Barrett-Jackson’s 5th Annual Las Vegas Collector Car Auction at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
^ 1949 Delahaye 135MS Selborne Roadster
This Delahaye was my favorite car at this years event. It will be sold in January in Scottsdale.
This flamboyant Saoutchik was a sensation when it was introduced at the Paris Salon Show 1949. Tapered teardrop design accented by chrome sweep spears and two-tone paint that took over a year to build. Accented with splendid ornamentation such as. the interior fixtures are plated in 14-karat gold, the doors are opened by a push button, fully optioned with a Motorola radio, clock and OS gauges. First known owner was Jack Pry of Washington, D.C who purchased the car for $20,000. which was a extraordinary amount of money in the late 1940’s, who showed the car at the 1952 International Motor Sports Show in New York, along side the Phantom Corsair. This car was then sold to Mrs. Wladzia Podbielniak of Chicago, IL. Purchased by the renowned Bill Harrah in the 1950’s who was known for his incredible taste for magnificent rare automobiles. The car was a feature display at the world famous Harrah’s Collection in Reno, NV. Bill Harrah had the car restore in the early 1980’s. The car was shipped straight to Mike Fennel Restoration in Saugus, CA where it underwent a two year complete detailed restoration. This magnificent Saoutchik bodied Delahaye is a stunning example of the decadence of the famed French coach built cars.
^ 1934 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow
The sensation of the 1933 New York Auto Show was the stunningly streamlined 1933 Silver Arrow, only 5 were produced. Capitalizing on the Silver Arrow, for 1934 Pierce cleverly combined stock front fenders, hoods and cowls with a new streamlined body closely resembling the original Silver Arrow from the cowl back. These cars were marketed as “Silver Arrows” in hopes that the glamorous, futuristic look of the New York Auto Show car would result in increased sales.
^ 1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CUSTOM SEDAN
This car, the “Black Beauty” was used in the movie The Green Hornet. It has been modified per the Black Beauty specifications. While there were several ’64 to ’66 Chrysler Imperials used in the movie, all those with the full complement of weapons were damaged or destroyed during the making of the film. This is the only one remaining that is fully armed. Sold for $55,000
^ Gary “The Local Brush” from Merrick, New York
Gary was working on a custom hood piece for Pep Boys