• Dec 28, 2007

Barrett-Jackson has been the king of muscle cars the last few years. Hemi Cudas, Shelby Mustangs, and Yenko Camaros have commanded high dollar bids from car collectors all around the world. Coming this January, Barrett-Jackson will not only have some of the best classic muscle cars, but the best new ones, as well.

Lot #1300 will feature the very first 2008 Shelby GT500 KR offered for sale, which will be one of around 1,000 built for the year. Next up is Lot #1316, the "first retailable unit built" (whatever that means) 2009 Corvette ZR1, just days after the car's official launch at the Detroit Auto Show. Last but not least, Lot #1331 will feature the first production Dodge Challenger SRT8 to come off the assembly line. Best of all, the proceeds from the sales will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), The United Way, and the notMYkid charity.

If previous years are anything to go by, the first of any collector car commands high dollars, and these three should be no exception. We expect six and possibly even seven figures for the right to own the very first of these modern day muscle cars. Be sure to watch for our live coverage of the show with auction results and photo galleries.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]





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      • 7 Years Ago
      I would believe that these first-off production vehicles will sell high.

      However, from an economic stand-point it will be interesting to see if prices drop on the typical stable of cars that go through Barrett-Jackson. The housing crisis & high gas prices may take it's toll.

      • 7 Years Ago
      The Kings of Muscle!!! all at Barret Jackson, Just Beautiful!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bad timing maybe? im still waiting for a cheap and gas efficient take on the Mustang II
      • 7 Years Ago
      marketing genius!!!

      The boys in detroit know their target market for these cars. Cause any non-baby boom gen will likely be interested in other cars (GT'-R', Ferraris, AM's, Lambos, and of course, Beamers).

      Yes, they likely the best from the 60's era, and will fetch a large price..., but likely will never see the road nor track, and then again, wouldn't handle well on the road anyhoo...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Kings of Muscle!!! all at Barret Jackson, Just Beautiful!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am sure those who can shop fearlessly at Barret-Jackson will be more than happy to make a sizable DONATION to Children's charities. The cars will obviously have a draw to collectors and while may not hit 7 figures still will provide much needed funds to these organizations.

      Haters never stop Hating, no matter who is actually benefitting eh?

      Funny part of the current credit crisis is, um the truely weathly will be largely uneffected. They will more than likely benefit as they will have the cash and assests to pick up anything they want at a discount.

      Don't worry about them, worry about yourself and your neighbors.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Neat, another vette gallery. I hadn't seen this, thanks!

      Anyone got pics of the GTR?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh great, 3 crappy American 'sports cars' made for midwestern hick kids and balding, flaccid-membered mid-life crisers(i know, not a real word), who still think American cars are KEWL DOODE! Okay, ummm...I'll give a you a turd for all 3!...No?!? Okay, 2 turds! NO?!?! Now you're really pushing it! You know damn well these 'cars' aren't worth a turd a pop each!!
      P.S. Anyone remember when the old ZR-1 came out and it had a high-tech engine for its time, not some blown pushrod? Oh, and please don't tell me that Shelby's still rockin' a live axle in the rear. The new Camaro? Nevermind..that one's too easy.
      (American cars are back! Yeah...oookay!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does a GTR come with rice?
      • 7 Years Ago
      ..aaaannnnddddd let the over-valuation of the cars begin, thereby justifying even larger dealer markups than we already expected.

      Thanks Barrett Jackson. 10 years from now they'll have us paying $150,000 for shoebox Chevy's.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Supply and Demand. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      EWWWW!!!!!!--Craig Jackson? He is like a greasy used car salesman. He's a scumbag!

      Im gonna buy a Dodge Callenger and I will negotiate a price for it at a Dodge dealer---or they can keep it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes he is a greasy scumbag, what a jerk I can't believe he is giving the proceeds to charity! They should lock him up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "First retailable" probably means the first ZR1 off the line to not have been trashed and thrashed by car magazines' and blog writers' test drivers.
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