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Barrett-Jackson Will Use Rare 1963 Split-Window Chevrolet Corvette to Debut Online-Only Auction

COVID-19 is forcing Barrett-Jackson to experiment with a new way to hold one of its famous auctions. See one of the fabulous cars that will be available.
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The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing many businesses to find a new way to operate and the Barrett-Jackson auction house is no different. Barrett-Jackson is going to debut an online only auction to run in May. They are promising 75 premium vehicles and one will be a recently completed 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe. Chevrolet Corvettes are very popular collectibles and the Split-Window always is in high demand. The restomod certainly looks cool but it runs with a GM LS3 540 horsepower Hot Cam engine.

“Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction company to introduce live internet bidding to the industry in the early 1990s,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Today, that same innovative spirit has led to our new online auction platform that will deliver the same level of trust digitally as we do in person. All of our bidders will be carefully pre-screened and our vehicles reviewed with the same care as at our live events, making our online auctions the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience.”

No Live Audience for Auction

The online-only auction will begin on May 8, 2020. It will feature the 75 hand-picked collector cars as well as 250 pieces of automobile memorabilia.

Finding a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe is difficult enough, but this vehicle looks incredible. The cherry red interior really sets off the white exterior. The V-8 is paired with a four-speed automatic.

Split-Window Chevrolet Corvette Description

Barrett-Jackson describes the Corvette this way. “This Resto-Mod completed in February 2019 by Jeff Hayes Customs is powered by GM LS3 540hp with a Hot Cam engine mated to a 4L70E automatic overdrive transmission with a polished Lokar shifter. It rides on a new Art Morrison sport chassis with front and rear sway bars and Strange Engineering self-dampening shocks. The brakes on this custom Corvette are 6-piston polished Wilwood front brakes and 4-piston rear. It features power steering, power windows, power hood, and Vintage Air and heat. The outstanding white exterior is paired with a beautiful red leather interior, which makes for a stunning combination. The interior is highlighted by an Ididit chrome steering column with a Billet Specialties steering wheel. It rides on staggered custom Schott wheels, 18-inch on the front and 20-inch on the rear, which are wrapped in Toyo red line tires. This beauty has the look of the iconic past, and the latest technology of suspension and drivetrain.”

“No other company connects the collector car community like Barrett-Jackson,” said Jackson. “Over the last nearly 50 years, we’ve built a brand that’s come to represent more than just the auction of collector cars. Our relaunched online auction platform is the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience. It won’t just feature a diverse docket of coveted collector cars you expect from our auctions, it’ll fan the flame of passion we share as enthusiasts.”

Rare and Collectible Vehicles to Highlight Online Auction

The first ever Barrett-Jackson online auction will also feature a rare, beautiful 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. The Ford Mustang Boss 429 is Candy Apple Red. It was one of the first 150 Boss 429s ever built.

The auction will also feature highly collectible memorabilia like neon service station signs. Barrett-Jackson does not say where the vehicles will physically be during the auction. For more information on the Barrett-Jackson online only auction click here.

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