Barrett-Jackson's 2022 Las Vegas auction kicks off next week. The auction house says more than 650 vehicles are expected to cross the block during the three day event from June 30-July 2. One of the headliners is sure to be the auction of the first retail production 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, the most powerful Escalade ever. VIN 001 Escalade-V will cross the block Friday, July 1st at 4:30 p.m. PT. All proceeds will benefit the Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design (Pensole), Michigan’s new and only Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
VIN 001 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.
“Barrett-Jackson was founded on the principle of supporting those in need, dating back to the first ever event held by my parents and their business partner Tom Barrett, a charity car show in 1967 to raise funds for the Scottsdale library,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “To date, we’ve helped raise nearly $148 million for charitable initiatives around the world, and with the support of companies like General Motors donating highly desirable first production vehicles such as this VIN 001 Escalade-V, we also bring maximum awareness to these important endeavors.”
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V (Lot #3000) is powered by a hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing 682-horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque. It's Cadillac-estimated 0-60 time is under 4.4 seconds. The winning bidder of the VIN 001 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V will select their preferred Cadillac dealer, and their order will be delivered by that dealer. In addition, the winning bidder will also have the opportunity to sit down with Dr. D'Wayne Edwards, HBCU founder and a prominent designer in the footwear industry, to design a pair of custom sneakers that will be manufactured as a one-of-one run.
1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda (Lot #752) is selling with No Reserve.
Mopar collectibles include an ultra-rare 1971 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (Lot #752), one of just 59 4-speeds ever built. This car is powered by the original 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission and a 4:10 Dana Super Track Pak. It also features the original Fender Tag as well as the Build Sheet. Accompanying this HEMI ’Cuda in its matching Rally Red paint is a matching-numbers 1971 ’Cuda convertible (Lot #752.1) powered by its original, matching-numbers 383ci V8 big block engine.
“We’ve had a tremendous response from consignors and bidders in anticipation of this year’s Las Vegas Auction.,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We build our dockets so every collector can find something they love. From a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Custom Convertible (Lot #753) to a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (Lot #745) we’re driving the passion for this hobby. Our Las Vegas auction will be the perfect time to put the car of your dreams into your garage.”
The SoCal Collection features incredible diversity with marques including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Buick, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Plymouth, Pontiac and Studebaker.
LOT #685 – 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster – No Reserve. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.
You can check out the entire Las Vegas sold out collector car docket online.