Vault Portfolio collection to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Connecticut

1932 Ford Custom Coupe

(June 22, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, has consigned the Vault Portfolio collection, an offering of 48 collector vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during three Barrett-Jackson events, including the 2019 Northeast and Las Vegas auctions, as well as the 2020 Scottsdale Auction. The first group of 14 collector vehicles from the Vault Portfolio will be sold at the 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29.

“Hot rods and customs have established themselves as top collectibles over the past several years,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

“The Vault Portfolio is an outstanding collection featuring some of the finest professionally built hot rods and classic customs ever created and stands as a testament to the spirit of hot-rodding. We’re thrilled to kick off the sale of this incredible collection of hot rods and classics at our Northeast Auction.”

Among the professionally built hot rods from the Vault Portfolio is a 1932 Ford Model 18 powered by a 383ci V8 engine, touting 425 horsepower pushed through a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission.

1937 Ford Custom Coupe

Other examples of impeccable modern hot rods from the collection include a Brilliant White 1937 Ford Custom powered by a Chevrolet 350ci V8 engine and sitting on custom Panther wheels, equipped with Wilwood disc brakes and powered by a Chevrolet Vortec 350ci V8 engine. Also on offer is a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Custom Roadster powered by a GM 350ci crate engine running power through a T350 transmission to the 9-inch Currie rear end, wearing a polished aluminum housing.

"Hot-rodding is one of the oldest examples of American car culture still thriving today,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “In the 1950s, a new generation challenged the status quo, using vehicles from the 1930s and 1940s as canvas to create amazing rolling pieces of art. The Vault Portfolio will give collectors the chance to own show-quality examples inspired by the hot rods and customs that started a movement in the industry.”

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Coupe

Other examples of customs in the Vault Portfolio that will cross the Northeast Auction block include a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Coupe powered by a 350ci engine with dual four-barrel carbs paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. Equipped with air conditioning and power steering, this Bel Air is finished in Brilliant Black with the original black and red interior trim hiding an upgraded stereo in the original 1957 dash.

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Woody Panel Pickup

Also crossing the block is a 425ci “Nailhead” V8-powered 1956 Buick Special Custom Coupe equipped with a Vintage Air system and power steering.

Additional vehicles from the Vault Portfolio crossing the block at the Northeast Auction include:

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 — Frame-off restored and powered by a rebuilt 396ci V8 engine paired to a Muncie M22 4-speed manual transmission.

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Woody Panel Pickup — Restored to showroom-quality with an immaculate engine bay; powered by a 235ci V6 engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air — A two-year frame-off restoration featuring a Super Turbo-Fire 283ci V8 engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors, Powerglide 3-speed automatic transmission and modern air conditioning.

1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible — Tastefully restored with several modern upgrades; powered by a 292ci V8 engine paired to a manual overdrive transmission.

The remaining 33 vehicles will be selling at the 13th Annual Las Vegas Auction, Oct. 3-5 and the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11-19, 2020.