1965 Porsche 356C Roadster
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.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Aug. 25, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, announced today that QuikSilver, the world’s ultimate custom truck, will cross the block during the Barrett-Jackson 45th Anniversary Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 23-31, 2016. The award-winning custom truck has amassed countless prestigious awards, trouncing car-based creations that typically dominate the hot rod hobby. QuikSilver took top prize with Best of Show during the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup Championship in Reno, Nevada.
“QuikSilver will definitely turn heads at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The experienced builder and hot rodder will recognize that few builds have this level of detail and craftsmanship. From the simple precision of the tailgate latch to the hand-stitched interior, this truck represents some of the finest coach-building ever seen. QuikSilver will make a wonderful centerpiece of a collection anywhere in the world.”
The ’57 Chevy pickup was extensively customized over a period of five years by Hot Rod Garage in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Under the hood is a 540 big block Chevy engine with an estimated 650 horsepower. The engine is fed by a Crower 8-stack intake converted to electronic fuel injection with FAST XFI and is mated to a Gearstar 4L60E automatic transmission. Inside the truck, the dash has been reshaped and fitted with a one-off gauge cluster, gauges, steering wheel, and gas and brake pedals. The bench seat, console, door panels and headliner were designed and handmade by Chuck Rowland using 10 hides of smooth and perforated burgundy Mercedes leather.
“Historically, custom trucks haven’t seen the same level of attention as their counterpart cars,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “That’s why it was exciting to see QuikSilver take top prize in Reno during our Barrett-Jackson Cup competition. I believe it set a high standard for custom vehicles across the industry and sent the message that trucks are serious contenders in custom competitions.”
In addition to the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup Best of Show championship win in Reno, QuikSilver was in the Great 8 at the 2013 Detroit Autorama and was also named Goodguys Truck of the Year in 2013. The custom truck was a huge star at SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas, driving away with the Mother’s Choice Award, among others.
“Barrett-Jackson is the only place I could imagine selling QuikSilver,” said Alan Beers, QuikSilver owner. “It is simply the best auction house in the world. The bidders really appreciate all kinds of vehicles, including custom trucks. Award-winning vehicles like mine typically attract maximum attention.”
QuikSilver was on display at the Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe auction and served as the centerpiece of the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup finalists. The outstanding pickup will also be exhibited at the Las Vegas auction (Sept. 24-26, 2015) and the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 3-6, 2015.
Coverage of the 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will be broadcast in live, high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to .