RideTech had something very interesting in store for attendees of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. It’s put together a team that created what it calls the RideTech 48 Hour GMC Pickup: a truck that will be built in the 48 hours prior to it crossing the block, all in front of a live audience of an estimated 400,000 people.
RideTech called it a “Put Up or Shut Up” proposition as the truck must cross the block under its own power, and as promised on Sunday, January 22 at about 4:00 PM PT. Which it did! The gavel slammed on this mint condition, pro-touring truck for approximately $82,500.
The content of the RideTech 48 Hour GMC Pickup is quite appealing. The team started off by getting the truck off the frame and fitting a complete RideTech StreetGRIP lowered suspension system, along with a heavy duty Currie 9” Ford rear axle and Baer four wheel disc brakes.
Performance was also modernized, with a No Limit Engineering custom gas tank feeding a FiTech electronic fuel injection system. Also under the hood is an MSD Ignition setup with an HEI distributor and Super Conductor wires. C&R Racing optimizes cooling with an aluminum radiator.
Inside the truck, American Autowire wired in modern gauges from Classic Instruments, as well as a Kicker Bluetooth enable KMC10 Media Center, a Vintage Air A/C system, HushMat insulation, and Lokar pedals and cables. A couple of interesting tidbits include a modern wiper system from Detroit Speed and billet hood hinges from Ringbrothers.
Once the truck was finally back together, EAWraps wrapped it with a two-tone finish. Forged three-piece wheels from Forgeline wrapped in B.F Goodrich tires completed the look.