Barrett-Jackson Auction Brings Muscle Cars to Northeast
- June 23, 2016 |
- By Blake Droesch
For the first time ever, Barrett-Jackson is bringing its famed collector car auction to the Northeast. The event, which will auction off a docket of nearly 800 vehicles, starts today and continues through Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.
"Enthusiasts from the Northeast and Canada have asked us to host an event in this region for a long time," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "We looked throughout the Northeast and found Mohegan Sun to be the perfect venue, and the response has been enormous."
The inaugural Northeast Auction is highlighted by its offering of late-1960s GM muscle cars, including an acclaimed 1969 Corvette L88, two 1969 Camaros and a 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible, which is one of only 14 built with its original engine and a three-speed transmission.
But it isn't all about American muscle. Barrett-Jackson auctions feature an expansive docket of nearly every type of collector car imaginable, from vintage race cars to pre-war classics and antique European sports cars.
The Discovery Channel will broadcast the event live, as will its sister network, Velocity, all weekend.