2023 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Preview

2023 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Preview

It’s that time again another Barrett-Jackson auction it’s on us. This time it’s the event Las Vegas June 22-24, 2023. If you close your eyes and open your mind, you can probably imagine the many cars that will be on display in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center: upgraded vintage pickups, 1930s hot rods, Detroit muscle, tuner-developed late-model performance cars, and low-mileage retro exotics have been mothballed since their new days. Such is the world of classic cars these days and who am I to complain?

I know I’m not the only fan who enjoys it creating a dream series of vehicles, but mine will focus on giving yours ideas—call me the Dream Sequence Whisperer if you must. There’s sure to be one (or more) here that you’ll like, so which one(s) would you add to your lineup?

1966 Chevrolet C10 custom pickup
The color combination of Seafoam Green and white is a creative approach. In a world where ‘murdered’ cars grab the limelight, this car is full of good vibes. This short-bed pickup is powered by a slightly modified 5.3 LS paired with a dual MagnaFlow exhaust system with electric cut-offs, Velocity intake manifold and fuel rails, and a color-matched Boyd Welding fuel tank. Inside, you’ll find a completely custom interior with Snowden custom seats, Lokar door handles and window levers, and a Bluetooth radio.

2003 Mercury Marauder Custom Sedan
When these were released, they were a bit of a disappointment as the concept car’s 335bhp SOHC 4.6 gave way to a normally aspirated DOHC version with 302bhp. However, Marauders make a great canvas, as proven by Jawanda Motorsports in Surrey, British Columbia. Added features include a Kenne Bell supercharger, 90mm MAF sensor, 39lb injectors, mid-length headers that flow into a catless exhaust system with H-pipe and MagnaFlows, a Wilwood AERO6 big brake kit and more other. Well, that’s a Marauder done!

1951 Ford F-6 Cab-Over Custom Car Hauler
If you buy a car in Las Vegas, how do you get it home? Here’s your answer! This F-6 was mounted on a 1992 Ford B-Series coach chassis, powered by a 7.3L diesel engine and five-speed automatic with overdrive. The custom-made wedge bed has side storage compartments, pull-out ramps and a new winch with remote control. Since the platform is newer, the enjoyment of modern comforts (air conditioning, electric brakes and steering, and stereo) is here for the long haul.

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda 340
Moulin Rouge ‘Cuda is something special. Not only is it one of the most outrageous colors from the past, but it’s also quite rare, with only around 150 pieces. However, it has an additional trick: the optional V4M fluorescent magenta flashing strip. If that’s not enough, this ‘Cuda is a “dual-badge” car with front and rear spoilers, rear window grills, and hood scoops. You don’t often find an E body (or Any car) with such a desirable mix of options, but frankly it looks great too.

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