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Barrett-Jackson vehicle auction returns to valley

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, returns for its sixth year to the Mandalay Bay today and Saturday.

A strong offering of classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods and contemporary collectibles worth millions is slated to cross the auction block.

Among the cars set to be auctioned are a 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible coupe, 1932 Ford custom roadster, 1948 Packard Series 22 woody wagon, 1953 Packard Caribbean convertible, 1967 Lincoln Continental convertible, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS two-door coupe, 1968 Shelby GT350 convertible, 1970 Plymouth Superbird two-door hardtop, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T two-door coupe and 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Zr1 coupe.

Additionally, the fully restored Hot Wheels yellow and red haulers and funny cars raced by legendary drag racers Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen will be on display after debuting for the first time outside California in more than 40 years at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Reno-Tahoe auction. The cars ultimately will cross the block in Scottsdale.

“On behalf of everyone at Barrett-Jackson, we’re excited to be returning to Las Vegas for the sixth year to offer some of the world’s finest collector cars,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Between the amazing cars we have crossing the auction block and the unique display of vehicles we will have on site, we’re proud to offer an unmatched experience for car collectors from all around the world.”

Coinciding with the auction will be 22 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage on the Fox family of networks.

For additional information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. To purchase tickets, visit www. barrett-jackson.com/lasvegas/tickets/.

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