Custom and Classic Chevy-Powered Collector Cars Rev Up for Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 7, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is revving up the excitement for its 3rd Annual Northeast Auction with an impressive docket filled with custom and classic Chevy-powered collector cars. The collector car auction will once again offer over 600 cars (nearly all at No Reserve) along with over 400 pieces of automobilia (all offered at No Reserve), June 20-23, 2018 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Among the wide range of Bowties set to cross the block is a ’67 Nova Custom Coupe (Lot #687) nicknamed “The Innovator” and a Le Mans Blue ’69 Camaro Z/28 (Lot #679) that is one of 26 ’69 Z/28s to earn the Legend Award from the ACA.
“Among the first vehicles I worked on during my youth were classic Chevys, including my first personal collector car, a ’69 Camaro ZL1,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “They were highly coveted by performance enthusiasts and were among the frontrunners in the muscle car era. Their powerful engines were legendary on the racing circuits and eventually made their way into everyday drivers. The impact these classic muscle cars had on our automotive culture is legendary, and the passion for these cars is evident each time one crosses the block.”
Custom Chevy builds will be a key part of the Northeast auction, including a stunning ’69 Camaro Coupe (Lot #655), which started as a rust-free, one-owner car. It was transformed into a custom masterpiece with only the best parts and upgraded components. The body is finished in PPG House of Kolor’s Katchme Kopper paint featuring custom flames. Restored by Legendary Motor Car, a Fathom Green custom ’69 Camaro Z/28 RS (Lot #651) is powered by a 639hp small-block Chevy engine and includes Budnik custom wheels with Goodyear tires.
“We’re assembling an unparalleled docket of Chevrolets for our Northeast Auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From survivors to customs and masterfully rebuilt models, the breadth of Chevy’s already consigned for Mohegan Sun is extensive. And for those guests who want to experience the thrill of today’s hottest cars and trucks, Chevrolet will have an interactive exhibit featuring their current models, as well as test drives in their latest vehicles.”
Bidders will also get the chance to take home highly coveted Corvettes, like a rare ’63 Corvette 327/340 Split-Window Coupe (Lot #663) with only 22,700 original miles. Also among the hotly anticipated Chevrolets crossing the block during the auction is a 283/250 Fuelie convertible (Lot #708) with only 18,925 original miles. Finished in a beautiful color combination of red and white, it is powered by a 250hp fuel-injected engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Featuring many of its original components, a ’64 Corvette 327/375 convertible (Lot #644) is finished in its original Satin Silver paint and powered by its original 375hp engine.
Other popular Chevy collector cars headed to Mohegan Sun include:
- ’57 Corvette 327/425 Convertible (Lot #727) – High-level professional restoration, finished in stunning Aztec Copper
- ’55 210 2-Door Post (Lot #354) – Treated to a 3-year restoration and powered by a 396ci big-block engine
- ’57 Bel Air Custom Hardtop (Lot #739) – Features custom tube chassis, paint and aluminum forged wheels
- ’56 Bel Air convertible (Lot #646) – An original classic, beautifully restored inside and out
- ’60 Impala convertible (Lot #730) – A beautifully restored original powered by a Tri-Power V8
- ’69 Chevelle SS 396 (Lot #629) – Finished in Le Mans Blue with a black vinyl top and factory SS wheels
- ’72 Chevelle Malibu SS (Lot #752) – Only 50,000 original miles and loaded with options
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. Preview Day/Family Value Day is Wednesday, June 20, with the collector car and automobilia auctions beginning Thursday, June 21. A full schedule of events, including TV times, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com. The docket is now live; 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.