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Engine Factory V8 To Be Auctioned At Barrett-Jackson At No Reserve.



All Proceeds of 450HP Small Block Chevy to Go to Darrell Gwynn Foundation.


Palm Beach, Florida., - March 22, 2006- The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will auction a 450 horsepower small block Chevy 383 stroker V8 donated by the Engine Factory during the 4th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction scheduled from March 30, 2006- April 1, 2006. The engine will be auctioned on Saturday April 1, 2006, Lot # 5000.1 at approximately 2:45pm. All proceeds from the sale of the engine will be donated to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.


"The heart of every collector car, whether it's a 1960s muscle car or a classic European exotic, is the power plant," said Craig Jackson, president of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. "Engine Factory is known worldwide for building outstanding motors for a variety of vehicles. We're pleased they will again participate in this year's Palm Beach Auction and generously donate all proceeds from this sale to Darrell Gwynn's charity. The seller's commission and entry fee will also be waived."


The 383 Chevy Stroker contains parts from some of the most respected companies across the nation. Some of the specialized parts includes an Eagle crankshaft, Federal-Mogul pistons, Edelbrock roller camshaft, E-Tec 200 cylinder heads, an 800 cfm carburetor, an Air Gap Polished intake manifold, MSD distributor, Zoops serpentine belt system with alternator, power steering pump and air conditioning compressor.


"This engine is tuned for maximum performance," said Engine Factory owner Bruce Nelson. "Peak power is upwards of 450, with legendary Chevy reliability that will keep the horses flowing for many years. The Barrett-Jackson bidders appreciate the importance of a good motor; with the small block crossing the block for charity, we are expecting the enthusiasm levels to be extremely high and to exceed last years bid of $15,000."


The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1st, 2006, at the South Florida Expo Center. This year's event will include over 500 quality collector cars all being sold at no reserve along with exclusive auction television coverage by SPEED Channel. More information on the Engine Factory's Chevy V8 can be found at www.enginefactory.com or by calling 1-800-326-6554.


About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971, Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts worldwide. For more information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.


About Engine Factory

Engine Factory has been supplying the world with muscle car turn key engines since 1969. We are a family owned and operated company that hand builds muscle car engines that are ready to run right out of the crate. We specialize in Chevrolet and Ford engines from mild to wild. For more information, visit www.enginefactory.com or call 1-800-326-6554.


About Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.

The Foundation is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children.

The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. For more information, visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or call (954) 792-7223.