The Gas Monkey Garage collection is going up for auction. Richard Rawlings wants to go big-budget on his personal collection, so he’s selling nearly 30 vehicles on Bring a Trailer to help fund it.
Richard Rawlings, the driving force behind Gas Monkey Garage, does everything big — including selling cars. The Cannonballer, car-builder, and outrageous personality will be selling off more than two dozen rides from his collection through Bring a Trailer.
The auction starts Sept. 7 and runs for just 7 days.
Rawlings says he’s selling the collection not to get out of the hobby, but to move into the big leagues of car collecting. “I want to reinvest in hotrods with super-big pedigrees. I want Mercedes, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and more,” he said. To raise the cash to accomplish that, he’s having a garage sale auction.
The range of cars and trucks being sold is massive, from a famous Model T Roadster called King T to a 2022 Ford Bronco Badlands four-door. There’s even an experience at the Gas Monkey Garage up for auction.
Gas Monkey Garage ‘Bring a Trailer’ Auction
These are some of the coolest vehicles up for auction that have been revealed so far.
A Model T roadster built by hot-rod legends Don Tognotti and Gene Winfield, it won Most Beautiful Roadster at the Oakland Roadster show way back in 1964. The car was restored in 2007, with Winfield repainting it in the original lavender. The roadster will be sold with period photos and a load of collectibles.
1965 Ford Mustang
This is a K-code car, short for the performance package offered that included a special high-performance 289-cubic-inch V8 but did not offer things like air conditioning and power steering.
The package included beefed-up suspension and driveline parts, and only around 13,000 were made over 4 years. This one, though, is far from stock, with electronic fuel injection, a Tremec five-speed, and lots of other changes.
Easyriders Custom Chopper
Built in the early ’90s for the founder of Easyriders Magazine, this bright-orange bike was featured in the magazine as well as in season 16 of Rawlings’ show “Fast N’ Loud.”
1987 Chevrolet R30
This classic work truck is — make that was — the Gas Monkey Garage shop truck. The Squarebody has a utility bed, 20-inch steel wheels, and a complete custom interior with air conditioning.
1986 Zimmer Quicksilver
Zimmer isn’t a name most car people would recognize, but the company built some very crazy cars. The Quicksilver looks straight out of “RoboCop” but is actually a Pontiac Fiero underneath.
The chassis was stretched and a new body was fitted, but it’s still a mid-engine car. This one has just 500 miles on the clock.
Gas Monkey Experience
The Gas Monkey experience up for auction is a chance to bring three friends along to Rawlings’s shop in Texas. The winner will get lunch with Rawlings “and lots of fun” — plus complimentary Miller Lite.
The proceeds from this one go to the Gas Monkey Foundation, a nonprofit that has worked with organizations including No Child Left Behind, American Warrior Garage, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Gas Monkey Garage Auction Details
The whole auction is a bit of a shake-up for Bring a Trailer. It’s the first time that the auction site has sold a single collection like this. There will be a livestream of the event at GasMonkeyGarage.com, and the sales will start to close on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
When the auctions go live, each vehicle will get a YouTube video explaining the history of the car and helping to show it off to potential buyers. Summary videos showing the collection as a whole are live now, and you’ve already scrolled by the first one in this story.
The sales will end one after the other in rapid-fire succession. Rawlings likens making top bids in these auctions to winning a prize fight.
Check out the full list of vehicles below, all sold with no reserve.
- 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan
- 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan
- 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod
- 1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Roadster
- 1937 Ford Model 78 Coupe
- Kurtis-Style Midget Race Car
- 302-Powered 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Club Coupe
- 1957 Ford F-100 3-Speed
- 350-Powered 1959 Chevrolet Corvette 3-Speed
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
- Modified 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback K-Code 5-Speed
- 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Hardtop
- 1966 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 289 4-Speed
- 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible
- 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible 6-Speed
- 12k-Mile 1976 Jaguar XJ12L Series II Sedan
- 1978 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4×4
- 1979 Porsche 928 5-Speed
- 500-Mile 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver
- 1987 Chevrolet R30 Chassis-Cab Utility Truck
- Modified 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4×4
- 2022 Ford Bronco Badlands V6 4-Door
- Easyriders Custom Chopper
- Roadster Shop Fast Track Stage III Chassis for C1 Corvette
- Custom Harley-Davidson Panhead Chopper
- The Gas Monkey Experience for Charity