Plenty of incredible vehicles cross Barrett-Jackson’s handful of auctions throughout the year but, occasionally, something truly special is crafted and deserves a closer look.
That would be this 1957 Chevrolet pickup. Dubbed, “Quiksilver,” the truck has won countless awards, and has been credited as one of the most custom pickups to have ever been created.
Alan Beers, the owner of the 1957 Chevrolet, says creating a custom pickup to this degree was the purpose.
“That was the point,” explained Beers. “As a lifelong truck fan, I noticed that no one had ever built a truly ‘over-the-top’ pickup. The big shows were filled with really nice cars, but there had never been a truck that was on the same level of the award-winning hot rods. So I decided to build QuikSilver.”
Beers took his vision to Hot Rod Garage of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and things took off from there. The 1957 pickup was the basis but, a bed from a 1959 truck was used to create the unique profile, and the glass has actually been custom built and cut down from a 1959 Ford windshield. Literally, each and every panel has been fabricated, modified and been custom built.
And under the hood is no different. A rebuilt 540 cubic-inch Chevy big-block V8 sits under the hood, producing a very healthy 650 hp. And the truck is street-ready, too. As showy as the build is, it’s also ready to the light its rear tires up at a moment’s notice thanks to a limited-slip differential out back.
But, Beers says it’s time for someone else to enjoy the truck. The 1957 Chevy pickup will cross Barrett-Jackson at the 2016 Scottsdale, Arizona auction. Before that, it will appear at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas for attendees to grab a closer look.
If we had to take an educated guess, we think Quiksilver should have no problem finding a new home with a lofty price tag.