Last C7 Corvette, exceptional resto-mods to highlight auction

Richard Perry's HEMI Superbird

(May 12, 2019) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The significant collector car trends driven by Barrett-Jackson will continue accelerating during its 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29. Following the company’s recent record-breaking Scottsdale and Palm Beach events, this year’s Northeast Auction will carry the excitement for professionally built Resto-Mods and contemporary supercars, along with 1980s and 1990s performance vehicles, classic trucks, SUVs and 4x4s.

Hundreds of collector vehicles and more than 450 pieces of authentic collector automobilia are expected to cross the auction block, nearly all at No Reserve.

“There is no doubt that the excitement felt in Scottsdale and Palm Beach will continue in the Northeast,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This year has been a year of record sales and massive growth in developing segments of the collector car market. We are thrilled to be a catalyst of these market developments while simultaneously delivering on the segments of the market that continue to be as strong as ever.”

On Saturday, June 29, General Motors and Barrett-Jackson will offer the opportunity of a lifetime with the auction of the final production seventh-generation Chevrolet Z06 Corvette. One-hundred percent of the hammer price will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who died during the Sept. 11 attacks.

“We’re honored to be able to help great companies like GM raise money and awareness for critical organizations like the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s a great privilege to be a part of this historic moment, selling the last Corvette of the current generation in support of our first responders and military heroes. You simply won’t find a more compassionate group of people than those inside the collector car community.”

1968 Pro Touring custom Camaro

This year’s Northeast Docket will feature some of the most coveted, professionally built Resto-Mods, including a 1968 Pro-Touring Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe. Originally built by RideTech and updated by No Limit Engineering, this Pro-Touring muscle machine is powered by a 6.2-liter 8-cylinder engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission.

Also crossing the block is a 4-door, 6-passenger 1969 Ford Bronco Custom SUV. This one-of-a-kind Bronco is powered by a Ford Racing 5.0-liter fuel-injected Coyote V8 crate engine and features custom marine-grade saddle upholstery.

Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction will also be home to highly sought-after muscle and custom collector cars, including a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Petty Superbird Re-creation. A five-year build under the supervision of legendary racer Richard Petty, this high-flying bird is powered by a brand-new old-style 572ci HEMI crate engine coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission.

Another offering is a frame-off restored, matching-numbers 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, one of 1,518 produced with a 4-speed manual transmission.