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Dec 30

Cars: For Old-School Gearheads, “HEMI” Is Legendary Name

LOT 1088, 1932 FORD CUSTOM HOT ROD ‹ Known as the Lil' Coffin II, this utterly trick 1932 Ford 2-door sedan was professionally built as a tribute to Dave Stuckey, who built the original Lil' Coffin. (Photo: Barret-Jackson)

LOT 1088, 1932 FORD CUSTOM HOT ROD ‹ Known as the Lil’ Coffin II, this utterly trick 1932 Ford 2-door sedan was professionally built as a tribute to Dave Stuckey, who built the original Lil’ Coffin. (Photo: Barret-Jackson)

, short for hemispherical, refers to the legendary cylinder head configuration that Chrysler and its various subsidiaries made famous, starting in the mid-1950s. The Chrysler was the engine of choice for championship NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams, as well as few very successful Pro Stock teams.

Away from the track, Hemis got stuffed into hot rods, rat rods, Jeeps and even boats. If you wanted to go fast, you wanted a Hemi under the hood.

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Dec 22

Barrett-Jackson Photo Gallery Of World-Renowned Salon Collection

This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was bought new in Southern California at Mercedes-Benz of Hollywood. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was bought new in Southern California at Mercedes-Benz of Hollywood. (Photo: )

Barrett-Jackson introduces a group of exceptional vehicles representing 85 years of automotive history including the world-renowned Salon Collection. The collection will be offered during the company’s 43rd Annual Scottsdale , Jan. 12-19, 2014 at the all-new facility at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson’s historic auction week attracts top car aficionados and collectors with some of the world’s most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles. On Saturday, Jan. 18th, the Salon Collection will begin crossing the block LIVE between 1-3 p.m. MST on FOX. This segment will be called “A tribute to Americana.” The Salon Collection will resume from 5-7 p.m. MST and will be shown on the National Geographic Channel.

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Dec 17

Cars: Ready To Rumble — Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 Preview

In total, 36 hours and six consecutive days of live, high-definition coverage are on tap beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2.

The /FOX partnership and expanded coverage are highlighted by the event’s first-ever appearance on FOX, starting Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. ET.

Preview here for more one-of-a-kind dream and view the full TV coverage schedule.

(Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson)

(Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson)

 

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Sep 28

Two Corvettes From Hendrick For Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two Corvettes From Hendrick For Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two Corvettes From Hendrick For (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Rick Hendrick is a familiar face at Barrett-Jackson auctions and with good reason: Not only is Hendrick the founder and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup team, but he’s also the nation’s largest Chevrolet dealer.

And in recent years, Hendrick has become an avid collector, too, specializing in Corvettes and General Motors muscle . Recall that earlier this year at two other Barrett-Jackson auctions, Hendrick paid $1 million each for the right to purchase the first production 2014 Chevrolet Stingray C7 coupe and convertible.

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Sep 28

Live: Barrett-Jackson Saturday Notebook

1931 Lincoln Model K

1931 Lincoln Model K (Photo: Courtesy of )

LAND OF LINCOLN — In something of a late surprise, the top non-charity sale of the ends up being not a muscle car, a rare or a European sports car, but a 1931 Lincoln Model K (Lot 759), exactly the kind of car Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett used to specialize in when they started Barrett-Jackson more than four decades ago. This behemoth is elegant and luxurious, a fantastic example of Depression Era opulence, at a time when such were a tough sell. It brings $352,000, including the 10 percent buyer’s premium.

 

2005 Ford GT

2005 Ford GT (Photo: Tom Jensen)

RED HOT — An ultra-rare car, and arguably the high-water mark in a production Ford is the 2005 Ford GT (Lot 748), modeled after the Le Mans-winning Ford GTs of the mid-1960s. Even though this one brings a total of $275,000, our FOXSports television team is convinced this is still a very good buy. And with only 58 original miles, it is in absolutely perfect conditions. This is the top selling non-charity car of the entire auction.

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