Barrett-Jackson’s Elite Salon Collection Ushers in 2018 with Prestige, Elegance
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 29, 2017 – Barrett-Jackson’s prestigious 2018 Salon Collection, presented by E.D. Marshall Jewelers and Ulysse Nardin, will usher in the new year with some of the finest examples of the world’s most coveted collector vehicles during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. From extremely rare and historic, to the best examples of custom builds and modern luxury performance, the 2018 Salon Collection includes a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (Lot #1378.1) and a matching-numbers 1966 Aston Martin DB5 (Lot #1389).
“Without question, our 2018 Salon Collection will be one of the most amazing selections of collectible vehicles of the year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s a wonderful compliment to be the auction house representing these incredible vehicles to collectors worldwide. Each is a spectacular example of craftsmanship and represents the very best of automotive design and performance. Of course, the prestige of this collection is perfectly suited with our sponsors, E.D. Marshall Jewelers and Ulysse Nardin, whose custom jewelry and precision timepieces are among the finest on the market.”
Highlights of the 2018 Salon Collection include a ’66 Aston Martin DB5 (Lot #1389) featuring its original rebuilt matching-numbers 4-liter 282hp engine mated to a ZF 5-speed manual transmission. A one-of-a-kind 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe (Lot #1381), acknowledged as an automotive work of art, was touted as the fastest touring car built in France in its day. A ’52 Ferrari 212 Europa (Lot # 1378) is the third of only 11 212 coupes built by Pininfarina. Beautifully restored, it has an extensive pedigree of awards and honors, including a perfect 100-point score at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
“The vehicles represented by our Salon Collection is simply breathtaking,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From exotic Aston Martins made famous by British Secret Agent James Bond, to the elegant and spectacular prewar classics that have starred on the auction block for the past 47 years, this year’s Salon Collection will once again be one of the top highlights of our Scottsdale Auction.”
Among the prewar classics set to cross the block in Scottsdale is a 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Landaulette by Barker (Lot #1378.1) is a legend credited for beginning the Rolls-Royce tradition. It is the last of the 116 B-Series Silver Ghosts produced and is still in its original elegant and handsome Barker-bodied landaulette configuration. A beautifully restored 1934 Packard 1101 Cabriolet (Lot #1380) features a 320ci Straight-8 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.
Other incredible examples of the Salon Collection include these spectacular vehicles:
- 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car (Lot #1383) – Chrysler Corporation “Dream” car was the only one ever built
- 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder (Lot #1394) – Freshly restored, one of the most legendary Italian marques
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion by Straman (Lot #1390) – Rare conversion model with actual Ferrari components, completed by Richard Straman, known for producing the best-quality Ferrari conversions
- 1961 Jaguar XKE Roadster (Lot #1392) – Recently completed comprehensive nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration
- 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Binder (Lot #1395) – Beautifully restored with a history of legendary owners
The complete 2018 Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection presented by E.D. Marshall Jewelers and Ulysse Nardin can be viewed by clicking here.
The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, three-day ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Scottsdale 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.