Barrett Jackson plans to wow the "Big Easy" at their inaugural New Orleans Auction, September 28-30

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  – Barrett-Jackson is bringing a docket filled with a spectacular array of collectible vehicles for the inaugural New Orleans Auction, September 28-30, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. From mid-engine exotics like a 2005 Ford GT Hennessey 1000 to a custom 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible from the golden era of American Muscle, the inaugural New Orleans Auction will be the perfect bookend to another remarkable auction year for Barrett-Jackson. Click here to view the select preview for the New Orleans Auction.

2005 Ford GT Hennessey 1000


“With hundreds of highly desirable collectible vehicles set to cross the block, our inaugural New Orleans Auction will be a historic celebration of the hobby,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our docket is attracting an exceptional number of bidders and enthusiasts of all ages with highly coveted supercars, including a 2020 Lamborghini Huracan and some of the most popular American cars and trucks, like a custom 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window, as well as a host of beautifully restored 1960s convertibles.”

Modern performance vehicles crossing the block in New Orleans include a 2005 Ford GT Hennessey 1000 that is modified by Hennessey Performance Engineering with custom twin 67mm turbos combined with the factory supercharger to produce approximately 1,000 horsepower. This supercar is painted in red with factory-painted white stripes and GT1000 vinyl side stripes. A 2020 Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 EVO is powered by a V10 engine paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. It is finished in Verde Mantis and features a forged carbon-fiber rear spoiler, side skirts, air inlets, mirror covers and front splitter. Modern performance also comes in a 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001. The very first 2024 Hummer EV SUV off the production line, this fully electric and highly collectible SUV’s technology enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience.

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001


A select number of 1960s-era convertibles will be among the coveted rides in New Orleans. A black V8-powered 1966 Lincoln Continental custom convertible features iconic suicide doors, a black canvas convertible top, 20-inch Mobsteel wheels and upgraded LED halo lights. One of 37 M-code Sports Roadsters produced in 1963, a Ford Thunderbird Roadster features a 390ci Thunderbird High Performance Super 8 engine with three Holley two-barrel carburetors producing 340 horsepower. Options include leather seats, power windows and seats, and air conditioning, and it is certified as authentic by the Vintage Thunderbird Club International. A 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SEB convertible was professionally restored and is powered by the original, rebuilt SOHC inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, and the interior was restored using GAHH materials.

A black V8-powered 1966 Lincoln Continental custom convertible


The golden era of muscle cars will be well represented with collectibles like a custom 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible that is the recipient of a no-expense-spared restoration. It is powered by a period-correct Corvette V8 engine and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. This Chevelle is painted in Cortez Silver with black stripes and rides on aluminum monoblock wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires. A custom 1967 Pontiac Firebird coupe known as “The Essence of 1967” is powered by a 450-horsepower LS2 engine and paired with an automatic transmission. It is finished in two-tone Copper and GM Cashmere, and the interior features a custom-fabricated dash, console and seats.

A custom 1967 Pontiac Firebird coupe known as “The Essence of 1967” is powered by a 450-horsepower LS2 engine and paired with an automatic transmission.


Enthusiasts interested in being a part of the excitement may also consign their collector vehicle here. Those interested in registering to bid for Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural New Orleans Auction may do so here.

Advance tickets to the event are available here. On Location, Barrett-Jackson’s official hospitality partner, is offering several immersive VIP Experience packages for guests to join the action on the auction block, enjoy premium hospitality and connect with like-minded enthusiasts like never before. To learn more about On Location’s offerings, click here.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is a leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New Orleans, Louisiana, where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of their events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via their produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit, or call 480-421-6694.

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