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First Corvette ZR1 To Be Auctioned By Barrett-Jackson

By   December 1, 2017

Corvette ZR1

Corvette ZR1

The new 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the ultimate American sports car. The 755 horsepower supercharged V8 powered performance machine is capable of a top speed of 212 mph in coupe form. 0-60 mph can be hit in under 3 seconds and the ZR1 starts at $119,995.

Of course the very first example of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will likely fetch a bit more than that.

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First Sixth-Generation 2016 COPO Camaro Raises $300,000 For Charity

By   February 2, 2016

2016 COPO Camaro

2016 COPO Camaro

This past weekend was a huge one in the Automotive world. You had the first big race of the year in the Rolex 24 and the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction also taking place. One of the cars to cross the auction block at the latter was the very first six-generation 2016 COPO Camaro. The purpose built drag racing machine was built with the aid of NHRA driver Courtney Force. It is designed to race in the NHRA Stock Eliminator class and should be very competitive in the class.

The competition Camaro was purchased by an unnamed bidder. At the same auction the first 2016 Chevy Camaro SS was bought for $500,000 by Hendrick Motorsport owner and founder of the Hendrick Automotive Group, Rick Hendrick. At the auction he also bought the first 2017 Acura NSX for $1.2 million. The race car did not manage to go for as high a price as the street car, but it was still about $200,000 over the MSRP.

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First Production Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat To Be Auctioned Off

By   July 29, 2014

First Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

First Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

How would you like to own the very first Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, VIN0001. The car will be the only one to wear the Viper only color of Stryker Red and will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson.

The proceeds will support not-for-profit Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas, so expect for the price to be pretty steep. To help raise more funds for the organization Barrett-Jackson will be waiving the consignment and bidding fees.

The 707 horsepower monster will go up for auction on September 27th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But if you would just like to see it, the car will be on display at Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada.

Rare Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT Mustang To Be Auctioned Off In Reno

By   July 9, 2014

Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT

First Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT

Ford Mustang and Carroll Shelby enthusiasts may be interested in a special car that will be available in August. The car is the first Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT to be produced. The 2008 muscle car is even more special when you consider that it is one of only ten special edition convertibles to be produced with a manual transmission.

The high performance car features a Mustang GT engine that has been tuned to get 319 horsepower (remember when that was a lot). It also features upgraded suspension to allow for better handling when pushing it on the tack.

Fittingly, the car will go on the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Reno, Nevada on August 1st. It is expected to get plenty of attention as such special editions usually command a good amount of money.

2014 Mustang Sells For $200,000

By   October 4, 2013

2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype

2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype

$200,000 sounds like a lot for a 2014 Mustang and it is. However, when the car is a 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype and is sold with the money going to charity it makes a bit more sense.

The Prototype was sold by Barrett-Jackson with proceeds benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. So, this drag strip ready V8 monster also helps support research in finding medicine that can help those suffering with MS.

Beyond the car, the winning bidder also gets the below.

Training at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School in Sophia, N.C.
Their experience captured for a future Mustang book and documentary
Video of the vehicle build, testing and the action from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Let us know what you think of the $200,000 Mustang in the comments.

Press Release

Last weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s Las Vegas sale, the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet prototype fetched $200,000. Ford Motor Company auctioned it at no reserve with proceeds benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The organization assists those living with this unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

After spirited bidding that electrified the auction block, an anonymous bidder purchased the Cobra Jet. The winning bidder is not only the proud owner of the NHRA-legal vehicle, but they are now an honorary member of Team Mustang with full backstage passes to the Ford Product Development Center, Ford Design Studios and Ford Racing. The winning bid also made an important contribution in the fight against MS.

“Watching the car cross the block in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was very rewarding,” says Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “It is an amazing competition-ready car that will make any team an instant force in its class. This Mustang Cobra Jet will be an inspiring reminder for anyone who sees it on the drag strip to continue working to combat the effects of MS.”

This Ford is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 mated to a T4 racing transmission, and boasts an optional traction “wheelie” bar, 8.50 ET certified chrome-moly safety cage, exclusive Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels, three-link rear suspension, lightweight racing brakes, 9-inch rear axle, and custom Cobra-branded Recaro seats. The purpose-built factory race car was the prototype for the 2014 model year racer, and carries a unique serial number of #2014 BJMS CJXX1. Clad in a fiery orange satin finish with dark gray reflective stripes, it also bears a distinctive license plate with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s logo.

The winning bidder also received the following with their purchase of the Cobra Jet:

Training at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School in Sophia, N.C.
Their experience captured for a future Mustang book and documentary
Video of the vehicle build, testing and the action from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
“We cannot be more grateful to the entire team at Ford Motor Company for their tireless work for our cause,” said Elana Sullivan, president of the Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society. “Because of the incredible outcome of this auction, we will be able to move even closer to creating a world free of MS.”

“We’re pleased this Mustang Cobra Jet captured so much attention at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale,” says Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “Ford’s long-standing relationship with Barrett-Jackson gives us the opportunity to help charities such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Brain Injury Association of America; Carroll Shelby Foundation; and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through unique vehicle sales.”