Steven Tyler and Craig Jackson’s Barrett-Jackson to Auction Rare Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Oct. 26, 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will auction a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder owned by rock and roll legend Steven Tyler at its 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction in January 2017. The supercar will also be on display at the 2016 SEMA Show in Barrett-Jackson’s booth, November 1-4.
This rare supercar is the fifthof only 12 Hennessey Venom GTs ever created and first of the Spyder convertibles. It will cross the auction block at No Reserve, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting Janie’s Fund, an initiative created in partnership with Tyler and Youth Villages to bring hope and healing for many of the country’s most vulnerable girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.
“Charity car sales create some of the most memorable moments from our Scottsdale auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This past January, we had the VIN #001 Acura NSX, benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground, and last year we sold the VIN #001 Ford GT350R with the entire hammer price going to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A world-renowned celebrity like Steven Tyler donating a car as rare and desirable as the Hennessey Venom GT Spyderwill undoubtedly be the next great moment for charity cars in Scottsdale, and I’m proud that Barrett-Jackson can be a platform to support a wonderful cause like Janie’s Fund.”
Tyler’s Venom GT Spyder is the convertible version of the record-setting Venom GT that recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph at Kennedy Space Center in 2014. This specific vehicle belonging to Tyler is the first of the six Spyder convertibles produced. The 7.0-liter V8 engine produces 1,244 horsepower that muscles the 2,743-pound convertible from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and 0-200 mph in 14.5 seconds. This car also has a custom JL Audio stereo system befitting a rock and roll superstar.
Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction will take place January 14-22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.
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 auctions and automotive lifestyle events. 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 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 http://www.barrett-jackson.com,or call 480-421-6694.
About Janie’s Fund
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with one of America’s most effective and prestigious nonprofit organizations, Youth Villages, to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Youth Villages provides proven ways to address the trauma of abuse in children, using the latest research on what works to help girls overcome trauma, giving them hope and making a lasting difference in their lives.