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“THE SOUND OF SPEED” MARKS ANOTHER FIRST FOR BARRETT-JACKSON

SOS logoThe worlds of racing, cars and music are about to collide in a groundbreaking event. Barrett-Jackson, Phoenix International Raceway and The Phoenix Symphony have teamed up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of PIR by presenting a first-of-its-kind world premiere concert and “Pit Road” street festival in Phoenix on November 6.

Barrett-Jackson is the driving force behind the “Pit Road” street festival, which will kick off the spectacular event. Taking place along 3rd Street in downtown Phoenix, the “Pit Road” experience, with an entry fee of just $10, will feature 30 rare cars from the Barrett-Jackson collection, including a 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 6000 Series 427 S/C component vehicle and a 2008 Bugatti Veyron. Also on display will be the Toyota Avalon pace car that serves as PIR’s unofficial mascot. This is the same car that can be seen at events across the Valley and on the racetrack every day during the semifinal weekend of the 2014 NASCAR season, November 6 through 9 at PIR.

The highlight of the evening, however, will undoubtedly be “The Sound of Speed” concert at Symphony Hall, conducted by Larry Blank. This multimedia performance featuring hits related to the road will also include appearances by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace as a guest conductor and the night’s Master of Ceremonies, “The Dukes of Hazzard” star Tom Wopat. Tickets to the performance portion of the evening range from $30 to $99 and include complimentary access to Barrett-Jackson’s “Pit Road” prior to the concert.

If you want to have a really unforgettable experience, consider the VIP Event, where attendees will enjoy a pre-concert red-carpet party, which provides a chance to mingle with NASCAR personalities and local celebrities while dining and sipping specialty cocktails, as well as bidding on exclusive auction items specifically selected to impress at this one-of-a-kind event.

As this unique happening occurs on Veterans Day weekend, Barrett-Jackson, PIR and The Phoenix Symphony will pay tribute to our veterans for their service and sacrifice with a color guard and musical tribute during the concert. In addition, special ticket partnerships with Central Arizona Veterans groups ensure that honored veterans will be able to experience this special event.

For more information on the event, tickets or sponsorships, visit soundofspeed.org or call The Phoenix Symphony Box Office at 602-495-1999.

BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION COMPANY, LLC, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW COLLECTION SHOWROOM

The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom is the ideal place to buy or sell a collector car year-round. The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom is the ideal place to buy or sell a collector car year-round.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (October 15, 2014) – For more than four decades, Barrett-Jackson has dominated the auction world. Now it’s time to expand to “Main Street USA.” Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today they will officially launch the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom with an open house on November 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The facility, located in Old Town Scottsdale, will bring the Barrett-Jackson experience to the community beyond the four auctions held across the country each year. The showroom will feature a rotating selection of premium vehicles which embody the Barrett-Jackson brand, which has been built on integrity and experience. Prior to the opening of the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, vehicles of this caliber could only be found at Barrett-Jackson auctions. But now, the high-quality cars can be purchased at the Showroom throughout the year. 

“The Collection Showroom is designed to be a year-round destination for discerning automotive enthusiasts,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Whether you want to buy or sell a vehicle, get expert advice, purchase licensed products, or have your collector car serviced, this will be the place to go.”

Also for sale at the unique showroom will be well-established Barrett-Jackson products like Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Insurance, the restoration product line and branded merchandise. An exciting element of the 22,500-square-foot facility is the Barrett-Jackson service department. Nobody knows collector cars like the Barrett-Jackson team, and the service department will offer repair, maintenance and light reconditioning of collector cars

“Expanding into this market is a great way to promote our collection, and it also provides our fans with more exposure to Barrett-Jackson,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We cannot wait to watch this grow and encourage the passion we all share for the collector car hobby.”

For more information about Barrett-Jackson and the showroom, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or contact Showroom Division Manager Muffy Bennett at 480-306-8210 or ASE-certified Service Department Manager Jeff Catlin at 480-306-8211.

The Barrett-Jackson Showroom
3020 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Email: showroom@barrett-jackson.com

BARRETT-JACKSON BREAKS RECORDS FOR CARS AND CELEBRITIES WITH OVER $33.3M IN SALES AT ELECTRIC LAS VEGAS EVENT

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  • More than $33M in sales with the largest number of consigned vehicles during the three-day auction at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas
  • Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas helps raise more than $1,642,500 to benefit local, national charities
  • TV coverage of future auctions to be broadcast in live, high-definition on Discovery’s Velocity channel

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sept. 28, 2014 Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions TM once again rocked Las Vegas with another record-setting auction at the Mandalay Bay Event Center from Sept. 25-26, 2014. During the three-day event, Barrett-Jackson hosted the largest number of consigned vehicles in the auction’s Las Vegas history with more than 700 vehicles and more than 339 collectible automobilia pieces crossing the block for more than $33,300,000 in sales (unaudited).

 

“Our Las Vegas auction continues to grow in popularity as a world-class destination experience, offering a truly electric atmosphere only found in the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “With the largest docket in our Las Vegas auction’s history, the collection of vehicles crossing the block was truly amazing. From a 2013 Aventador Lamborghini to a ’28 Model A Ford and the first Dodge Hellcat, there was something for everyone on this year’s docket. And virtually all of our vehicles were sold at No Reserve, indicating the true market value of the collector car hobby.”

 

The record setting docket attracted huge crowds, including celebrities such as Wayne Newton, Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller), Corey Harrison and Austin “ChumLee” Russel of Pawn Stars, Richard Petty and Linda Vaughn. From muscle cars and historic hot rods to the latest exotic collectible vehicles, the lineup created a spirited, electric atmosphere.

 

The top 10 cars sold in Las Vegas include (price with commission):

  • 2013 Lamborghini Aventador – $440,000 (Lot #454)
  • 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda – $385,000 (Lot #799)
  • 2006 Ford GT – $291,500 (Lot#764)
  • 1966 Ford Shelby GT350 – $220,000 (Lot #776)
  • 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo – $220,000 (Lot #728)
  • 1936 Packard Eight Phaeton – $176,000 (Lot #780)
  • 2011 Bentley GTC Supersports – $176,000 (Lot #791)
  • 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro – $172,700 (Lot #769)
  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster – $165,000 (Lot #777)
  • 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 Fastback – $165,000 (Lot #788)

 

Five cars crossed the Las Vegas auction to raise $1,642,500 to benefit local and national charities. On Saturday, Dodge executives including CEO Tim Kuniskis took center stage to showcase the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Lot #3004) benefitting the Opportunity Village of Las Vegas. The fastest production muscle car hammered in at $825,000, which will be equally matched by long-time Barrett-Jackson friend, the Engelstad Family Foundation. With their generous donation, the Hellcat raised more money for charity than any other car in Barrett-Jackson history.

 

 

“Barrett Jackson is very proud of our charitable efforts,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It was an historic moment on our auction block to see a car from General Motors, Ford, and Dodge sell for charity. I am proud that Barrett-Jackson has created a platform to help so many wonderful charitable organizations across the country through the generous support of the collector car community.”

 

Other charity cars included:

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN 700001 (Lot# 3004) benefitting  Opportunity Village Foundation – $825,000
  • 2015 Corvette Stingray VIN 001 (Lot #3001) benefitting the CARE House of Oakland County – $400,000
  • 2015 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang (Lot #3003) benefitting Get Your Heart Racing – $170,000
  • 2014 Z/28 Camaro VIN 003 (Lot #3002) benefitting the YMCA of Southern Nevada – $147,500
  • 2012 Ford Fusion Race Car (Lot #3000) benefitting the Paralyzed Veterans of America – $100,000

 

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction also ends the company’s 18 year relationship with the FOX family of networks and National Geographic. Debuting at the 2015 Scottsdale auction, Barrett-Jackson will begin an exciting new relationship with Velocity and Discovery Channel. Throughout the year, Velocity and Discovery Channel will broadcast more than 100 hours of coverage in Scottsdale, West Palm Beach, Reno and Las Vegas.  The full schedule is located at barrett-jackson.com; fans can contact their local cable or satellite provider to ensure access to programming.

 

“FOX has been a wonderful partner for Barrett-Jackson over the years,” said Jackson. “They’ve helped us bring the thrill of the Barrett-Jackson experience to their audiences. Our new partnership with Velocity will return Barrett-Jackson to a dedicated auto enthusiast network. With expanded distribution to Discovery Network’s more than 1.6 billion global subscribers, we’ll have the largest audience for a collector car auction in history.”

 

Over the last seven years, the Las Vegas auction has evolved into one of the top auctions in the country. As the end of the official auction season, Barrett-Jackson will prepare for the Scottsdale event on Jan. 10-18, 2015.

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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 Corporate Communications

Megan Jones

Barrett-Jackson Marketing Manager

(480) 421-6694

MJones@Barrett-Jackson.com

 

Automotive Media Contact

Aaron Cook

TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson

(214) 520-3430

ACook@TPRM.com

BARRETT-JACKSON ANNOUNCES BEST DOCKET FOR LAS VEGAS AUCTION WITH LARGEST NUMBER OF CONSIGNED VEHICLES

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BARRETT-JACKSON ANNOUNCES BEST DOCKET FOR LAS VEGAS AUCTION WITH LARGEST

NUMBER OF CONSIGNED VEHICLES

 

  • The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction will showcase their best docket ever with more than 700 vehicles offered at No Reserve set to cross the block next week at the Mandalay Bay Event Center
  • A diverse docket of vehicles, including Johnny Cash’s ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador, are among the most anticipated consignments
  • Chrysler, Ford and Chevrolet will donate one-of-a-kind vehicles with proceeds benefitting local and national charities

 

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 18, 2014 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM, announced today that the largest number of consigned vehicles in the history of its Las Vegas Auction are set to cross the block Sept. 25 – 27 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. The predominantly No Reserve auction will feature more than 700 collector vehicles, including American muscle, high performance and European luxury, as well as a full docket of hot rods and customs. 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 23 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25 – 27.

 

“Las Vegas is one of our most exciting and anticipated auction destinations of the year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The city represents the same level of high-octane energy that people have come to expect from our auctions. And with a record number of cars set to cross the block at Mandalay Bay, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before.”

 

As “The City of Lights,” Las Vegas will serve as the perfect backdrop for featured celebrity vehicles up for auction. Among the most anticipated celebrity consignments are Johnny Cash’s ’70 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot #766) and the ’63 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot #769.1) made famous in the 1964 musical film “Viva Las Vegas.” Also set to be auctioned at No Reserve is what is referred to as Elvis and Pricilla Presley’s “Honeymoon Car,” a ’67 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Lot #767), and a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador 2-Door Coupe (Lot #454).

 

This year’s auction is shaping up to be our largest and most exciting auction in Las Vegas,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Just like the Las Vegas casinos, from high rollers to slot machines, our electrifying and diverse docket of muscle cars to late-model exotics offers something for everyone.

 

American auto manufacturers Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and Chevrolet will also contribute to the energy at Barrett-Jackson with vehicles donated to benefit local and national charities. The sale of one-of-one special edition 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Lot #3004), the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever, will benefit the not-for-profit Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas. The last production unit of the 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang, carrying badge No. 1964 (Lot #3003), will benefit Get Your Heart Racing, a fundraising event supporting Henry Ford Health System’s Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.  The highly coveted, first new retail production Corvette Stingray VIN 001 (Lot #3001), with an 8-speed automatic transmission, will cross the block with proceeds benefitting the CARE House of Oakland County.

 

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 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

 

BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS TEAMS UP WITH CHRYSLER, FORD AND GM TO SUPPORT LOCAL, NATIONAL CHARITIES

 

  • Chrysler to auction first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Lot #3004), the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever, to benefit the Opportunity Village of Las Vegas
  • Last production unit of the 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang (Lot #3003), carrying badge No. 1964, will benefit Get Your Heart Racing
  • Chevrolet to auction the first new retail production Corvette Stingray VIN 001 (Lot #3001) benefitting CARE House of Oakland County and the 2014 Z/28 Camaro VIN 003 (Lot #3002) to benefit the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS – Sept. 16, 2014Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM, is teaming up with the country’s top automobile manufacturers to auction four vehicles to benefit local and national charities during its Las Vegas auction Sept. 25 – 27 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. The predominantly No Reserve auction will include Chrysler’s 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (Lot #3004), Ford’s 50 Years Limited Edition Mustang (Lot #3003), and Chevrolet’s 2015 Corvette Stingray (Lot #3001) and 2014 Z/28 Camaro (Lot #3002). 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 23 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25 – 27.

 

“The cars slated to be auctioned in Las Vegas for charity are truly impressive,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Chrysler, Ford and Chevrolet have assembled an impressive group of cars to cross our block in support of their charities. We’re proud to give them the platform to help people get the support they need.”

 

Chrysler

The sale of one-of-one special edition 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Lot #3004), the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever, will benefit the not-for-profit Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas.  The Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine and 0001 vehicle identification number (VIN), has an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 126 mph, 707 horsepower and 650 ft/lb of torque on tap right from the assembly line. Adding to the exclusivity, the donated muscle car will be the only Dodge Challenger to ever have a Viper-exclusive Stryker Red exterior—hand-painted at the Dodge Viper paint facility—and it will include special Hellcat badging, specific VIN documentation and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. The Hellcat will be sold on Saturday, Sept. 27, at approximately 6 p.m.

 

Ford Motor Company

The last production unit of the 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang , carrying badge No. 1964 (Lot #3003), will be auctioned on Saturday, Sept. 27, at approximately 4 p.m., with all proceeds going to Get Your Heart Racing, a fundraising event supporting Henry Ford Health System’s Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.  Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance package, the 50 Years Limited Edition model is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable. Each limited-edition car features a plaque on the instrument panel engraved with a serial number and the signature of Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford.

 

“Chrysler, Ford and Chevrolet have really outdone themselves for this year’s Las Vegas auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The desire and collectability for these cars is simply unmatched. Our team is proud to be a part of the auction of these cars and waive all bidding and consignment fees so that 100 percent of the sales can go directly to the charities.”

 

Chevrolet

The highly coveted, first new retail production Corvette Stingray VIN 001 (Lot #3001), with an 8-speed automatic transmission, will cross the block on Friday, Sept. 26, at approximately 6 p.m., with proceeds benefitting the CARE House of Oakland County.  The driver-centric interior features a unique driver-focused cockpit, flat-bottom steering wheel, rigid weight-reducing magnesium seat frame structure and premium soft-touch materials, including Napa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and a suede microfiber-wrapped trim package. The exterior has wider flared fenders and larger vents, and a more aggressive aerodynamic package.

 

The 2014 Z/28 Camaro VIN 003 (Lot #3002) will cross the block on Saturday, Sept. 27, at approximately 5 p.m., to benefit the YMCA of Southern Nevada. This Camaro is powered by an LS7 hand-assembled naturally aspirated small block 7.0-Liter V8 engine with 505 hp and 481 ft/lbs of torque (SAE-Certified), Tremec TR6060 manual transmission, full aerodynamics package and large front splitter. The exterior features unique front fascia, functional hood vent, 305/30/ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires, 19×11″ front and 19×11.5″ rear forged aluminum wheels. The interior features a flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob in suede, RECARO® seats with microfiber suede inserts and a rear seat modified for weight reduction.

 

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 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 Marketing Manager

(480) 421-6694

mjones@barrett-jackson.com

 

Automotive Media

Aaron Cook

TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson

(214) 520-3430

ACook@TPRM.com

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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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Media Contact:

 

Corporate Communications

Megan Jones

Barrett-Jackson Marketing Manager

480.421.6694

mlau@barrett-jackson.com

 

Automotive Media

Aaron Cook

TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson

(214) 520-3430

ACook@TPRM.com

 

 

 

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