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BARRETT-JACKSON WILL ROCK-N-ROLL LAS VEGAS WITH

CARS OF MUSIC LEGENDS ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH

 

  •  Elvis Presley’s ’67 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (Lot #767) to cross the block at No Reserve in Las Vegas
  •  The Chevrolet Corvette Split Coupe Window (Lot #767.1) made famous in Elvis Presley’s, “Viva Las Vegas”, to be a part of the rock-n-roll excitement
  • A ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot #766) from Johnny Cash’s collection among most anticipated

 

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 10, 2014Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM” will bring the excitement of Rock-n-Roll to the auction block during its Las Vegas auction Sept. 25 – 27, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. The predominantly No Reserve auction will include Elvis Presley’s ’67 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (Lot #767) and the ’63 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot #767.1) made famous in “Viva Las Vegas”, along with Johnny Cash’s ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot #766). Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas will be broadcast on the FOX family of networks and National Geographic during the channel’s 24 hours of live, high definition TV coverage on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25 – 27.

 

“Las Vegas has a deep connection to many of the most celebrated rock-n-roll legends of our time,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s only fitting that we have a few of the cars from the biggest names in the music industry represented on our Vegas auction block.”

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Elvis Presley’s ’67 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Lot #767)

Also known as “The Honeymoon Cadillac”, this red Coupe de Ville was purchased by Elvis Presley on September 15, 1967. The music legend and his wife, Priscilla, were often seen driving it around Memphis and to his Circle G Ranch shortly after they were married.

 

The car has been a part of Mike L. Moon’s private collection since 1979; it was displayed at the Elvis Presley Museums in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Niagara Falls, Canada. Documentation includes copies of the original Bill of Sale and title, as well as the original Protect-O-Plate showing the name Elvis Presley and listing the address of Graceland. Also included are newspaper clippings and a copy of the book “Hurry Home Elvis” in which the Cadillac is mentioned.

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’63 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot #767.1)

Originally owned by Harry Mann, the largest Corvette dealer in America in the 1960s, and driven by Gary Pickens, this Split Window Corvette was raced throughout California in 1963. MGM rented the car for the filming of the feature film “Viva Las Vegas” starring Elvis Presley. The producers needed real race cars for the movie’s climactic racing, which features famous spinout.  That is when the car received the only racing damage of its career, hitting the rear clip without damaging the frame or any other fiberglass.

 

The car remained secreted until 2011, when Corvette specialist Mike Scott and restorer Gary Nabers completed a thorough, no-expense-spared restoration to qualify it for the national Corvette Restorers Society American Heritage Award.

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Johnny Cash’s ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot #766)

Originally ordered and purchased by ABC Television Network as a gift for Johnny Cash, this ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow includes “build to order” specifications with factory provided “JRC” initials in gold on the rear doors, Tennessee registration, Schoellkopf Card and published references to Johnny Cash ownership. The Rolls was purchased from Johnny Cash in 1985-1986 and has been in private ownership since.

 

“You really can’t get more ‘rock-n’roll’ than Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Las Vegas,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re very excited to have three amazing celebrity vehicles ready to cross our auction block at the Mandalay Bay in September. Collectively they represent the high level of fun and energy that Barrett-Jackson brings to every city that hosts our auctions.”

 

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, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

 

For high resolution photos please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com  

 

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Barrett-Jackson Marketing Manager

480.421.6694

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TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson

(214) 520-3430

ACook@TPRM.com

 

 

 

Diverse Docket, Electric Atmosphere to Make 2014 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction Unforgettable

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DIVERSE DOCKET, ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE TO MAKE 2014
BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS AUCTION UNFORGETTABLE

  • Vast collection of American muscle, exotic and luxury cars to cross the block in Las Vegas
  • Elvis Presley’s ‘67 Cadillac Coupe De Ville, as well as Johnny Cash’s ‘70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow among featured celebrity cars up for auction
  • Vintage Shelby Mustangs, Cobras and Chevrolet Corvettes among anticipated consignments

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 5, 2014Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM” will offer hundreds of vehicles during its Las Vegas auction Sept. 25 – 27, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. The predominantly No Reserve auction will feature a memorable range of collector vehicles including muscle celebrity. Elvis Presley’s ’67 Cadillac Coupe De Ville () and the ’63 Chevrolet Corvette Split Coupe Window Lot #767.1) made famous in “Viva Las Vegas”, along with Johnny Cash’s ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot #766 will be among the featured celebrity cars. Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas will be broadcast on the FOX family of networks during the channel’s 20 hours of live, high definition TV coverage on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25 – 27.

“As the ‘Entertainment Capitol of the World’, Las Vegas is the perfect backdrop for our exciting docket of vehicles set to cross the block in September,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve already consigned countless vehicles that match the energy and excitement found only in Las Vegas, including some great ones owned by rock-n-roll legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. This may be our final auction of 2014, but it promises to be an event that truly delivers the electricity auto enthusiasts have come to expect from Barrett-Jackson.”

Shelby Mustangs and Cobra
American muscle cars are some of the most coveted models that cross the auction block at each auction.Las Vegas will be home to many of these cars that delight auto aficionados from around the world. Among the American muscle being represented is a matching numbers ’66 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot #776). In excellent condition inside and out, this Shelby GT350 includes SAAC certification, Shelby Registry documentation and a complete owner history with three binders of pictures, receipts and restoration instructions.

True to the roots of the Shelby heritage, a Blue with Wimbledon White LeMans stripes fiberglass ‘65 Cobra Continuation Lot #765 outfitted with the proper 427 side oiler will be sold at No Reserve. Capable of 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and 10 second quarter mile times, this Shelby Cobra is brand new and ready to hit the road. It is fully documented with a copy of the original MSO signed by Carroll Shelby and includes his distinctive signature plaque on the glove box door. Power is provided by the rare and period-correct mid-1960s vintage Ford 427cid side oiler V8 motor, producing 500hp on standard super unleaded pump gas.

“Many of the greatest Shelby’s ever built passed over the Barrett-Jackson block,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.“Carroll was a personal and dear friend of ours for many years. That’s why it’s so exciting, and a real tribute to his legacy that his Shelby Mustangs and Cobras continue to cross our block. We’re also excited to bring the thrill of classic American rock-n-roll on stage with cars formerly owned by the ‘King of Rock-n-Roll’, Elvis Presley and the ‘Man in Black’, Johnny Cash. The excitement these two rock legends’ cars will create when they cross the block will be as electrifying as Las Vegas strip itself.”

American Muscle
Building on the American muscle headliners, Barrett-Jackson is auctioning a ‘70 Dodge HEMI Challenger convertible (Lot #748) with an exceptional rotisserie restoration. Dressed in Viper Red with a Hensley performance HEMI engine 426 2-4 barrels under the hood, this Challenger is sure to be a fast favorite.It features a 727 transmission, Legendary interior, power top, factory gauges, correct hood with Go-Wing.

Chevrolet will also be well represented in Las Vegas starting with a ‘66 Chevrolet Corvette Custom (Lot #716) that sports a 427cid aluminum head Tri-Power V8. Upfitted with Wilwood brakes with cross-drilled rotors, aluminum radiator and 4-speed transmission, this custom Corvette is fast as it is fun to drive.

European Luxury and Exotics
A 2007 Ferrari F430 (Lot #729) that’s dripping with statement will be among the auction’s most coveted consignments. Boasting only 15,220 actual miles and meticulously maintained, this Ferrari will be a welcomed addition to any stable. This F430 also includes Daytona seats, built in radar detectors, navigation, Bluetooth, optional front fender Ferrari shields and a full clear bra.

More than 300 hours were put in to restoring a ’79 Lamborghini Countach (Lot #731) that will cross the block in Las Vegas.All mechanical work and engine tuning, including the drive train, suspension, brakes, fuel lines, hoses and wiring, was completed by a certified technician. All of the materials that were the highest quality, including the original paint provided by Lamborghini. A 2013 Lamborghini Aventador (Lot #454) will definitely get performance enthusiasts’ hearts racing. This stunning orange with matte black side panels, mirrors and blacked out rear end has 1,358 actual miles and is a one owner car. It sports a 6.5 Liter V12 motor mated to the 7-speed dual clutch ISR gearbox capable of 700hp and over 500 ft/lbs of torque.

Adding to the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas European docket is a ‘57 Mercedes Benz 190SL Convertible (Lot #777). This classic roadster is finished in its original Hellblau Blue over red leather interior and complimented by a black German canvas top. Showing only 9,000 miles, this Mercedes shows great attention to detail in the restoration, which can be seen in the flawless and blemish free blue paint, arrow-straight body and the immaculate and correct red leather interior.

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, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

For high resolution photos please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com

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Media Contact:
Corporate Communications
Megan Jones
Barrett-Jackson Public Relations Specialist
(480) 306-8278
MJones@Barrett-Jackson.com

Automotive Media
Aaron Cook
TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson
(214) 520-3430
ACook@TPRM.com

Feature Car: Elvis Presley 1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

By 1964, Elvis Presley was being paid $1 million per movie. In 2014, that sum equates to more than $7.5 million. It was good to be the King. Along with houses, horses and lavish gifts for Priscilla, Elvis loved to buy cars.

There is plenty of evidence to support the King’s automotive enthusiasm. He was an avid slot car racer and collector. Cars frequently played a prominent role in his movies including “Speedway,” “Spinout” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Having spent a lot of time in Hollywood, Elvis befriended renowned car-customizer George Barris. Wherewithal and passion make powerful allies. Elvis had plenty of both.

If there was one make of car that Elvis purchased more than any other, it was Cadillac. The King was not a typical collector though. He had a reputation for frequently buying and selling cars, and many stories surround the King’s relationship with the American luxury marque. He once shot a Gold Eldorado because it wouldn’t start. That car reportedly still exists — bullet hole and all. In addition to buying cars for family, friends and members of his entourage, Elvis reportedly purchased a Cadillac for a complete stranger whom he found admiring his car. Obviously, area Cadillac dealers in California and Tennessee were fond of the King.

Crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson’s 7th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Events Center is Lot 767, a 1967 Coupe de Ville. Purchased by Elvis Presley in September of 1967, this car was used as a daily driver. Referenced in the book “Hurry Home, Elvis,” the Coupe de Ville is known as the “Honeymoon Car” because it was one of the cars driven by Elvis and Priscilla in the months following their May 1967 wedding.

According to the car’s consignor, this 1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville is presented in all original condition with the exception of one recent repaint in the original shade of red. The accompanying documentation, including a sales receipt signed by Elvis, is a real treat to browse. Bolstering the car’s authenticity, is the included State of Tennessee title search paperwork. It clearly shows Elvis as the original owner. The original warranty booklet and factory Protect-O-Plate are also included, along with a copy of the book “Hurry Home, Elvis.” The “Honeymoon” Cadillac has been owned and cared for by the same family since 1979.

Given the car’s originality and the popularity of Elvis memorabilia, the “Honeymoon” Cadillac is one to watch at the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction.

 

Elvis' 1967 Cadillac is just begging to be driven down some country lane. The interior is said to be 100% original.
Elvis’ 1967 Cadillac is just begging to be driven down some country lane. The interior is said to be 100% original.

Cadillacs have always had majestic grilles. The 1967 Coupe de Ville is no exception. The consignor claims that the car is in original condition aside from one repaint.
Cadillacs have always had majestic grilles. The 1967 Coupe de Ville is no exception. The consignor claims that the car is in original condition aside from one repaint.

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Is this one of the longest quarter panels in automotive history? The 1967 Coupe de Ville platform is striking from any angle.

An old photo of Elvis' Coupe de Ville parked in front of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum. Date unknown.
An old photo of Elvis’ Coupe de Ville parked in front of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum. Date unknown.

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Climb in and enjoy the very upholstery that Elvis Presley drove. The original gas pedal is connected to the original 429 V8 engine.

Included with the sale is the original Protect-O-Plate showing Elvis Presley's ownership.
Included with the sale is the original Protect-O-Plate showing Elvis Presley’s ownership.

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Back in 1979, ownership verification was ordered from the state of Tennessee confirming that Elvis Presley was indeed the original owner.

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The original 1967 Cadillac Owner's Protection Plan booklet still has the Protect-O-Plate attached.
The original 1967 Cadillac Owner’s Protection Plan booklet still has the Protect-O-Plate attached.

The Caddy is casually referenced in "Hurry Home Elvis". The dates shown are within days of the car begin purchased.
The Caddy is casually referenced in “Hurry Home Elvis”. The dates shown are within days of the car begin purchased.

The 1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville shown here is offered under Lot # 767 at the Las Vegas Auction. Click below for details:

1967 Elvis Presley Cadillac Coupe de Ville Lot# 767

*Any descriptions and representations relating to the vehicle(s) contained herein are made by the consignor of the vehicle(s). The accuracy of the description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies contained therein.

Barrett-Jackson and Ford Team Up for Mustang Charity Sale – Badge #1964

Ford created the pony car vehicle classification 50 years ago with the introduction of the Mustang. Sporty in nature, the long nose/short trunk design was introduced in 1964 at the World’s Fair. Fast forward to 2014, and the Ford Motor Company is celebrating the milestone anniversary with a version of the 2015 Mustang called the “50 Years Limited Edition”.  Ford will produce exactly 1964 of these cars and has partnered with the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company to auction #1964, the very last car of the edition to be built. All proceeds will go to Get Your Heart Racing, a fundraising event supporting Henry Ford Health System’s Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.

The winning bidder will be presented with some exciting options for their new limited edition 2015 Mustang. They can choose to transform Mustang 1,964 into a unique replica of the official Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway pace car, or keep it in showroom stock form. In either trim, the winning bidder can choose to have a supercharger installed for added horsepower. The winning bidder will also receive a VIP package to the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where a preproduction unit of the “50 Years Limited Edition” Mustang will serve as the official event pace car.

A 50 Years Limited Edition Mustang will also be shown at the Get Your Heart Racing Pit Party, a spectacular fundraiser to be held at Eastern Market in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 12, 2015. For more details, please visit:

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Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

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Feature Car: Johnny Cash 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Johnny Cash’s rags to riches story embodies the American dream. His trajectory from son of a share crop farmer to international superstar is well documented. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are the only two people to be formally inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Johnny Cash broke down barriers and reaped the rewards of his stratospheric celebrity and position as an American Hero.

Between June 1969 and March 1971, “The Man in Black” hosted his own TV music variety show on ABC. Appropriately called “The Johnny Cash Show” the series was quite successful. 58 episodes aired with Nielsen ratings climbing as high as number 17. Hollywood and music greats from Bob Hope to Carl Perkins to Bob Dylan appeared.

Ordered and purchased by ABC Television Network, the 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB (long wheelbase) “long door” Saloon shown here was given to Johnny Cash as a gift. What better way for ABC to recognize the success of “The Johnny Cash Show” than to present the star with a shiny black Rolls-Royce?

Offered for sale at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, the Johnny Cash Rolls-Royce comes with provenance including “build to order” specification paperwork, . The car was ordered with left hand drive, a privacy partition and factory-provided “JRC” initials in gold on the rear doors. Additional paperwork shows Tennessee registration and published references to Johnny Cash’s ownership. The provenance is as interesting and fun as the car. The car was purchased from Johnny Cash in the mid-1980’s and has been in private ownership since then.

Very special in their day, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows feature extensive use of aluminum, including the hood and trunk lid. Key specifications include a twin-carbureted 412 cid aluminum V8, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. This particular vehicle shows 32,000 miles on the odometer and is presented in largely original condition.

Join us in Las Vegas September 25 through September 27 for the sale of the Johnny Cash Rolls-Royce — a car that punctuates the success of an American Hero in 1970.


The 1970 Johnny Cash Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is presented in largely original, unrestored condition.

The 1970 Johnny Cash Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is presented in largely original, unrestored condition.


Silver Shadows feature prominent, instantly recognizable grilles as well as hood ornaments known as "The Spirit of Ecstasy".

Silver Shadows feature prominent, instantly recognizable grilles as well as hood ornaments known as “The Spirit of Ecstasy”.


Beautiful emblems greeted rear seat passengers and they entered the Silver Shadow. As with most of the car, the emblem and top are presented in unrestored condition.

Beautiful emblems greeted rear seat passengers and they entered the Silver Shadow. As with most of the car, the emblem and top are presented in unrestored condition.


The iconic "Spirit of Ecstacy" hood ornament is presented in original condition with some patina. Rolls Royce trivia: The Spirit of Ecstasy is also known as "Emily", "Silver Lady" or "Flying Lady".

The iconic “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament is presented in original condition with some patina. Rolls Royce trivia: The Spirit of Ecstasy is also known as “Emily”, “Silver Lady” or “Flying Lady”.


The largely original 412 cid engine received a light cosmetic restoration. Look closely and you'll see two carburetors and beautiful Rolls-Royce logo valve covers.

The largely original 412 cid engine received a light cosmetic restoration. Look closely and you’ll see two carburetors and beautiful Rolls-Royce logo valve covers.


Rolls Royce is world renowned for its impeccable wood treatments and leather upholstery.

Rolls Royce is world renowned for its impeccable wood treatments and leather upholstery.


Closeup of original dash. The Silver Shadow's steering wheel is simple, yet elegant.

Closeup of original dash. The Silver Shadow’s steering wheel is simple, yet elegant.


This is it. The rear seat where Johnny Cash, family and guests were driven in comfort by chauffeur.  The original privacy partition works in conduction with the long wheelbase (LWB) configuration.

This is it. The rear seat where Johnny Cash, family and guests were driven in comfort by chauffeur. The original privacy partition works in conjunction with the long wheelbase (LWB) configuration.

Here is one of the most interesting pages included with the provenance. The original plan to apply a "Golden Guitar" to each of the rear door's was scrapped in the interest of time. Instead, the factory applied "JRC" initials per hand written instructions.
Here is one of the most interesting pages included with the provenance. The original plan to apply a “Golden Guitar” to each of the rear door’s was scrapped in the interest of time. Instead, the factory applied “JRC” initials per hand written instructions.

The original Rolls-Royce owner's manual is part of the provenance included with the Man In Black's Silver Shadow.
The original Rolls-Royce owner’s manual is part of the provenance included with the Man In Black’s Silver Shadow.

Johnny Cash's name and address can be found Inside the Rolls-Royce owner's manual.
Johnny Cash’s name and address can be found Inside the Rolls-Royce owner’s manual.

The warranty card at left is made out to Johnny Cash at his Tennessee address.  The page at right shows a Mr. Vernon Burns ordered the car on behalf of Johnny Cash.
The warranty card at left is made out to Johnny Cash at his Tennessee address. The page at right shows a Mr. Vernon Burns ordered the car on behalf of Johnny Cash.

Included with the sale are registration and tax receipts from the state of Tennessee. These are dated February 2, 1984.
Included with the sale are registration and tax receipts from the state of Tennessee. These are dated February 2, 1984.

The 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow shown here is offered under Lot # 766 at the Las Vegas Auction. Click below for details:

1970 Johnny Cash Rolls-Royce “Silver Shadow Long Wheel” Lot# 766

*Any descriptions and representations relating to the vehicle(s) contained herein are made by the consignor of the vehicle(s). The accuracy of the description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies contained therein.

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