8th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction to feature a 1979
Porsche 930 Turbo, one of only 806 sold in the U.S. during the
1979 model year
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with rare 455 Super Duty engine will
cross the block on Saturday, Sept. 26
One of the most significant and important custom cars ever built, the 1965
Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin’s” Custom, has been consigned
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will light up
the Las Vegas strip with custom, muscle and classic vehicles during its
8th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Sept. 24-26, 2015, at the
Bay Resort and Casino. Among the star attractions on this year’s
auction docket is a 1965
Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin’s” Custom, a 1974
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty and a 1979
Porsche 930 Turbo.
“We’re going full-throttle as we prepare for our 8th annual Las Vegas
auction at Mandalay Bay,” said Craig
Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our docket is filling
up with many spectacular vehicles and we’re excited to showcase our
event with 24 hours of live coverage on Discovery and Velocity across
the three days.”
Highlighting the exciting docket of vehicles set to cross the block in
Las Vegas is a 1979
Porsche 930 Turbo. One of only 806 sold in the U.S. during the 1979
model year, this Metallic Silver over optional black sport interior has
zero rust and only 38,465 miles. Guests will also a get a chance to bid
Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. The classic luxury convertible is powered by a
1.9-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with upgraded Weber carburetors
attached to a 4-speed manual transmission.
The last of the great American muscle cars will also be well represented
with a 1974
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty. Only 212 of the 943 that
were produced for the 1974 model year were equipped with the Pontiac 455
Super Duty engine and 4-speed transmission, and this is one of them.
With less than 9,500 actual miles, this three-owner car features a copy
of the Pontiac Division Build Sheet, original owner’s manual, warranty
booklet, copy of the Window Sticker from Pontiac Historical Services and
a copy of the original title from the owner dated August 1974.
“We’ve ramped up our Las Vegas auction with a fantastic group of
vehicles,” said Steve
Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The breadth of our docket this
year includes something for first-time bidders, as well as seasoned
collectors. I’m confident this year’s Las Vegas auction will be a
highlight in the collector car hobby.”
Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin’s” Custom is, without question, one of
the most significant and important custom cars ever built. To this day
it remains a benchmark for innovation and excellence among hot rod
enthusiasts. Builder Rick Dobbertin devoted more than 3,000 hours over
the course of 3 years to create this legendary performance vehicle. This
famous custom Nova features a BDS 6-71 supercharger, an 8-port nitrous
oxide system, a 454cid LS7 V8, Holley 750cfm carbs, twin radiators, B&M
Comp Turbo 400, DANA 60 rear end, JFZ rear brakes, full roll cage and a
Deist Flame Out fire suppression system.
Kicking off the week will be the 8th Annual Las Vegas Cruise-In at
Gaudin Ford (6625 Roy Horn Way – Las Vegas, NV 89118) on Saturday, Sept.
19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For spectators, the event is free and open to
the public. To participate, registration is $20 per vehicle with all
proceeds benefiting Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. All registrants will
be considered for one of three Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards, one
People’s Choice Award and one of three Gaudin Ford awards, including
Best Resto Mod, Best Hot Rod and Best Street Rod. The first 100
registrants will also receive two free tickets to the 8th Annual Las
Vegas Auction. To register a vehicle for the Cruise-In, click
In addition to the exciting action on the auction block, the 8th Annual
Las Vegas Auction encompasses an eclectic collection of vendors and
displays as well as the much-anticipated Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides
presented by Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge. The Bidder Preview Day will be
held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and the automobilia
auction will kick off Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
A full event schedule, including Discovery and Velocity broadcast times,
is available here.
Barrett-Jackson will also be hosting a free livestream on www.barrett-jackson.com
showcasing all the cars, all the time.
Consignments for the 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction are still being
accepted. To consign a vehicle to the Las Vegas auction, click
here. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
Experience the 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction in style with a
Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Package. Information on available
packages and how to be a part of this world-class lifestyle event is
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the
leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The
company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida;
and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery
Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television
coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries
internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector
car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For
more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com,
or call 480-421-6694.
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