Rare Barracuda to be the prime catch at Scottsdale

| 9 Oct 2012

One of the world’s most sought-after Plymouth Barracudas – a FC7 Hemi Convertible – will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale on 19 January.

The shell was discovered in 2001 by long-term ’Cuda hunter, Harold Sullivan.

After a two-year restoration, the muscle car – one of 11 built – took top honours at the 2005 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance.

Finished in Plum Crazy (purple), it features the last factory-assembled 426cu in V8 engine, a pair of four-barrel carburettors, a 727 automatic transmission, a Super Track Pak with a Dana 60 rear axle, plus a 4.11:1 final drive and an electric roof.

The ’71 model is also the only one to sport four headlights and fender gills.

There’s plenty to choose from for fans of European classics, too, with a gorgeous 1947 Talbot Lago T-26 Grand Sport being chief among them.

Believed to be one of only three with Franay coachwork, the car features a 4.5-litre engine and was subject to a complete restoration in 2004.

It will share the sales floor with two lovely Rolls-Royces – a 1937 Boat Tail Speedster and a 1959 Silver Cloud I Mulliner Drophead Coupé – plus the auction house will also offer a Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a Bugatti Type 38.

These incredible lots form part of the Salon Collection, which will join thousands of other lots at the Auction House’s January sale in the Quarter-Mile from 13-20 January.

Estimates are not provided for the sale. To view the full catalogue, click here.