Classic American Muscle Cars Will Show Their Strength During the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – May 22, 2018 – Some of the best classic American muscle cars will flex their muscles during the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Among the most anticipated models of this year’s Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction include a professionally restored ’70 Chevelle SS454 LS6 (Lot #670) and ’70 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird (preview).
“American muscle cars of the 1960s and ’70s have been a strong niche in the collector car market for several years,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “In the ’90s, we diversified our docket from the traditional prewar classics to appeal to younger generations. Unsurprisingly, American muscle cars exploded on the scene and became some of the most highly sought-after vehicles. More than 20 years later, they continue to be among the most desired collector cars on the market for collectors, young and old, which we’ll see again with some great muscle cars at this year’s Northeast Auction.”
Two professionally restored and highly coveted American muscle cars crossing the block include a ’70 Chevelle SS454 LS6 (Lot #670), which scored a perfect 1,000 at the Eckler’s Chevy Classics Club Winter National in 2013. With over 3,300 man-hours of restoration work invested, this award-winning Chevelle is powered by a 454ci engine mated to a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. With only 3,500 miles since its professional restoration, a ’70 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird (preview) is a rare find that features a date-code-correct V-Code 440ci engine mated to its original transmission.
“This is a great time to be a classic American muscle car collector,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The craftsmanship and technology that are going in to the restoration of many of these vehicles is simply unbelievable. We have some of the best examples of professionally restored classic muscle cars, along with well-preserved models that are simply amazing. If you’re looking to add an incredible piece of Americana to your collection, you need to be at our Northeast Auction.”
The Barrett-Jackson Northeast docket will also include these impressive classic American muscle cars:
- ’69 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (preview) – One of 26 1969 Z/28s to receive the Legend Award from ACA
- ’67 Shelby GT500 (Lot #712) – Powered by its original V8 engine, it is one of 2,048 fastbacks produced in ’67
- ’70 Plymouth GTX (Lot #654) – One-of-one with Lime Light paint over white vinyl and all the factory options
- ’70 Dodge Coronet Super Bee (Lot #649) – Featured in Spike Lee’s 2002 film, “25th Hour”
- ’66 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot #366) – Authentic, well-documented Tri-Power example with PHS papers
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. The preview docket is now available; 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.