Fifth annual Copart Rebuild challenge recap

If you aren’t familiar with the Copart Rebuild Challenge, it’s a contest held annually in which automobile rebuilders and customizers from around the nation can submit before and after photos of their builds for a chance at substantial cash prizes.

Did you vote for the winners in this year’s Copart Rebuild Challenge? There were hundreds of entries this year, so choosing the very best was very difficult. Copart judges chose the finalists, then you chose the winners. Read below to see the finalists and winning builds from this year!


Andrey B.

2015 Ford F-350. complete rebuild, including stretching cab and frame, adding 2x doors and rebuilding the engine, making a fully upgraded custom-made pickup truck.

Bobby F.

I rebuilt a 2015 Mustang (Roush) from a front in collision and fire to a show winner.

Cole W.

My automobile is a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. After getting the rusted rolling chassis around 10 years ago, the automobile was fully restored in my backyard over the course of a year. Under the hood is a LS engine pulled from a wrecked Copart car, as well as a T56 6 speed transmission.

Dave B.

1974 Volkswagen Thing. picture before shows the bare shell as I picked it up.
Picture two is the completed car.  everything got cleaned, blasted, painted, or powder coated. The ThingShop in Arizona was my source for lots of parts.

Jeff P.


Mark T.

The OFFROADSTER was built from a  2008 Jeep 4 door JK. Customizations include: shortening the 4-door tub by 43″, converting it to 2 doors, cutting the doors and re-designing the rear body panel and fold-down tailgate. The front was fitted with twin supercharged 3.8L inline motors, fenders, and the hood was stretched 52″.

Matt C.

1956 Chevy C6500 with a 2004 Silverado 2500 HD chassis and a 2004 Duramax Diesel Engine. built Allison Transmission, Duramax Tuner Stealth 64 Turbo putting down 600RWHP! custom-made 4-link rear suspension with coils over shocks. custom-made interior with leather bucket seats and Dakota digital Gauges. This truck took three years to build, and it’s a true one of a kind!

Saul V.

1972 Datsun 240z – fully restored from the ground up with a turbocharged LS1 V8. custom-made large body and paint, suspension upgrade, wiring, custom-made interior and more.

Wayne G.

1952 Pontiac Catalina 2dr Coupe. Numbers matching and restored to original condition!


Third prize – Derek W.

2002 Thomas Bus converted into a dovetail automobile hauler.

Second prize – mark S.

“Change of Plans” — ’57 Chevy Bel-Air, brought back from the dead to become a show winner for my daughter. We rebuilt this ’57 from the ground up when she turned 15 and had it done for her within a year so she could drive it to school everyday. She is a lot of pleased of rebuilding the engine by herself.

Grand prize – Corky T.

What do you get when you cross a Honda Gold Wing, a Chevy Malibu and a Lamborghini, and you have Copart for all your shopping needs?

Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the fifth annual Copart Rebuild Challenge! We look forward to hosting the contest every year, so pay attention for news about the next exciting Copart Rebuild Challenge.

Want to start getting ready for next year’s Copart Rebuild Challenge? Register to be a Copart member for free, then start browsing over 125,000 automobiles available every day.

Ready. Set. Rebuild!


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