'Attention grabbing' 1957 Chevy stars in Orange County auction



2015-06-26 12:00:58

'Attention grabbing' 1957 Chevy stars in Orange County auction

Barrett-Jackson's Collector Car sale will feature Fords, Cadillacs and other American classics, next month

Barrett-Jackson's forthcoming Collector Car Auction in Orange County, California, promises arange of classic automobiles for discerning motor enthusiasts on June 25-27.

Among the sale's classic lots is a Best of Show winner from 1957: an original Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe with a stunning sierra gold exterior.

This fully-restored Chevy is equipped with a 283cid V8 engine, complimentedwith an upgraded Hurst four-speed manual transmission. Its engine was fully-rebuilt in 2010, with only 1,000 miles currently on the clock.

 The sierra gold 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

According to the seller, theChevy "catches everyone's attention" and also happens to have a very nice stereo systemto go withits white and sierra gold interior.

Elsewhere, fans ofclassic Jaguars won't want to missthis 1969 XKE Convertible with a black exterior, biscuit coloured tan leather interior and 4.2 litre engine.

The Series II XKE has several mechanical upgrades for a guaranteedexcellent drive; includinga lightened fly wheel, five-speed Borg Warner transmission and an oversized aluminium radiator.

 Aclassic, jet blackJaguar Series II XKE, from 1969

TheXKE has beenlovingly restored to original specifications, and is carried along on Dayton wire wheels and nearly-new Pirelli P4000 tires.

Barrett-Jackson's unmissable sale will also feature a number of Fords, Packards, Chevrolets and Cadillacs from throughout the 20th century.

The auction will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center, Orange County.

Meanwhile, Jaguar collectors in the UK won't want to miss Barons' Classic and Collectors car auction in Surrey on June 15,offering one of the most desirable E-Types: the S1 Fixed Head Coupe.

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