• Dec 30th 2008 at 8:28AM
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GM will be "thinning the herd" of its Heritage Collection at this year's Barrett-Jackson auction, beginning January 13th in Scottsdale, AZ. As many as 250 historically significant cars, trucks and concepts are slated to go under the gavel, a few are bound to be sold well under their true value, and wise bidders are planning ahead for just such an occasion. It seems that the auction house will not be providing specific information on many of the models ahead of time, even if they may differ from the production cars they're based on in significant but unseen ways. This being the case, a few savvy shoppers have retained the services of Mark McPhail, the recently retired manager of GM Performance Engineering. Perhaps we should keep him on speed dial ourselves, ya know... just in case.

[Sources: Lansing State Journal, Ideaologists]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Its Barrett Jackson, you don't need an advisor. You simply need to have stupid money, figure out the value of the car you want, then bring 3-10 times that that. Oh, and hope that Dave Ressler who won the first ZR1 last year does not show up because he never batted an eye, nor paused, as it got to a million bucks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Usual GM cluelessness.

        An auction succeeds for the seller when there are two (or more) bidders who really, really want the item for sale.

        And if you let out al the information about these cars, the blogs and forums are going to go nuts, and you're going to get boatloads of interest.

        Don't give out information, and, well, people won't notice.

        This is the same cluelessness that has informed GM marketing in recent decades.
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