RENO, NV – July 23, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will auction several muscle and late model cars from the Robertson Collection on Aug. 6-8, 2015, at the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction in Reno Tahoe, Nevada. A pair of all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats are destined to be crowd favorites as they roll across the block.
- Auction highlights include a pair of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in Billet Silver Metallic (Lot #642) and Sublime Green Pearl (Lot #643)
- Incredibly customized ’55 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon (Lot #638) will turn heads in Reno Tahoe
- A’64 Corvette Custom (Lot #644) and a rare ’66 Corvette Convertible (Lot #702) are among anticipated Corvette favorites during the auction
“The Robertson Collection adds some incredible collectibles to our already diverse Reno Tahoe docket,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This is the first time that Marty Robertson’s cars have been sold at Barrett-Jackson and we look forward to showcasing his great line-up at our Hot August Nights Auction.”
Two 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats (Lot #642 and Lot #643) lead the Robertson Collection into the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson.
The two all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats are sure to rev up the crowd in Reno Tahoe. Based on the Dodge Challenger, the Billet Silver Metallic (Lot #642) and Sublime Green Pearl (Lot #643) SRT Hellcats each feature a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 and a 6-speed manual transmission. Both are equipped with an SRT-tuned Bilstein 3-mode active suspension that helps keep all 707 horsepower planted firmly on the road. The Hellcats together have less than 200 combined miles, with the Sublime Green Pearl having clocked only 15.
Also crossing the block in Reno Tahoe is a Kosmos Red and Black 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon (Lot #638). The engine is 348ci, bored 0.60 over and has only 187 miles on the build. From the front end to the rear end, this 6-speed custom is completed with top-of-the-line parts, including the suspension, console gauges and two different-sized wheels.
The Robertson Collection also includes a 1964 Corvette Custom (Lot #644) finished in 2014 Mercedes-Benz Black paint and sporting an LS2 6.0 fuel-injected engine. Since its frame-off build was completed in 2014, this American classic has seen on 275 miles. Also heading to auction is a meticulously restored 1966 Corvette Convertible (Lot #702). One of only 2,111, this convertible is finished in Mosport Green with matching removable hardtop and features a 327ci V8 engine, correct 350 horsepower intake and a 4-speed manual transmission.
1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon (Lot #638)
“Barrett-Jackson is honored to auction vehicles from the Robertson Collection,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The vehicles in his collection represent some of the most desirable American cars from some of the greatest moments in automotive performance history. From the latest Mopars to second-generation Camaros and Trans Ams, each one is remarkable.”
Two additional examples of ’70s-era GM muscle from the Robertson Collection include a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot #703) restored in factory-correct Polar White with a blue interior and a 1971 custom Camaro (Lot #640) with an extensive list of components, including a supercharged 418ci LS3 engine pushing out 710 horsepower.
Other cars crossing the block from the Robertson Collection include:
- 1969 Camaro Custom (Lot #641)
- 1966 Acadian Canso Custom (Lot #700)
- 1936 Ford Custom (Lot #639)
- 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe (Lot #701)
- 1963 Chevrolet Impala 409 Re-creation (Lot #704)
Coverage of the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will be broadcast in LIVE, high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.