47th Auction Event is January 13–21
Chevy, Ford and Mopar muscle; restored and custom trucks; 21 cars from a Scottsdale collection; Salon classics; a high-performance Porsche hybrid; and charity cars: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 47 packs the high-horsepower style and schedule fans expect from The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®.
Offering more than 1,600 cars, most at No Reserve, Barrett-Jackson returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale for its 47th automotive lifestyle event, January 13–21, 2018. Bidders, consignors, entertainers, exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of automotive fans will gather for nine days of car excitement.
An additional 20,000 square feet of space has been added, upping the Barrett-Jackson auction-tent square footage to 1 million-plus. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson has paved approximately 126,000 square feet to ensure all show vehicles will be on asphalt.
The collector car and automobilia auctions begin Monday, January 15, and continue through Sunday, January 21. Gates open at 8 a.m. during auction week, along with exhibitors and food courts. The Ford Ride ’N Drives, Chevrolet Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Other highlights include the complimentary Behind the Hobby Collector Car Symposiums, the Barrett-Jackson Restoration Garage, Barrett-Jackson Live Stage and the new STEAM City, an educational inspiration for children in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.
Television coverage has also expanded. The auction will see 37 hours of live television coverage, including unprecedented live prime-time coverage on Discovery Channel, Wednesday, January 17, 4–9 p.m., featuring a spectacular docket of vehicles crossing the block.
“We are excited for our 2018 Scottsdale Auction to once again celebrate the automotive-lifestyle culture,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson, which also produces annual car auctions in Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
As per tradition, Barrett-Jackson will showcase Big Three muscle from Chevy, Ford and Chrysler.
Leading the Chevy’s is one of the greatest performance cars ever, a 1969 ZL1 (Lot #1409), Number 59 of the 69 COPO 9560 built this year. The COPO 9560 high-performance Camaro, signature Hugger Orange on a black interior, is powered by an all-aluminum 427-cid engine with the NC8 chambered exhaust.
Also rare for a COPO, the thunderous ZL1 features the 9560 M22 Rock Crusher four-speed manual transmission and transistor ignition, special suspension, heavy-duty radiator, special ducted hood, heavy-duty 4.10 posi-traction rear axle, power disc brakes, white-letter tires, AM radio and code-Z21 style trim group.
Other handsome bowties are Body #1 and VIN 002 of the ’57 Chevrolet 150 series sedan 1957 Chevrolet 150 (#1291); a rare ’65 Corvette Stingray Cutaway (#1413), which the carmaker trailered to auto shows to demonstrate the car’s hidden mechanical components; a 1968 Camaro (#1068), one of only 272 built with the L78/L89 option that year; a Le Mans Blue 1968 Corvette L88 (#1418), with the legendary L88 427-cid/430-horsepower engine; and customs such as a 1955 Nomad Custom Wagon ( #1345).
“It’s incredibly rewarding to see the breadth and depth of our Chevy docket,” says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From original survivors to those showcasing the latest in modern performance, there’s no doubt we’ll have the world’s best Chevy models for auction in January.”
Ford’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale entourage is led by a 1966 Shelby Prototype (#1406), a pre-production prototype, chassis #SFM6S001, the very first 1966 Shelby GT350 built, as documented in the SAAC Shelby American World Registry. It’s powered by a matching-numbers high-performance 289-cid V-8 engine and four-speed T10 manual transmission.
This is the only Shelby GT350 factory equipped with the upscale, factory-optional Pony upholstery available with regular Mustangs, and it features the after-factory Medium Blue vinyl top, which Ford considered as an option for 1966.
Shortly after a 2011 restoration, the car took the Gold Award in Division II judging at the Mid-America Ford and Shelby Nationals and was invited to the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it appeared on the lawn with other Shelby Mustangs.
This historically significant prototype represents the first step in what would quickly become Ford’s “dragon slayer,” forging a competition history that forever set the Mustang apart from the pony cars that would come after.
Another notable Mustang is a 1969 Q-Code 482 Cobra Jet Convertible (#1420), one of just 20 built in 1969 with a four-speed manual transmission and one of only 50 with the 428 CJ nonRam Air engine. A 1955 Ford Thunderbird Custom Convertible (#1417) was a 2012 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award winner and features a Gale Banks Engineering twin-turbo engine with 1150 horsepower and 900 ft./lbs. of torque.
A 1962 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup “Django” (#1062) includes a stainless intake manifold supporting a 13-mm Bosch P7100 injection pump and Borg Warner S400 and S500 turbos, producing 500 horses.
Among many awards, the truck won Best Radical Truck and Outstanding Full Radical Hand-Built Truck at the 2015 Detroit Autorama and was a Barrett-Jackson Cup contender and brought home Grand Marshall, Celebrity’s Choice and Best Special Interest awards at Barrett-Jackson’s Hot August Nights. This outstanding custom has been featured in Hot Rod, Street Trucks, Classic Trucks, Diesel Power and Diesel World.
This is a chopped Ford gone wild with the windshield leaned back, fenders widened and moved up, custom hood, front and rear fender styling with a hand-fabricated grille and cowl. The bed has been completely restyled, wrapped and smoothed. It has suicide doors, flush-mount glass, single-piece side glass and custom steel dash. The interior is luxurious distressed leather, trimmed and filled with the latest Kicker audio components.
Mopar Sizzles the WestWorld Asphalt
Dodge-powered classics will also roar into WestWorld.
A genuine, documented and unrestored 1971 HEMI Challenger (#1421) carries the great 426-cid HEMI engine and pistol-grip four-speed manual transmission. Featuring an A34 Super Trak Pak, power brakes and bucket seats, this is one of the 70 HEMI Challengers produced this year.
Two classic pick-ups include a 1941 Dodge Military Power Wagon (#1311.1). The custom-built “Full Metal Jacket,” features a Brazilian hardwood bed accented by hand-brushed nickel and is powered by a 3.9-liter 4BT Cummins diesel engine, an HX35 turbo and a TH350 automatic transmission.
The second is a matching-numbers 1948 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup (#1028), green and black on a beige interior, powered by an original 230-cid inline six-cylinder engine and a two-speed transfer case behind a four-speed tranny. “The recent frame-off rotisserie build was geared toward originality, including the original green color and the cloth style wiring, and everything has been rebuilt or replaced with vintage Power Wagon parts,” Davis explains.
Other great cars from Walter Chrysler’s factory are a rare red-on-black 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona (#1369), one of 503 produced in early summer 1969 for the first NASCAR race at Talladega, featuring its original 440-cid Magnum engine, a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust with a correct date-coded automatic transmission; a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 Custom Coupe (#1294.1) with a potent all-aluminum 528-cid EFI HEMI engine; and a 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10CS Carroll Shelby Limited Edition Roadster (#1016), one of 19 built, powered by an 8.0-liter 10-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual.
“From the great selection of trucks to the incredible ’71 HEMI Challenger, this year’s docket represents some of the best vehicles from Dodge’s storied history,” Davis says. “We look forward to having these great American-made cars on display as they cross the block in Scottsdale.”
Appointments at The Salon
Showcasing the world’s most valuable collectible vehicles, The Salon Collection at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is always a crowd-attractor.
Everyone will admire the multiple-concours award-winning 1930 Cord L29 Sport Phaeton (#1382). Only 4,400 L29s were built between 1929 and 1932, bodied by the world’s best coachbuilders. Named for the manufacturer/entrepreneur E.L. Cord, this beautiful Classic Era car is the only one with the Sport Touring Phaeton body from Rollston, based in New York City.
Featured also in the Auburns, the 301-cid Lycoming Straight-8 was turned 180 degrees in the Cord chassis with a forward-mounted transmission, eliminating a tunnel and providing better handling.
This stylish L29 Sport Phaeton, with its signature rakish and low-slung look, is a real stunner, top up or top down, without a bad angle to be found.
From England, a 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50-horsepower Silver Ghost Landaulette By Barker (#1378.1), a great example of an Edwardian Era touring car, is the last of the 116 of the B-Series Silver Ghosts produced and is in its original landaulette configuration by the famed Barker of London, established in 1710, which built coaches for Queen Anne, King George II and Queen Victoria.
Its 7428cc engine could advance from 3 mph to 70 mph using only the top gear of its four-speed transmission and delivered 16 to 20 mpg.
Following original UK ownership, the Rolls was eventually sold to Miss Helen Brice of New York City, the daughter of U.S. Senator and Mrs. Calvin S. Brice, who had built fortunes in key industries of his era, railroads and banking. In early 1934, Miss Brice’s chauffeur wrote to Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, suggesting that the elegant vehicle would be appropriate for the carmaker’s new museum.
The Silver Ghost was then displayed at his Edison Institute, today The Henry Ford, and remained so until 1971. Renowned Rolls-Royce collectors, including B. Paul Moser, Denean Stafford III and Richard Solove, have proudly owned it since.
From Enzo’s early years, this 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa (#1378) is the third of just eleven 212 coupes hand built by Pinin Farina and was the company’s show car at the Turin Motor Show in April 1953.
The cars were powered by the 170-bhp SOHC V-12 with three Weber 36 DCF carburetors. Also standard are a five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and parallel trailing arms and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.
Owned and restored by Ferrari legend Wayne Obry, Motion Products, the Europa has notched multiple class wins and platinum awards, including Best in Show at Cavallino Classic, Best in Class at the International Ferrari Concours Monterey and Best in Class with a perfect 100-point score at the Pebble Beach Concours.
The early coach-built Ferraris, elegant and graceful, are often sequestered to museums or hidden from the public in private collections. It is rare to find an early car that has been both beautifully restored and universally adored by experts and enthusiasts in public showings and numerous featured publications.
Finally, a 1966 Aston Martin DB5 (#1389), California Sage on beige, with five Borrani wheels, features its original rebuilt matching-numbers four-liter, 282-horse engine, a ZF 5-speed manual transmission and factory air-conditioning. Maintained and serviced meticulously by marque specialists, it received a cosmetic bare-metal paint job, including a new grille, new windshield, door glass, all rubber and new glass headlight covers in 2017.
Although not a Salon car, a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (#1415) is one of the many exotics available this year at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Perhaps the most advanced high-performance hybrid on the market, this stellar performer from Stuttgart is powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 mid-engine hybrid with a seven-speed PDK transmission. The combination of 285-horse electric motors and the 608-horsepower gasoline engine combine for 994 ft./lbs. of torque. That will get you going: to and from the event!
The Steve Todhunter Collection
In the past, Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson has docketed stand-out collections from devotees such as Ron Pratte, Charlie Thomas and Tammy Allen. This year, 21 exotic and domestic cars from the Scottsdale-based Steve Todhunter Collection will be offered.
A trio of Ferraris are a 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale (#1431) with just over 900 actual miles, one of 499 and powered by a 4.5-liter 597-horse V-8 backed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic; a 2009 Ferrari 430 F1 Scuderia 16M Spider (#1433), also one of 499, featuring a 4.3-liter V-8 engine with a six-speed manual transmission and just over 1,800 miles; and a 2014 F12 Berlinetta (#1437) with just beyond 2,700 actual miles and a 6.3-liter 731-horse V-12 backed by a seven-speed-dual clutch automatic transmission.
Other cars from the collection are a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car (#1444) with 44 original miles –– the first Corvette pace car offered to the public; a 2018 McLaren 720S (#1435) with a 4.0-liter 710-horse twin turbocharged V-8 engine backed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; a rare 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R (#1438), #51 of 99 built and powered by a twin-turbo W12 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission; a 2017 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (#1439) with a 6.8-liter 800-horse supercharged V-8; and a 2009 Ford Shelby Super Snake Prudhomme Edition (#1441), one of six and built and powered by a Kenne Bell-supercharged 5.4-liter V-8, also dyno’d at 800 horses.
“These pristine vehicles from the Steve Todhunter Collection are a phenomenal addition to our impressive docket at Scottsdale,” Jackson says. “Steve has an eye for spectacular cars, and his collection presents unique opportunities of numerous highly sought-after low-mileage vehicles.”
Charity: Always a Given at Barrett-Jackson
At Scottsdale 47, Barrett-Jackson is beginning its first-ever yearlong charitable initiative, Driven Hearts, featuring the sale of Carolyn and Craig Jackson’s 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition (#3008) to benefit the American Heart Association.
“We’ve lost a number of beloved members of the collector car community to heart issues, including Greg Mauzy and, most recently, Dave Ressler,” Jackson says. “We are excited to partner with the American Heart Association to honor all the loved ones lost by raising money and bringing awareness to promote heart health.”
Among other charity vehicles are the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 (#3009), benefiting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation; the first retail production 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 (#3007); and the first current-generation Ford GT (#3010).
To-date Barrett-Jackson has helped raise nearly $96 million for charity.
“Barrett-Jackson started as a charity auction, and my mother, Nellie, was very active in expanding our charitable efforts,” Jackson adds. “It is important for us to continue that tradition, and we are excited for the ten charity vehicles at this year’s auction, which will benefit a variety of great causes and countless people.”
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