Ten Insane Builds Up For Auction at Global Auto Salon Riyadh
World-class builds, immaculate restorations, rare vintage vehicles, and high-end supercars will all come together under one roof for the Global Auto Salon in Riyadh. While attendees will be able to marvel at some of the cars from world famous builders such as Dave Kindig, Richard Rawlings, and Ryan Friedlinghaus together at the event, it will be possible to drive out with some of the vehicles on display. Worldwide Auctioneers in collaboration with the General Entertainment Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sela Sports will host the first-ever Global Auto Salon Riyadh Auto Auction and Salon featuring over 300 vehicles up for sale. In addition to the exotics, modern muscle, and historic cars up for sale, we take a look at 10 wild custom builds up for auction that you probably have seen on TV.
1970 Chevrolet C-10 Custom Pickup
Featuring a 6.2L LS3 V-8 engine, this Midnight Blue 1970 Chevrolet C-10 pickup blends both American truck and hot rod culture in one classic build.
1930 Ford Model A Tudor Custom Rat Rod
One of the earlier Gas Monkey Garage builds; Richard Rawlings turned some heads with this custom 1930 Ford Model A Rat Rod rocking a Chevy 350 V-8 crate engine on air suspension complete with a matching Harley Davidson and trailer.
1956 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Convertible
A SEMA, Autorama, and Goodguy’s award winner, this 1956 Pontiac Star Chief from Customs by Kilkeary embodies the spirit of Detroit muscle with its Chevy Performance 418 engine and Whipple supercharger putting down 830 horsepower.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Custom ‘Gullwing’ Coupe
The epitome of a resto-mod, this 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL from the folks at Kindig-It Designs pays the ultimate tribute to the classic gullwing with a 7.4 liter V-8 complete with a modern Triptonic paddle shifter and Wilwood carbon ceramic brakes.
1913 Ford Model T Custom “King T”
Arguably one of the most famous hot rods of all time, this 1913 Ford Model T with custom Chevy 350 V-8 and its Jaguar XKE independent rear suspension has been immortalized in MPC model kits and as part of the Hot Wheels “Hot Heaps” die-cast collection.
1958 Lincoln Continental Custom Convertible – “Maybellene”
Another stunning build by Kindig-It, ‘Maybellene’ the 1958 Lincoln Continental embraces Dave Kindig’s vision of a classic 1950s car with the iconic tail fins while staying true to the ‘Jet Age’ era with at twin supercharged Falconer 9.8 liter V-12.
1961 Chevrolet Impala “Double Bubble” Custom
A Great 8 Ridler and Goodguy’s Builder’s Choice award winner, this 1961 Chevrolet Impala is all things custom. Most notably the wagon top customized from a 1961 Pontiac roof and was chopped to give it a unique hot rod touch along with the beautifully present Chevy 409 big-block V-8.
1984 Peterbuilt 359 Ultra Custom TT Crew Cab – “THOR”
Dubbed the ‘World’s Greatest Custom Heavy Truck’, and rightfully so at 44 feet in length this custom 1984 Peterbuilt 359 Crew Cab puts down nearly 4000 horsepower with two 12 cylinder Detroit diesel engines and 12 superchargers all in a street-legal package.
1932 Ford “P-32” Highboy Foose Roadster
Chip Foose’s vision of a wingless WWII fighter plane comes is realized in this 1932 Ford Roadster sporting a Lincoln V-12 engine and custom stretched body incorporating wartime aircraft details.
1957 Chevrolet Custom ‘Imagine’ Hardtop
At a cost of over 2 million dollars, this 2018 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award and SEMA Best in Show winner boast one of the most extreme custom creations in recent memory. What started off as a 1957 Chevrolet 150 hardtop has taken 10 years of meticulous design and fabrication to be reimagined into the most awarded car of the 2018-19 ISCA circuit.