From Harlem To A Mohegan Sun Car Auction Staycation

June 4, 2016

1967 Ford Mustang ObsidianThe world’s best and most diverse collector car auction – that’s sold hundreds of thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles – is making its debut in the Northeast on June 23-25th, 2016 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Barrett-Jackson continues to celebrate its 45thyear strong with the inaugural 3-day auction and a sweet lineup of vintages, customs, supercars, and late-model exotics.

Some of the exciting vehicles going across the block at Mohegan Sun include:

  • Former Milwaukee Bucks center Dan Gadzuric’s 1967 Ford Mustang known as “Obsidian”, an exceptional one-of-one custom that’s a true head-turner
  • Carolina Panthers’ All-Pro tight end Greg Olson is slated to sell a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible benefitting The HEARTest Yard
  • Highlighting the European marques on the Mohegan Sun auction docket is a concours-ready 1966 Porsche 911 finished in Irish Green and upholstered in tan leather with plaid seat inserts. As the 911 production began just one year earlier in 1965, this is among the earliest examples of the iconic model
  • A 25th Anniversary model 1989 Lamborghini, a most fitting swan song for the long-lived Countach, with only 657 built in all

The auction will include elements from the famous original Scottsdale auction, such as the Opening Night Gala, Ride ’N Drives & Thrill Rides with Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge, as well as a huge marketplace of vendors and exhibitors. As always, bidders who can’t take in the auction action in person can watch from the comfort of their couches live on Velocity & Discovery, and place bids on their dream cars online via Proxibid.

What started as a simple meeting between two car buffs – Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett – in the early 1960s has blossomed over the years into the world’s most prestigious and diverse collector car auction company. Regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Over 500,000 people are in attendance between the company’s auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Las Vegas, Nevada. Barrett-Jackson auctions are unlike any other, with luxury shopping, spa services, gourmet eateries, concerts, an opening night gala, racecar driving, celeb appearances and more all on offer.

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