The Ashton Collection: 36 Vehicles, Automobilia From Ultimate Car Cave Consigned to Barrett-Jackson’s 3rd Annual Northeast Auction
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 5, 2018 – On the heels of three collections crossing the block in Palm Beach, including the prestigious John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection, Barrett-Jackson announced the addition of 36 vehicles and nearly 100 pieces of automobilia from the Ashton Collection for the 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Highlighting the collection is a ’69 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe (Lot #696), a one-of-a-kind Steam Punk custom powered by a 350ci 8-cylinder crate engine backed by a 700R4 automatic transmission. The entire collection, offered at No Reserve, adds to an already impressive list in 2018 for Barrett-Jackson, which has seen seven consigned collections sell in Scottsdale and Palm Beach – a total of 314 vehicles that combined brought in more than $23.3 million at a 96.6% sell-through rate.
“Dating back to the Ron Pratte Collection in 2015, our top collections have collectively sold for more than $67.1 million with a 98.2% sell-through rate – something that is unrivaled in the collector car industry,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We pride ourselves in presenting quality collections to the best buyers in the collector car industry, and the collectors who are truly ready to sell their collections continue to seek out Barrett-Jackson for the best results. We strive to set the bar when we bring these collections to life at our events, and we’re excited to bring the Ashton Collection to Mohegan Sun for our 2018 Northeast Auction.”
The Ashton Collection brings an eclectic group of cars spanning the 1920s to 2000s, including an immaculate selection of Chevrolet Corvettes. Among the highly sought-after Corvettes is a stunning white over red 1954 convertible (Lot #700.1) powered by a 237ci 6-cylinder engine equipped with Blue Flame Tri-Power and a 2-speed automatic transmission. A 1962 triple-black convertible (Lot #698.1) features a 327ci 8-cylinder engine and a 3-speed manual transmission. Another Corvette sure to turn heads as it crosses the auction block is a 1961 Fuelie convertible (Lot #697) finished in beautiful red paint with white coves and a red interior. In addition, 2018 has shown the strength of the custom market, and Resto-Mod fans will have their eyes on a 1964 Corvette Custom Coupe (Lot #699) equipped with factory air conditioning, power steering and power brakes, along with a 327/396hp engine backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission.
“We’ve seen some great collections pass through Barrett-Jackson in recent years, and the energy in the arena from our bidders and fans make it an incredible experience,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From the custom roadsters of the ’20s to the selection of Corvettes and spectacular ’69 custom Camaro, the Ashton Collection presents a great opportunity for collectors, and we’re excited for it to cross the block at Mohegan Sun.”
Pickups and SUVs have also been on the rise in the collector car industry, and the Ashton Collection features a stunning ’59 Chevrolet Apache Custom Pickup (Lot #696.1) nicknamed “Shotgun,” with a custom push-button that, when pressed, reveals a gun holder that slides out from under the seat. Also set to cross the block is a custom ’72 Chevrolet Blazer (Lot #406.1) with air conditioning, power steering and power brakes; along with a custom ’74 Ford Bronco (Lot #706) powered by a 302ci 8-cylinder engine and featuring a removable top, power steering and air conditioning.
Other vehicles highlighting the Ashton Collection that will cross the block on Super Saturday include:
- ’38 Cadillac V16 Series 90 (Lot #701.1) – Thorough exterior restoration with completely original interior
- ’69 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Re-Creation (Lot #702) – Powered by a 427ci big-block engine and 4-speed manual transmission
- ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 (Lot #705.1) – 174ci 6-cylinder engine and only 8,000 original miles
- ’27 Nash Legion Custom Roadster (Lot #705) – Spectacular custom roadster powered by a 6-cylinder engine
- ’26 Ford Custom Roadster (Lot #704.1) – 350ci 8-cylinder Six Pack engine with quick-change rear end
Highlighting the automobilia collection is a hand-built 1/3-scale 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype (aka “The Real McCoy”) two-seater kiddie car (Lot #8268) with a 6.9hp overhead cam, 4-stoke motor that powers the car to a max speed of 35 mph. The collection also features nearly 100 original, non-reproduction memorabilia in the form of antique pedal cars, vintage Coca-Cola items, classic pinball machines and more.
Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction is June 20-23, 2018, and will be the first event inside Mohegan Sun’s new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. Preview Day/Family Value Day is Wednesday, June 20, with the collector car and automobilia auctions beginning Thursday, June 21. A full schedule of events, including TV times, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com. The docket is now live; for information on becoming a bidder, go to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Northeast Auction, click here. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Northeast Auction.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. 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 features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.