UNCASVILLE, CT – June 18, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – More than 475 pieces of rare and collectible automobilia, including nearly 100 from the Ashton Collection, are set to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The entire automobilia auction will be offered at No Reserve and is highlighted by Lot #8268, a hand-built 1/3-scale 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype kiddie car, known as “The Real McCoy,” from the Ashton Collection. The automobilia auction runs Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., prior to the collector car auction in the Mohegan Sun Arena.
“Automobilia has been an exciting addition to our collector car auction over the years as we continue to enhance the ultimate automotive lifestyle event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are excited to offer the Ashton Collection, which is bringing a tremendous combination of collector cars and sought-after automobilia to Connecticut. Every automobilia item we consign is an authentic piece of history, and our Northeast Auction will have automobilia items that would be perfect for any collection, as well as pieces that are extremely rare and coveted by collectors around the world.”
Automotive memorabilia, also known as automobilia, includes a wide array of items that span generations and cultures. Some of the featured automobilia pieces crossing the block in Connecticut include a circa late-1950s Texaco Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Tokheim model #300 gas pumps (Lot #8287). These pumps have been restored to perfection and feature a fuel island base that was custom-crafted to make this the ultimate piece for any car display. Lot #8254.1 is an extremely desirable 1968 to 1970 Dodge Scat Pack light-up dealership showroom sign. It is in great condition and is one of the only survivors representing Charger Daytona/RT, Challenger RT, Super Bee and Coronet RT.
“Automobilia has become an important part of our automotive culture,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “But, these items are more than just collector pieces. For so many they represent a connection to the past. Whether it’s a gas can they used as a kid, or a neon sign from the gas station of their youth, each automobilia piece we sell is as authentic and priceless as the memory it brings back.”
Other rare and collectible automobilia pieces crossing the Northeast auction block at No Reserve include:
- Lot #8296 – Rare circa 1940s Greyhound Bus Lines “Bus” terminal single-sided neon porcelain dealership sign
- Lot #8294 – 1940s-50s Chrysler-Plymouth single-sided porcelain dealership sign
- Lot #8276 – 1947 Wurlitzer model 1080 jukebox, otherwise known as the “Mae West Wurlitzer”
- Lot #8237 – 1944 Coca-Cola single-sided cardboard sign featuring a GI and lady walking
- Lot #8274 – 1926 Boyle-Daytona visible gas pump, model 74, exquisitely restored and customized
“Our automobilia auctions include items for every type of collector,” said Rory Brinkman, director of automobilia for Barrett-Jackson. “Whether you’re looking to accent a car collection, or add a conversation piece to the office, we build our docket to include genuine automobilia that appeals to everyone’s taste and style.”
The entire is available to view at Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction is June 20-23, 2018, and will be the first event inside Mohegan Sun’s new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. The collector car and automobilia dockets are available to view; for information on becoming a bidder, go to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Las Vegas Auction, September 27-29, 2018, click here. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 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 and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. 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 features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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.
Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC