53rd Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale: This Docket Rocks!
Cheers, Barrett-Jackson ’24 Scottsdale. Jeff Hayes’ champagne-liveried 1967 Chevrolet Convertible resto-mod is one of 1,900-plus collectible vehicles to be auctioned, January 20–28, at WestWorld.
For the first time, the famed collector car auction and automotive lifestyle event will begin with a live concert; on Friday, January 19, Grammy Award-winning rock band Foreigner will perform, headlining Barrett-Jackson’s “Rock the Block” presented by Arizona Lottery.
The concert will be followed by QuikTrip Family Day, the introduction of the 50 contestants in the Barrett-Jackson Cup presented by Castrol on Saturday, January 20, and a preview day spotlighting the Future Collector Car Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale presented by Meguiar’s on Sunday, January 21. Collector vehicles and automobilia begin selling on Monday, January 22, and continue through Sunday, January 28.
“Our 2024 Scottsdale Auction is shaping up to be another incredible automotive lifestyle celebration,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson. “From the ‘Rock the Block’ concert with Foreigner kicking everything off, to the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition, the second installment of FCCS at Barrett-Jackson, Thrill Rides, off-road experiences and more than 1,900 collectible vehicles crossing the auction block throughout the nine-day event, this will be another can’t-miss Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.”
Adds Jackson, “We look forward to welcoming hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world as we once again kick off the event season here in Arizona.”
The Hayes Halo
For almost 20 years, master builder Jeff Hayes has focused on the stellar C2 Corvette, in particular, the one-year 1963 Split-Window coupe and the 1967 Convertible, marking the final year of that generation.
Hayes has honored Barrett-Jackson before with his artistry. His custom Silver Blue-on-Cream 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible was sold at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction for $715,000, and in 2023 a Dirty Martini Green-on-Buttercream ’67 Corvette Convertible brought even more, $770,000 — one of the highest-selling custom 1967 Corvettes ever.
For 2024, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale will offer a Hayes 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-Mod at No Reserve, featuring a champagne exterior complemented by a linen-colored interior. Finished just a few months ago in October, the custom classic has a 540-horse LS3 V-8 linked to a 4L70E automatic transmission. An Art Morrison sport chassis improves handling and offers a modern styling look, and the 4-wheel Wilwood discs significantly enhance stopping.
Inside, the car includes a Vintage Air system, an AM/FM Bluetooth stereo for music and connectivity, power steering, power windows and a power hood that makes showcasing the color-matching engine bay easy. To enhance its overall aesthetics, Hayes has fitted the Corvette with custom-designed Schott wheels wrapped in special white line tires, further setting it apart.
“Today’s custom car builders like Jeff Hayes are some of the greatest artists and craftsman of our time,” says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Jeff is well known throughout the resto-mod segment of the hobby for the incredible machines he brings to life, and we’re proud to have sold several of his works of art over the years.”
A Diverse Docket
A typically diverse Barrett-Jackson docket is led by a one-of-one 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari owned by Sammy Hagar, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, multi-platinum solo artist and former Van Halen front man. Ferrari produced only 499 units of this hyper Dancing Horse, the company’s first fully hybrid car; the prime-time auction block star will appear Saturday evening, January 27.
Another Ferrari, an F12 TDF, Bianco Fuji with Livrea Nero Stellato stripes over a Nero with Bianco stitched interior, celebrates the great Tour de France race, which Ferrari dominated in the 1950s and 1960s. The car’s exterior design is influenced by its racing heritage, with a more aggressive front splitter, a larger rear spoiler and a redesigned rear diffuser to improve downforce and stability.
A naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V-12 produces 770 horsepower and 520 ft/lbs of torque; the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and tops at 211 mph. This Ferrari moves on 20-inch forged Matte Black racing wheels with blacked-out brake calipers.
One of just 799 examples of the F12 TDF, the model updates the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta with engine, aerodynamics and suspension improvements. The F12 TDF features a unique livery with stripes and graphics that honor the Tour de France-winning Ferraris of the 1950s and 1960s. The F12 TDF is also lighter than the standard F12 Berlinetta, with its use of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials.
A vintage Italian car is a red-on-black 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV, also a 12-cylinder, 5-speed offered at No Reserve. A French hypercar, a 2018 Bugatti Chiron, features the full exposed carbon fiber option. It is powered by an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that uses four turbochargers to make 1,500 horses with 1,180 ft/lbs of torque, generating 0 to 60 mph runs of 2.3 seconds and a top speed of 261 mph. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission routes power to all four wheels.
A Stash of Chevys
Barrett-Jackson is always a haven for great Chevys. A 1963 Corvette ZO6 Split-window coupe has just received a professional body-off restoration to factory specifications by D&M Corvette Specialists in Downers Grove, Illinois. One of only 199 cars to receive the RPO ZO6 package, this rare car, Sebring Silver over Black, retains the original matching-numbers engine and 4-speed.
The optional performance package includes the RPO L84 fuel-injected 327/360-horsepower engine, 4-speed manual transmission, posi-traction rear end, heavy-duty shock absorbers and springs, a dual-circuit brake master cylinder with a vacuum power booster and heavy-duty front stabilizer bar.
A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible, authenticated by marque expert Jerry MacNeish, is a matching-numbers example, with the LS6 454/450-horsepower V-8, Muncie 4-speed manual transmission and 12-bolt posi-traction rear end. “This is the first LS6 Chevelle convertible that I’ve certified with its complete original drivetrain,” MacNeish wrote in his report.
This LS6 convertible was rotisserie restored to factory specs by Musclecar Restoration & Design in Pleasant Plains, Illinois; the shop completed the restoration in July 2021. The exterior is expertly finished in its original Forest Green with white SS stripes and a white convertible top over a black bucket-seat interior with a center console.
This LS6 also features a cowl-induction hood with hood pins, a power convertible top, power steering and power brakes with front discs. It rides on 15-inch 5-spoke SS wheels wrapped in Firestone wide oval tires.
Bare metal to concours level: The custom Hogan Built 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer was restored and built for Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski of the Discovery Channel’s television show, “The Deadliest Catch.”
The exterior color is the factory original Medium Olive, two-toned with a Crème Brulee lower quarter. The chassis was sandblasted and metal-worked, removing all imperfections. After fabrication, it was smoothed and finished in a gloss black powder coat. The shop rebuilt the axles, which were painted to match the chassis. And, the restoration team upgraded the brakes with a hydro-boost system, drilled/slotted rotors and Wilwood calipers.
The Blazer is powered by a 500-horse factory 6.2-liter GM LS3 engine equipped with CVF front drive, mated to a Hughes 4L80E transmission and NP205 transfer case. Among the many custom adds are a Holley intake, a TIG-welded polished exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers; a 24-gallon Boyd fuel cell; front and rear Deaver leaf springs Fox shocks; and BFG KO2 tires.
Inside, the car is equally bespoke, with a Triple Twine Tan finish, custom bucket seats and door panels, leather-wrapped steering wheel attached to a CPP color-matched steering column, Classic Instrument gauges, Vintage Air system, RetroSound stereo and American Auto wire harness. This Blazer features a fully custom stereo with four 6.5-inch component speakers and a built-in 10-inch subwoofer.
HEMIs, a Ford GT and Cashmere
From Plymouth, a 1970 HEMI Superbird is one of 135 produced in 1970 with the 426-cid 8-cylinder. The matching-numbers engine is connected to an upgraded 18-spline A833 HEMI 4-speed manual transmission; the rear end was upgraded with a stout 3.54 Dana.
The car retains much of its original interior, including the seats, door panels, instrument cluster, dash pad and headliner. It also has the original carburetors and distributor. The ’Bird was repainted and retains the original vinyl roof and rides on Goodyear Polyglas tires on Rallye wheels.
A Speed Yellow-liveried 2006 Ford GT is powered by a mid-mounted 5.4-liter modular V-8 aluminum block with an Eaton 2300 Lysholm twin-screw-type supercharger. Power output is 550 horses at 6,500 rpm and 500 ft/lbs of torque at 3,750 rpm through a 6-speed manual gearbox. A dry-sump oiling system is employed, allowing the engine to sit low in the car’s frame.
The DOHC 4-valve heads are a revision of the 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R cylinder heads with slightly increased wall casting thickness in the exhaust port. The camshafts have higher lift and longer duration than those found in the Shelby GT500. The brakes are 4-piston aluminum Brembo calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotors at all four corners.
“Cashmere” is a Resto-Mod 1957 Continental Mark II by the acclaimed Havasu Speed. It’s powered by a Ford 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 with an Edelbrock Victor II EFI manifold. The engine is mated to a Performance Automatic 4R70W Street Smart 4-speed automatic transmission with a Simple Shift transmission control system operated using a Mastershift push-button head unit.
Jim Meyer Enterprises boxed and melded the original frame rails and added a redesigned front clip. Kugel Komponents designed the full front and rear independent suspension to support the weight, approximately 4,900 pounds, of a larger car.
The power braking system has Wilwood 6-piston calipers clamping on 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Colorado Custom cut the 19-inch wheels with 19×9-inch fronts and 19×9.5-inch rears. This custom Continental’s smooth ride is courtesy of a RideTech air-ride suspension system controlled by AccuAir management.
Ron Mangus Interiors designed the all-leather interior, and the owner designed the dashboard. Gauges were done by Classic Instruments with custom logos approved by Ford.
And, a 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda is powered by a 426/425hp HEMI engine paired with a 4-speed transmission and a Super Track Pak Dana axle and 4.10 gears. It has been visually inspected and certified by Galen Govier as a matching-numbers car and drivetrain.
The engine and transmission were rebuilt and restored, and the car has the correct factory markings, stampings, numbers and dated components. It features the original sheet metal and power disc brakes. This ’Cuda is registered and documented with the Chrysler Registry to be #128 of the 284 1970 HEMI ’Cudas built with 4-speed transmissions.
Prior ownership of this car includes Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage and Jack Sharkey, former president of the National HEMI Owners Association.
Full Throttle for a Full Family Experience
Barrett-Jackson is an automotive lifestyle event, offering family activities for everyone.
QuikTrip Family Day highlights the first weekend on January 20; children 12 and under are admitted at no charge with a paying adult. STEM Fest presented by Honeywell includes interactive activities from STEM-focused organizations and begins Barrett-Jackson’s Gearing Towards the Future initiative, created with the SciTech Institute.
The following day, January 21, the Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) at WestWorld of Scottsdale presented by Meguiar’s returns for its second year at Barrett-Jackson. Held on the Polo Field at Barrett-Jackson, the concours-style event celebrates already-cherished cars and future collectibles. Six days later, Saturday, January 27, the award-winners of the Barrett-Jackson Cup presented by Castrol will be announced.
During the week, attendees can also visit the expansive Exhibitor Marketplace presented by Swisstrax, enjoy a Thrill Ride or off-road driving experience offered by top automotive manufacturers, listen to music performances and try diverse culinary offerings.
The docket appears on www.barrettjackson.com; for more information, please call 480.421.6694. Tickets to both “Rock the Block” featuring Foreigner and the entire 2024 Scottsdale Auction as well as several elevated and immersive Barrett-Jackson Experiences are available online at Barrett-Jackson.com.