Barrett-Jackson Is Fueling Up For Its 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction
LAS VEGAS – August 7, 2019 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is set to rev up the collector car market once again as it approaches its 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, October 3-5, 2019. This year’s Las Vegas auction will feature a star-studded docket of highly desirable collector vehicles and hundreds of pieces of automobilia crossing the auction block, nearly all at No Reserve.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our Las Vegas Auction back to the Entertainment Capital of the World for the 12th consecutive year this October,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Barrett-Jackson recently won USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award for ‘The Best Attraction for Car Lovers.’ Our team is incredibly honored by this recognition and believe we’ve helped set a standard for this amazing hobby. This year’s Las Vegas Auction is sure to deliver on everyone’s expectations with world-class collections, authentic automobilia and incredible collector cars, like a No Reserve 2017 Ford GT.”
The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (preview) consigned to the Las Vegas Auction wears a unique Shadow Black exterior with silver stripes. This supercar, which will be sold with No Reserve, features the No. 2 livery in honor of the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II. This GT is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and has less than 20 actual miles.
Twenty vehicles from The Vault Portfolio, as well as the Jim Osterman Collection of 11 classic Corvettes, will be highlights of this year’s Las Vegas Auction. Among the most anticipated vehicles from these collections is a 1932 Ford Model A Custom Coupe (preview) from the Vault Portfolio, which is powered by a Chevy 502ci V8 big-block engine mated to a T350 transmission. Another highlight will be a Top Flight Award-winning 1953 Chevrolet Corvette (preview) from the Jim Osterman Collection, powered by a “special” 235/150 straight-6 engine and #105 of 300 built.
“We’re headed to Las Vegas with an already remarkable auction season behind us,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re going to build on that momentum with a docket rich with classic muscle cars, Resto-Mods, high-end supercars and everything in between. The breadth of our Las Vegas docket will include something for every type of enthusiast.”
Among the other anticipated collector vehicles crossing the block is a 1965 Shelby GT350SR Custom Fastback #CSC002 (preview). This Continuation Shelby was built in 2005 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s legendary GT350, and is powered by an all-aluminum 585hp, 427ci small-block V8 engine. A beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Convertible (preview) is also crossing the block with No Reserve. This Resto-Mod Bel Air is powered by a fuel-injected 527ci big-block V8, sits on an Art Morrison chassis and features creature comforts such as power windows, power top, Dakota Digital gauges and Vintage Air.
The TechForce STEM Center, sponsored by Shell and powered by Pennzoil, will be an added exhibit at this year’s Las Vegas Auction. The 2,000-square-foot STEM Center exhibition will be open throughout the auction and features hands-on activities that allow students to better understand automotive technology through the applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Toyota will join the heart-pounding Dodge Thrill Rides this year with the all-new Toyota Thrill Rides on a 60,000-square-foot track.
About 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 MotorTrend (formerly 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.