Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Scottsdale Auction Will Feature an Extraordinary Docket of Rare Mopars

  • Lot
    is one of only 14 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda Convertibles
    built and includes a distinguished racing history, making it one of
    the rarest and most desirable muscle cars of all time
  • One of the rarest, most original and well-documented, this 1970
    Plymouth Superbird (Lot
    ) only has approximately 14,800 original miles since new
  • This 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (Lot
    ) features its original 340ci Six Pack V8 engine with factory
    4-speed factory transmission

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#barrettjacksonBarrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will feature an
extraordinary docket of rare Mopars during the 46th Annual
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at the
WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. One of the most rare and collectible
among those crossing the Scottsdale auction block is a ’70 Plymouth HEMI
’Cuda (Lot
), which is one of only 14 built, has a significant race
history and set national records.

“Classic Mopars have become incredibly coveted vehicles over the last
decade,” said Craig
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “With huge motors and
race inspired aerodynamics, Chrysler blazed new trails in racing. Some
of those pioneering Mopars will be among the most anticipated crossing
the block and certainly be the crown jewel of any collection.”

Among the most coveted and rare of muscle cars is a ’70 Plymouth HEMI
’Cuda Convertible (Lot
), which is only one of 14 built. Enhanced by its color
combination of triple black, this ’Cuda has a rich racing pedigree,
including national records for ET and mph in NHRA and IHRA, as well as
the SS Eliminator title at the 1973 U.S. Nationals in Indy. It was owned
by Hall of Famer Steve Bagwell and driven by Hall of Famer Terry Earwood.

, a ’70 Plymouth Superbird, is a rare original that is a
well-documented survivor vehicle and only has 14,800 original miles
since new. Only built for one model year, this Superbird features the
rare factory Y39 Special Order code designation and is one of the best
examples of Plymouth’s remarkable street packages. This multiple show
award-winning Superbird includes a complete owner history and original
artifacts and documents.

“It’s incredibly fitting that these Chrysler vehicles were given the
distinction of Mopar, a combination of motor and parts,” said Steve
, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The classic models, like the
’70 Superbird that’s crossing the block in Scottsdale, provided the
foundation for some remarkable design and performance advancements –
both for race cars and street models. Mopar fans and collectors will not
want to miss Scottsdale 2017.”

The ’70 Dodge Challenger T/A (Lot
) is a great example of a factory T/A with its original 340ci
Six Pack V8 engine with factory 4-speed manual transmission. Painted in
Go Mango orange with black graphics, this rust-free Challenger was
restored in 2008 and is listed in the Challenger T/A Registry and comes
with extensive receipts, information and a complete restoration photo

Other significant Mopars crossing the 2017 Scottsdale block includes a
’71 Plymouth ’Cuda (Lot
). Equipped with a V-code 440ci 6-barrel motor and 4-speed
manual transmission, this ’Cuda is painted in Sassy Grass Green and is
one of only 108 4-speed V-code ’Cudas built. Also crossing the block is
a ’70 Plymouth ’Cuda AAR (Lot
), which still carries its factory-original 340ci Six Pack
engine and D32 TorqueFlite transmission. It underwent a frame-off,
concours-level restoration and is fully documented by Galen Govier.

For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to
Experience the 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction in style with a
Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Package. Information on available
packages and how to be a part of this world-class lifestyle event is
available here.

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
or call 480-421-6694.

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