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5 Must-See Cars at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2018

By Evan Chronis September 19, 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Barrett-Jackson® is gearing up to close out the year with a bang in Las Vegas. Over a three-day span, hundreds of collector cars will make their way across the show floor as bidders and attendees alike fawn over the finest automobiles the world has to offer. 

This is the 11th year of the Las Vegas event, and with the cars confirmed to be on the docket, it will definitely be one of the best! 

Here are our picks for the five must-see cars to be featured at Barrett-Jackson® Las Vegas:

1995 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC CUSTOM GOTHAM CRUISER

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The Details:

  • Lot #651.1
  • 8 Cylinders
  • 5.7-Liter Engine
  • 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Fun Fact — This beast of an automobile should be considered a super-car. Its most impressive features? This Gotham Cruiser has a correct throttle shift lever from a real World War II fighter plane and comes with two attached machine guns that shoot out natural gas flames. You'll want to see this car in person.

1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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The Details:

  • Lot #663
  • 8 Cylinders
  • 348CI Engine 
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Fun Fact — This car is coming from the collection of Bryan Frank, a consigner who is bringing a total of 26 cars to the event. Frank has a history of bringing a plethora of cars to Barrett-Jackson auctions, including several charity cars that have sold to raise money for cancer research. 

1977 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM "SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT" PROMO CAR

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The Details:

  • Lot #7004
  • V8 Cylinders
  • 400 Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Fun Fact — This vehicle was driven by the late Burt Reynolds to help promote the 1977 hit "Smokey and the Bandit." Burt Reynolds was originally scheduled to drive the car onto the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, but the beloved actor passed away on September 6, 2018. 

MUHAMMAD ALI'S 1976 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER

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The Details:

  • Lot #726
  • 4 Cylinders
  • 2.0-Liter Engine
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Fun Fact — Only the best for 'The Greatest'. Muhammad Ali owned this Spider for a short time, but the aura around this car being owned by one of the greatest boxers in history has stuck to the automobile. Ali gifted the car to its current owner in 1976.

2018 MCLAREN 720S

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The Details:

  • Lot #748
  • 8 Cylinders
  • 4.0-Liter Engine
  • 7-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Fun Fact — There's a lot to say about this car, but the most important is that it just oozes speed. Need proof? This beast accelerates from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds, and holds a top speed of 212 mph.

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About the Bloggers

 Victoria Barnett

QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

 

 

Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.