Barrett-Jackson to Start Off 2017 with Star-Studded Docket for 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy winner Steven
    Tyler to sell an extremely rare Hennessey Venom GT Spyder (preview)
    to benefit Janie’s
  • Zora Arkus-Duntov’s 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV)
    1 (preview),
    an important piece of American automotive history and one of the most
    anticipated vehicles on the docket
  • Over 140 vehicles from the Charlie Thomas Collection will sell
    throughout the nine-day event, all at No Reserve

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#barrettjacksonBarrett-Jackson,The
World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®
, will kick off
2017 with a world-class Gala and star-studded docket during its 46th
Annual Scottsdale Auction
, Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld
of Scottsdale
. The Scottsdale Auction docket is taking shape with
early highlights, such as Steven Tyler’s personal 2012 Hennessey Venom
GT Spyder selling for charity and the 1960 Chevrolet Engineering
Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 used by Zora Arkus-Duntov in his advancements
of the Corvette in the 1960s.

“We’re going to fuel the excitement we built up during our 45th
anniversary year with our 2017 Scottsdale Auction,” said Craig
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Charity remains a
pillar of our organization, and after our success in 2016 we surpassed
$91 million raised for charity to date. We’re looking forward to another
great contribution when Steven Tyler drives his personal Hennessey Venom
GT Spyder across the block to benefit Janie’s Fund. I’m confident this,
as well as the more than 1,500 collectible vehicles we’ll have in
Scottsdale, will set the stage for another banner year at

Tyler’s rare supercar is the fifth of only 12 Hennessey Venom GTs ever
created and first of the Spyder convertibles. In March 2016, it recorded
a top speed of 265.6 mph, making it the world’s fastest convertible
sports car. It will cross the auction block at No Reserve, with 100
percent of the hammer price benefiting Janie’s
, an initiative created in partnership with Tyler and Youth
to bring hope and healing for many of the country’s most
vulnerable girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.

Another Scottsdale highlight will be the auction of the historic CERV 1
belonging to the “Father of the Corvette,” Zora Arkus-Duntov. This
vehicle served as Arkus-Duntov’s personal testbed for what became the
Chevrolet Corvette in the 1960s. Fitted with a 377ci aluminum small
block, an advanced Rochester fuel-injection system, and Indy-style tires
and wheels, the car comes with considerable paperwork and history and
stands as one of the experimental landmarks of GM history.

“Our Scottsdale Auction is the best event to get the full effect of what
we call the ‘Barrett-Jackson Experience,’” said Steve
, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From the excitement of seeing
first-time buyers bid on a vehicle, to the thunderous applause that
comes from a million-dollar bid for charity, Scottsdale is the premier
auction where you can truly indulge in the automotive lifestyle.”

This year’s Scottsdale Auction also will be home to the Charlie Thomas
Collection. Made up of more than 140 vehicles that will cross the block
at No Reserve, the collection is an eclectic mix of spectacular prewar
classics, American muscle, European cars and high-performance vehicles.

Included in the Charlie Thomas Collection is a highly collectible 1970
Plymouth Superbird (preview)
featuring the original V-code 440/390hp Six Pack V8, backed by a 4-speed
transmission with a pistol-grip shifter. It’s ready for spirited
driving, with the optional A33 Track Pack and Dana 60 rear, and features
Mopar’s iconic Tic-Toc-Tach, radio, power steering, power front disc
brakes and tinted glass. Professionally restored to show-winning
specifications, this beauty is a Mopar Gold National Show winner.

Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction will take place January
14-22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on becoming a
bidder, follow the link to

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
or call 480-421-6694.


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