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LOT #671 – 1951 INTERNATIONAL METRO “SNAP-ON TOOLS” DISPLAY VAN RE-CREATION – NO RESERVE

More than just mechanics will recognize the white van with red letters. This 1951 International Metro walk-in display van is a restored re-creation of Snap-On’s rolling retail store frozen in time.

The exterior of this time machine features hand-painted lettering. Once you step inside the van, you are greeted by its maple hardwood floor adorned with painted logos that have been used throughout the years. The custom cabinets take you back to the 50s with linoleum countertops and a backboard display.

Throughout the van are period-correct vintage tools and equipment, including a vintage transmission tools display board and its 1959 Anal-O-Scope – a type of oscilloscope for automobiles used to measure electrical volts.

Power comes from the original 2200cc Silver Diamond engine hooked to a 4-speed manual transmission. The van features front hubs and a rear end from a Chevrolet pickup.

This Snap-On Tools Metro has won several First-In-Class awards, and it was on display in an automotive museum for several months.

This retro-mobile is offered with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction, June 30 to July 2, in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For up-to-date information on this vehicle, click HERE. 

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: ROLLING VINTAGE: This Snap-On Tools Re-Creation Van Is Made Of Memories
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Published Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 15:59:45 +0000

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Super-tracker: A custom Sportster 1200 with supermoto steeze

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Custom Sportster 1200 with supermoto style
The traditional definition of a street tracker is a motorcycle that has all the trappings of a flat tracker, with the addition of lights, street-biased tires, and a front brake. But what if you took the concept a step further, and sprinkled some supermoto ingredients into the mix? You’d probably end up with something like this spicy custom Sportster 1200.

The bike belongs to and was built by Xavi Garcia—a Barcelona-based enthusiast who loves café racers, streetfighters, and supermotos in equal measure. With a couple of custom builds already under his belt and a KTM 990 SMR in the garage, the desire to create a street tracker with supermoto underpinnings began to buzz around in Xavi’s head. So when he stumbled across a 2003-model Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 in good nick, he figured that it would be the perfect bike to do it with.

Custom Sportster 1200 with supermoto style

“When I bought my first big bike, a BMW R65, I customized it into a café racer,” Xavi tells us, “but deep down I wanted to do it with a Sportster, to replicate the Harley-Davidson XLCR 1000. Since then, I’ve always had a certain love for the Sportster.”

With help from his good friend, Franc, Xavi tore into his recently-acquired Sportster 1200 until all that remained was its rigid-mount engine, frame, and swingarm. The guys then built it back up with a laundry list of well-judged mods and parts.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Super-tracker: A custom Sportster 1200 with supermoto steeze
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-sportster-1200
Published Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2024 22:22:24 +0000

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PRAISEWORTHY PICKUPS: An Evolution From Wartime Workhorses to Modern-Day Masterpieces

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PRAISEWORTHY PICKUPS: An Evolution From Wartime Workhorses to Modern-Day Masterpieces
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1953 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP – NO RESERVE

It’s fair to say that pickup trucks are as deeply embedded in American culture as, well, baseball and apple pie. It was Henry Ford who originally took note of a preliminary pickup design the military was using during World War I and used that as a springboard to create the civilian pickup truck, which he integrated into a special Model T vehicle. Not to be outdone, Chevrolet came out with their Model 490 around the same time. Named for its $490 price tag, it was offered with the frame only – buyers had to purchase the cab, bed and body for the frame to complete the vehicle. Pickups became a mainstay on farms, in the military and in other industrial fields, such as construction, where hauling was a part of the job. Today’s pickup trucks have evolved into luxurious family-friendly vehicles loaded with incredible amenities to suit every taste. But in the past decade or so, a new evolution has taken place in the world of the pickup truck, and it’s very much on full display at every Barrett-Jackson auction. Those trucks from days gone by have proven to be the perfect canvas for customization. Talented builders have unleashed their creativity, transforming what used to be run-of-the-mill pickups into modern works of rolling high-tech art. Showcased here are some remarkable examples of pickup truck craftsmanship that would stop even Henry Ford in his tracks – all being offered with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Auction, January 20-28 at WestWorld. Register to bid today.

1953 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP – NO RESERVE
Pictured above, this nut-and-bolt restored custom 1953 Ford F-100 second-generation pickup is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote twin-turbo engine paired with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission. The upgraded braking system features 6-piston brakes in the front and 4-piston in the rear, providing balanced braking performance. This truck features custom headlights, power steering and power windows. 1956 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP “SINISTER 56″ – NO RESERVE
Known as “Sinister 56,” this custom award-winning 1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup is powered by a twin-turbo LS 427ci Redline Performance-built engine producing over 1,200rwhp, mated to a Bowler-built TREMEC T56 6-speed manual transmission. It rides on a GSI Machine and Fabrication chassis equipped with RideTech air suspension and AccuAir management system, allowing it to lay the rockers on the ground. The custom interior features a Vintage Air system, Dakota Digital instrumentation and a Mosconi stereo system with Focal speakers. The custom black walnut bed with a raised floor has an automated bed lift and a built-in beer cooler. 1979 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER CUSTOM PICKUP “LOLITA” – NO RESERVE

Known as “Lolita,” this multiple-award-winning custom 1979 Chevrolet Blazer pickup is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 engine paired with a Chevrolet Performance Supermatic 10L90 10-speed automatic transmission. This unibody custom has been dyno-tuned at 600hp to the rear tire and features front and rear sway bars and tubular control arms, power rack & pinion steering, a fully built Ford 9-inch rear end, 4.10 gears and Moser axles. Stopping power is provided by Wilwood 14-inch 6-piston brakes. The custom interior includes Dakota Digital gauges, an Ididit tilt steering column, a Vintage Air system and a power window kit.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER’S 1977 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG U1300 SE CUSTOM PICKUP – NO RESERVE
This custom 1977 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 SE pickup was previously owned by actor and former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and is powered by a 6.4-liter inline 6-cylinder turbo-diesel engine paired with an automatic transmission. In 2012 it was fully restored, modified and upgraded by Unimog Specialists Merex Mertec in Gaggenau, Germany. Included in the sale is a full file folder with pictures, documentation and certifications. 2,674 miles (title reads exempt).

1956 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP “REDEFINED” – NO RESERVE

Award-winning “REDefined,” powered by a Don Hardy LSA engine boasting a Holly EFI and Whipple supercharger that collectively generates 850hp with 752 ft/lbs of torque. Equipped with a 4L80 automatic transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear end.

1970 CHEVROLET K10 CUSTOM PICKUP – NO RESERVE

This custom Hogan Built 1970 Chevrolet K10 factory short-bed pickup is powered by a GM Performance crate 525hp 6.2-liter LS3 engine mated to a Hughes 4L80 transmission and an Atlas transfer case. The aluminum block is refinished in its classic Hugger Orange and features a Holley intake topped with a 14-inch air cleaner. Under the truck there is a fully polished 3-inch TIG-welded

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: PRAISEWORTHY PICKUPS: An Evolution From Wartime Workhorses to Modern-Day Masterpieces
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/praiseworthy-pickups-an-evolution-from-wartime-workhorses-to-modern-day-masterpieces/
Published Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2023 23:40:36 +0000

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THE ARTISTRY OF CUSTOMIZATION: Builders Bring Their Best to Barrett-Jackson

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THE ARTISTRY OF CUSTOMIZATION: Builders Bring Their Best to Barrett-Jackson
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1958 PACKARD CUSTOM SPORTSTER “RITA” – NO RESERVE

As anyone who has witnessed The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions knows, you can expect the unexpected at any given event – particularly when it comes to custom cars. The 2024 Scottsdale Auction will be no different, with some incredible custom creations set to make their way across the famed auction block, a sampling of which are highlighted here.

These often include re-creations of exceptional collectibles, like Shelbys from the 1960s, or tributes to popular movie cars, like the ever-popular Eleanor of “Gone in 60 Seconds” fame. Then there are those that fall into the not-something-you-see-every-day category, such as a highly customized 1932 Willys named “Low Standard” that is toting its very own hot-rod tanker based on an early 1900s Standard Oil horse-drawn version.

Often builders really let their creative juices flow with the customs they bring to auction and reimagine the classics into something completely new and different. Bodies are chopped, door handles shaved, frames modified, accessories and modern technology added and – voila! – before you know it, you are looking at a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in a whole new light.

Barrett-Jackson has always been at the forefront of the Resto-Mod movement, first hinted at when something completely different crossed the block during the 2002 Scottsdale Auction – a 1957 Ford called “The Intruder” and a 1954 Plymouth known as “The Sniper.” While they looked fairly stock on the outside, at the heart of the vehicles was the latest technology in terms of powertrain, suspension and more. Highly successful sales, they became the first of what was to become the Resto-Mod trend that continues to this day.

Be on the lookout for these incredible custom creations and more on the docket for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

1958 PACKARD CUSTOM SPORTSTER “RITA” – NO RESERVE
Pictured above, this custom 1958 Packard named “Rita” was built by Oz Kustoms and is powered by a stock original 289ci engine that was detailed and chromed. Finished in Lavender Pearl from House of Kolor, the exterior features a 5-inch chopped top, extended hood, fender and tailfins using frenched ’56 Packard taillights. It was completely molded, nosed and decked, the suicide doors were extended 8 inches and the cockpit area has been completely reshaped. The Pearl White and Lavender interior has a fabricated console, New Zealand lamb’s-wool carpeting and a pearl steering wheel made in Australia. It is equipped with an air-ride system and rolls on Packard 15×6 wire wheels wrapped in Coker tires. “Rita” has been a major show winner, debuting in 2016 in Pomona, CA; winning the Sam Barris Memorial Award at the Sacramento Autorama; was a feature entry at Concours on Rodeo in Beverly Hills, CA; and was shown overseas in Sweden and Norway. It has been on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. 1967 SHELBY GT500CR RE-CREATION – NO RESERVE
Created under license by Shelby Licensing, this is one of 25 all-carbon fiber GT500CRs built in 2022. More than 600 pounds lighter than the original 1967 Shelby GT500, this re-creation is powered by a third-generation Ford Performance 5.0-liter Magnuson VMP supercharged Coyote V8 engine paired with a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission. Casting a sinister presence with its raw carbon-fiber exterior, this unforgettable car features Dark Shadow racing stripes, and the body is fully wrapped in paint protection film. Featuring vertical stitching, the black leather Carroll Shelby Heritage interior includes Carroll Shelby’s distinctive signature on the dash, and it is also embroidered into the seatbacks. This car also features a wood-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, white shift knob and Shelby-branded white-faced Classic Instruments gauges. Other options include a Wilwood high-performance hydro-boost braking system, coilover suspension, air conditioning, an Alpine digital AM/FM CD stereo system driven by a trunk-mounted Focal amplifier, a custom-built Rick’s fuel tank, a rear-mounted Optima battery, and aluminum-accented clutch, brake and accelerator pedals. A front fascia/spoiler, twin close-coupled large-diameter driving lamps, a 1967 Shelby-style scooped hood, dual side-exit exhaust and handsome 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels round out the visuals for this awesome, limited-production reinterpretation of Carroll Shelby’s Mustang-based GT500.  1966 CHEVROLET CHEVY II NOVA CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE
Built by Artistic Customs in Jasper, OR, this custom Pro-Touring 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova is a show-quality custom build powered by a new 525hp 6.2-liter GM Performance LS3 crate engine topped with

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: THE ARTISTRY OF CUSTOMIZATION: Builders Bring Their Best to Barrett-Jackson
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/the-artistry-of-customization-builders-bring-their-best-to-barrett-jackson-2024-scottsdale-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2023 15:40:48 +0000

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