Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer collectible vehicles owned by some of the biggest Las Vegas entertainment legends, including Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra during the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, 2021, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Among the No Reserve offerings will be a custom 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL roadster (Lot #703) from Wayne Newton, as well as a pair of highly collectible cars from the estate of Siegfried & Roy: a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe (Lot #771 ) and a 1994 Rolls Royce Corniche (Lot #772).
“Since our first Las Vegas Auction in 2008 we’ve hosted some of the city’s top entertainers, including ‘Mr. Las Vegas’ Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Penn Gillette,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Wayne Newton is an icon of Las Vegas, performing more than 30,000 shows there since 1958, and we’re honored to be entrusted with the sale of a number of vehicles from his personal collection. This year’s auction will be a rare chance to own these, as well as other incredible vehicles from a number of Vegas icons, including Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra.”
Known by the world as “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton will offer a number of vehicles for auction, including a two-tone Walnut over Porcelain White 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II (Lot #703.3) and a custom 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL roadster (Lot #703). The 380SL, fully customized by Niko-Michael Coachworks of Port Washington, New York, is powered by a 3.8-liter fuel-injected V8 engine and features handmade moldings with gold inlays, gold details on the roof reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphics, hand-fabricated body panels and a retractable hardtop.
Offered on behalf of the Siegfried & Roy estate, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe (Lot #771) was initially purchased by Roy Horn for Siegfried Fischbacher at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. Fitted with a full chrome body wrap, this historic SLS is the first Mercedes completely designed by AMG, and is powered by a 563-horsepower engine capable of 3.5-second 0-60 mph sprints and 11-second quarter-mile times. The 1994 Rolls-Royce Corniche (Lot #772) was a gift to Roy Horn for his 50th birthday. One of 219 produced from 1993 to 1996, this rare Corniche features a 218 horsepower V8 engine with automatic transmission and comes with a selection of images depicting Siegfried & Roy with the vehicle and some of the beautiful animal co-stars from their shows.
“To own a vehicle that belonged to any one of these fabulous Las Vegas icons is priceless,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These celebrity-owned vehicles are more than just collectibles. They’re a reflection of the icons who made them a part of their personal lives and represent a rare opportunity to own a piece of their lifestyle.”
A 1970 Maserati Ghibli (Lot #740) headed to the Las Vegas Auction was owned by the king of the “Rat Pack,” Frank Sinatra. Its race-bred performance comes from a V8 engine that produces 330 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Phil Maloof, a Las Vegas icon known locally as “Uncle Phil,” had a tremendous car collection that spanned five custom garages on two acres near his residence. Five vehicles from the collection – including four 1980s Rolls-Royce Silver Spurs and a 1988 Bentley Mulsanne S – will be offered with No Reserve.
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 private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. With broadcast partners FYI and HISTORY, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2021, as well as all the cars, all the time via the live stream on Barrett-Jackson.com. 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 www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.