RENO, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is building an exciting docket of custom vehicles for the famous Hot August Nights auction, held August 6-8, 2015, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Hot August Nights is the premier event for hot rods and custom vehicles and Barrett-Jackson has built a docket that largely complements that theme. Among the most anticipated consignments is a collection of Fords including the 1936 Ford Custom Sedan (Lot #624) finished by Count’s Kustoms, utilizing a Corvette C4 suspension and a GM crate Ram Jet V8 engine.
“Hot August Nights has a long-standing tradition of bringing together the world’s most elite customizers,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We enjoy helping Hot August Nights carry their nostalgic theme through to our auction by filling our docket with fantastic customs such as these.”
The highly-anticipated 1936 Ford Custom Sedan (Lot #624) is dressed in a stunning, Burnt Orange custom paint, custom pinstripes and airbrush fades. This over-the-top build was finished by Count’s Kustoms and carries an array of eye-catching features. This hot rod rides on Corvette C4 suspension and adjustable air ride shockwaves, and is powered by a GM crate Ram Jet V8 with electronic fuel injection and a 4L80E automatic overdrive transmission. Inside the all-steel body, the black leather and suede interior is accompanied by power seats, windows and sunroof.
A ’33 Ford 3-Window Custom Coupe (Lot #633) features an incredible build with a complete receipt file. A 5.7-liter TPI roller cam engine and 700R4 overdrive automatic transmission power this showstopping hot rod. The black exterior features a custom hood and side panels and a deluxe grill, with the interior sporting red leather along with a custom sound system and banjo custom steering wheel, as well as the technology of rear- and sideview cameras.
“Our Reno Tahoe fans truly understand the time, talent and detail that goes into the award-winning customs that cross our block during the week of Hot August Nights,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This year’s Ford customs will showcase the skillfulness and passion these custom works of art represent.”
Another Ford custom, appropriately titled “Mellow Yellow,” showcases an outstanding build on an all-steel, fully streetable ’34 Ford Roadster (Lot #634). Under the hood, this custom Ford features a HEMI engine boasting approximately 600 horsepower along with a hydraulic roller cam and lifters, adjustable roller rocker arms, dual carburetors, custom aluminum radiator and dual electric fans. Built to show-winning and concours quality, this build has seen only 760 miles since completion.
Also sure to be a fan favorite in Reno Tahoe is a ’56 Ford F600 Custom Pickup (Lot #646). The truck was transformed from a single-cab 22-inch flatbed F600 into a 4-door cab that features Swedish leather and a five-screen DVD stereo entertainment system. Other custom additions include hand-formed front and rear roll pans, a one-off machined console center, hand-built running boards, 2005 Denali bucket seats and a fully polished Ram Jet engine that cranks out 502 horsepower.
Consignments for the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction are still being accepted, with Reserve and No Reserve options available. To consign a vehicle in the Reno Tahoe auction, click here. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Reno Tahoe, Nevada; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.
For high-resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com