Lot #707 – Rich “Ace” Franklin’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 1, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is heading to Florida with an enviable docket of professionally built Resto-Mod vehicles that will cross the block with No Reserve during its 2022 Palm Beach Auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds, April 7-9. Fueling the growing demand for classic collectible vehicles with modern drivetrains and cutting-edge technology, Barrett-Jackson’s Resto-Mod offerings in Palm Beach include a custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot #707) owned by UFC Hall of Famer and former two-time defending Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin.
“Resto-Mods have found their way into the hearts and garages of collectors worldwide,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Owning a classic vehicle, like a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, that drives and handles like a car fresh off the GM assembly line is appealing for every collector. During this year’s Scottsdale Auction, it was clear that the demand for well-built Resto-Mods is still on the rise. Our Palm Beach Auction will continue our commitment to bring these desirable Resto-Mods to enthusiasts.”
Given as a gift to Franklin by Dana White of the UFC for being a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” TV show, this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot #707) is powered by an EFI GM performance big block 502ci crate engine bored and stroked to 565ci and paired to a TREMEC T56 Pro-Fit Magnum 6-speed transmission with a Hurst shifter. Dyno’d to 675hp, this vehicle was completely revamped by Matt Hunt Muscle Cars and features Edelbrock direct port fuel injection and an Edelbrock polished intake manifold. The interior features Autometer Carbon Series gauges, Budnik billet steering wheel, custom carbon fiber wrapped dash and interior trim, Alpine head unit, JL audio components and Orion amps. Along with the magnificently completed muscle car, the winning bidder will also receive a photograph and gloves autographed by Franklin. CLICK HERE for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at Rich Franklin’s Camaro.
Lot #720 – 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible
Nicknamed “Silver Bullet,” a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible (Lot #720) is one of the premier Resto-Mods in Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. Selling with No Reserve, this work of art underwent a 2-year build by Denny’s Bowtie Restorations. Powered by a GM Performance LT4 6.2L engine with upgrades, this Corvette produces over 670hp and 660 ft/lbs of torque with GMs latest CVF Racing Diamond Midnight front runner system. The engine is backed by a GM Performance 4L70E 4-speed transmission with overdrive. A performance Art Morrison GT chassis was specially prepared for this build featuring a tuned Strange front suspension, Strange 3-stage coilovers front and rear, Tru Trac 9-inch differential with 3.70 gearing and 32-spline performance axles. The custom Wine-Red Italian leather interior features fully adjustable Wise Guys seat frames and German square-weave wool carpet.
A 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #717) began life as an S code 390ci big block Mustang GT. It is now powered by a 427ci aluminum engine by Robert Pond Motorsports and backed by a 5-speed TKO 600 manual transmission with Hurst and Go-Baby-Go shifter. The custom interior includes electronic luminescent gauges and dash panel, sound system with Bluetooth connectivity and custom set speakers throughout, power windows and climate control.
Lot #711 is a 1961 Corvette Resto-Mod featuring a LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 650 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a tap shifter. The body is set on a new Art Morrison GT Sport independent front suspension chassis. The custom leather interior by Paul Atkins Interiors features custom Dakota Digital gauges, a Vintage Air climate-control system, an Alpine sound system stereo and speakers with Bluetooth capability, and an integrated backup camera.
“Barrett-Jackson has been at the forefront of the increasingly popular Resto-Mod sector of the collector car community,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These vehicles honor the look and appreciation of collector cars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s while simultaneously celebrating the exceptional modern craftsmanship we see throughout the hobby today. We continue to deliver a high quality and diverse range of Resto-Mods at every auction, and we’re going to have an incredible selection of these timeless vehicles for our return to Palm Beach.”
Lot #710 – 1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop Custom
Title: Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction to Feature Many Exceptionally Built Resto-Mods, including UFC Hall of Famer Rich “Ace” Franklin’s 1967 Camaro
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 16:31:41 +0000