Kings of Rock and Roll and Their Amazing Vehicles to Gather at Barrett-Jackson Auction; Cars Owned by Elvis, Paul McCartney, Van Halen and Alice Cooper to Appear.
"We're hosting the greatest collection of music legends and their cars at Barrett-Jackson this year," commented Craig Jackson, president and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. "From the Bonspeed cars owned by Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar to a customized 1939 Lincoln Zephyr from Alice Cooper, there have never been so many great vehicles from renowned rock stars at a collector car auction. Rounding out this stellar lineup is Bob Seger, who plans to watch Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels perform at our opening night gala. For fans of both rock and cars, this will be a moment in history!"
One of the most historic and noteworthy cars to be auctioned is Elvis Presley's 1965 Lincoln Mark V limousine. With only 33,000 actual miles and every option available, including rear power privacy glass and front and rear air conditioning, the Mark V, serial number 32, is a fantastic example of this already special vehicle. A copy of the bill of sale and power of attorney signed by the King himself, which authorized the purchase of the car, will also be included with the car as well as others, creating an amazing paper trail which tracks the Lincoln's build to its ultimate delivery to Elvis.
Also available are a host of concept cars built by Bonspeed, a company owned by Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. These include a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup dubbed "Banshee" that has a supercharged V-8 taken from a Ford GT, and a 2005 "Black Rose" Mustang with a 500+ horsepower V-8 under its custom bodywork, one-off wheels and tens of thousands of dollars of audio/video equipment.
The wildest of the musician cars undoubtedly goes to rocker Alice Cooper's 1939 customized Lincoln Zephyr two-door hot rod. Featuring power windows, A/C, keyless remote entry and a GM V-8 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, Cooper's Lincoln is a daily driver with a bit of extra kick.
On display will be a special Cadillac CTS Sport owned by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Heather. The car, which will be sold during Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach event in April 2006, was specifically designed for the McCartneys by GM. Their team had specific instructions that it could not contain any product made from an animal. All the proceeds of the car's sale in Palm Beach will go to Adopt-A-Minefield, which raises money for minefield clearance and survivor assistance in conjunction with the United Nations. Heather McCartney has long been a passionate supporter of the group. Additional information about this cause is available at www.landmines.org.
"We've been honored to host many celebrities over our 35 years and it's a privilege to welcome these fantastic entertainers to our anniversary event," added Jackson. "Having Seger, Cooper, Hagar and Anthony all in one place will be a rare treat, as well as cars from the king of rock and one of the Beatles. Whether it's Mr. McCartney's CTS Sport or Sammy Hagar's G.T.500, each of these vehicles is significant, not only because of its owner, but because of the creativity that inspired them. It will be a loud and fun time when these custom rides cross the block in Scottsdale."
Barrett-Jackson continues to set the standard for the collector car market by elevating consignment standards, breaking records and serving as the barometer for market trends. Last year, the company conducted its most successful car auction to date, breaking records in numerous categories, including overall attendance and sales in world-class street rods, muscle, sports and classic cars during the 34th annual Barrett-Jackson "World's Greatest Collector Car Event." Each event is broadcast on the SPEED Channel television network.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the "World's Greatest Classic Car Event" in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has expanded to other venues, including Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
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