GM performance vehicles to be featured at Barrett-Jackson auction

(December 30, 2015) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is set to ignite the auction block with a collection of General Motors performance cars during the nine-day 45th Anniversary Auction from Jan. 23-31 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The 45th Anniversary docket will feature over 1,400 rare and exceptional vehicles, most selling at no reserve.

Included in the line-up is an authentic X66 Double COPO Yenko Camaro, a 1969 L88 Corvette, a highly coveted 1971 GTO Judge convertible and two Buick big-block muscle cars.

“General Motors and the company’s vehicles have been a key part of Barrett-Jackson events for decades,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “From factory Ride ’N Drives to blue chip sales on the block, our Scottsdale auction attracts the most serious of GM fans.”

As one of the rarest of Yenko Camaros made, an authentic 1969 X66 Double COPO Yenko Camaro being auctioned at no reserve features both the COPO 9561 package and the very rare COPO 9737 sports car conversion package. This high-octane Camaro underwent a complete restoration to exacting original condition, resulting in a highly detailed concours-quality appearance. Features include the L72 427/425hp engine, Muncie 4-speed and heavy-duty 4:10 posi-traction rear end as well as a rare140 mph speedometer, larger front sway bar and 15x7-inch Rallye wheels.

Another one of the 45th Anniversary highlights will be a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible. Painted LeMans Blue, the L88 is one of 116 built in 1969 (the final year of availability) and is well-known among auto historians. Having been in storage for nearly 25 years, the machine recently underwent an all-encompassing frame-off restoration and was returned to its as-built state.

Documentation includes an overview of performed work with accompanying receipts, an NCRS report and validation service, as well as the original Tank Sticker.

“The stellar GM muscle cars crossing our auction block represent the pinnacle of American ingenuity,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re excited to have a great selection of rare and unique GM performance vehicles in Scottsdale. Each collectible has some unique feature or story that makes it truly remarkable.”

A 1971 GTO Judge Convertible for sale is one of only 17 ever built. Featuring a fresh coat of Castillian Bronze (Code 67) paint, the convertible underwent a no-expense-spared, frame-off restoration and features a complete rebuild. Under the hood, this GTO Judge comes equipped with a 455 high-output†engine with Ram Air “197” cylinder heads. The restoration on the GTO is 100-percent “factory correct,” including T-3 headlamps and original-style Firestone white lettered tires. Documentation includes a complete set of Pontiac Historic Services paperwork and Pontiac Division Window Sticker.

Also crossing the block are two period-correct 1970 big-block Buicks selling at no reserve. One of only 84 4-speeds with a 455 V8, this rare, matching-numbers, original California Buick Gran Sport features a functional Ram Air hood, power windows, power bucket seats, air conditioning, power steering and disc brakes and a dual exhaust with N25 rear bumper with tips. Painted a beautiful Cornet Gold with black vinyl top, bucket seats and chromed magnum-style 5-spoke wheels, it is an excellent example of GM big-block muscle.

Another big-block Buick heading to auction is one of 678 fully authenticated factory-produced 1970 Buick GSX. Powered by a rebuilt 455 and an automatic transmission, the GSX is finished in its original color “QQ” Saturn Yellow and black interior.

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