Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction to Feature Rare Corvettes, Including Mickey Thompson’s Z06

  • Legendary racer Mickey Thompson’s ’63 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Big Tank
    Coupe (Lot
    #1363
    ) is one of 63 Sting Ray Coupes with the RPO Z06 racing option
  • A ’66 427/425 (Lot
    #1391
    ) raced in Europe by Toly Arutunoff in 1966 features a
    frame-off restoration
  • Salon Collection Corvettes include a ’69 L88 (Lot
    #1369
    ) that is one of 116 and the ’60 Chevrolet Engineering
    Research Vehicle (Lot
    #1390
    )

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#barrettjacksonBarrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will feature
some of the most collectible Chevrolet Corvettes during the 46th Annual
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at
WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. Among the featured Corvettes is a
’63 Z06 Big Tank Coupe with the RPO Z06 racing option (Lot
#1363
) that was owned and piloted by legendary racer, Mickey
Thompson.


“When the Corvette rolled off the production line in the early 50s, it
ushered in a new era in American automotive history,” said Craig
Jackson
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “While the first
Corvettes lacked serious horsepower, they were a design marvel. By 1956,
the Corvette’s performance and engineering caught up with its design to
become one of the most endearing performance cars in history. Our
Scottsdale auction will feature many of those game changing Corvettes,
including CERV 1 and Mickey Thompson’s ’63 Z06.”

Mickey Thompson’s ’63 Corvette Z06 Big Tank Coupe (Lot
#1363
) is one of 63 N03 Big Tanks built that model year. This Z06 is
one of five that GM assigned to Thompson during 1962 and is equipped
with the RPO Z06 racing option. It has been researched, confirmed and
documented by Corvette expert David Burroughs.

Another race version of the Corvette crossing the Scottsdale block is
this ’66 427/425 (Lot
# 1391
). Raced in Europe by Toly Arutunoff, this Corvette received a
frame-off restoration and features headrest seats, suspension, power
brakes and transistor ignition. It is powered by a 427/425 horsepower
engine with an M22 4-speed manual transmission. The matching-numbers
Corvette includes NCRS and handwritten testimony documentation.

“The pedigree of Corvettes in our Scottsdale docket is astonishing,”
said Steve
Davis
, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From the CERV
1
that rocketed the Corvette’s legendary performance to the 2010
ZR1
Serial #00001, we will auction an amazing representation of
Corvette’s illustrious 60 year history.”

Also included in the Scottsdale docket is a 2010 ZR1 (Lot
#783.1
), Serial #0001. This late-model Corvette is the first
production car produced in 2010 at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and
features the iconic LS9 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 638
horsepower. Finished in Jetstream Blue with Ebony Black interior, it
only has 4,239 actual miles.

Extremely rare and highly coveted Corvettes featured in the Salon
Collection include the ’60 CERV 1 (Lot
#1390
), which was developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov as a functional
mid-engine, open-wheel, single-seat prototype racing car. Lot
#1369
is one of 116 L88s produced, has only 16,482 original miles
and has undergone a rotisserie restoration by Kevin Mackay of Corvette
Repair.

For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
Experience the 46th Annual 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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include
authentic automobilia auctions. 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 extensive live television coverage
in 2017, 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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