Barrett-Jackson Auction Brings Vette Attendance in Full Force

There’s nothing like sitting at home on a lazy Sunday and watching the rare and unique vehicles cross the auction block on SPEED TV’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auctions. This week, you’ll have that opportunity as Barrett-Jackson is kicking off their 2012 season with the Scottsdale Auction. As we found out for CorvetteBlogger, this week’s auction will not only bring the rare and unique vehicles we’re accustomed to, but also 100 Corvettes spanning every generation.

The Scottsdale Auction gets underway today with four Vettes crossing the auction block. About 30 more Corvettes will be auctioned off before Friday when Barrett-Jackson will unleash 28 for bidding and 27 more on Saturday. The remaining 14 Corvettes will be auctioned off on Sunday at the close of the Arizona auction.

As CorvetteBlogger points out, many of the Corvettes set to cross the Scottsdale auction block are rare and unique pieces of Corvette history. The first-generation cars include the award-winning ‘62 Corvette dubbed “Elegance” and a rare ‘58 Big Brake Fuelie car. The second-generation offerings are nicely rounded out with eight 1967 435 HP L71 Corvettes. Third-generation cars include a one-owner ‘68 coupe, the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation ’69 coupe and an unrestored ‘79 L82 car with just 4 miles on the odometer.

If modern is more your style, Barrett-Jackson has plenty to offer, including a ‘94 and a ‘09 ZR1 from National Corvette Restorers Society National Judging Chairman Roy Sinor’s collection, a 2010 ZR1 with VIN #001, and of course, the first saleable 2013 427 convertible.

The 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is certainly bringing on the heat this year with America’s sports car. For more information about the auction’s Corvette offerings, check out and make sure to tune into SPEED TV’s 39 hours of live auction coverage running throughout the week.

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Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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