The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is known as the largest car show and auction in the country. The 2023 auction kicked off at WestWorld in Scottsdale and will not disappoint. It has a record number of cars for auction.
The CEO of Barrett-Jackson, Craig Jackson, says more than 1,900 cars are signed up for the event this season. “It’s an undertaking and it has to click. We sell a car every two minutes,” said Jackson.
The Barrett-Jackson auction is the main event this year, but not the only auction in town. Both RM Sotheby’s (January 26) and Bonhams (January 27) have some very high-quality cars going across the auction block this year.
If you are able to make it, be on the lookout for Mike. He is already there looking at cars for our clients.
Win this 2023 70th Anniversary Edition Corvette Stingray 3LT Convertible!
The International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, AL is dedicated to preserving everything you love about racing history and the achievements of the legends from all forms of motorsports. Raising money to support its operations, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit has taken delivery of a new 70th Anniversary 2023 Corvette Stingray Convertible and you will have a chance to win the car when the drawing takes place on October 28th. The 70th Anniversary is offered in White Pearl Tricoat exterior, Ceramic Leather Interior, and special 20-spoke forged wheels.
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This Week’s Owners’ Corner
George K. Part #4 of 5 (to read past editions, Click Here)
The Corvette stayed in Bill’s possession until his death in 1999 at which time was transferred on June 2, 2000, to his widow, Mrs. Susan Daniels she retained ownership until it was gifted to Mr. Daniel’s daughter, Elizabeth Daniels, now co-owner of Daniels-Long Chevrolet.
An inspection report by Daniels Motors dated 5/12/1975 shows mileage at 49,686. The current odometer reads 51,132, and accompanying service records indicate the car has been driven only 1,446 miles since then while being lovingly stored and maintained. The Corvette remained in Elizabeth’s possession until it was traded in 2017 to Bergen County Auto Group for a Porsche for her son. The Bergen County Auto Group took the car to auction where it was purchased for its current owner.
The Daniels history of racing Corvettes in “the race to the clouds” goes back to the late 1950’s. Daniels Chevrolet had been a major sponsor of the Hill Climb each year driving a new Corvette and subsequently full-size Chevy stock cars. The Daniels dealership sponsored numerous cars for other noted drivers including Louis, Bobby, and Al Unser. Bill served as a director on the board of the Hill Climb Association from 1988 until 1993 and was its president in 1991. Subsequent to his death, the 1999 Pikes Peak Hill Climb was dedicated to the memory and contributions of Bill Daniels.
As the car had been mostly in storage for the better part of five decades since the engine was rebuilt by Bill’s longtime chief mechanic and engine builder Dave Lumsden, we embarked on a general freshening to include the rebuild and recalibration of the fuel-injection unit and distributor by noted specialist Lyle Davidson Restorations of Leesburg Virginia.
Tune in next week for part five of George K’s story and this 1962 Fuelie.
Ending today 1/26/23 @ 12:06 pst
2003 50th Anniversary 6-Speed
We always jump at the chance to acquire pristine, low miles examples of any car we can find and this ’03 is no exception with only 17k Miles! it’s equipped with the aforementioned 50th Anniversary Pkg and as an added bonus, it just happens to be a rare 6-spd. manual! The car is pure class. So, if you’re in the market for an awesome C5, look no further, here she is!
This is a factory RPO B2K! It’s a great driver with impressive performance, to say the least! Corvette Mike was the West Coast distributor for Callaway Cars back when this one was brand new! It’s not often we get one of these in. Don’t miss your opportunity to be the next caretaker of this important chapter in Corvette history!
Bid it to win it
At Auction At BarrEtt-Jackson
LOT #998 2008 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL
Diamond Black exterior with a Saddle interior
This 2008 Bentley Continental GTC convertible is powered by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine rated with 552hp and paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Freshly serviced, this one-owner example has always been serviced at Bentley of Beverly Hills and O’Gara Coach of La Jolla. It includes the service records since new!
Lot #1299 2019 ZR1 CONVERTIBLE
Finished in Corvette Racing Yellow, this ZR1 convertible is one of 16 convertibles produced in this color, and only one of only five in the U.S. and one in Canada that has the ZTK Track Performance package and competition sport seats listed in the ZR1 Registry. Complementing the exterior, this ZR1 features custom yellow brake calipers and carbon-flash-painted ZR1 aluminum wheels. The Jet Black interior features competition sports seats, carbon-fiber and suede-microfiber-wrapped steering wheel, a high-gloss carbon-fiber instrument panel, 3ZR Premium Equipment Group, suede microfiber inserts, and custom yellow stitching!
If you have a 2023 Black Z06, we have Cash!
Click Here or email me to talk about your Z06 for sale: Troy@CorvetteMike.Com!
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