SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 27, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction more than 20 collector cars from the High-Octane Collection during its 2022 Las Vegas Auction, June 30 – July 2 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Highlighted by classic American muscle cars, the High-Octane Collection features many American marques including Chevrolet, Ford, Mercury, Plymouth and Pontiac.
The High-Octane Collection is comprised of several restored and custom Chevrolet Chevelles, including a 1969 Chevelle SS 396 coupe (Lot #661) and a 1968 Chevelle SS custom coupe (Lot #668.1). Finished in factory Monaco Orange, Lot #661 is powered by its correct L78 393/375hp engine paired to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. A recipient of a frame-off restoration, this American muscle car features a correct black interior with bucket seats and includes a copy of the original Window Sticker. The 1968 Chevelle SS custom is powered by a freshly built Chevrolet 427ci big block engine paired to a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission. This Jet Black Resto-Mod features a full UMI tubular suspension throughout, power steering, power brakes and Boss 338 wheels.
“Selling a collection of iconic American muscle cars at our Las Vegas Auction is a perfect fit ahead of our nation’s birthday,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The cars featured in this collection are predominantly from the golden era of American muscle in the 1960s and early ’70s. Built to be driven, the High-Octane Collection will be a favorite amongst bidders passionate about getting behind the wheel of their collector cars.”
Lot #668 is a 1968 Pontiac GTO custom coupe and is another awe-inspiring example of a Resto-Mod American muscle car. This GTO’s power comes from its Holley Super Sniper EFI 400ci V8 engine modified with a .030-inch overbore, forged pistons, H-beam connecting rods, ported cylinder heads, Inconel valves, roller valve train, a Butler Performance turbo camshaft and a 98/88 turbocharger.
From the Ford family of vehicles is a yellow 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302 (Lot #652.1) with a Deluxe Marti report verifying its authenticity as a Boss 302 car. Originally equipped with a 302ci V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission, this Cougar is now powered by an upgraded 351ci V8 engine and a 3-speed automatic transmission. It retains most of its original paint, original door tag, pedal assembly, body panels and floors.
“The High-Octane Collection is another great selection of vehicles set to cross our block in Las Vegas that our bidders will be extremely excited about,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With both restored examples and highly customized Resto-Mods, the passion for the hobby and appreciation for American automotive history is evident throughout this collection. Winning the bid on one of these No Reserve vehicles will be a perfect way to celebrate the July 4th weekend.”
The entire High-Octane Collection selling in Las Vegas can be found online here.
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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 auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas, where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of its events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via its produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson.com. 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 www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.