 Scottsdale Auction.

Even look-a-likes demand attention. During the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, a 1995 Mercedes-Benz G350D – transformed into a custom 6×6 – sold for $181,500.

2012 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP – SOLD! $71,500

In 2021, 6×6 Jeeps also gained significant traction. In Houston of that year, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 crossed the block for $71,500. A 2021 Jeep Gladiator Custom 6×6 sold at the Las Vegas event for $112,200. Then, at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 sold for $165,000.

6×6 vehicles aren’t just a fad to be forgotten with time. Interest will continue to grow. There were six 6×6 vehicles offered during the 2022 Palm Beach auction.

Among those was a 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Custom 6×6 Pickup named “Warlord II,” which sold for $165,000; a 2021 Ford Bronco 6X6 named “Dark Horse” for $178,200; and a 2022 Jeep Gladiator custom 6×6 pickup named “Hellfire” for $236,500. Additionally, a 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Custom 6×6 Pickup sold for $145,200, followed by a 2022 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Custom Crewcab 6×6 Pickup for $146,300.

“The Savage Bull,” a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited custom 6×6 pickup was additionally offered to raise $250,000 at the Palm Beach event, with 100-percent of its hammer price benefiting Can’d Aid.

Custom or factory, a 6×6 undoubtably makes a statement.

 

2022 RAM 1500 TRX CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP – SOLD! $145,200

2021 RAM 1500 TRX CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP “WARLORD” – SOLD! 275,000

2012 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP “SAVAGE BULL” – SOLD TO BENEFIT CAN’D AID – $250,000

2021 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM 6X6 SUV “APOCALYPSE DARK HORSE” – SOLD! $178,200

2022 JEEP GLADIATOR CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP ” HELLFIRE” – SOLD! $236,500

2014 MERCEDES-BENZ G63 6X6 – SOLD! $1,210,000

2022 RAM 1500 TRX CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP “WARLORD II” –

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 6X6 SUCCESS: Making A Statement On And Off The Auction Block
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/6×6-success-making-a-statement-on-and-off-the-auction-block/
Published Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 21:24:25 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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