Barrett-Jackson Starts Up the Arizona Auction Season October 22–24 at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Two McLarens, a Lexus LFA, a 2018 Ford GT and a ‘Holy Grail’ 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda lead more than 500 collectibles, all offered at No Reserve, into WestWorld of Scottsdale October 22–24 for the 2020 Fall Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.
To help maintain recommended social distancing guidelines, the live event will primarily be limited to bidders, consignors and their guests. “We wanted to do things right, with our guests’ health and safety being at the forefront,” says Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson.
“Much time and effort was put into evaluating the different issues that presented themselves, but it soon became clear that a live event held at our home base, WestWorld, provided the best level of comfort and control, and this special Fall Auction came to be.”
The Scottsdale-based company held two successful online auctions in May and July, featuring No Reserve sales; a number of world auction records were set. “Most importantly, we teamed up with NASCAR team owner Richard Childress to auction a very special Dale Earnhardt race car, which raised $425,000 to help with COVID-19 relief efforts,” adds Jackson.
The 2012 Lexus LFA (Lot #749) is one of the 500 produced and one of only 178 designated for the U.S.; it’s powered by a 553-horsepower 4.8-liter V-10 with a 6-speed automated manual transaxle. Finished in Obsidian Pearl with a black/Camel interior, the supercar features a carbon-fiber, aluminum and titanium hand-built body.
The two McLarens are a silver 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (#746) inspired by the 1955 model 300 SLR roadster with just 13,156 actual miles and a Plum Explosion 2012 MP4 coupe (#712), “The Joker,” featuring a 3.8-liter V-8, which attains 218 mph.
Collectibles from U.S. manufacturers include a Torch Red 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (#699), with the no-longer-available carbon-flash high-wing spoiler and only 656 actual miles. A Shadow Black on Dark Energy interior 2018 Ford GT (#748) has under 853 actual miles and comes with the GT ordering kit, original transport seat and steering wheel covers, owner’s manuals, a Ford GT car cover and more. And, a 2018 Dodge Demon (#724) is #1323 of the 3,300 built for the U.S. market and one of only 30 finished in Maximum Steel.
Vintage American muscle, a Barrett-Jackson staple, is represented by the 1970 ’Cuda, (#740), an original, matching-numbers, 33,162-actual-mile HEMI which underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration in 2018. The car is powered by the legendary 426-cid engine and an A833 4-speed manual transmission and 4:10 Super Track Pak rear end.
The super-popular Resto-mods include a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro-Touring custom coupe (#698), finished in Viva La Red, PPG Metallic. The professionally built 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 includes a custom camshaft, rods and pistons, 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission, Detroit Speed 12-bolt rear with 3.73 gears, a Detroit Speed QUADRALink coilover rear suspension and much more.
“We can’t wait to reconnect with our collector car family next month in Scottsdale,” says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “While attendance will be kept to a minimum to create the safest environment for our guests, we have every intention of delivering our distinctive Barrett-Jackson experience. That includes selling some of the most desirable modern collectibles from the world’s most revered luxury and performance manufacturers.”
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