Alan Jackson Vintage Cars on Auction Block
Alan Jackson fans have a rare opportunity this weekend to purchase one of the singer's vintage vehicles. Jackson is selling his 1967 Jeepster Commando, 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser and 1969 Chevrolet Camaro at the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Sunday.
The blue Camaro convertible has less than 62,000 original miles on it and has been restored to its original specs. The Land Cruiser is two-tone green with a green hounds tooth interior and is also is fully restored and updated with an automatic transmission. The Jeepster Commando convertible is turquoise and white with a white interior. It is a complete frame-off restoration with updated power steering and 4-wheel disc brakes.
The description from Barrett-Jackson says that Jackson personally oversaw the restoration process. Jackson's love for vintage cars might well go back to his first car, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, which he bought for $3,200. With the help of his father, Gene, he restored it. He used to pick up his now-wife Denise when they were dating, but Jackson later sold it in order to buy their first home. After he became a singing sensation, Denise tracked the car down, had it restored and surprised him with the very special gift. The cream-colored convertible sits in Jackson's 12-car garage outside of Nashville, which houses several other vintage cars.