Rare vehicles offered for charity at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale

Joes Garage

Joes Garage

2016-10-12 09:36:02

Rare customs, cars and motorcycles are set to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale.

"We’ve helped raise over $90 million to date for deserving charities, and I look forward to continuing that commitment to the cause at our upcoming Las Vegas auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

"It’s always amazing to see our hobby and the Barrett-Jackson family come together to support these organizations and create a lasting impact in people’s lives."

First up is the world's first-production 2017 Shelby GTE, CSM 17GTE0002, which will be sold to benefit the Grant A Gift Autism Foundation.

With standard features including a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust, Ford Performance handling pack, Ford Performance Wheels and Shelby Special performance tires, the car also comes with a completely unique custom charcoal carbon-fiber stripe packaged and powder-coated Kenne Bell Supercharger in Platinum White Metallic to match the car.

(Images: Barrett-Jackson)

(Images: Barrett-Jackson)

Next is a one-of-a-kind 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Commando designed by Grammy Award-winning artist Zac Brown. With a custom interior featuring Mississippi Hornback alligator skin and Brazilian bovine hair-on-hide, the rugged vehicle will raise funds for Brown's Camp Southern Ground project.

The auction will also include two vehicles which will raise funds for US veterans and active military service men and women.

First is a very special 2016 Indian Chief motorcycle, #001 of the 150 limited-edition examples built to celebrate Jack Daniel’s 150th anniversary. The sale of the bike will benefit Operation Ride Home, which assists active-duty U.S. military personnel in travelling home to visit their families.

The second is a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion, hand-built vehicle from a highly modified 2004 chassis by CRCoachworks and offered by its second owner to raise money for the Carrington Charitable Foundation, which supports catastrophically wounded veterans.

And last but not least, a 1967 Chevrolet Nova Custom Hardtop from the collection of Tammy Allen will be sold to support Building Sanctuary | Rebuilding Lives, a campaign for Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital that provides mental health services to individuals in Western Colorado.

"During every auction we get the opportunity to support many deserving organizations through the sale of these charity vehicles," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.

"That excitement and that emotion in the arena is something we all look forward to. We’re honored to play a role in supporting these organizations and the many people that benefit from their selfless perseverance."

The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on October 13-15.

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