Bernie's Top 45 Picks From 2014 Barrett-Jackson: Las Vegas Auction Part III

Sep 27, 2014

First I brought you Part I, then I brought you Part II, and finally here's Part III. But to recap...

The weekend of September 25-27, Barrett Jackson is holding their final auction of 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Like most of their other auctions (I firmly believe that Reno has to become a little more established), the docket for Las Vegas fell nothing short of excellence.

Originally I picked out 62 cars that I would have loved to bid on, but I had to trim it down to 45. And here's my final 15...

Lot 453 has a customized Bentley Continental GT parked in it. This Bentley was painted flat black with custom 22" Forgiato wheels. Just serviced and ready for its next cruise. 6.0 Liter W12 twin-turbo 552hp engine.

Next door to the Bentley is a Lamborghini Aventador located in Lot 454. This Adventador has a special order Arancio Atlas pearl paint, one owner, glass engine bonnet, parking assist sensors, color rearview camera, branding package and front lift system.  

Stationed in Lot 458.1 is a 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible. This beautiful example has had a frame-off restoration. It is equipped with its 348cid V8 engine, Powerglide transmission, dual exhaust, power steering, power brakes, and Continental kit with 3-piece rear bumper, dual rear anntennas and fender skirts.

A rare, triple black 1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible is up for grabs at Lot 465. It has a Tri-Power 389 that was upgraded to a 421 cid Tri-Power. Power steering, brakes, top and windows. Factory trachometer. PHS documented.

Parked at Lot 473 is an ultra gorgeous 1950 Chevy Deluxe Custom Convertible. This Deluxe has driftwood metallic PPG paint with beautiful chrome work. 383 stroker V8, Edelbrock aluminum intake, Edelbrock aluminum heads, 700R4 4-speed automatic, Ford 9"rear end, front tubular A-arms, Mustang II power rack and front disc brakes.

Up for auction is a 1968 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 in Lot 502. This is a real deal, true 138 SS 396 car with copy of original sales invoice. Beautifully resored with a Pro-Touring stance. Features a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and 12-bolt heavy duty rear axle.

Located in Lot 601 is a 1977 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. This classic California Beetle has been recently restored to top condition and is now ready for the next princess.

Stationed in Lot 611 is a 1956 Cadillac Coupe. This Caddy has a stunning Pacific Coral exterior with matching interior and 40 miles since frame-up resoration. Runs and drives great.

A 2008 Custom Mercedes Benz CL550 is up for grabs in Lot 624.2. This CL550 is painted in matte gray with 22" Giovanna wheels. Highly optioned car with a $104,000 original MSRP. Fully serviced.

Spotted in Lot 694 is an ultra rare 1994 Lamborghini Diablo. This Diablo is in Nero over black and red custom finished interior with carbon fiber accents. A true premium exotic V12 in excellent condition.

Ladies and Gentleman, this is as close to my dream car as I am going to get in this docket. In Lot 706, there is a 1953 Pontiac Sky Chief Custom Woody Wagon. ZZ430 engine #173 of 430 built, 700R4 transmission, custom interior, custom gauges, power windows, power door locks, front disc brakes and '07 Corvette Mango Orange exterior.

Lot 789 belongs to a blacked out 1970 Chevy Chevelle. One-off Chevelle built by the Roadster Shop to be an ultimate Pro-Touring machine. LS7 with 6-speed transmission. Roadster Shop complete chassis with 14" Wilwood disc brakes. Proven street and track performance. Featured in over 10 magazines.

...But one of my dream cars have made it to the docket. In Lot 791, expect to find a 2011 Bentley GTC Supersports Convertible. This Bentley has a Renntech Stage 1 upgrade to 710hp. The Supersports package is an $80k factory high performance package alone.

Now the last two cars have yet to hit the dealerships yet...

In Lot 3003, Ford Motor Company will personally auction off the last production unit of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang (2015 Ford Mustang). All proceeds will benefit Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute. Will be sold at approximately 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

And finally... In Lot 3004, there is the newly redesigned (Thank goodness) 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Vin 700001 is powered by the new supercharged 6.2 Liter HEMI V8 and an 8-speed automatic transmission. All proceeds to benefit Opportunity Village Foundation. Will be sold at approximately 6:00 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Bernie's Top 45 Picks From 2014 Barrett-Jackson: Las Vegas Auction Part II

Sep 26, 2014

In case you missed it, I unveiled the first part of my selection.  But to recap...

Barrett Jackson is holding their final auction of the year in Las Vegas, Nevada. From September 25-27th, bidders and spectators get to view some exotic vehicles both old and new. A few days ago, I showed off my first selection of picks, which were interesting- from the Chevy El Camino to the Jaguar XK8, but right now check out my 16th-30th picks...

To kick off Part II, parked in Lot 170, we have a gorgeous 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback. This H Code Mach 1 has Grabber Blue exterior, black interior, 351cid V8, power steering, painted spripes on hood, new headliner, door panels and carpet.

Stationed in Lot 181, we have a 2008 Shelby GT500. This Shelby Fastback is performance white with ebony stripes and black leather interior. And it has 1,535 original miles.

A 1968 Chevy Impala SS is located in Lot 188. This one family owned and garaged 1968 Impala SS 427 has 57,900 original miles, mileage not indicated on title. All documentation and highly optioned. One of 1,778 built in 1968 with the 427 big block engine.

An extremely nice 1986 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 convertible is parked in Lot 211. 25,700 original miles with major engine out 30,000 mile service done. Clean Carfax, beautiful original Corsa red paint and presentable tan leather interior. Top has been replaced and is a work of art.

Number 5 on the list goes to this 1930 Ford Model A Roadster parked in Lot 220. All original steel body parts and drivetrain. Awesome Washington Blue paint with correct black fenders. Great condition top and like new upholstery. Excellent bright yellow wheels.

When you arrive at Lot 230, you will find a 1971 Dodge Demon. This professionally resored H Code Demon 340 with matching numbers 4-speed, Sure-Grip 8.75" rear end and 3.55 gears. Correct Trim Tag codes throughout.

This ultra cute 1960 Mini Cooper is up for auction in Lot 252. This right hand drive Mini (produced by British Motor Company) has been upgraded with an Oselli performance engine.

This extremely fun 1974 Volkswagen Thing is located at Lot 320.1. This is an acapulco style painted white with pink accents over a correct striped white and pink interior. Powered by a 4 cylinder engine backed by a 4-speed gearbox.

Stationed in Lot 335 is a 1981 Delorean DMC-12. This Delorean has less than 4,000 original miles from new. Has been in storage with good regular service. Totally original and unmodified with superb documentation.

Parked in Lot 347 is a 1957 Jaguar Mark VIII Saloon. This is a very pretty example of a rare Jaguar luxury Saloon. Fitted with factory sunroof and finished in two tone black over green with green interior.

An ultra rare 1967 Kellison Astra is up for grabs at Lot 367.  It is number 52 of the 60 Kellison J4 modified bodies that were factory assembled by Allied for the Astra Automotive Division.

Only four more to go... and this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air at Lot 380 definitely makes the list. This Chevy has two tone paint and custom leather interior. Powered by a ZZ430 engine with a Muncie 4-speed transmission. Polished aluminum and chrome package throughout.

Parked in Lot 394 is a 1957 Ford Skyliner. This Skyliner had a complete body off restoration. The 312 V8 engine was rebuilt as was the automatic transmission and braking system.

A 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 is occupying Lot 423. This is number 215 of 712 built and it's signed by Carroll Shelby. It has 540hp and 510 ft/lbs of torque. All original excellent condition. All paperwork with 8,570 original miles. Original sticker price of $82,555.00

And rounding out the list at Lot 444 is a 1964 Cadillac DeVille. This car features a V8 engine and all of the features you would expect in a Cadillac including power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning. Has been stored and cared for in a heated garage for all of its life.

Part III coming up tomorrow.

Bernie's Top 45 Picks from 2014 Barrett Jackson: Las Vegas Auction Part I

Sep 25, 2014

2014 has really flown by. September 25-27th are the dates for the last Barrett Jackson auction of the year. Held in Las Vegas, NV, this auction is definitely one you don't want to miss.

After Scottsdale, the docket for Las Vegas is the best. However, this year seems a little different. With Vegas, you can always expect a larger number of exotic cars. This time around, it's mostly domestic cars with some exotic cars. Needless to say, I was able to find 45 cars that I would love to purchase. Enough talking, here's the first 15 to Bernie's Barrett Jackson: Las Vegas picks.

The very first car on my list is shockingly located in Lot 1. This 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible has a 455/230hp V8 engine with automatic transmission. Red with white trim, red relour cloth bucket seats and white softtop.

Parked in Lot 7, there is a 1958 Pontiac Chieftain Sedan located in it. This Chieftain was owned by the same family since new for 55 years. The car was repainted once in 2009 and a copy of the original Bill of Sale, contract and service policy is included.

A 1966 Ford Mustang is residing in Lot 18. Equiped with a 289hp engine, 4 barrel Edebrock carburetor, and 3 speed manual transmission. This Mustang also has new paint, tires, wheels and hubcaos.

Stationed in Lot 20, we have a 1963 MG Midget Convertible. This Midget runs and drives great, original tonneau cover, new convertible, original jack and side curtains in original bag. And it's in original condition.

Occupying Lot 28, there's is a 1970 Plymouth Duster parked in it. This Duster was upgraded with a 340 engine and automatic transmission. Has an excellent paint job and shows very well. Very clean, rust free car.

Next up for auction, there is a 1960 Mercury Monterey Hardtop in Lot 39. This Monterey is a true survivor car with 59,153 miles with only very good repaint and great front and rear windshield glass and interior.

Number 7 on the list goes to a 1970 Chevy El Camino that's parked in Lot 46. This tuxedo black beauty is a Los Angeles built car with a 350 engine, power steering, power disc brakes, and Vintage Air conditioning added. It's a real eye catcher...

Residing in Lot 54, expect to find a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood. This is an all originally restored Fleetwood, great lines on body. Runs great, older restoration, and it was garage kept.

A groovy 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible is parked in Lot 58. This shagadelic Convertible comes with Austin Powers/Mike Myers signed memorabilia with Certificate of Authenticity for those items. 60,731 original miles, title says exempt.

Next up on the auction block, we have a 1969 Ford Mustang in Lot 69. Every nut and bolt has been replaced. Comes with a 302cid V8 engine, 5-speed transmission and a 4.10 rear end with posi-traction.

When you arrive at Lot 84, you will find a 1954 Buick Roadmaster. This Roadmaster has experienced group-up restoration. It has a rebuilt 322 Nailhead engine and automatic transmission. Power steering, power antenna, power windows, NOS Foxcraft fender skirts, Continental kit spare tire carrier, wide white wall tires, original hubcaps and two tone paint.

Stationed in Lot 99, we have a 1966 Cadillac DeVille. This is an original 1966 Coupe DeVille in triple black and it's an original Black Plate California Car.

A 1970 Chevy Chevelle is parked in Lot 107. This Chevelle has an updated 355 Vortec V8 engine with an automatic transmission, and painted in Astro Blue.

Waiting to be purchased in Lot 117 is a 1966 Chevy Nova. Real code 116 V8 street machine style muscle car with a true period look. Starting with a very clean New Mexico car, finished in black with Cobalt blue pearl accents.

Rounding out Part I, we have a 1966 Chevy Impala SS in Lot 121.  This Impala has a 327 engine with an automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, and chromed out engine compartment. Show quality pearl white paint, new tuxedo white and black interior, runs and drives great.

Part II is coming soon...

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