V8 To Be Auctioned At Barrett-Jackson At
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
"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.
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
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
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
www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or call (954) 792-7223.