Barrett-Jackson rolls into Reno on Velocity

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  • 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Jetfire, Lot #305
  • First of all, the car’s engine is called a Jetfire, which is awesome. On top of that, the turbocharged F-85 Cutlass is exceedingly rare. Oldsmobile only sold 3,765 Jetfire-equipped F-85s in 1962 and 5,842 in 1963 before the 215-cubic-inch engine was shelved. Output was modest, at 215 horsepower, but the turbocharged mill made up for that with just over 300 pound-feet of torque. This example looks exceptionally clean, and the red-and-white color scheme is totally suited for this car’s engine’s cool name. This car is being sold with no reserve as part of Friday’s festivities.

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The Barrett-Jackson circus is preparing to roll into its next location. The Biggest Little City In The World, Reno, NV, will play host to the two-day auction, which starts today and runs through tomorrow.

While there's a lot of stuff going on whenever Barrett-Jackson is in town, it's the auction that we really care about. With hundreds of modern, classic, vintage, and high-performance cars and trucks crossing the auction block, checking out the TV coverage is never a bad way to waste an afternoon.

For this year's event, Velocity and Discovery Channel will be picking up the baton, with the former covering the entire first day of the auction, starting at 4:00 PM Eastern today and ending at 9:00 PM tonight. Discovery takes over tomorrow's coverage, picking up the start of day two at 3:00 PM and running until 5:00 PM, before switching back to Velocity from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the rest of the auction and the Best of Show awards. You can check out the full schedule on the BJ website for local times.

While everyone is sure to have their favorites at this year's event, we've cherry picked a few of the more unique lots set to cross the stage over the next couple of days. Check out the gallery up top for our favorites, and then head over to the Barrett-Jackson Reno page for the complete docket. You can also watch the livestream of the auction here.

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