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Barrett-Jackson auction underway in Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson auction underway in Las Vegas
Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 17:05:48-04

A highly-collectible Jack Daniel's Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle will be auctioned Oct. 15 during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction with all proceeds going to Jack Daniel’s “Operation Ride Home” program.

The program assists service members and their families travel from base to their hometowns during the holidays.

The bike that will be auctioned is No. 1 of 150 individually numbered motorcycles -- the first-ever production vehicles to feature the Jack Daniel’s livery – in honor of the distillery’s 150th anniversary. All of the other bikes have been sold, which makes the No. 1. bike the most valuable.

This year's auction, which is taking place at Mandalay Bay, will feature the largest number of cars ever consigned -- 775. Vehicles include restored classics, contemporary collectibles, muscle cars and hot rides.

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Tammy Allen will bring 82 of her vehicles, all of which will sell at No Reserve. Some of her cars include a custom 1950 Mercury couple named Wasabe, 1937 Cord 912 Phaeton, custom 1947 Studebaker Starlight Champion coupe, and 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.

Standing out amongst the rest of the consignments are the very first Pontiac Firebirds ever produced. That’s VIN 001 and VIN 002 from 1967.

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In addition to the Indian motorcycle, 4 other motorcycles will be sold to support various charities, both locally and nationally. The proceeds from a 2017 Shelby GTE fastback will benefit the local Grant A Gift Autism Foundation.

More than 65,000 people are expected to attend this year's auction.

The event began at 8 a.m. Thursday and will conclude at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at the gate on Thursday and Friday are $25 general admission and $30 on Saturday. Discounts for children, senior citizens and military.

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