“The Grinch” Among Top Resto-Mods Featuring Modern Powertrains,
Technology with Classic Styling at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is bringing many exceptional Resto-Mods built by today’s most respected builders to the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, 2021, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). A 1970 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot #770) known as “The Grinch,” along with a rarely seen custom build of a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Lot #638) will be among the coveted Resto-Mods making their way across the block.
“The talent of the craftsman who build these Resto-Mods has reached unprecedented heights,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Combining modern powertrains with the latest technology and amenities, each Resto-Mod features a unique blend of past and present. Thousands of hours, countless dollars and unrivaled vision have been poured into every Resto-Mod you’ll see during our Las Vegas Auction. From a rarely seen hot-rod VW Beetle to ‘The Grinch,’ which was built by the renowned Ringbrothers, everyone will want one in their collection.”
Unveiled at SEMA, the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot #770) known as “The Grinch” has abundant body modifications including flared wheel openings, extended rocker panels and custom carbon-fiber hood and rear spoiler. It is powered by a Wegner Motorsports 602-horsepower LS3 mated to a Bowler TKO TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission with an ACT twin-disc clutch for smooth shifting. The bespoke interior features Italian dark gray leather with Corbeau seats, BMW carpet, custom one-off dash and door panels, custom green gauges by Classic Instruments and air conditioning.
“Nobody can match the quality of Resto-Mods available to bidders at Barrett-Jackson,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We championed this genre of collectible cars and have nurtured it over the past decade. Now, Resto-Mods have become one of the hottest and most popular segments in the collector car universe. During our Las Vegas Auction you’ll see this build-philosophy has extended to all kinds of classic cars and trucks.”
The 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Lot #638) Resto-Mod is the result of a three-year build and one of the most meticulously constructed examples of a custom pre-1968 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet. The engine began as a Type-1 1600cc dual relief case that has been enlarged to 2180cc with a compression ratio of 8:5:1 and is fitted with an incredible array of performance parts. The engine was built with an 82mm crank, counterweighted and balanced, Engle W120 Cam, CB Performance 044 heads and intake manifolds, Mahle 92mm pistons and rings, dual 40 IDF Weber carburetors, lightened flywheel, Stage-1 clutch, custom velocity stacks and a 1969 Type-1 IRS transaxle mated to custom narrowed Porsche 944 axles.
Lot #760 is an award-winning 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. It is powered by a twin-turbo aluminum LS6 V8 that offers just under 500rwhp and is mated to a Monster 4L80E automatic transmission. The interior features include fully wrapped in saddle leather bucket seats and center console, a hidden Bluetooth stereo with 10-inch subs and Dakota Digital gauges.
Also crossing the block on Saturday, June 19, is a 1964 Pontiac GTO (Lot #704) powered by an LS3 engine with a new fuel-injection system by FiTech Ultimate EFI backed by a 4-speed 700R automatic transmission. The interior includes power seats, custom center console, custom-built dash with gauges, touchscreen stereo with a JL Audio speaker system, Pioneer amps and a custom speaker box.
Other remarkable Resto-Mods being offered at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction include:
- 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot #676) – Supercharged engine with full custom interior, including Dakota Digital Gauges, remote mirror, backup camera and leather power seats
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe (Lot 783.1) – Over 1,000 hours invested in this build powered by a naturally aspirated 406ci small-block built on a Dart block with Brodix heads, with push-button start, Kenwood head unit, AutoMeter Cobalt gauges and power windows
- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe (Lot #718) – Powered by a LS V8 engine with Edelbrock Pro Injection and includes a custom center console with Infinity audio controller and viewing screen for engine performance, navigation and internet capability
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window (Lot #733) – Features a LS1 engine mated to a TREMEC T56 6-speed manual transmission and custom interior with custom Alpine stereo by Sound Advice with rear-mounted subs and a backup camera system
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot #719) – Painted in Tuxedo Black with a Bright Red interior featuring digital gauges, with a C4 suspension, LS3 Hot Cam GM engine and a TREMEC 5-speed transmission with hydraulic clutch
Bidder registration for the Las Vegas Auction is open and may be accessed online or at the event. Remote bidding options are also available online, by phone and by proxy. Those interested in becoming a bidder may submit their application by visiting Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. With broadcast partners FYI and HISTORY, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2021, as well as all the cars, all the time via the live stream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.