LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will feature an extraordinary docket of collectible Chevrolets during the 8th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, held Sept. 24-26, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The predominantly No Reserve auction’s exciting line up of Chevrolets will include a two-owner 1968 L88 Corvette (Lot #738) with only 24,760 actual miles.
“The L88 Corvette is at the forefront of iconic performance vehicles,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “As someone who has collected cars like this, I have a strong appreciation of them. This particular 1968 L88 we have consigned to our Las Vegas auction highlights an exceptional selection of Chevys crossing the block at No Reserve.”
The 1968 L88 Corvette (Lot #738) has been enjoyed by the current owner for the past 38 years. This two-owner Corvette includes a period-correct drive train with a M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed, 4.11 rear end, and includes a 427/430 horsepower L88 engine. This Corvette features several original pieces, including the original Build Sheet still glued to the gas tank along with the original leather interior, factory radio delete, removable back window and the original spare tire, which has never been on the ground. Unlike many L88s, this particular car escaped the days of SCCA racing, with the original body free of accident damage.
Additionally, one of the most anticipated consignments is a black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Twin Turbo (Lot #739) powered by an all-aluminum 496ci big-block Chevy based on a Donovan block. The full custom chassis with Corvette 4-wheel independent aluminum suspension is all carefully engineered to fit beneath the stock sheet metal and houndstooth interior. This Camaro also features a one-of-a-kind dual plenum sheet metal aluminum intake manifold, which sits on top of the engine and is fed by dual throttle bodies and direct-port fuel injection.
“I’m excited about the high quality of collector Chevrolets making an appearance on our Las Vegas block,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Many of these Chevys have been meticulously restored and cared for and will make a prized addition to any garage.”
Also included in the Las Vegas docket is a breathtaking Pacific Sunset Fusion Orange ’55 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon (Lot #745). Under the hood of this custom Chevrolet is a 2002 Corvette pro-built all-aluminum 5.7-liter engine that produces 386 horsepower at the wheels and 435 horsepower at the flywheel, and is managed by a Dakota Digital VHX full gauge and engine management system. The interior is custom-wrapped in a pleather vinyl with German wool carpets with special polished stainless strips to protect the cargo area.
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Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.
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