Texas Metal’s Custom Trucks Bag $310,750 at Mecum Auctions Houston

Lyle Ellerbee

Viewing mega-costly automobiles is the proverbial “norm” at Mecum Auctions’ car sales. Exotic supercars, common sizzling rods, and even first or replica race cars and trucks cross the block and are marketed for significant dollars at every cease on the company’s annual tour.

Truck and Off-Highway Team Senior Information Producer KJ Jones a short while ago attended Mecum’s Houston, Texas, demonstrate, where by he uncovered that in addition to the bling and general performance that attracts greatest pounds, there also are cars that aren’t of the identical superior benchmarks. That training apart, trucks showing at Mecum’s auction have been the most important aim of KJ’s study, and a great deal of outstanding rigs ended up scattered throughout the roomy NRG Center.

Monthly bill Carlton and Tim Donelson’s Texas Metal is a person of the far more popular exhibits in MotorTrend’s roster of packages. The exhibit is centered around Ekstensive Metal Fabrication, and the inventive (mainly truck) builds the shop executes. As KJ notes in his pre-Houston report, a pair of late-model Fords ended up amongst four Ekstensive-constructed autos that have been for sale: a wickedly painted, supercharged 2016 F-150, and the headliner, Tim’s radically custom made 2017 F-250.

With Mecum Auctions’ Indianapolis party fast approaching—set to broadcast stay on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend Television May 18-21—let’s choose just one very last seem at the Houston exhibit, and update you on the last stats for the vehicles of the Texas Metallic Collection.

However Out there

Ekstensive Steel Fabrication’s 2016 Ford F-150 was not hammered “sold!” at Mecum Auctions’ Houston occasion. With $53,000 getting the optimum bid for the 332-mile supercharged 1/2-ton, it moved on for a offer to hopefully be brokered by agents at Mecum’s “The Bid Goes On” desk.


The blacked-out 2021 Cadillac Escalade (still left) was obtained for the princely sum of $123,750. Nonetheless, a large bid of $80,000 could not get a offer done for Ekstensive’s hijacked, significant-wheeled 2018 GMC Yukon Denali.

Time for the Followers

In addition to making an attempt to get trucks auctioned, Invoice and Tim managed to strike a excellent balance concerning organization and generating time to meet, get images with, and sign autographs for Texas Steel admirers like Eric Goodie Sr., KJ’s brother.


Offered the movie star component, the auction for this ginormous 2017 F-250—the Texas Metal Collection’s flagship—was really interesting. Soon after a number of rounds of back again-and-forth bidding, Tim’s personalized-designed Super Responsibility marketed for $187,000.

Mecum Auctions 2022 Routine on MotorTrend

Right here are the remaining 2022 Mecum Auctions that can be considered on MotorTrend+ streaming support and MotorTrend Television set:

  • May well 18-21: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • June 10-11: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • July 28-30: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • August 19-20: Monterey, California
  • September 8-10: Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 14-15: Chicago, Illinois
  • November 11-12: Las Vegas, Nevada
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