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1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Z06 Split-Window Coupe selling with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 26, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is building a docket that features incredible Chevrolet performance vehicles, both restored and exceptionally built Resto-Mod examples, for its annual Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Among the most coveted of the early Chevy consignments is the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split-Window (Lot #733) that is Bloomington Gold Certified and a two-time NCRS Top Flight winner. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this Z06.

“Barrett-Jackson has consistently been the leading automotive auction for premium American muscle and sports cars,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We were the first in our industry to recognize the future collectability of American muscle cars and now both original and Resto-Mod versions are the core of collections worldwide. We continue to offer the finest examples of these timeless American vehicles as seen amongst our early consignments for Las Vegas, many of which bear the iconic Bowtie brand.”

1969 Camaro Custom Convertible

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Split-Window (Lot #733) underwent a no-expense-spared body-off restoration using only correct manufacture’s parts by Andy Cabral in 2019. Until its restoration, the two-time NCRS Top Flight champion was in storage since the mid-1980s. It features the iconic RPO Z06 package, first offered to the public in 1963, and one of only 199 models that year ever produced with it. It is powered by a 360hp engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and the consignor states that it has only 4,295 miles.

Highlighting many of the exceptional Chevrolet Resto-Mods heading to Las Vegas is an immaculate 1969 Camaro Custom convertible (preview) that was completely fabricated and customized from the front to the rear by Camaro Concepts, Inc. This Chevy is powered by its supercharged 6.2-liter GM LT4 V8 crate engine with ported and polished heads backed by its GM 8-speed automatic transmission with an upgraded torque converter. Riding on Schott S7 billet 19-inch wheel, the body and chassis are finished in glossy Silver Spruce with a matte Silver Spruce firewall and underside. The custom leather interior features Dakota Digital gauges, billet door handles, billet steering wheel, Nu-Relics power windows and Vintage Air climate system.

The Resto-Mod Corvettes are well-represented by a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom convertible (Lot #738) built by award-winning builder Weaver Customs. Powered by a new GM crate 6.2-liter LS3 engine producing 495hp paired to a 4L75E 4-speed automatic transmission. This Corvette rides on a Roadster Shop chassis with a C7 front end and a C7 independent rear suspension with fully adjustable RideTech coilovers and Schott C7 wheels.

“Continuing what has been a record-breaking year for Barrett-Jackson, we are amassing an spectacular Las Vegas docket for the 2022 Auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Our early consignments are highlighted by many exceptional American-made Chevrolet performance vehicles, and I look forward to seeing the entire docket take shape for what will surely be a can’t-miss Barrett-Jackson event.”

Lot #738 – 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible

A powerfully built 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom coupe (Lot #719) with just 250 miles since completion will also cross the auction block in Las Vegas with No Reserve. Powered by an LS3 engine mated to a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission, the drivetrain is connected to a Chris Alston 4-link rear suspension and Wilwood power disc brakes riding on 18-inch light aluminum alloy wheels. Inside the diamond-quilted interior is a power driver seat, power windows, AutoMeter gauges, delay wipers, air conditioning and a premium Pioneer sound system with touch screen, navigation and Bluetooth. Click Here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this Resto-Mod Camaro.

Lot #739 is a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom coupe powered by a BluePrint LS 427ci V8 producing 770hp with a Magnuson supercharger backed by a 4L80E automatic transmission. Finished in PPG Black, the exterior sports an Eddie Motorsports billet hood, black chrome bumpers, LED headlights and LED taillights, all riding on Avant Garde wheels. The custom Napa leather interior features a roll cage, custom fabricated door panels with Lokar IDH billet door handles, a custom console with 4-USB charging ports, Dakota Digital gauges, Ididit touch start steering column, Billet Specialties Billet Fast Lane 14-inch steering wheel, Resto-Mod air conditioning with PODS red LED controls as well as power windows and power

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Title: Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction to Include Premier Chevrolet Performance Vehicles, Highlighted by Low-Mileage ‘63 Z06 Split-Window
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Published Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 16:51:28 +0000

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
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