Here are a couple other Fords on site at Barrett-Jackson just to wet your gallery appetite!Barrett-Jackson, Ford
By Larry Edsall
Nineteen sixty-three. Shelby Cobras were dominating American sports car racing, and designer Pete Brock and the car builders at Shelby American were busy working on a Kamm-tailed coupe to challenge Ferrari on the world racing circuit. Then along came the Sports Car Club of America with plans for its first professional motor sports series, racing for prize money, not just trophies. Called the Fall Series, it was not for production-style sports cars such as Shelby’s roadsters but for pure, purpose-built “sports-racing” specials — purebred racers with big engines mounted behind the cockpit. (It wasn’t long before the Fall Series blossomed into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup, the now fabled and fabulous Can-Am series.)
Obviously, the Shelby team would compete. First, however, it needed a proper vehicle.Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale
The 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction kicks off tonight, with 36 hours of live television coverage on the FOX family of channels.
And one of our on-air personalities has a new look for 2014 that might make you do a double take on this broadcast.
You may not recognize her at first but it’s our April Rose debuting a new paint job she calls “black beauty.” From blonde to brunette she can’t go wrong!Barrett-Jackson, Cars
Every day at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, we’re going to pick some unique cars to feature that catch our collective editorial eye at FOXSports.com.
Some will be expensive, some funky, some strange and some exotic. The common denominator is they will all be fun and they will all be interesting.Barrett-Jackson
Article by Roger C. Johnson
Since Mercedes-Benz is credited with producing the very first automobile, it should be no surprise that the company also created the gold standard in collectible sports cars with their always-coveted 1955 300SL gullwing coupe.
To fully appreciate this amazing machine, the mid-‘50s, a magical period for the auto industry, should be taken into account. Consider the sparked enthusiasm of engineers and designers who were finally given the chance to create peacetime products based on the staggering manufacturing knowledge gained over the previous decade and a half. As a result, world-class automotive power and style were suddenly available.
Iconic cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird and the Chrysler 300 all debuted during this period. Each left indelible marks on the industry. Yet the 300SL Mercedes gullwing coupe has maintained a status that continues to outshine the rest of the best.Barrett-Jackson, Cars