Vince Granatelli's crazy turbine-powered 1978 Chevrolet Corvette is headed to auction later this month at Barrett-Jackson, but not before our man gets some seat time behind the wheel of this one-off jet-powered classic.
Ford is auctioning off the chance to own the very first production example of the latest Shelby GT350 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 17. There's no reserve on the sale, and all of the proceeds go to the JDRF, a charity that funds type 1 diabetes research.
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction Rally – Click above for high-res image gallery
2008 Corvette Z06 Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
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Word 'round the auctionhouse campfire is that the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration is attempting to put the kybosh on a planned sale of many General Motors Heritage Collection vehicles this weekend. NHTSA is apparently calling for the halt because it fears that many of the vehicles slated for sale at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auction are not road legal, yet new owners may attempt to drive them on public roads anyway.