1/18-24: Barrett-Jackson set to roll out auction extravaganza
by Kellie Hwang – Jan. 11, 2010 03:25 PM
The Arizona Republic
More than 200,000 people from around the world will come together next week for the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. Important cars up for auction are the 1930 Ford Model A Coupe used by infamous gangster John Dillinger and a Boyd’s Hauler 1993 Chevrolet custom pickup truck built for rocker Eddie Van Halen.
|Style:||CUSTOM PICKUP “BOYD’S HAULER”|
|Summary:||“Boyd’s Hauler”, designed by Chip Foose for Eddie Van Halen. Built at “Hot Rods By Boyd” and included with the sale is a signed Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang guitar.|
|Details:||Built for Eddie Van Halen, this 1993 Chevrolet pickup is known as the “Boyd’s Hauler”. The truck was originally designed by Chip Foose in 1993 and built at “Hot Rods By Boyds”. Included with the sale, for the first time ever will be an Eddie Van Halen autographed EVH brand prototype electric guitar. The prototype was used in the development process for the redesigned Wolfgang Special. This is a new model in the EVH brand line of instruments, set for worldwide release in 2010. Rounding out the auction package will be a pair of office EVH brand striped sneakers and the original hand drawn rendering of the truck you see pictured here. Boyd Coddington achieved worldwide fame for his understated elegant approach to design, while maintaining respect and dignity. Boyd’s creations never wasted energy. The EVH Boyd’s Hauler is no exception. Built exclusively for Eddie Van Halen, the Hauler began its life as a brand new everyday 1993 Chevy 1500 1/2 ton, shortbed pickup. The original motor was replaced by a Corvette LT1 5.7L 350cid V8 and complimented by a 700R4 automatic transmission. The truck was lowered and modified to accept a Corvette independent rear suspension. Up front, the Hauler features a billet grille and a sleek front bumper/air dam. The back end sports a rolled pan and recessed license plate. It wouldn’t be a Boyd creation without the right shoes, hence the one-off 16″ and 17″ asymmetrical billet wheels and “big and bigger” set of BFGoodrich tires. The truck was upgraded to a set of 20″ and 18″ one-off wheels designed and built by Chris Coddington. The truck has been fitted with a custom stainless steel exhaust system by Magnaflow and is rounded out by a custom audio system courtesy of Memphis Audio and installed by Extreme Audio and Customs of Riverside, California.|