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The Excalibur Collection is comprised of nine vehicles, all selling with No Reserve January 21-29 at WestWorld during the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The collection is primarily composed of SUVs and American muscle cars – the latter easily identifiable by their classic two-door coupe design and potent engines. This segment of vehicles represents the last decade in which manufacturers were free to design cars without federal safety, fuel economy and emission-control regulations. Meanwhile, the SUVs offered in this collection highlight the versatility of Sport Utility Vehicles, which are experiencing a rise in popularity and have endless possibilities when it comes to customization and modification for any terrain. Register to bid today for your chance to take home one, or several, vehicles from this collection.
LOT #1330 – 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD – NO RESERVE
Among the top offerings from the collection is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, pictured above. The Superbird is powered by its matching-numbers 440ci V8 engine topped with a Six-Barrel carburetor and mated to a matching-numbers 4-speed manual transmission that sends power to a Dana 60 rear end. According to the consignor, the car has only had three owners and has two Broadcast Sheets. The original spare tire is included with the sale.
LOT #1003.1 – 1953 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN – NO RESERVE
Topping the SUV offerings within the collection is a 1953 Chevrolet Suburban. Power comes from a 427ci Pace Performance engine that breathes though a quad exhaust. The SUV utilizes an AccuAir e-Level air suspension and rides on a set of staggered Mickey Thompson wheels. The interior features custom gray and orange leather upholstery with a custom headliner to match, complemented by a Lecarra leather steering wheel.
LOT #969.1 – 1979 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN – NO RESERVE
Rounding out the SUV offerings is a restored 1979 Chevrolet Suburban featuring a two-tone paint scheme and a custom leather interior with a Billet Specialties leather-wrapped steering wheel.
LOT #1110 – 1970 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP – NO RESERVE
Included in the collection is a 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup powered by an LS6 engine and equipped with a dual exhaust. The C10 is equipped with AccuAir e-Level suspension, while stopping power comes from a set of Wilwood 6-piston brakes. It rides on a set of staggered Hot Rods by Boyd polished wheels. Other highlights that make this truck unique include PCS electronic shift, air conditioning, custom hideaway headlights and custom shaved chrome bumpers.
LOT #1109 – 1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM – NO RESERVE
A 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is also among the star cars in this collection. It has its originally optioned “special performance” package, and comes with the original documentation, including owner’s manuals and warranty books. The car has only had one owner and has 782 actual miles.
LOT #1155 – 1975 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA TARGA – NO RESERVE
Quality German engineering is represented in the collection by a 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, which represents the first year of the whale tail spoiler. The car offered receives power from its matching-numbers 2.7-liter air-cooled 6-cylinder engine. It comes with air conditioning and a Porsche Letter of Authenticity.
LOT #965 – 1965 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
One of two vehicles showcasing the Blue Oval within the collection is a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible. According to the consignor, the Mustang has had a full restoration performed by renowned Mustang guru Scott Drake and features Edsel Ford II’s signature on the glove box.
LOT #696.1 – 1946 FORD CUSTOM PICKUP – NO RESERVE
Ford is also known for its pickups, and the collection is offering a fine custom example from 1946. The truck features an all-steel body with a steel power tonneau cover. It has a custom exhaust with electric cutouts, custom 15-inch wheels with super-wide rear tires, air conditioning and a leather interior with a leather headliner.
LOT #744.1 – 2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
The collection is wrapped up nicely with a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. According to the consignor, the Corvette was built by Advanced Automotive Technologies and is No. 191 of only 200 cars built. The car’s power comes from a 5.7-liter V8 engine connected to an automatic transmission. It rides on factory chrome polished wheels.