Barrett Jackson Las Vegas – A Hi-Performance Preview
Barrett Jackson Las Vegas is happening October 19-21 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is once again prepared to put on a memorable show.
This year’s docket is already shaping up to provide a variety of quality cars buyers have come to expect over the past nine years in Las Vegas. Leading the way is a stunning 1971 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda set to cross the block at no reserve. One of only 107 built in 1971, and one of 59 equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission, the rotisserie-restored muscle car features a 426/425 HEMI engine and Super Track Pack. Finished in True Blue Metallic, it was visually inspected by Galen Govier and is accompanied by a 29-page report certifying the car retains its original matching numbers.
Also set to cross the block is a 2011 Porsche Speedster Convertible. Number 49 of 356, the vehicle is headlined by the GTS model’s water-cooled 3.8-liter 405hp direct-injection flat-6 engine, which, unlike the GTS, was available only with Porsche’s paddle-shift PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Loaded with options and a custom interior, the 2011 convertible has just over 1,500 actual miles.
Arguably one of the most beautiful cars on the docket is a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. Finished in its ultra-rare original Amethyst, it has been meticulously restored over the past two years and is one of just 1,800 off the production line. The matching-numbers 365ci engine had all seals and gaskets replaced, and the vehicle features a completely redone interior, new and correct convertible top and whitewall tires. A stunning car that will also cross the block at no reserve.
The auction also features the traditional abundance of Fords, including a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT Concept Car #1 and a 1967 Ford Mustang custom fastback. Chevrolet will also be well-represented, with 1959 and 1964 custom Corvettes leading the way. This year’s Las Vegas Auction will also feature a pair of Volkswagen buses, including a 1956 23-Window Microbus and 1964 21-Window Bus, along with a variety of exotics, prewar classics, trucks and customs.
As always, though, the ultimate automotive lifestyle event provides an experience far beyond the automobilia and vehicle auctions. The week kicks off Wednesday night with the invitation-only Barrett Jackson Las Vegas Opening Night Party, to be held for the second straight year at the world-famous Drai’s Nightclub.
The automobilia and collector car auctions begin Thursday, along with the numerous exhibitors, heart-stopping thrill rides and collector car symposiums that have become a staple at Barrett-Jackson auctions. New to Las Vegas this year are the Shell Pennzoil Pioneering Performance Stage, where visitors will get an in-depth look at certain vehicles as they come off the auction block, and the DIY Pavilion, where fans can watch car care demonstrations and observe the ground-up build of a vehicle take place over the three-day event. Barrett-Jackson has not yet announced the vehicle, but promises it to be something truly special that fans will love.
The vehicle docket, along with event and ticket information, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com