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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction to Offer Matt Furukawa Collection Featuring Six Decades of American Horsepower
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer the Matt Furukawa Collection, comprising 19 vehicles spanning six decades of American horsepower, during the 2020 Scottsdale Auction, January 11-19, 2020. Featuring nearly every decade since the 1950s, this collection includes diverse examples of U.S.-built collector cars that range in diversity from a 1959 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Retractable Hardtop (Lot #727) to a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition (Lot #426.1).
“We’re honored Matt Furukawa entrusted us with selling his incredible collection, all at No Reserve, during our 2020 Scottsdale Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We bring bidders from around the world to Scottsdale, all seeking to find their perfect collector cars. The vehicles from the Matt Furukawa Collection are the kind of vehicles many buyers would love to have as part of their collections. We couldn’t be more excited to have this incredible offering as part of our Scottsdale Auction docket.”
Highlighting the Matt Furukawa Collection is a duo of coveted, low-mile 2006 Ford GTs. Each is powered by a 550-horsepower, supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine teamed with a purpose-built 6-speed Ricardo manual transmission. Lot #1353.1 is one of only 343 Heritage Edition Ford GTs produced in 2006 to commemorate Ford Motor Company’s 100-year anniversary. Factory dressed in the Heritage Blue and Epic Orange Gulf Oil livery as a nod to the iconic 1968 and ’69 Le Mans-winning GT40, this 2006 GT has only 2,384 miles. Lot #1353 is finished in a brilliant Mark IV Red with white racing stripes and has only 29 actual miles.
Crossing the block on Saturday, January 18, is a pair of pristine 1970 Plymouth Superbirds. Due to NASCAR homologation rules to qualify as a “stock car,” just 1,920 of these flightless birds were built for public purchase. Finished in Limelight Green, Lot #1352 is one of 458 440ci, 4-barrel, 4-speeds built and is still equipped with its original matching-numbers engine. Lot #1352.1 is a ground-up restored Superbird finished in B5 Blue and is powered by a 440ci V8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.
“Matt Furukawa’s collection of American horsepower is a full stable of late-model high-performance vehicles, many with exceptionally low miles,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It takes a discerning eye to gather such a collection of desirable horsepower in such immaculate condition. I can’t wait to see these pristine collectibles cross the block in Scottsdale.”
Vast amounts of American V8 horsepower is thematic in the Furukawa Collection. With a mere 18 miles on the clock, Lot #1009 is a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye finished in B5 Blue with a black interior. Powered by a 6.2-liter 797hp supercharged V8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, this Redeye claims a 10.8-second quarter-mile out of the box. Arguably one of the most sought-after muscle car of the ’60s was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (Lot #1009.1). Powered by DZ 302ci V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, this fully restored Camaro is finished in Hugger Orange with black interior.
Other vehicles from the Matt Furukawa Collection include:
- 2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR (Lot #1008.2) ‒ One of 712 KRs built in 2009. Factory-equipped with a supercharged 540hp engine and 6-speed manual transmission. 10 actual miles.
- 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #1008.1) ‒ Features only 2,502 actual miles and is powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
- 2017 Ford Shelby GT350R (Lot #1008) ‒ Powered by a 526hp flat-plane crank 5.2-liter V8 “Voodoo” engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and has 440 actual miles.
- 1976 Ford Bronco (Lot #729) ‒ Fully restored, finished in Torch Red with a custom diamond-stitched interior. Powered by a 302ci V8 engine and a 3-speed automatic transmission.
- 1975 Ford Bronco (Lot #728.1) ‒ Unmodified Bronco finished in Grabber Blue; powered by a 302ci V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission.
- 1968 Ford Mustang GT (Lot #728) ‒ Ground-up restored; powered by a 302ci V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.
- 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible (Lot #727.1) ‒ Finished in red with a black interior, this Mustang is powered by a 289ci V8 engine paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission.
- 2005 Dodge Viper SRT/10 convertible (Lot #427.1) ‒ Finished in yellow with black interior, this is one of just 2,005 produced for the model year and features 14,500 actual miles.
- 2001 Ford F-150 Lighting Pickup (Lot #427) ‒ Powered by a 5.4-liter V8 engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Has 1,837 actual miles.
- 2004 Ford Mustang Saleen Convertible (Lot #426) ‒ Finished in red over a black interior. Powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
- 1991 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup (Lot #425.3) ‒ Unrestored and in showroom condition with 3,487 original miles. Powered by a 350ci V8 engine with a 4-speed automatic transmission and fully optioned.
- 1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 convertible (Lot #425.2) ‒ Unrestored Heritage Edition Z/28 with a 5.0-liter V8 TPI engine and a 5-speed manual transmission and has 2,858 original miles.
The 2020 Scottsdale Auction Docket is now available to view online. To consign a vehicle, receive more information on becoming a bidder, or purchase tickets for the 2020 Scottsdale Auction, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners MotorTrend (formerly Velocity) and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings.
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