Thursday 27 October 2016
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It’s Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Weekend!

It’s Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Weekend!

Barrett-Jackson is set to light up The Strip during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction this week, Oct. 13-15, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Las Vegas Auction will feature a new event layout and the docket is heating up with an incredible lineup of supercars, American muscle, hot rods and customs, including over 80 vehicles from the Tammy Allen Collection.

“We’re making some big changes to our Las Vegas Auction this year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “To give our guests an even greater Barrett-Jackson experience, we’re consolidating the auction, our sponsors and exhibitors, as well as the display area for auction cars into one building at Mandalay Bay. This will give our fans more time to preview our amazing docket, shop and be a part of the auction action throughout the three-day weekend.”

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1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Vin #001

Having listened to bidders, consignors and fans alike, Barrett-Jackson has taken steps to make the event more convenient and enjoyable for all involved. The event, including all of the excitement from the auction block, exhibitors and auction car displays, will take over the convention center space on the south end of the property. Adjacent to this space and immediately out the doors from the auction arena will be Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides.

This year’s Las Vegas Auction will also be home to the Tammy Allen Collection. Made up of more than 80 vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve, the collection features some incredible customs, hot rods and high-performance vehicles. Included in the Collection is the highly anticipated 1950 Mercury custom, “Wasabi”. Customized by hall of fame builder Dick Dean, known as the “Sultan of Chop,” the car has had a complete show-quality, two-year, no-expense-spared restoration, with over 2,000 hours invested in the build.


1950 Mercury Custom Coupe “WASABI”

There is also part of Houston car dealer Charlie Thomas’ collection, too. Mr. Thomas is selling 150 of his collection of rare cars. The remainder will be sold in Scottsdale in January.

Among some of the anticipated supercars consigned for the Las Vegas Auction is a custom 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR, also known as the “IAD Land Shark,” which is said to be capable of 3,000 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. Beginning life as a Mosler Photon prototype, the Land Shark resulted from an R&D project spanning over seven years and 20,000 hours at Intense Automotive Design (IAD). The vehicle weighs in at 1,741 lbs., has a 6-speed manual transmission and a 401.9ci twin-turbocharged engine.

A 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible lot #144 with fewer than 400 miles is another highly anticipated collector car crossing the block in Las Vegas. It features an 8-cylinder engine with a manual transmission and is the only Series 1 finished in Pearl White with blue stripes. The vehicle’s documentation includes the original key tag, an embossed owner’s manual, pictures of Carroll Shelby autographing the car outside of the Las Vegas factory, delivery papers, factory inspection sheets, paint option sheets and an original Statement of Origin from Shelby American, Inc.


1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible

Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas will be broadcast in live, high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery in the United States (all times are Central):

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
1 pm – 9 pm on Velocity and Velocity Canada
3 pm – 6 pm on Discovery Turbo UK

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
1 pm – 9 pm on Velocity and Velocity Canada
3 pm – 6 pm on Discovery Turbo UK
6 pm – 9 pm on Discovery en Español

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
1 pm – 3 pm on Discovery, Discovery UK, Discovery Canada and Velocity Canada
3 pm – 6 pm on Discovery Turbo UK
3 pm – 9 pm on Velocity, Velocity Canada
6 pm – 9pm on Discovery en Español

Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson