January 16th-20th, 2008, once again marks the high-throttle action of
the 8th Annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions "Sports
and Muscle" in Scottsdale, Arizona. The premier collector car auction
specializes in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods,
The excitement kicks off with the Motown Muscle Charity Gala on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM. The charity event benefits Phoenix Children Hospital's Emily Center and features 11 of the valley's hottest restaurants, silent auction, live auction, and Motown Magic for an evening of great food, good friends, and hot cars. Reservations are required for the event, which sells out every year. More than $100,000 was raised at the event last year for the Emily Center.
The week continues Thursday through Sunday with 500 cars roaring over the auction block into Russo and Steele's unique coliseum format known as "auction in the round" starting at noon everyday with memorabilia first and automobiles to follow immediately. General admission and automobile preview start Wednesday thru Sunday, January 16th thru 20th, 2008; gates open at 10:00 A.M. The 20 general admission fee grants access to the car preview area, along with the vendor and concession midway.
Bidders and their guests can participate in the action in the main
auction tent, where they can enjoy complimentary food and beverage in a
designated seating area. Bidders passes are $150 and guest passes may
be purchased for $75.
Thursday through Saturday night, Jack Daniel's will be providing a special tasting event for Bidders; allowing for bidders to experience some of Jack Daniel's finest single-barrel whiskey straight from Tennessee. Russo and Steele will also hold the first ever Corvette Magazine Seminar presented by Keith Martin from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Friday, January 18th in the main auction tent. A perfect ending to a perfect week is the Russo and Steel champagne brunch on Sunday, January 20th.
It is not just the format that makes Russo and Steele unique; this event offers an environment created by an enthusiast for enthusiasts. Surpassing expectations with amenities that no other auction dares to provide: FREE truck load shipping with Reliable Carriers for all their Bidders who buy a minimum of six cars, full insurance coverage at the fall of the gavel through Grundy Worldwide for every car sold, and a fully hosted food and beverage for the all four days of auction! For additional information about the Russo and Steele's 8th Annual Scottsdale event visit www.russoandsteele.com.
Two auctions have been staged each year with the signature auction taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona, every January, followed by Monterey, California in August. 2008 marks the addition of a third auction, in Hollywood, Florida.
Some 500 European sports cars, American muscle cars hot rods and customs will be featured at the 2008 Russo and Steele auction. Here is a sampling:
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB Daytona Coupe
This beautiful award-winner has received second place at 2007 Le Belle Macchine d'Italia, the Platinum Award at the 2007 Ferrari Nationals, Watkins Glen, and third place at 2007 Newport Concours D' Elegance.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe
This is one the finest original fully restored 1970 Grabber blue-on-white Boss 429 Mustangs in the country. KK 2083 was once owned and cosmetically restored by Drew Alcazar of Russo and Steele in the mid eighties (as verified per the documentation).
1950 Jaguar XK120 X Alloy Roadster
Chassis No. 670170, Engine 3442cc dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder, dual SU carburetors, 160hp @ 5,400rpm, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars and telescopic shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and lever shock absorbers, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
1970 Plymouth Cuda Hemi Coupe
This particular Hemi Cuda coupe is an outstanding example of one of the most desirable Muscle Cars to ever come out of Detroit. This is a black on black four-speed Hemi Cuda, it does not get any better than this. This car was specifically ordered new with few options except the performance package; 426 Hemi motor, a 4-speed transmission and the rare super track-pack 4:10 Dana rear end. If there ever was a car built for Saturday Night Street racing, this is it!
1969 Lamborghini 400GT Coupe
This is a 1969 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 with only 20,700 original miles. The chassis number is 1327, which is towards the end of the production run. It is possibly the lowest mileage Lamborghini 400GT Coupe in the world. Only 242 of these were made and even fewer survive today. No expense spared in its restoration. The original Interior features a charming cognac dark tan interior in awesome condition.