Barrett-Jackson 45th Anniversary Auction to Feature a Full Line-up of Show-Stopping GM Performance Vehicles

  • An authentic 1969 X66 Double COPO Yenko Camaro (Lot
    #1390
    ) and a 1969 L88 Corvette (Lot
    #1369
    ) will capture the attention of Chevy enthusiasts
  • One of only 17 produced, a 1971 GTO Judge Convertible (Lot
    #1343
    ) is among the most desirable GTOs to own
  • Two rare 1970 big-block Buicks (Lot
    #1022
     and Lot
    #1064
    ) will cross the block at No Reserve

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is set to ignite the
auction block with a fantastic collection of General Motors performance
cars during the nine-day 45th Anniversary Auction from Jan. 23-31, 2016,
at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The 45th Anniversary docket will feature
over 1,400 rare and exceptional vehicles, most selling at No Reserve.
Included in the line-up is an authentic X66 Double COPO Yenko Camaro, a
1969 L88 Corvette, a highly coveted 1971 GTO Judge convertible and two
Buick big-block muscle cars.

“General Motors and the company’s vehicles have been a key part of
Barrett-Jackson events for decades,” said 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.”

As one of the rarest of Yenko Camaros made, an authentic 1969 X66 Double
COPO Yenko Camaro (Lot
#1390
) being auctioned at No Reserve features both the COPO 9561
package and the very rare COPO 9737 sports car conversion package. This
high-octane Camaro underwent a complete restoration to exacting original
condition, resulting in a highly detailed concours-quality
appearance. Features include the L72 427/425hp engine, Muncie 4-speed
and heavy-duty 4:10 posi-traction rear end as well as a rare 140 mph
speedometer, larger front sway bar and 15×7″ Rallye wheels.

Another one of the 45th Anniversary highlights will be a stunning 1969
Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible (Lot
#1369
). Painted LeMans Blue, the L88 is one of 116 built in 1969
(the final year of availability) and is well-known among auto
historians. Having been in storage for nearly 25 years, the machine
recently underwent an all-encompassing frame-off restoration and was
returned to its as-built state. Documentation includes an overview of
performed work with accompanying receipts, an NCRS report and validation
service, as well as the original Tank Sticker.

“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.”

A 1971 GTO Judge Convertible (Lot
#1343
) for sale is one of only 17 ever built. Featuring a fresh coat
of Castillian Bronze (Code 67) paint, the convertible underwent a
no-expense-spared, frame-off restoration and features a complete
rebuild. Under the hood, this GTO Judge comes equipped with a 455
high-output engine with Ram Air “197” cylinder heads. The restoration on
the GTO is 100-percent “factory correct,” including T-3 headlamps and
original-style Firestone white lettered tires. Documentation includes a
complete set of Pontiac Historic Services paperwork and Pontiac Division
Window Sticker.

Also crossing the block are two period-correct 1970 big-block Buicks
selling at No Reserve. One of only 84 4-speeds with a 455 V8, this rare,
original California Buick Gran Sport (Lot
#1022
) features functional Ram Air hood, power windows, power bucket
seats, air conditioning, power steering and disc brakes and a dual
exhaust with N25 rear bumper with tips. Painted a beautiful Cornet Gold
with black vinyl top, bucket seats and chromed magnum-style 5-spoke
wheels, it is an excellent example of GM big-block muscle.

Another big-block Buick heading to auction is one of 678 fully
authenticated factory-produced 1970 Buick GSX (Lot
#1064
). Powered by a rebuilt 455 and an automatic transmission, the
GSX is finished in its original color “QQ” Saturn Yellow and black
interior.

To preview additional GM vehicles consigned for the 2016 Barrett-Jackson
45th Anniversary Auction in Scottsdale, click here.
For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
Experience the 45th Anniversary Scottsdale 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
available here.

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;
at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast
partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature
live television coverage in 2016, 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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Contacts

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480-306-8253
Senior Media Relations Supervisor
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or
Automotive
Media:
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