SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., owners of the world famous Orange County Choppers, will sell six vehicles from their personal collection at No Reserve during the 36th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event from Jan. 13-21, 2007, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The duo will drive a 1968 Dodge HEMI Charger and a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible onto the block alongside matching OCC choppers. Two custom-built Shelby G.T.500Es owned by the Teutuls will be auctioned separately. Hailed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™,” the auction will feature more than 1,200 of the world’s finest collector automobiles, attract over 225,000 visitors and be featured on SPEED with 40 hours of live coverage.
“The Teutuls are world-class bike builders with enthusiasm to match, and we’re thrilled that they will be joining us in Scottsdale with an impressive group of their vehicles,” said Craig Jackson, CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “The dedication and passion they have for their craft carries over into their car collecting. I expect quite a buzz on the block when this collection crosses.”
The first to hit the block will be a 1968 Dodge HEMI Charger 2-door hardtop (Lot #1319) and a matching 2007 HEMI Charger Custom Chopper (Lot #1319.1). The ’68 Charger houses a 426cid/425hp V8 with an automatic transmission and power windows. The rare American muscle car is one of only 74 ever made. The custom chopper sports a 131cid/130hp engine, custom HEMI wheels and identical paint and seat cover to its automotive twin.
Following the MOPAR pair will be a classic 1960 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible (Lot #1320) coupled with a 2005 Corvette Custom Chopper (Lot #1320.1). The Irvine White Corvette Convertible is a true American beauty with a 283cid/290hp Fuel Injected V8 and 4-speed transmission. With an 88cid Knucklehead V-Twin engine and a 5-speed transmission, the one-off Corvette Chopper matches its companion’s power and grace.
“This collection expresses two of my obsessions, motorcycles and muscle cars,” said Paul Teutul Sr. “Handing over the keys to these prized possessions is going to be tough, but I think there will be some worthy candidates at the Barrett-Jackson auction. Craig Jackson and his team have created one of the most impressive automotive events on the planet, and we’re excited to be part of the action.”
The two 1967 Shelby G.T.500E Fastbacks were built especially for Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. by the limited edition muscle car professionals at Unique Performance in Dallas. Both Shelbys are pushed by roaring 700hp Supersnake V8 engines with 5-speed transmissions. Paul Sr.’s custom fastback (Lot #1317) is vintage Mustang yellow with a black racing stripe and has only 19 test miles on the odometer. Paul Jr.’s Foose Custom Shelby (Lot #1318) is draped in exclusive burgundy and gold paint from famed designer Chip Foose and has just 75 test miles.
“Bidders looking to capture one or two high-profile Shelbys should have these G.T.500E Supersnakes at the top of their list,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The cars are celebrities in their own right after being featured as part of the hit program ‘American Chopper’.”
Barrett-Jackson continually reaffirms its leadership position in the collector car market by elevating consignment standards, challenging annual records and serving as the barometer for market trends. Last year, more than 300,000 attendees and millions of television viewers from around the world witnessed over 1,600 cars being auctioned off for approximately $135 million at the two 2006 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Events held in Scottsdale and Palm Beach, Fla.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™” in Scottsdale and Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.