SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ May 26, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer collectible vehicles owned by some of the biggest Las Vegas entertainment legends, including Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra during the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, 2021, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Among the No Reserve offerings will be a custom 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL roadster (Lot #703) from Wayne Newton, as well as a pair of highly collectible cars from the estate of Siegfried & Roy: a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe (Lot #771) and a 1994 Rolls Royce Corniche (Lot #772).
“Since our first Las Vegas Auction in 2008 we’ve hosted some of the city’s top entertainers, including ‘Mr. Las Vegas’ Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Penn Gillette,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Wayne Newton is an icon of Las Vegas, performing more than 30,000 shows there since 1958, and we’re honored to be entrusted with the sale of a number of vehicles from his personal collection. This year’s auction will be a rare chance to own these, as well as other incredible vehicles from a number of Vegas icons, including Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra.”
Known by the world as “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton will offer a number of vehicles for auction, including a two-tone Walnut over Porcelain White 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II (Lot #703.3) and a custom 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL roadster (Lot #703). The 380SL, fully customized by Niko-Michael Coachworks of Port Washington, New York, is powered by a 3.8-liter fuel-injected V8 engine and features handmade moldings with gold inlays, gold details on the roof reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphics, hand-fabricated body panels and a retractable hardtop.
Offered on behalf of the Siegfried & Roy estate, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe (Lot #771) was initially purchased by Roy Horn for Siegfried Fischbacher at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. Fitted with a full chrome body wrap, this historic SLS is the first Mercedes completely designed by AMG, and is powered by a 563-horsepower engine capable of 3.5-second 0-60 mph sprints and 11-second quarter-mile times. The 1994 Rolls-Royce Corniche (Lot #772) was a gift to Roy Horn for his 50th birthday. One of 219 produced from 1993 to 1996, this rare Corniche features a 218 horsepower V8 engine with automatic transmission and comes with a selection of images depicting Siegfried & Roy with the vehicle and some of the beautiful animal co-stars from their shows.
“To own a vehicle that belonged to any one of these fabulous Las Vegas icons is priceless,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These celebrity-owned vehicles are more than just collectibles. They’re a reflection of the icons who made them a part of their personal lives and represent a rare opportunity to own a piece of their lifestyle.”
A 1970 Maserati Ghibli (Lot #740) headed to the Las Vegas Auction was owned by the king of the “Rat Pack,” Frank Sinatra. Its race-bred performance comes from a V8 engine that produces 330 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Phil Maloof, a Las Vegas icon known locally as “Uncle Phil,” had a tremendous car collection that spanned five custom garages on two acres near his residence. Five vehicles from the collection – including four 1980s Rolls-Royce Silver Spurs and a 1988 Bentley Mulsanne S – will be offered with No Reserve.
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