Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2017 classic car auction will include rare Mopars such as 1970s Plymouth Hemi Cudas and Superbirds. The 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda Convertible is one of only 14 made. A well-documented 1970 Plymouth Superbird has covered less than 15,000 miles from new. The 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A features its original 340ci Six Pack V8 engine with 4-speed factory transmission.
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017 Sale
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, returns to Scottsdale for its 46th annual Arizona collectors car sale from January 14-22, 2017. This year, the auction will be held at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona.
In 2016, Barrett-Jackson grossed $105 million and offered 1,469 cars for sale.
Rare Mopars at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017
Rare Mopars will be on offer at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2017 collectors car auction. These American muscle cars are rarely seen at the sales of Gooding & Co, RM Sotheby’s or Bonhams but Mecum also had a number on offer earlier in January 2017 at Kissimmee in Florida.
“Classic Mopars have become incredibly coveted vehicles over the last decade,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “With huge motors and race inspired aerodynamics, Chrysler blazed new trails in racing. Some of those pioneering Mopars will be among the most anticipated crossing the block and certainly be the crown jewel of any collection.”
1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda Convertible
The 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda Convertibles on offer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017 is a rare collectible as only 14 were built. This muscle car also has a significant race history and set national records.
This 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda Convertible (Lot #1392) is enhanced by its color combination of triple black and a rich racing pedigree, including national records for ET and mph in NHRA and IHRA, as well as the SS Eliminator title at the 1973 U.S. Nationals in Indy. It was owned by Hall of Famer Steve Bagwell and driven by Hall of Famer Terry Earwood.
1970 Plymouth Superbird
Lot #1320, a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, is a rare original that is a well-documented survivor vehicle and only has 14,800 original miles since new. Only built for one model year, this Superbird features the rare factory Y39 Special Order code designation and is one of the best examples of Plymouth’s remarkable street packages. This multiple show award-winning Superbird includes a complete owner history and original artifacts and documents.
“It’s incredibly fitting that these Chrysler vehicles were given the distinction of Mopar, a combination of motor and parts,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The classic models, like the ’70 Superbird that’s crossing the block in Scottsdale, provided the foundation for some remarkable design and performance advancements – both for race cars and street models. Mopar fans and collectors will not want to miss Scottsdale 2017.”
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
The 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (Lot #1031) is a great example of a factory T/A with its original 340ci Six Pack V8 engine with factory 4-speed manual transmission. Painted in Go Mango orange with black graphics, this rust-free Challenger was restored in 2008 and is listed in the Challenger T/A Registry and comes with extensive receipts, information and a complete restoration photo album.
1970s Plymouth Cudas
Other significant Mopars crossing the 2017 Scottsdale block includes a 1971 Plymouth ’Cuda (Lot #1071). Equipped with a V-code 440ci 6-barrel motor and 4-speed manual transmission, this ’Cuda is painted in Sassy Grass Green and is one of only 108 4-speed V-code ’Cudas built. Also crossing the block is a 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda AAR (Lot #1030), which still carries its factory-original 340ci Six Pack engine and D32 TorqueFlite transmission. It underwent a frame-off, concours-level restoration and is fully documented by Galen Govier.
More on Scottsdale, Arizona 2017:
- 2017 Scottsdale and Arizona Auctions Preview
- 2017 RM Sotheby’s Arizona Preview
- 2017 Bonhams Scottsdale Preview
- 2017 Gooding Scottsdale Preview
- 2017 Pre-Auction Announcements: Bonhams (Porsche 904, Ferrari 340, Jaguar E-Type), RM Sotheby’s (1933 Chrysler CL), Gooding (Bugatti Type 35, Sports Cars, Performance Cars), Barrett-Jackson (Shelby Mustangs, Rare Mopars)
- Results from Scottsdale, Arizona 2016: Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s, Gooding, Barrett-Jackson.
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