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Barrett-Jackson Ups The Ante Heading Into 2017 Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun This Week

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Auction Features Sold-Out Docket and Family Activities Wednesday-Saturday

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 19, 2017) - The 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction returns this week, June 21-24, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will once again offer a full schedule of events, including a variety of family festivities and the automobilia auction starting Wednesday during Preview Day. The excitement continues Thursday through Saturday with the collector car auction, featuring a sold-out docket for the second year in a row.

The event kicks off Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. with Preview Day, where fans can see the cars up close before they cross the auction block and enjoy watching the bidding action beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the arena during the automobilia auction. Exhibitors will be on-site with activities and a variety of automotive and lifestyle products, including fine art, jewelry, furniture and more. A fan favorite – the Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides – returns to Mohegan Sun and provides fans an opportunity to test-drive the latest offerings from the automakers or take a heart-stopping ride around a closed track with a professional driver.

The event ramps up Thursday, Friday and Saturday with gates opening at 8:00 a.m., the automobilia auction starting at 10:00 a.m. and the collector car auction beginning at 1:00 p.m. each day. Recently filling up the sold-out docket are a very rare 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #672.1), an original 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #709) and two beautiful Jaguar XKE Series I (Lot #678/Lot #681) vehicles.

A complete list of events and times is available at Barrett-Jackson.com, including the live TV broadcast schedule on Discovery, Discovery Turbo UK, Velocity and Velocity Canada. Tickets are available in advance online and at the gate from the Mohegan Sun Box Office, with discounts for Seniors, Military, Students and Children.

To get involved in the action by becoming a consignor or bidder at a Barrett-Jackson auction, call 480-421-6694.

View video here: Inside the Northeast Auction!

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About Mohegan Sun

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback And ’70 Boss 429 Headline Impressive Mustang Docket At The Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
  • A ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) is one of 999 Shelby GT350s built in 1966 and one of only 59 built in Ivy Green
  • With only 10 test miles since its rotisserie restoration, a ’70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650) that received an MCA score of 994 out of 1,000
  • World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. will auction his one-of-one 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C (Lot #658), which was built to launch the RTR brand

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 2, 2017) – An incredible lineup of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs are making their way to Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Among the hotly anticipated Mustangs coming to The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is an extremely rare Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) that is one of 999 Shelby GT350s built in 1966 and a freshly restored ’70 Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650).

“The Ford Mustang is an iconic American sports car with a rich racing heritage,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Carroll Shelby helped skyrocket the Mustang’s appeal in 1965 when he introduced the GT350. Today, the popularity of the Mustang continues to be fueled by great drivers like World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., and we are excited to have him auction his custom RTR-C. Over the years Barrett-Jackson has sold some of the most high-profile Mustangs, and we look forward to continuing that tradition at Mohegan Sun.”

An extremely rare ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) crossing the block at the Northeast Auction is one of only 59 finished in Ivy Green. Fully documented by the SAAC Registry, this Shelby Fastback was completely restored in 2010 and retains almost all of the original sheet metal and framed fiberglass hood. It features a long list of original and correct components, including Ford Carlite glass, Hertz wheels and the restored Cobra Tach. The original matching-numbers Hi-Po 289ci engine was completely rebuilt and documentation includes the SAAC registry book, binder with records, owner’s manuals and Hertz brochure.

With only 10 test miles since its rotisserie restoration, a Grabber Blue ’70 Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650) features all-original panels and a 375-horsepower 429 Boss engine. It’s equipped with fiberglass belted tires, Drag Pack, convenience group and documentation that includes three copies of Ford Window Stickers and a Deluxe Marti Report.

World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. introduced a new generation of Mustangs to the world with the 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C (Lot #658). Built as a halo car for the RTR brand, this Pony car is wrapped in a carbon-fiber exterior, which shed nearly 500 pounds from the factory version. It’s outfitted with Ford Racing’s supercharged 550-horsepower coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. Riding on HRE CF40 carbon-fiber wheels, this one-of-one Mustang also features Ford Racing front and rear anti-roll bars, Autosport Dynamics rear control arms and TEIN in-car dampening adjustable coilovers.

“Backed by an impressive racing heritage, Mustang remains one of the most sought-after muscle cars on the market,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “They’re an excellent car for first-time buyers and seasoned collectors alike. Our Northeast docket will give enthusiasts at every level a chance to own their own piece of American automotive history.”

Mustangs from the ’60s in this year’s premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun include a ’67 Custom Fastback (Lot #667). It features a rare Ford 427 FE side-oiler big-block engine connected to a C6 racing transmission and is loaded with high-performance components, including a MagnaFlow exhaust, sway bars and American Racing Shelby Cobra 18-inch rims with Nitto tires. Another ’67 Custom Fastback (Lot #747) started as a coupe and was finished in Pepper Grey Metallic. It comes equipped with unique Shelby badging, GT500 body and rocker striping, 17-inch Shelby-style alloy wheels and a Shelby-style wood steering wheel.

A ’68 Custom Mustang Fastback (Lot #718) started as an original S-Code 390 GT big-block Fastback and was finished in an “Eleanor” body kit. It is a zero-mile restoration muscle car and is powered by a professionally rebuilt 390ci V8 with GT heads, GT exhaust manifolds and GT intake.

The 2017 Northeast Auction Docket is available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction or for information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company:

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

For high-resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com.

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About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Barrett-Jackson Accelerates Northeast Auction With A Week Of Collector Car Events From Mohegan Sun

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The inaugural New England Conours d’Elegance, sponsored by Barrett-Jackson, will set the stage for the2nd Annual Northeast Auction; Thrilling activities for the whole family, including a collector car show, concours and road tour will lead up to this year’s Northeast Auction; An enviable docket of collector vehicles – including a very rare 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider with only 77 miles (preview) and a’70 Mustang Boss 429 with only 10 test miles (preview) – is lining up to cross the auction block at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 15, 2017) – Barrett-Jackson is kicking its 2nd Annual Northeast Auction into overdrive with a full week of collector car activities, events and unparalleled auction action. Building on the momentum from last year’s first double sellout in the company’s history, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is fueling the enthusiasm of the collector car hobby across the Northeast with its premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Barrett-Jackson will rev up for the week of activities as the title sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance, which begins Saturday, June 17th. Additional events and activities will continue through the week, culminating with the highly anticipated auction at Mohegan Sun.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who supported our inaugural Northeast Auction last year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The electricity generated at last year’s record-setting event was unforgettable. This year, we decided to build on that high energy by creating even more collector car activities for the whole family, first by serving as the presenting sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance and continuing with our Northeast Auction.”

Tickets are on-sale now at Barrett-Jackson.com and are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Activities revving up the week in the Northeast include:

  • New England Concours d’Elegance sponsored by Barrett-Jackson – Saturday, June 17th, through Sunday, June 18th, 2017
  • New England Concours Summer Tour – Monday, June 19
  • 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Preview Day on Wednesday, June 21
  • 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction from Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24

Consignments are already pouring in for Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction, including one of the world’s most desirable supercars, a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (preview), which can only be purchased outside of this auction by joining an extensive waiting list. This Corsa Red prancing horse has only 77 miles and features a power retractable hardtop, 3.9-liter V8 engine, 7-speed F1 dual clutch transmission and over $90,000 in optional equipment. Also crossing the block is an incredibly rare ’70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (preview). With a fresh restoration and only 10 test miles on the odometer, this Grabber Blue Boss 429 is an extremely coveted Mustang and includes the Drag Pack convenience group, competition suspension and 429 Boss engine with 375 horsepower.

The Northeast Auction will add more examples of American performance and design to the auction block with a ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (preview). One of only 59 built in Ivy Green, this authentic Shelby was completely restored in 2010 and is fully documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry.

Also on the docket is a custom ’66 Corvette Pro-Touring Convertible (preview), which is a ground-up build on an Art Morrison chassis. Under the hood is a ground-shaking LS3 engine with a custom forced-intake manifold mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The interior is completely new and Dyno-matted from the firewall back.

Auction guests will also see a European take on performance with offerings that include a ’88 Porsche 930 911 Turbo Cabriolet (preview) with a factory slant nose. This Porsche features a 3.3-liter engine with 4-speed transmission and includes the original Fuchs wheels.

“It’s clear from the unprecedented response to our inaugural Northeast Auction that Barrett-Jackson is a perfect fit for the area,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We bring in enthusiasts from across the region, as well as international guests. I have no doubt that this year’s auction will bring a whole new level of energy to the collector car community across New England.”

Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2ndAnnual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. For information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company: Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, 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 www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About Mohegan Sun: Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visitingmohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

For high-resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com