Barrett-Jackson brings GM performance cars to Scottsdale

Joes Garage

Joes Garage

2015-12-31 09:48:32

An impressive array of General Motors performance cars have been added to the line-up of the forthcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale.

The company's annual sale in Arizona celebrates its 45th anniversary, with more than 1,400 collectible vehicles set to roar across the block during nine days of auctions and events.

Amongst this extensive roster are numerous General Motors performance cars, including some of the most sought-after examples in the hobby.

“The stellar GM muscle cars crossing our auction block represent the pinnacle of American ingenuity,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re excited to have a great selection of rare and unique GM performance vehicles in Scottsdale. Each collectible has some unique feature or story that makes it truly remarkable.”

“General Motors and the company’s vehicles have been a key part of Barrett-Jackson events for decades,” added Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “From factory Ride ’N Drives to blue chip sales on the block, our Scottsdale auction attracts the most serious of GM fans.”

An obvious highlight is a 1969 X66 Double COPO Yenko Camaro, one of the rarest of Yenko Camaros ever built complete with both the COPO 9561 package and the very rare COPO 9737 sports car conversion package. Powered by an L72 427/425hp engine, and featuring Muncie 4-speed and heavy-duty 4:10 posi-traction rear end, the car was the subject of a concours-quality restoration and is offered with No Reserve.

Another standout lot is a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible, finished in LeMans Blue and one of the last 116 examples ever produced. After spending 25 years in careful storage, the car recently underwent a complete, frame-off restoration which returned it back to its as-built state and is well renowned amongst Corvette historians.

Further notable General Motors cars will include a highly rare 1971 GTO Judge Convertible, one of only 17 ever built; a matching-numbers 1970 California Buick Gran Sport, one of only 84 4-speeds with a 455 V8; and a 1970 Buick GSX, powered by a rebuilt 455.  

Barrett-Jackson celebrates its 45th anniversary at WestWorld of Scottsdale on January 23-31, 2016.

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