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Hit the Jackpot at 2023 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Be a winner on four wheels!


It’s time! In less than a week — June 22-24, 2023 — Barrett-Jackson will be bringing its auction talents back to Las Vegas once again. Who needs slot machines when you can hit the jackpot buying your dream car? Diversity is the name of the game, and the selection of cars on the docket guarantees that you’ll find a fave to take home.

Previously, we brought you two previews of what’s in store. We’re of the opinion a little more can’t hurt, so do any of these look like a winning hand?

1936 Chrysler Airflow Imperial Sedan
The Airflow was incredibly influential when it was introduced in 1934, but whatever enthusiasm existed when it debuted quickly dissipated. It was grave enough that Chrysler brought out a more conventional Airstream model to cater to those less brave. The Imperial and Custom Imperial versions were more upscale, competing with the best from Buick and Cadillac. This 1936 Airflow Imperial Sedan features a 299ci L-head straight-eight and a three-speed manual and, interestingly, its original interior. Nineteen thirty-seven would be the Airflow’s swansong.

1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon
When Chevrolet introduced the Nomad wagon in 1955, there was nothing like it on the road. Most distinctive was its inimitable hardtop styling, though Ford rushed to create a stopgap model that mimicked the Nomad’s high level of trim but was not able to represent as a true two-door hardtop wagon. What we are left with is a little-known, one-year-only relic that did a nice job of faking it but clearly it didn’t feature hardtop styling. This Platinum Gray and Colonial White example is powered by a 200-horsepower 292ci V8 paired with a three-speed overdrive transmission. Peek inside and you’ll find a Fiesta Red and white interior — such a cool color combo!

1960 Volkswagen Custom 23-Window Microbus
By now it should not be news that multi-window Volkswagen vans are hot items at Barrett-Jackson. This early Mango Green and Alaska White example (note the bullet-style parking lights and small round taillights) has been tastefully modified with a 1.5-liter flat-four featuring dual-port heads. Glance above the tan interior and you’ll find a sliding fabric sunroof amongst the skylights — neat! Additional features include a 12-volt upgrade, overhead ventilation unit, custom Autosound USA-230 stereo, and plenty more.

1971 Ford Torino Cobra
Nineteen seventy-one was Ford’s last year for high-compression engines, but the death knell was already sounding. Evidence was the downgrading of the Torino Cobra series, as the standard engine went from 1970’s 429/360 to a 351 Cleveland with 285 horsepower. The 429 Cobra Jet, available with or without ram air, was still an option, but the Drag Pack was no longer available. With a different hood black-out, new rear black-out, and the availability of Laser stripes for the first time, the Torino Cobra looked fresh despite being a year old. This Light Pewter metallic example features the 351 engine, C6 automatic, Shaker hood scoop, and aluminum rear-window slats.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


  1. Would you like to feature my 1969 428 cobra Torino!
    Numbers matching Wimbledon white 4 speed Black interior;with 60 k actual miles?
    If so Let me know Body and interior are perfect, I am the 2nd owner.
    Its a Texas Panhandle car.

  2. Diego, that is incorrect. 1968 and 1969 model years a Cobra Jet 428 was available on both the Mustang and Torino lines (fairlane also) The 428 Cobra Jet was also available in the Mercury Cougar and Cyclone models.

  3. One of my favorite forts, that’s one to Renos were a bad ass race car. That one looks very nice. If it didn’t sell, you have my email give me a holler.


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