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Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson

1948 Chevrolet Crew Cab COE Custom “Decoliner” rolling into 2022 Scottsdale Auction with No Reserve

 

Imagination, functional performance, and excitement collide in this one-of-a-kind creation by Dale Gerry Street Rods in Vancouver, British Columbia. With 60 years of car building experience behind him, this master craftsman has built specialty cars for customers throughout Canada and the United States. This project began with a 1948 3-ton Chevrolet truck that was actually purchased new right down the road from Dale’s hometown. When Dale bought it, he began a 10-year and 10,000-hour build odyssey that injected art-deco style, and soul, into this humble cab-over-engine (COE) delivery truck. The end result is a completely new paradigm emerging in the world of custom vehicles, and it will cross the block at the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction January 22-30, where it will be selling with No Reserve.

This truck’s concept was launched because of the builder’s fascination with the art deco styles of the late 1930s through the ’40s. When he finally acquired this truck, he drew a rough sketch of the finished product he saw in his mind’s eye then had an artist friend do a real illustration of it which served as the master blueprint for the build. Exterior body work was extensive as the fenders alone required 1,000 hours of dedicated artisanship to create.

A totally new and handmade frame of aluminum was crafted to provide the ultimate superstructure from wheels to wheels to wheels. This meticulously engineered chassis is 23 feet long and hand welded on all four sides. It houses a GM crate 502ci Ram Jet fuel injected V8 engine that provides the performance required for any situation. This machine’s exhaust system is a work of art all by itself that’s worthy of being on full display.

Every system within this machine is a bright spot of ingenuity and detail including a Gearstar Performance 4L80E overdrive automatic transmission. A Duramax radiator with electric fans help keep this big block powerplant cool for any kind of hauling you have in mind. The custom front crossmember incorporates independent suspension. Out back, a specialized aluminum Ford 9-inch housing flaunts Dutchmen axles and makes the package look like it should be on exhibit in an art and science museum. The first pair of rear wheels disperse the engine’s power to the pavement whereas the rearmost wheels are actually floaters.

The Decoliner rides on a fully adjustable computer-controlled air-ride suspension system which incorporates high performance Alden shocks. Six classic American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with modern radial tires put the truck’s serious street capability to the pavement with extra style and proper respect for hot rod tradition. Stopping power comes via 14-inch Wilwood disc brakes up front and C5 Corvette disc brakes on all four rear wheels.

The original GM steel cab was stretched, and two additional factory doors were precisely morphed into the design, so your family or friends won’t be left out when the good times roll. And they will be hauled in high style. The new cab offers four bucket seats and door panels draped in red Italian leather — the work of Lee Baxter’s Hot Rod Interiors.

An early 1960s-era Chrysler dashboard and gauge cluster referred to as the “Astro Dome” in Chrysler’s national advertising campaign — now utilizing modern Dakota instruments — was incorporated and offer a nostalgic view of what the future looked like back then. The present, however, is represented by Vintage Air climate control and a custom audio system by Andres Car Audio. The rear portion of the body hides a compartment that opens like the cargo bay of the space shuttle and is the perfect place to stash luggage or four bags of golf clubs.

No mere show car, the Decoliner has been driven from Canada to California, and has a fifth wheel hitch for towing. This vehicle was built for dreamers who dream big, and someone’s dream will come true in Scottsdale in January.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: THE BIG HAUL: The No Reserve 1948 Chevrolet Crew Cab COE Custom “Decoliner”
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1948-chevrolet-crew-cab-coe-custom-decoliner/
Published Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:55:17 +0000

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UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction

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UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO COPO – NO RESERVE

Enthusiasts and collectors alike are in for an unforgettable showcase of automotive history with the Frank Tiegs Collection at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction, set to unfold January 20-28 at WestWorld. Frank Tiegs may not be a name that you are familiar with, but the world will know his collection when the auction concludes in January. This extraordinary collection features 28 muscle cars hailing from the late ’60s and early ’70s, each representing a chapter in the rich tapestry of American muscle. From the legendary Camaros to the rare Thunderbolt and the Hollywood-starred Oldsmobile, every vehicle in this showcase narrates a distinctive tale of power, performance and unbridled passion. Each will be auctioned with No Reserve, providing a unique opportunity to own a slice of the muscle-car legacy.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS LS6 – NO RESERVE

One standout in the Frank Tiegs Collection is the Daytona Yellow 1969 Chevrolet Yenko COPO Camaro. Don Yenko himself sold this one, and it’s the only survivor, according to COPO Connection. The lineup also includes a black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS and a silver one, adding more muscle to the mix. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 finished in silver is packing the original COPO ZL1 aluminum-block 427ci engine. This ride, #9 out of the 69 produced, went through a thorough restoration that used plenty of new-old-stock parts and a GM factory-assembled body shell to correct the body mods from its drag-racing days.

Completing the Chevrolet lineup in the collection, is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6. It packs an LS6 454ci engine mated to an M22 4-speed manual Rock Crusher transmission. Holding on to its originality, it sports a CRV-code 3.31 posi-traction rear axle assembly. Also making its mark is a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle and a 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS, one of the 4,475 LS6 cars built in 1970. These Chevrolets add a diverse touch to the already impressive collection.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE RAM AIR III – NO RESERVE

Adding more color to the offering is the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III, famously dubbed the “Psychedelic Judge.” Painted in Mint Turquoise, this GTO boasts a distinctive exterior adorned with factory Judge decals in blue, orange and pink, paired with a red bucket-seat interior. What makes this ride truly unique is its deviation from the standard color combo for a factory WT1 Judge option, a move not typically permitted but somehow realized by GM of Canada. Classified as one of the 75 GTO Judges finished in Mint Turquoise in 1970, this particular model stands out as a one-of-one “error,” as Mint Turquoise GTOs were intended to have black or Sandalwood interiors. Under the hood, the Psychedelic Judge is powered by a documented Judge 400ci Ram Air III engine, factory-rated at 366 horsepower and 445 ft/lbs of torque. It’s mated to a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a 3.55:1 posi-traction differential.

The collection also includes other Pontiac GTOs, such as a 1964 Pontiac GTO featuring a 389ci engine with a rating of 360 horsepower and finished in its original Silver Mist Gray color. Additionally, there’s another 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III in its original Starlight Black over a red interior, complete with full PHS paperwork and its Pontiac Division Window Sticker.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 – NO RESERVE

The Blue Oval brand is well-represented in the Frank Tiegs Collection with a lineup of impressive Mustangs. Leading the pack is a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 boasting a matching-numbers engine and rear end, with the added distinction of its VIN ending in 429. Another standout is a Grabber Green 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, preserving its original interior and factory options as detailed in the Marti Report and still rocking its matching-numbers engine along with original body panels and Ford factory parts.

Another Ford offering in the collection is a 1971 Mustang Boss 351, one of 1,806 Bosses built in 1971. Painted in the unique Bright Blue Metallic shade, this Boss 351 is one of seven featuring Magnum 500 chrome wheels, with five equipped with power steering, and only four produced with consoles and AM radios – making this Mustang one of the select three with this combination. Additional Mustangs in the collection include a meticulously restored, matching-numbers 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and a 1969 Ford Mustang 428 SCJ R-Code equipped with the R-code 428ci Super Cobra Jet engine, 4-speed transmission and Drag Pak, and featuring a W-code axle.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1964

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/unleashing-power-and-passion-the-frank-tiegs-collection-roars-into-barrett-jacksons-2024-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 19:00:46 +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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