The Charlie Thomas Collection Consigns 150 Vehicles to Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas and Scottsdale Auctions
October 5, 2016 by Barrett-Jackson
•Six vehicles from the collection will cross the block in Las Vegas at No Reserve with the remaining 140-plus vehicles selling at Barrett-Jackson's 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 14-22, 2017
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – September 27, 2016
– Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction®, will auction 150 vehicles at No Reserve from the world-class Charlie Thomas Collection between the Las Vegas and Scottsdale auctions. A small sample of the quality vehicles in this collection will be showcased at the 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Oct. 13-15, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Six vehicles will cross the auction block and an additional six will be on display in the Barrett-Jackson Future Events booth.
'As evident from his very special collection in Texas, Charlie Thomas is a real car guy with an eye for the finest this hobby has to offer,' said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. 'We're honored he has chosen Barrett-Jackson to help find new homes for 150 of his vehicles as he looks to make room for new additions to his collection.'
A great example of the quality available is represented by the 1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible selling in Las Vegas. The Royal Maroon Chrysler has had a frame-off professional restoration and a 323ci Straight 8-cylinder engine backed by a Fluid Drive transmission powers the car. Also from this era is a black 1940 Cadillac Series 62 with red interior and a large 346ci V8 teamed with a standard transmission.
Another American luxury vehicle from this collection in Vegas will be a Presidential Black 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible. Rated at 375hp, under the hood is a 430ci V8 with 4-barrel carburetor and the luxuries abound include power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, power self-latching top and leather seats.
'Barrett-Jackson is the biggest out there,' said Thomas. 'They've got more buyers, and a wider variety of buyers. They've got a buyer for everything, and with the spread of cars I've got, I'm going with them.'
Rounding out the selection of vehicles from the collection selling in Las Vegas is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL and a beautiful red 1952 Nash-Healey Roadster powered by the 'Le Mans Dual Jetfire' inline-6 with aluminum cylinder head and dual carburetors.
'The Charlie Thomas Collection is a spectacular grouping of many different makes and models showcasing decades of American and European automotive history,' said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. 'The 150 vehicles crossing our auction block are nothing short of spectacular and will be great additions to any collection.'
For more information on becoming a bidder for Barrett-Jackson's 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid. Absentee bidding options powered by Proxibid are also available.