BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION TO LIGHT UP LAS VEGAS STRIP WITH CUSTOM, MUSCLE AND CLASSIC VEHICLES
- 8th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction to feature a 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, one of only 806 sold in the U.S during the 1979 model year
- 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with rare 455 Super Duty engine will cross the block on Saturday, Sept. 26
- One of the most significant and important custom cars ever built, the 1965 Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin’s” Custom, has been consigned
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Sept. 3, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will light up the Las Vegas strip with custom, muscle and classic vehicles during its 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Sept. 24-26, 2015, at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Among the star attractions on this year’s auction docket is a 1965 Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin’s” Custom, a 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty and a 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo.
“We’re going full-throttle as we prepare for our 8th annual Las Vegas auction at Mandalay Bay,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our docket is filling up with many spectacular vehicles and we’re excited to showcase our event with 24 hours of live coverage on Discovery and Velocity across the three days.”
Highlighting the exciting docket of vehicles set to cross the block in Las Vegas is a 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo. One of only 806 sold in the U.S during the 1979 model year, this Metallic Silver over optional black sport interior has zero rust and only 38,465 miles. Guests will also get a chance to bid on 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. The classic luxury convertible is powered by a 1.9-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with upgraded Weber carburetors attached to a 4-speed manual transmission.
The last of the great American muscle cars will also be well represented with a 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty. Only 212 of the 943 that were produced for the 1974 model year were equipped with the Pontiac 455 Super Duty engine and 4-speed transmission, and this is one of them. With less than 9,500 actual miles, this three-owner car features a copy of the Pontiac Division Build Sheet, original owner’s manual, warranty booklet, copy of the Window Sticker from Pontiac Historical Services and a copy of the original title from the owner dated August 1974.
“We’ve ramped up our Las Vegas auction with a fantastic group of vehicles,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The breadth of our docket this year includes something for first-time bidders, as well as seasoned collectors. I’m confident this year’s Las Vegas auction will be a highlight in the collector car hobby.”
A 1965 Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin’s” Custom is, without question, one of the most significant and important custom cars ever built. To this day it remains a benchmark for innovation and excellence among hot rod enthusiasts. Builder Rick Dobbertin devoted more than 3,000 hours over the course of 3 years to create this legendary performance vehicle. This famous custom Nova features a BDS 6-71 supercharger, an 8-port nitrous oxide system, a 454cid LS7 V8, Holley 750cfm carbs, twin radiators, B&M Comp Turbo 400, DANA 60 rear end, JFZ rear brakes, full roll cage and a Deist Flame Out fire suppression system.
Kicking off the week will be the 8th Annual Las Vegas Cruise-In at Gaudin Ford (6625 Roy Horn Way – Las Vegas, NV 89118) on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For spectators, the event is free and open to the public. To participate, registration is $20 per vehicle with all proceeds benefiting Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. All registrants will be considered for one of three Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards, one People’s Choice Award and one of three Gaudin Ford awards, including Best Resto Mod, Best Hot Rod and Best Street Rod. The first 100 registrants will also receive two free tickets to the 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction. To register a vehicle for the Cruise-In, click here.
In addition to the exciting action on the auction block, the 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction encompasses an eclectic collection of vendors and displays as well as the much-anticipated Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides presented by Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge. The Bidder Preview Day will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and the automobilia auction will kick off Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. A full event schedule, including Discovery and Velocity broadcast times, is available here. Barrett-Jackson will also be hosting a free livestream on www.barrett-jackson.com showcasing all the cars, all the time.
Consignments for the 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction are still being accepted. To consign a vehicle to the Las Vegas auction, click here. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
Experience the 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction in style with a Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Package. Information on available packages and how to be a part of this world-class lifestyle event is available here.