Talk about pressure: Imagine taking a car to an auction, doing a complete upfit on the premises and then selling the vehicle 48 hours later!
That’s precisely what RideTech, an aftermarket suspension company, did last week at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale, where it transformed a 1968 GMC C10 pickup truck and then sold it for $82,500 (price includes buyer’s fees).
RideTech had done two previous 48-hour builds — one a Chevrolet Corvette, the other a Camaro — back at its own shop in Jasper, Indiana. This time, however, the workd would be done in the Do-It Yourself Pavilion at Barrett-Jackson.
“We wanted to expose this success to an even larger audience,” said RideTech president Bret Voekel. “There was no better place to do it than at the largest automotive lifestyle event in the world, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.”
The goal of such two-day turnarounds is to show that it can be done, that a reliable hot rod can be built in 48 hours.
The truck used for the build was a restored vehicle but during the build it was upgraded with Forgeline wheels, BFG tires, Baer Brakes, Fitech EFI, a No Limit Engineering fuel tank, Currie crate rear end, Vintage Air air conditioning, Classic Instruments gauges, a Kicker stereo, C&R radiator, American Autowire wiring and a full RideTech StreetGrip suspension.