SCOTTSDALE, AZ – December 28, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Barrett-Jackson is building its Scottsdale docket with an incredible showing of classic and late-model Chevrolet Camaros from every generation since the American muscle car first rolled in to dealerships over 50 years ago The Camaros will be part of Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Auction, known as the premier automotive lifestyle event of the year, is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the internationally recognized, multi-use facility, WestWorld of Scottsdale.
“The Camaro was Chevrolet’s response to the Pony car war started by Ford’s Mustang,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “In fact, Chevrolet cleverly referred to their new high-performance street machine as a ‘small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.’ That only helped fuel the passion for V8-powered performance. We’re naturally looking forward to watching some of the best examples of the Camaro, both classic and late-model, cross the block in January.”Starting with the birth year of the Camaro, a 1967 Z/28 (Lot #1067.1) headed to Scottsdale is one of 602 built in 1967 and only has 8,965 original miles. It retains its original interior and is powered by a date-code-correct 302ci 8-cylinder engine, backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. A genuine 1969 COPO L72 427/425 Camaro (Lot #1289.1) is a multi-award-winning example that was discovered in a Wisconsin barn in the mid-2000s and underwent a no-expense-spared restoration. It has been certified by Camaro Hi-Performance and includes its NCRS Certificate, as well as its 2009 MCACN Concours Gold and 2010 American Camaro Association Bowtie Class Gold awards.
Produced on May 8, 1970, a Daytona Yellow Z/28 (Lot #973) is powered by a 350ci LT1 V8 engine with matching casting numbers and solid lifters. It’s backed by a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission and includes a rear spoiler, 15-inch Rally wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires, 1-inch front sway bar, limited-slip differential and 10-bolt rear end. With only 344 actual miles, a 1989 IROC-Z (Lot #442.1) is a carefully-preserved example of the Gen 3 Camaro. Dressed in its factory Dark Red Metallic paint with its like-new interior and original tires, this IROC-Z is a true time capsule.
“The Chevrolet Camaro is an iconic American muscle car,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only does it have a loyal base of performance enthusiasts, but it became a global icon when it became the face of ‘Bumblebee’ in the popular ‘Transformers’ film series. Scottsdale will be one of the best events of 2019 to revel in the Camaro’s long performance history and pop culture fame.”
A Bright Rally Red 35th Anniversary 2002 Z/28 convertible (Lot #198.1) includes the SS Package, is heavily optioned and has only 389 actual miles. It’s powered by a 346ci 8-cylinder engine producing 345 horsepower and the interior features two-tone leather seats, 35th Anniversary stitched headrests and other unique badging.
Two rare COPO Camaros will be rounding out Gen 5 and 6. The first, a 2013 CRC COPO (Lot #803), is one of 20 race versions designed to NHRA racing specifications, including a full chromoly roll cage certified to 8.50. The second is a 2018 Camaro COPO (Lot #1459). One of only 69 produced for 2018, this Camaro is packed with an LSX-based 427ci naturally aspirated engine mated to an automatic transmission.
The 2019 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, nine-day ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2019 Scottsdale Auction.
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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.
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