Lamborghinis, Porsches and Ferraris Highlight Exotics at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – May 22, 2017 – Barrett-Jackson is enriching its 2nd Annual Northeast Auction docket with rare and highly sought-after exotic supercars, including Lamborghinis, Porsches and Ferraris. The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is set to once again stoke the passion of the collector car community with its premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Included in this year’s docket of exotics is a Fly Yellow ’88 LamborghiniCountach 5000 Quattrovalvole (preview) that was custom-built for Lamborghini technician and collector Joe Nastasi.
“Our Northeast Auction docket will feature an incredible selection of exotics that are certain to amp up the excitement on the auction floor,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “From the latest Ferrari off the assembly line to the Lamborghini Countach that hung on every kid’s wall in the ’80s, we’ll have something that everyone can relate to at the auction. These exotics are not only aspirational, but inspirational ‒ and I’m sure they’ll ignite a great deal of excitement during our Northeast Auction.”
Lamborghinis that will be among the featured exotics during the Northeast Auction include a ’88 Fly Yellow Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole (preview). Built-to-order for the legendary engineering technician and collector Joe Nastasi and signed by Lamborghini legend Valentino Balboni, this supercar recently underwent an engine-out service and only has 8,500 original miles. Also among the featured Lamborghinis is an ’02 Murcielago (preview) that’s dressed in vibrant Arancio Atlas over black leather interior and a Super Fly Yellow ’91 Lamborghini Diablo (preview), a first-generation U.S.-spec car that has been regularly serviced and has 7,300 original miles.
Porsches will also be well-represented during the auction and include a ’79 Metallic Black 930 Turbo (preview) restored in 2015. A three-owner vehicle with a little under 56,000 miles, this Porsche was rebuilt to factory 3.0 specs, and includes an impeccable catalog and photos of the restoration. Also crossing the block is a rare 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa (preview). One of just 365 built, the 911 Carrera features a 3.0-liter engine and 5-speed manual transmission with the proper rubber Carrera whale tail.
Fresh off the production floor and usually only available for purchase via a waitlist, a ’17 Corsa Red Ferrari 488 Spider (preview) is the ultimate in Italian design and engineering. With more than $90,000 in optional equipment and powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, this Ferrari is a true supercar that includes Daytona-style leather seats and power retractable hardtop.
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. 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 will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 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.
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