Top Five from Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction
Held for a full week, from the 13th to the 20th of January, 2013, Barret-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction is in the process of putting over 1200 stunning and rare machines up on the auction block.
These are five of our favourites.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Owens/Corning Racecar
This Chevrolet Corvette L-88 comes with serious racing providence, having been campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo, Jerry Thompson, Don Yenko and Gib Hufstaeder to great success.
In its day it took out the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National ‘A’ Production Championships, claimed GT Class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona in ’69 and ’70 and piled up an impressive collection of wins wherever it was entered. Since then it’s moved on to a prestigious career at events like Pebble Beach and Amelia Island.
1927 Nash Speedster
Built by the editor of Goodguy’s Gazette magazine, this stylish machine from another era has a 194CID 6-cylinder motor under the hood running triple Weber carburetors and an Offenhausser head.
The Original #1 Batmobile
Does this need any introduction? This is the 1966 Batmobile, by George Barris, from the original Batman series. A television, motoring and popular culture icon.
1986 Porsche 959 Prototype
In the late ’80s there was Ferrari’s F40, and Porsche 959’s. Two supercars with two very different ethos – one raw, brutal and seemingly simple; one refined, technological and incredibly complex.
This 959 Prototype is one of just four remaining. An astonishingly rare example of one of supercar history’s rarest and most magnificent machines.
3/4 Scale Tribute Miniature GT-40
This little monster is awesome. Built by McLaren Classic Restorations, it has a three speed transmission with reverse, custom stereo and even an alarm system.
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