World-Famous Custom Bu’Wicked, Star of Popular Video Game Gran Turismo 4, Now Available at Barrett-Jackson Showroom

  • Ted and Sue Richardson’s custom 1962 Buick custom available through
    the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom
  • Custom Resto-Mod is powered by a 700-horsepower supercharged Buick big
    block
  • Elegant masterpiece by the late builder Ryan Butler immortalized in
    international video game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BuWickedBarrett-Jackson
is offering exclusively through its showroom one of the most elegant and
famous custom cars in the world, the 1962 Buick dubbed Bu’Wicked, owned
by collectors Ted and Sue Richardson. Consigned for sale to Craig
Jackson’s team in Scottsdale, the big-block Buick-powered Resto-Mod was
the star of the show car circuit and Sony’s “Gran Turismo 4” video game.


“Barrett-Jackson was the first to provide an international platform for
high-end custom cars and Resto-Mods,” said Craig
Jackson
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Cars by masters like
Butler, Foose, Coddington and Trepanier deserve as much recognition as
those turned out by European coachbuilders. Through our auctions,
showroom and TV shows, we’ve elevated this art form to an entirely new
level. The rolling sculpture named Bu’Wicked is among the greatest
bespoke automotive works of our time.”

Buick enthusiasts Ted and Sue Richardson selected a 1962 Buick Special,
which was Motor Trend magazine’s 1962 Car of the Year, as the
basis of their project.

“With its deeply sculpted flanks and economical V6 engine, the early
Special wasn’t the stuff of hot-rodders’ dreams,” said Showroom Division
Manager Jeff Catlin. “But after five and a half decades, this Buick is
now seen as a clean palette with its unique, compact form. Its scarcity
today sets it apart from more common Buick muscle cars of the late ’60s
and early ’70s.”

Starting with an illustration by Justin Milburn, the Richardsons hired
the late Ryan Butler of Bill McGlaughlin’s Hot Rod Fabrication to
construct Bu’Wicked. Among other superb custom features, the car boasts
a full Art Morrison tube chassis and Heidts coilover front suspension,
as well as a supercharged Buick 455 with aluminum heads, a custom intake
manifold, headers and exhaust system. The engine sends 700 horsepower
and 750 ft/lbs of torque to the Richmond 6-speed stick. Inside, the
austere interior was transformed to match the two-tone body with
tasteful Lambo Orange pinstriping.

Shortly after its debut, the car graced the cover of Custom Rodder
magazine and was featured in Popular Hot Rodding. Bu’Wicked reached
immortality as a playable car in Sony’s “Gran Turismo 4” game for the
PlayStation 2.

For more information on Bu’Wicked, follow this link: Buick
Special Custom “Bu’Wicked”

About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Barrett-Jackson is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle,
which include auctions, VIP experiences, a private showroom and
authentic automobilia. With an unprecedented expert staff having over
130 years of combined industry experience in the automotive field,
Barrett-Jackson is a proven brand in the industry for excellence in all
things automotive-related. The company produces The World’s Greatest
Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at
Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast
partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature
extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in over
100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a
one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other
valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com
or call 480-421-6694.

About The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom

At the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, enthusiasts can enjoy
Barrett-Jackson quality and service year-round. Sell, consign or
purchase with confidence as the experienced team guides customers
through the process. The Showroom features a rotating selection of
premium vehicles that meet the high standards for which Barrett-Jackson
is known. The Showroom also has a dedicated service department, overseen
by an ASE-certified mechanic. The service department is the perfect
choice for car owners looking for excellent repair, maintenance and
light reconditioning of not only collector cars, but modern specialty
cars as well. For more information about The Barrett-Jackson Collection
Showroom, visit http://www.barrettjacksoncollectionshowroom.com/
or call 480-306-8210.

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Contacts

Automotive Media
TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of
Barrett-Jackson

Aaron Cook, 214-520-3430
ACook@TPRM.com