EDDIE VAN HALEN’S 1993 CHEVROLET “BOYDS HAULER” TRUCK TO BE SOLD
June 29, 2009
Built for Eddie Van Halen, this is the 1993 Chevrolet pick up know as “Boyds Hauler”. Designed by Chip Foose back in 1993 and built at “Hot Rods By Boyds” this is a one of a kind truck that is currently undergoing a cosmetic and mechanical restoration to return it to is show stopping staus.
Designed by Chip Foose for EVH, this Hot Rod truck just screams rock and roll. The truck will be offered for sale at NO RESERVE on the world famous auction block of Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale Arizona in January 2010. Included with the sale with be a signed EVH/Wolfgang edition guitar and the hand drawn rendering you see pictured here. The truck will be featured in major magaizines showing its progress for it worldwide re-release in late August this summer.
The photos currently seen are of the rendering and the picture from the Testors 1/24 model kit released in 1998 for this ground pounder Boyd Coddington is famous for his understated, elegant approach to design. His rods are all awe-inspiring–but they invoke the reverence quietly and with great dignity. CheZoom, Aluma Coupe, Smoothster and others remain at the forefront of hot rod design, not because they are flashy, but because they are just so right. Boyd’s creations never waste energy. And so it is with his Hauler.
Built for a rock ‘n roll star with deep pockets, the Hauler began as brand new everyday 1993 Chevy C-1500 1/2 ton, shortbed pickup. Out goes the engine and drivetrain and in goes a brand new Corvette LT-1 5.7 350ci v8 and a 700-R4 automatic transmission. The truck was lowered and modified to accept Corvette independent rear suspension. Up front the Hauler is distinguished billet grill, and a sleek front bumper and air dam; the backend features a rolled pan and recessed license plate. A flush-mounted cover protects the bed. It wouldn’t be a Boyd without the right shoes, so let’s add a set of his “one off” 16″ and 17″ asymmetrical billet wheels, and mount the “big and bigger” BF Goodrich tires. Now that’s the way to build a truck!
The current restoration is being handled by Duane Mayer and Bernt Karlsson owners of “American Hotrods” Street rod shop in Anaheim Calif. and formally with Boyd Coddington and on the hit TV series from the Discovery channel “American Hotrods” look for upcoming information on this one of a kind truck in the current weeks at www.sandiegoclassicandmusclecars.com.