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Barrett-Jackson to offer High-Octane Collection at Las Vegas auction

The collection is highlighted by classic American muscle cars

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More than 20 collector cars from the High-Octane Collection are being offered with No Reserve at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. The collection is highlighted by classic American muscle cars, including Chevrolet, Ford, Mercury, Plymouth and Pontiac.

“Selling a collection of iconic American muscle cars at our Las Vegas Auction is a perfect fit ahead of our nation’s birthday,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The cars featured in this collection are predominantly from the golden era of American muscle in the 1960s and early ’70s. Built to be driven, the High-Octane Collection will be a favorite amongst bidders passionate about getting behind the wheel of their collector cars.”

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
Lot 668.1: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 (Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions)

The High-Octane Collection is comprised of several restored and custom Chevrolet Chevelles, including a 1969 Chevelle SS 396 coupe (Lot #661) and a 1968 Chevelle SS custom coupe (Lot #668.1). Finished in factory Monaco Orange, Lot #661 is powered by its correct L78 393/375hp engine paired to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. A recipient of a frame-off restoration, this American muscle car features a correct black interior with bucket seats and includes a copy of the original Window Sticker.

1968 Pontiac GTO
Lot 668: 1968 Pontiac GTO (Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions)

Lot #668 is a 1968 Pontiac GTO custom coupe and is another awe-inspiring example of a Resto-Mod American muscle car. This GTO’s power comes from its Holley Super Sniper EFI 400ci V8 engine modified with a .030-inch overbore, forged pistons, H-beam connecting rods, ported cylinder heads, Inconel valves, roller valve train, a Butler Performance turbo camshaft and a 98/88 turbocharger.

From the Ford family of vehicles is a yellow 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302 (Lot #652.1) with a Deluxe Marti report verifying its authenticity as a Boss 302 car. Originally equipped with a 302ci V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission, this Cougar is now powered by an upgraded 351ci V8 engine and a 3-speed automatic transmission. It retains most of its original paint, original door tag, pedal assembly, body panels and floors.

1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302
Lot 652.1: 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302 (Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions)

“The High-Octane Collection is another great selection of vehicles set to cross our block in Las Vegas that our bidders will be extremely excited about,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With both restored examples and highly customized Resto-Mods, the passion for the hobby and appreciation for American automotive history is evident throughout this collection. Winning the bid on one of these No Reserve vehicles will be a perfect way to celebrate the July 4th weekend.”

The entire High-Octane Collection selling in Las Vegas can be found online here. The 2022 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction runs from June 30 – July 2 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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