Barrett-Jackson auction starts its engine
No matter if you reside in a big city or a small town, odds are there’s a location—usually a large parking lot—where faithful classic-car owners and enthusiasts gather on weekend mornings to sip coffee and peruse mint-condition street rods, muscle cars, supercars and other gorgeous pieces of machinery from yesteryear. These car buffs talk shop, peek under hoods and spend hours reminiscing about the good old days.
Imagine if those weekend mornings stretched across three days and that parking lot spanned more than 650,000 square feet. Now imagine the vintage cars numbered more than 600, all of them with for-sale signs. Well, you don’t actually have to imagine it. You just have to find your way to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 12th annual Las Vegas Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson.
Among the beauties this year is a 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, a supercar in shadow-black with silver stripes and a No. 2 livery, which pays homage to the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II. More into early era Corvettes? Then Barrett-Jackson has something for you—make that 11 things, which is the number of vintage Corvettes being auctioned from the Jim Osterman Collection. That includes two originals from 1953 (the first year Chevrolet produced the Corvette), as well as convertible models from every year through 1963.
The best part about the ’66 Heritage Edition, the 11 Corvettes and nearly every vehicle at this year’s auction? They’re being sold at “no reserve,” meaning the highest bidder—regardless of bid—gets to drive off with a sweet new ride.
So stop by, admire the craftsmanship and reminisce about those good old days.
Mandalay Bay, opens at 8 a.m. Oct. 3-5, $30-$75. barrett-jackson.com