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The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, a name synonymous with automotive prestige, returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale from January 20 to 28, marking over five decades of automotive allure. Celebrated as America’s No. 1 Attraction for Car Lovers in the 2019 “USA Today” Readers’ Choice Contest, this event has become a global phenomenon, attracting enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

The auction is not just a sale; it’s a grand showcase of automotive history and innovation. It acts as a barometer for the collector car industry, drawing thousands to witness the world’s most unique and valuable automobiles. From classics that have defined generations to modern marvels that push the limits of technology, each car crossing the block is a testament to the evolution of the automobile.

Among the headliners at this year’s event is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Hennessey Performance HPE1000. This powerhouse is one of only 24 produced, boasting a 6.2-liter engine enhanced with a new 2650 Magnuson Supercharger, reaching a jaw-dropping 1,000 horsepower. Its Arctic White finish, accentuated with black carbon-fiber details, ensures it stands out as it goes under the hammer with no reserve.

Another highlight is the one-of-a-kind 1938 Packard Twelve (Model 1608) Torpedo-Cabriolet by Kellner. This masterpiece, with its roots in a 1930 Renault Reinstella Torpedo Scaphandrier, has been a jewel in the collections of prominent enthusiasts, including Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza. Its rich history and impeccable performance make it one of the most significant Packards ever to hit the auction floor.

Not to be overshadowed, a contemporary French supercar, a Bugatti, boasting a formidable 8.0-liter W16 engine, will also be featured. This engineering marvel, producing a staggering 1,500 horsepower, represents the pinnacle of modern automotive design and capability. Its appearance at the auction is a nod to the event’s diversity, encompassing the full spectrum of automotive excellence.

The Barrett-Jackson experience extends beyond the auction block. Over 500,000 attendees join the event, not only to bid on their dream cars but to enjoy a comprehensive automotive lifestyle event. With live national and international television coverage, the auction reaches millions, allowing enthusiasts worldwide to partake in the excitement. Attendees can also enjoy adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, mingle with celebrities, and explore a vast exhibitor marketplace.

The 2024 Scottsdale Auction promises to be an unforgettable experience, where the past and future of automotive excellence converge in a celebration of speed, style, and legacy at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd.,

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