Barrett-Jackson returns to Uncasville, Connecticut, next week for another collector car auction at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino on July 21-24. The second Northeast Auction has spawned a weeklong series of events that starts Saturday with the inaugural New England Concours d’Elegance, for which Barrett-Jackson is the title sponsor.
Following Saturday’s concours, also held at the Mohegan Sun, there will be the inaugural New England Concours d’Elegance Summer Tour that will take participants on a drive around the scenic countryside.
The first Northeast Auction held in June 2016 was a rousing success, with $26 million in sales and a 96 percent sell through for the mostly no-reserve sale. The new auction also scored the first “double sellout” in Barrett-Jackson’s history, with admission tickets sold out before the event and consignment spots for auction vehicles sold out days before the sale began. More than 90,000 people attended, the auction company reported.
“The electricity generated at last year’s record-setting event was unforgettable,” Craig Jackson, chairman and chief executive of Barrett-Jackson, said in a news release. “This year, we decided to build on that high energy by creating even more collector car activities for the whole family.”
About 600 vehicles are expected for the three-day collector car auction, featuring a bunch of American muscle cars, such as a freshly restored 1970 Mustang Boss 429 (Lot 650) with only 10 test miles since restoration, followed on the docket by a 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger coupe (Lot 651).
Pre-war classics include a 1932 Hudson roadster (Lot 695) with a Murphy-inspired body, which debuted at the 1932 Paris Auto Salon, and a rare 1924 Marmon Model 34B roadster (Lot 694).
Among the European sports cars are a pair of Jaguar Series 1 E-Types, a 1961 coupe (Lot 678) and a 1965 convertible (Lot 681).
Corvettes will be front and center as always, with such special ‘60s models as a 1966 convertible (Lot 705) with a 427/450-horsepower V8 and removable hardtop, a 1969 L89 coupe with 427 power, a 1965 convertible (Lot 684) with a 396/425-horsepower V8 and a 1965 fastback coupe (Lot 675) with a 327/365-horsepower V8. Also, a rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 (Lot 672.1) with fewer than 25,000 original miles.
The Shelby contingent includes a 1966 Shelby GT350-H fastback (Lot 665.1) in its distinctive Hertz Rent-A-Car colors and a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra 4000 roadster (Lot 685).
Modern exotics are led off by an as-new 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot 657) with only 77 miles, as well as a 2010 Bentley Continental GTC Speed Convertible (Lot 660) and a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (Lot 720).
For information about the Northeast Auction and a full list of consigned vehicles, visit the Barrett-Jackson website.