Barrett-Jackson Heads to Connecticut for Inaugural Northeast Auction
- Docket highlights include a one-of-one custom1967 Ford Mustang known as “Obsidian” (preview) and a rare, matching-numbers 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (preview)
- An original, matching-numbers 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible (preview)and a concours-ready 1966 Porsche 911 (preview) will be among bidder favorites at Mohegan Sun
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – May 12, 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction®, is headed to Connecticut for its inaugural Northeast Auction June 23-25, 2016, at Mohegan Sun. Theinaugural event will featurea broad range of vintage, customs, supercars and late-model vehicles.Some early highlights include the one-of-one custom 1967 Ford Mustang known as “Obsidian” (preview), a 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (preview), as well as a1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible (preview).
“We’re set to make our debut Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun one of the most exciting automotive experiences on the East Coast this year,”said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.“Clientele and enthusiasts from the Northeast and Canada have asked us to host an event in this region and we found Mohegan Sun to be the perfect venue. From a robust docket of vehicles to new exhibitors and exciting activities, the Barrett-Jackson experience at Mohegan Sun will be one you won’t want to miss.”
Among the highly anticipated bidder favorites is an exceptional one-of-one custom1967 Ford Mustang known as “Obsidian” (preview). A true head-turner, every inch of this car has been customized, with more than $1.3 million invested in the car’s research, development and build. This unique pony car features a fuel-injected 392ci V8 with twin Rotex superchargers that produce 847horsepower and 750 ft/lbs of torque. Additional features include a pair of air-to-air intercoolers integrated into the hood and a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed. With a 0-60 time of just four seconds, this masterpiece has everything a true performance enthusiast could want.
Also crossing the block at Mohegan Sun will be a rare, matching-numbers 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (preview). One of only 77 HEMI automatics, this 426ci Superbird puts out 425hp with two 4-barrel carburetors, and features power steering and power disc brakes. It is highly documented with the original Broadcast Sheet and original owner’s manual as well as a 20-page in-person visual inspection by Galen Govier verifying that it has the original drivetrain components.
“Over the years Barrett-Jackson has become a household name among automotive enthusiasts and collector car fans alike,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re creating an event for our fans in the Northeast that will allow them to fully experience the Barrett-Jackson lifestyle. I’m confident our Mohegan Sun auction will deliver on their expectations.”
An original, matching-numbers 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible (preview) will be another highly anticipated vehicle to cross the block at Mohegan Sun. This Highland Green 4-speed convertible includes the original, matching-numbers motor and transmission, as well as the original sheet metal and fiberglass. A Deluxe Marti Report and an original dealer invoice verify this Shelby’s originality and are included in the sale.
Highlighting the European marques on the Mohegan Sun auction docket is a concours-ready 1966 Porsche 911 (preview) finished in Irish Green and upholstered in tan leather with plaid seat inserts. Like all 1966 Porsche 911s, a 2.0-liter Flat 6 powers this vehicle. As the 911 production began just one year earlier in 1965, this is among the earliest examples of the iconic model. Also included is a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun, June 23-25, will be broadcast live on Velocity and Discovery Channel. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’sGreatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces 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 live television coverage in 2016, 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.