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THE ICONIC CORVETTE: Celebrating This Timeless Sports Car on the Barrett-Jackson Auction Block
SCOTTSDALE 2014 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 – SOLD! $3,850,000

The Chevrolet Corvette is an American automotive icon that has captivated car enthusiasts for over six decades. With its sleek design, powerful performance and rich heritage, the Corvette has established itself as a symbol of American automotive excellence. Corvettes of all generations and styles – including Resto-Mods and Pro-Touring – are among the most popular vehicles to cross the block throughout Barrett-Jackson’s history.

Enjoy this selection of spectacular Corvettes that showcase the allure and legacy of this remarkable sports car on the Barrett-Jackson auction block:

SCOTTSDALE 2014 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 – SOLD! $3,850,000
One of 20 produced in 1967. Powered by an L88 427ci engine mated to an M22 4-speed manual transmission. Equipped with heavy-duty power brakes, F41 suspension, K66 transistor ignition, 4.56 posi-traction and shoulder harness. The only known 1967 red-on-red L88 produced.

SCOTTSDALE 2014 – 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE #57 REBEL CONVERTIBLE RACE CAR – SOLD! $2,860,000
World-record-holding #57 Rebel Corvette convertible. Has appeared in numerous publications and graced the cover of Autoweek, Corvette News and Corvette Corner back in its day. Ordered new by professional racer Or Costanzo and delivered by Feman Chevrolet in Tampa, FL, in January 1969. One of only four lightweight L88s built, equipped with a dual disc clutch and open chamber heads – an option not available to the public until June of the model year.

SCOTTSDALE 2008 – 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE “RONDINE” CONCEPT CAR – SOLD! $1,760,000
The one-and-only 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Rondine” Edition was built for the 1963 Paris Auto Show by world-renowned design house Pininfarina and commissioned by Chevrolet. Features a 327/360hp V8 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission and power brakes.

SCOTTSDALE 2018 – 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUTAWAY COUPE – SOLD! $1,100,000
One-of-a-kind display stand for use by General Motors and Chevrolet on the auto show circuit, designed to showcase the Corvette’s many new features, safety and performance. Built from a 4-mile car pulled from the assembly line during early production. Features a 327ci 8-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

SCOTTSDALE 2013 – 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L-88 OWENS/CORNING RACECAR – SOLD! $1,100,000
This 1968 L-88 Corvette sponsored by Owens/Corning Fiberglass holds the title as the most victorious Corvette in history. Campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo, Jerry Thompson, Don Yenko and Gib Hufstaeder, this car was nearly unstoppable in FIA GT and SCCA National racing.

SCOTTSDALE 2014 – 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $880,000
One of 80 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertibles produced. Purchased in 1968 from Kline Chevrolet; owned for 34 years by original owner.

SCOTTSDALE 2021 – 1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $825,000
Powered by a 2020 Corvette LT1 6.2-liter V8 engine putting out 460hp paired with an automatic transmission. Features Art Morrison C7 independent suspension, extended firewall, air conditioning, and power steering and brakes.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $770,000
Resto-Mod completed in October 2022 by Jeff Hayes. Features an LS3 540hp engine mated to a 4L70E automatic transmission. It includes an Art Morrison chassis, a Buttercream interior and a Dirty Martini Green exterior.

SCOTTSDALE 2022 – 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE – SOLD! $715,000
Built on an SRIII chassis and powered by a 525hp GM LS3 V8 crate engine mated to a 4L75E automatic transmission. Custom stretched for added comfort. Has C7 Z51 performance braking, C7 Z06 front and rear suspension with Winters Quick Change differential.

SCOTTSDALE 2022 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $715,000
Completed in October 2021 by Jeff Hayes Customs. Powered by a new GM LS3 540hp V8 engine paired to a 4L70E automatic transmission. Features an Art Morrison sport chassis with 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes.

SCOTTSDALE 2022 – 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $687,500
Powered by a 2021 376/460hp engine and automatic transmission, both under GM factory warranty. Features an Art Morrison C7 independent suspension, extended firewall, air conditioning, power steering and brakes.

SCOTTSDALE 2014 – 1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $660,000
In 1972, Chip Miller, co-founder/owner of Carlisle Events and world-famous Corvettes at Carlisle, found this car of his dreams. Purchased from the original owner’s estate in 1972 for $5,000, this Corvette is VIN #181 of the 300 produced during the first model year

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Title: THE ICONIC CORVETTE: Celebrating This Timeless Sports Car on the Barrett-Jackson Auction Block
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Published Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2023 16:00:58 +0000

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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas

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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas

Written by Barbara Toombs

Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.

What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.

Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.

Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”

The Arts District

A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.

Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.

18b sign in The Arts District.

In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.

Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.

At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000

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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve

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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve

This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.

K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.

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Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000

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