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    First Barrett-Jackson Auction In Houston Is Next Week

    The countdown is officially on to Barrett-Jackson's first-ever Houston auction. It takes place next week, from September 16-18, 2021, at the NRG Center.  Barrett-Jackson says there will be hundreds of collectible vehicles selling at No Reserve and on display.  The inaugural Houston auction follows two record-breaking auctions in 2021, including Barrett-Jackson’s most successful Las Vegas Auction to date in June.

    “Our inaugural Houston Auction is shaping up to be one of Barrett-Jackson’s most memorable events,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The car culture runs deep in Texas, which is why we’ve had our hearts set on bringing an event to the state. The pent-up demand for collectible vehicles and the hobby in 2021, combined with the level of excitement we see at our inaugural events, will make this Houston Auction one that enthusiasts around the globe will not want to miss.”

    2019 Ford GT


    Two early No Reserve consignments include a 2019 Ford GT with under 19 original miles. Equipped with over $78,000 in factory options, the Ford GT is finished in Liquid Blue paint and accented by the optional Frozen White overtop painted stripes. Impressively, this GT is further enhanced by the Exterior Exposed Carbon Fiber Package complete with a matte finish. 

     

    1979 Porsche 928

    A piece of cinematic and Porsche engineering history is also selling at No Reserve. This 1979 Porsche 928 was a star in “Risky Business,” and it was in this car that three-time Golden Globe Award-winning actor Tom Cruise learned to drive a stick shift. 

    risky-business-porsche-credit-barrett-jacksonPhoto Credit: Barrett-Jackson

     

    The vehicle crossing the block was one of three cars driven on the film’s set and one of two used during the signature chase scene with Guido, played by Joe Pantoliano, that culminated in Cruise famously declaring, “Porsche. There is no substitute.”

    2019 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro


    We also have to mention this 1,000-horsepower Chevrolet Yenko Camaro coupe we spotted on Barrett-Jackson's Facebook page.  It's  #22 of 25 built by Specialty Vehicle Engineering.

     

    C8 and Mustang Mach 1 Hot Laps

    Guests will have the opportunity to ride with a professional driver on the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track. Chevrolet and Ford will provide hot laps in their C8 Corvette and Mustang Mach 1, respectively. Toyota and Dodge will also be on site with Thrill Rides in a drifting exhibition featuring the Toyota Supra, as well as Dodge Charger and Challenger. 

    Visitors can also check out sponsor booths that showcase the latest in automotive technology, interactive displays and more. An Exhibitor Marketplace will offer a wide variety of luxury goods and services. 

    “Houston and the entire state of Texas has always been a major contributor to the collector car hobby and we’re excited to be writing the next chapter of that with our inaugural Houston Auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “In what has already been an outstanding 2021, we can’t wait to showcase another incredible and diverse docket, and for our friends and family in the Houston area to enjoy the Barrett-Jackson experience right in their backyard.”

    There will also be a selection of Chevrolet Resto-Mods and Resto-Mod pickups crossing the block.

    For more information about the Houston auction click here.


    Photo Credit:  2019 Ford GT. // Barrett-Jackson