MOPAR, FORD AND OTHER PREMIER AMERICAN MUSCLE TO HEADLINE BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE
- A ’68 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner (Lot #5012), one of the best unrestored and lowest-mileage examples known to exist, expected to be a bidder favorite
- A completely restored ’69 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Prototype (Lot #5059) set to cross the block in Scottsdale
- (Lot #2046), a ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback, is a ground-up rotisserie restoration and Grand National champion
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 15, 2014 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM will feature an exciting docket of American muscle cars highlighted by an unrestored ’68 Plymouth HEMI-Road Runner (Lot #5012) during its Scottsdale auction Jan. 10-18, 2015, at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. Also featured will be a completely restored ’69 Pontiac Firebird Trans-AM (Lot #5059), as well as a ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback (Lot #2046).
“The muscle cars that Mopar, Ford and GM-built during the mid-’60s to 1970 are always a crowd favorite during our auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This particular era is one that really stirs enthusiasts. Almost 50 years later, Barrett-Jackson is still fanning the flames for these iconic cars.”
Among the most anticipated consignments is a ’68 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner (Lot #5012). An original survivor boasting less than 1,500 miles, this HEMI is one of the best unrestored and lowest-mileage examples known to exist. It features a date-code-correct 426 HEMI engine and numbers matching 4-speed transmission.
Building on the American muscle headliners, Barrett-Jackson will auction a genuine 4-speed ’70 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (Lot #5065). One of only 58 HEMI-powered 4-speed Superbirds, this provides an exceptional opportunity to acquire a historic and rare example of Plymouth’s NASCAR “Aero Warriors.” Finished in its original color of Alpine White, this car underwent a meticulous, no-expense-spared, rotisserie nut and bolt restoration and is documented with a full 26-page Galen Govier visual inspection.
Pontiac will be well represented in Scottsdale with a ’69 Firebird Trans Am Prototype (Lot #5059) set to cross the block. This car began as a Palladium Silver Firebird 400 and was transformed into a preproduction Trans Am by the Pontiac Engineering http://pharmacy-no-rx.net team. This piece of Pontiac history was featured in several magazines, including “Hot Rod,” “Motor Trend” and “Car Life Magazine,” and was previously owned by racing legend Jerry Titus.
“A big part of our docket is made up of these amazing American muscle cars,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “They’ve powered their way into the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide and have become an important icon of our culture.”
Ford power also will be well represented when a ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback (Lot #2046) crosses the Scottsdale stage. This Mach 1 has undergone a ground-up restoration completed by Mustang guru and MCA judge Bob Perkins. This vehicle’s decorated resume includes First Place Grand National MCA, First Place AACA Grand National, First Place Autorama, First Place Street Cars of Desire and was also voted into the Top 10 restored muscle cars by Muscle Car Review.
Adding to the docket of American muscle, Barrett-Jackson will auction a’70 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 convertible (Lot #5011). This bright red LS6 Chevelle features its original LS6 engine backed by an M22 Rock Crusher Muncie and 12-bolt posi-traction rear end. Only a few test miles appear on the odometer since restoration in 2013.
Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery during more than 36 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Thursday, through Saturday, Jan. 15 – 18.
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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; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including live international coverage in both Canada and Latin America. 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 , or call 480-421-6694.
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