The diversity inherent in the collector car hobby spans to all manner of motorized vehicles. While each one is different, they all share an important thing in common – they’re all somebody’s favorite. Offered at the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction – all with No Reserve – is the Flying Marlin Collection, an assemblage of 14 incredible vehicles ready to make their mark this January.
“We celebrate the diversity of styles and designs in the collector car hobby,” said Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. “Each collector is a different person with different tastes and expectations, and recognizing this diversity is why Barrett-Jackson has remained The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions for over 50 years.”
The Flying Marlin Collection brings to the fold the pinnacle of driving excitement, a 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder. It’s impossible not to feel the thrill this raging bull possess; the Nero Nemesis flat black paint captures the surrounding light while the wedge-like shapes and contours take hold of the imagination. No one does dramatic style better than Lamborghini. The Huracán Performante was designed by the most capable engineers and honed by the sharpest drivers. The coupe version went so far as to set eight lap records and claim the fastest production car lap time around the Nürburgring. The Spyder brings forth all of the coupe’s unbridled performance – without a roof. The 5.2-liter V10’s sonorous 640 horsepower serenades and the snap, crackle, pop of the exhaust adds for a wonderful rhythm section. The rampaging bull can sprint to 60 mph in less than three seconds, thanks to its all-wheel drive system and boasts Lamborghini’s patented ALA active aerodynamic system.
From Lamborghini’s bleeding edge to its humble origins, the Flying Marlin Collection is also pleased to offer a 1966 Lamborghini 1R tractor signed by the only authorized Lamborghini tractor restoration company, Garage 961, and signed on the engine cover by Fabio Lamborghini.
If world-beating performance from Detroit is more your speed, then the 2020 Shelby GT500 in this collection is for you. Engineered as the pinnacle of American muscle, the 2020 GT500 is ready to attack on all fronts. It will rip through the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds, hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 180 mph. Scarily quick and proud to deliver on its Shelby heritage, the GT500 is powered by a 760-horsepower supercharged V8 subtly known as the “Predator.” This example is finished in Velocity Blue and features exposed carbon fiber, RECARO leather-trimmed seats, Handling Package and Technology Package.
For those inclined to push beyond the factory limits, a 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo has you covered. Elevating Stuttgart’s finest to the maximum, this 911 has been upgraded to the nines thanks to the ultimate bolt-on package born from Porsche tuning specialists Evolution Motorsports. With a host of upgrades aimed at improving the breathing and cooling of the 3.8-liter flat-6, the EVT770 reaches another level of performance, taking the Turbo’s already impressive 580 horsepower and bringing it to a dyno-proven 771 horsepower and 773 ft/lbs of torque on 100 octane.
“Nobody displays the diversity of the collector car world better than Barrett-Jackson,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We couldn’t be more honored to host The Flying Marlin Collection as we celebrate our 50th year.” With 14 distinct rides stepping into the spotlight, it seems fair to ask – what’s your favorite?