Barrett-Jackson’s Ninth Annual Las Vegas Auction Set To Light Up The Strip

If you find yourself on the Strip and surrounded by men making the grunting sound familiar to the old Tim Allen TV Show “Home Improvement” it may be because they just came from or are heading to the Mandalay Bay Event Center for the 9th Annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction.  Held October 13 – 15, 2016.

If you love cars, custom cars, collector cars, hot rods and cruisers, you will find them here.  It’s a blast to walk the line-up and see the cars from our past, the one we wanted, the one we had, the ones we saw on TV.  They are all here, all shined up, polished and ready to cross the auction block.  See what your dream car is really worth!

The Vegas Tourist has been attending almost every year it has been held here and even attended the granddaddy of the auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This is a Fun Event!

From their Press Release:

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is set to light up The Strip during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Las Vegas Auction will feature a new event layout and the docket is heating up with an incredible lineup of supercars, American muscle, hot rods and customs, including over 80 vehicles from the Tammy Allen Collection.

 “To give our guests an even greater Barrett-Jackson experience, we’re consolidating the auction, our sponsors and exhibitors, as well as the display area for auction cars into one building at Mandalay Bay. This will give our fans more time to preview our amazing docket, shop and be a part of the auction action throughout the three-day weekend.” – Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson

Having listened to bidders, consignors and fans alike, Barrett-Jackson has taken steps to make the event more convenient and enjoyable for all involved. The event, including all of the excitement from the auction block, exhibitors, and auction car displays, will take over the convention center space on the south end of the property. Adjacent to this space and immediately out the doors from the auction arena will be Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides.

This year’s Las Vegas Auction will also be home to the Tammy Allen Collection. Made up of more than 80 vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve, the collection features some incredible customs, hot rods and high-performance vehicles. Included in the Collection is the highly anticipated 1950 Mercury custom, “Wasabi” (preview). Customized by hall of fame builder Dick Dean, known as the “Sultan of Chop,” the car has had a complete show-quality, two-year, no-expense-spared restoration, with over 2,000 hours invested in the build.

“Our Las Vegas Auction has been an incredible experience for our guests over the last nine years,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only is this year’s docket shaping up to include truly outstanding vehicles, but our new auction layout is going to really amplify the Barrett-Jackson experience.”

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The “IAD Land Shark”

Among some of the anticipated supercars consigned for the Las Vegas Auction is a custom 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR (preview), also known as the “IAD Land Shark,” which is said to be capable of 3,000 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. Beginning life as a Mosler Photon prototype, the Land Shark resulted from an R&D project spanning over seven years and 20,000 hours at Intense Automotive Design (IAD). The vehicle weighs in at 1,741 lbs., has a 6-speed manual transmission and a 401.9ci twin-turbocharged engine.

A 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible #144 (preview) with less than 400 miles is another highly anticipated collector car crossing the block in Las Vegas. It features an 8-cylinder engine with a manual transmission and is the only Series 1 finished in Pearl White with blue stripes. The vehicle’s documentation includes the original key tag, an embossed owner’s manual, pictures of Carroll Shelby autographing the car outside of the Las Vegas factory, delivery papers, factory inspection sheets, paint option sheets and an original Statement of Origin from Shelby American, Inc.

 

Want to go and cruise the line-up of cars and visit the exhibit area??  Tickets available here

 

Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas will be broadcast in live, high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on the following days (all times are local Las Vegas):

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

  • 11 am – 7 pm PDT on Velocity and Velocity Canada
  • 1 pm – 4 pm PDT on Discovery Turbo UK

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

  • 11 am – 7 pm PDT on Velocity and Velocity Canada
  • 1 pm – 4 pm PDT on Discovery Turbo UK
  • 4 pm – 7 pm PDT on Discovery en Español

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

  • 11 am – 1 pm PDT on Discovery, Discovery UK, Discovery Canada and Velocity Canada
  • 1 pm – 4 pm PDT on Discovery Turbo UK
  • 1 pm – 7 pm PDT on Velocity, Velocity Canada
  • 4pm – 7pm PDT on Discovery en Español

For more information on becoming a bidder for Barrett-Jackson’s 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home. Absentee bidding options are also available powered by Proxibid.

Posted by Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is The Vegas Tourist! Popular Tourism Ambassador, a frequent contributor to Las Vegas forums as well as travel media and bloggers. Loves to help people discover new things to see, do and experience while visiting Las Vegas and Beyond!

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