Bernie's Top 75 Picks from the 2015 Barrett Jackson auction: Scottsdale Part II

Jan 7, 2015

In the automotive world, when there's a New Year, something else is also around the corner-- the first world's greatest auction of the year, Barrett Jackson. Held in their flagship city of Scottsdale on January 10-18th, this year's docket will remind you why Barrett Jackson's auction isn't one to miss. There's some great looking vehicles waiting to be auctioned off and here's Part II of Bernie's Top 75 Picks... Oh and my dream car will be a part of part III.

Kicking things off is this 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback parked in Lot 273. Stunning Acapulco Blue 428cid, 4-speed Mach 1. Rare Q Code car with new seats, carpet and dash. Original Rally wheels on new Goodyear Polyglas tires. Rebuilt rear end, updated electric ignition, new carburetor, intake, water pump, and aluminum heads. 

Currently occupying Lot 274 is a 1967 Chevy Camaro. Resto-Mod featuring an LS1 engine with Keisler 5-speed transmission. White and black exterior with matching houndstooth interior. Black Rocket wheels. 4-piston Wilwood disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, Bilstein shocks and tubular control arms.

Resting in Lot 309 is a 1960 Dodge Polara. Fully restored example of the iconic finned 1960 hardtop sedan. Styled with aircraft elements, this car was the epitome of America's space race dreams. Ram Fire wedge combustion chamber 383/330hp V8 engine with 4 barrel carburetor.

A 1962 Studebaker Gran Tourismo is parked in Lot 344. This Studebaker is a restored car finished in blue over black interior. 289cid V8 and 4-speed automatic transmission.

Waiting to be purchased in Lot 346.1 is a 1969 Buick Electra 225. This Duece and a quarter has a 430 V8 with automatic transmission, air conditioning, and all power options. Excellent Signal Red paint with equally nice black interior and top.

Located in Lot 354 is a 1954 Mercury Sun Valley. Overhead V8, low production with 9,761 units built in the U.S., nearly every conceivable option can be found in this Sun Valley.

A 1940 Packard 120 can be found in Lot 380.1. This is a great driving car with a smooth straight 8, excellent interior and an older paint job that still shows very well. Ready for cruises and tours. 

Take a walk with me to Lot 385.1 where you will see a 1967 Fiat 500. This car was restored in a small town in Italy, where it lived for many years. Stunning in every aspect and shows better than when it was new.

In Lot 391, there is a 1971 Chevy El Camino SS up for auction. Restored in 2009 by professional restoration shop. Original SS car. Used as a show car since restoration.

At Lot 401.1, you will definitely find a 1961 Chevy Impala Bubble Top. This bubble top '61 Impala has a 350cid engine and manual transmission. New paint and new red interior. Ground-up restoration on a rust-free car. This car runs and drives great. 

Lot 434 belongs to a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454. This is a beautiful restoration of an iconic muscle car.

At Lot 471.1, we have a 1971 Dodge Charger R/T. It has matching numbers, Fender Tag, Build Sheet and very rare color combination. 

We are at the halfway mark with this 1960 Buick Electra 225 in Lot 490. Recent frame-off restoration. Excellent car to start with, the undercarriage detailed, all power options, last of the fin Buicks. 

Two lots from the Buick Electra 225, is a 2007 Shelby GT500 parked in Lot 491. Owned by a Barrett-Jackson executive, this is the 22nd 2007 GT500 ever built; a rare, pre-title car. Its owner took possession of the keys to this car in 2007 straight from the factory at Flat Rock from Carroll Shelby, who also autographed the dashboard. 

Up next on the auction block is a 1972 Chevy Camaro SS located in Lot 501. Real SS Camaro built with a stroked LS3 engine producing 485hp paired with a Tremec TKO 6-speed manual transmission. Custom PPG paint Titanium Silver with custom black stripes and custom two tone leather interior. 

Parked in Lot 508 is a 2004 Bentley Continental GT. Stunning and meticulously maintained Continental GT. This beautiful Beluga Gray metallic and Saddle leather luxury car has less than 56,000 original miles. Powered by a twin turbo 6.0 Liter W12 with 552hp, all-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic.

Stationed in Lot 518 is a 1958 Chevy Corvette. Single family owned since 1976. Correct fuel injection, 350cid engine, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Tremec 5-speed transmission, new 4.11 posi-traction, front disc brakes, new Dakota gauges and aluminum crossflow radiator. Also has a new convertible top. 

Guess what's parked in Lot 554? You guessed it.... a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Convertible. This early production Sunbeam Tiger has had only two owners from new. Recent ground-up restoration. The 260cid 4.3 Liter Ford V8 motor and 4-speed manual transmission are original to the car. 62,600 actual miles. Mileage not indicated on title. 

Parked in Lot 569 is a 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS. Checker Auto Stores poster car for advertising. New exterior paint in 2012, rebuilt date code 396cid engine with 375 heads. 

Stationed in Lot 633 there is a 1969 Chevy Nova SS. Beautiful restoration with a turbo 400 with posi-traction. 

A VERY desirable 1987 Buick Grand National is up for grabs in Lot 635. It has a turbo V6 engine, 29,000 original miles and rare Astro-Roof.

Only four more left and located in Lot 659 is a 1959 Chevy El Camino. Rare first-year model, frame-off restoration, 348cid 4 barrel engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, padded safety dash, autronic eye, speed minder, and faux exhaust vents. 

Parked in Lot 671 is a 1971 Dodge Challenger. This Challenger R/T re-creation with a 440 Six Pack V8 with three 2 barrel Holleys, Hooker Super Competition headers, TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission, Sure-Grip differential, rear spoiler, Rallye Wheels, front disc brakes, and power steering.

A 1949 Cadillac Coupe De Ville is waiting to be purchased in Lot 685.1. The Coupe De Ville presented here is a late production car. A full body-off restoration was performed in the 1990s, taking many years. Originally black, this Coupe De Ville was re-sprayed in an Eldorado color of Bahama Blue, very popular in the 1950s. 

And rounding out the selection is the current occupant of Lot 689, a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III  BJ8 Roadster. This Austin-Healey was recently reconditioned, new paint, interior, convertible top with boot, new chrome knock-off wheels and radial tires. 

Part III is coming soon...

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