Click above for a high-res gallery preview of the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

The time has come once again for the most renowned classic car auction of the year, and we will be in Scottsdale over the next several days to report live on the highlights from Barrett-Jackson. Despite the slow economy, this year's lineup of cars remains just as exciting as previous years due to offerings like the first retail versions of the 2010 Shelby GT500 and Chevy Camaro, the Hurst 50th Anniversary Dodge Viper, as well as plenty of high quality muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. GM will also be auctioning off quite a few cars from their Heritage Collection, many of which have been the top sellers over the first few days of the auction including an Oldsmobile Custom Touring Roadster that sold for $220,000 and a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 "Snake Skinner" that went for $176,000 on Wednesday. Check back over the next few days for important auction results and plenty of high-res photos of the cars. Until then you can browse through the gallery of teaser photos below.

Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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