Buick Skylark, Corvette “Fuelie” Convertibles Highlight 25 Cars From Bryan Frank Collection Heading to 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction
LAS VEGAS – September 12, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson continues building an impressive docket with the addition of 25 cars from the Bryan Frank Collection for the 2018 Las Vegas Auction, September 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The collection adds to an already impressive docket for the 11th annual auction in Las Vegas, which also includes the John Staluppi Jr. Collection. Among the feature cars in the collection of Bryan Frank – who will also be bringing more of his collection to the 2019 Scottsdale Auction – are a ’53 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot #665.1) and ’58 Chevrolet Corvette “Fuelie” Convertible (Lot #665).
“Bryan has built a beautiful collection over the years that includes some beautifully restored collector cars, and we want thank him for choosing Barrett-Jackson to sell these wonderful vehicles,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “With the addition of cars Bryan has chosen to sell from his collection at the 2019 Scottsdale Auction, buyers will have multiple opportunities to take home one of the many great examples of automotive history. We are excited to cap off a great 2018 for the collector car industry with a memorable 11th Annual Auction in Las Vegas.”
One of only 1,690 built, the yellow-on-yellow ’53 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot #665.1) is powered by a 322ci Nailhead V8 engine paired with an automatic transmission. The vehicle went through a comprehensive restoration several years ago and features power windows and steering, radio and a power seat.
The ’58 Corvette “Fuelie” Convertible (Lot #665) is finished in the beautiful color combination of red with white contrasting coves and a red interior. It is powered by a 283/250hp fuel-injected engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, and includes windshield washers, wide whitewall bias-ply tires and courtesy light, along with a white convertible soft-top.
“Bryan has a beautiful collection that includes coveted classic American collector cars like the Corvette, Skylark and Impala,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “We are building an exciting docket for Las Vegas that will include vehicles from this collection crossing the block on all three days of the auction, and we look forward to another great event at Mandalay Bay with our awesome fans and friends in Las Vegas.”
In addition to the Corvette “Fuelie,” the collection provides a wide selection of Chevys, including a stunning ’58 Impala (Lot #663) finished in silver blue with a tri-tone turquoise interior. It is the product of a frame-off restoration to factory original specifications and features a triple-carbureted 348ci V8 engine with a Powerglide automatic transmission. Lot 663.1 is a ’62 Chevy Impala Custom Roadster finished in Galapagos Green with a soft light green interior. Originally a hardtop, it was converted to a roadster that includes custom-designed glass and a 1950 Chevrolet dash that was widened 8 inches, and also features handmade trim and one-off gauges.
Other vehicles in the Bryan Frank Collection heading to Las Vegas include:
- ’69 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (Lot #664.1) – Rotisserie restored and finished in correct Daytona Yellow
- ’54 Buick Century Convertible (Lot #664) – Frame-off restored with a 322ci V8 engine and 4-barrel carburetor
- ’57 Cadillac Eldorado Seville (Lot #662.1) – Beautiful green with green interior rebuilt and restored
- ’62 Chevrolet Biscayne (Lot #662) – Powered by a 409/409hp Turbo-Fire V8 engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors
- ’64 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible (Lot #401) – Frame-off restored with original 327/250hp V8 engine
- ’09 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (Lot #402) – 6.1-liter V8 engine with Lingenfelter supercharged engine package
The 2018 Las Vegas Auction Docket is now live. Advance tickets and All-Week ticket packages are also available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Consignments are being accepted for the 2018 Las Vegas Auction; to submit an application, click here. For information on becoming a bidder, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Las Vegas Auction.
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