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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1953 Buick Skylark convertible

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1953 Buick Skylark convertible | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

In addition to Cadillac and Oldsmobile, Buick celebrated its golden anniversary in 1953 with a special edition convertible. Buick based the Skylark on the existing top-of-the-line Roadmaster convertible.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1941 Packard 120 convertible

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1941 Packard 120 convertible | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the 13th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

Packard enjoyed success during the 1920s, however that changed when the great depression hit and vehicle sales fell from 50,000 cars to just 7,000. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1941 Ford ‘Gray Ghost’ custom pickup

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1941 Ford ‘Gray Ghost’ custom pickup | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

Over the course of automotive history, pickup trucks primarily were purpose-built work vehicles — until relatively recently. Old-style pickups have been increasingly used to create hot rods, once seemingly made exclusively from 1930s roadsters and coupe platforms.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda

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1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

Launched in 1970, the third generation of the Plymouth Barracuda was a force to be reckoned with and a purpose-built performer whose main mission was to kick asphalt and take names.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1954 Kaiser Darrin supercharged convertible

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1954 Kaiser Darrin supercharged convertible | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

Developed in Detroit and made to compete against European roadsters being imported to the United States in a post-war era, the Kaiser Darrin featured an attractive design and was the first fiberglass sports car in America, beating  the Chevrolet Corvette into production by one month.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 touring sedan

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1939 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 touring sedan | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

Offered without reserve from the Tammy Allen Collection during Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction, this 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 touring sedan is one of just 638 produced for the ’39 model year.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

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1971 Dodge Challenger R/T | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

To rival the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge released its own pony car, the Challenger, for the 1970 model year. Based off the Chrysler E-body, the Challenger was available with nearly every engine in Chrysler’s lineup and provided an unrivaled number of trim options.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 BM4 roadster

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1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 BM4 roadster | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jacksons 2016 Las Vegas Auction. 

In 1953 Austin-Healey started production with the 4-cylinder 100-4 model and in 1956 offered a new 6-cylinder car that featured revised bodywork, including two small rear jump seats for children. The design came straight from the in-house talent at Healey Motor Company and with the body atop a muscular chassis, utilizing a 90-inch wheelbase.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th anniversary convertible

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2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th anniversary convertible | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jacksons 2016 Las Vegas Auction. 

Known for performance automotive parts since 1958, Hurst chose to celebrate its golden anniversary in 2008 by creating 50 special-edition Viper coupes and convertibles.

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