The project car, a 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe, was recently unveiled at a press conference at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, along with the restoration plan that will see the completed vehicle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Scottsdale Auction in January.
“Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction to embrace the Resto-Mod movement, making Project Prestone a perfect fit for us,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We continue to set the trends in the collector car world, and the interest and growth of the Resto-Mod segment is a great example of how what happens at Barrett-Jackson can impact multiple generations of collectors.”
The vehicle has been transported to Scottsdale, Arizona, and set up within the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, where a majority of the restoration build will take place. Over the summer months, the showroom division manager and team will complete a variety of work on the restoration build that includes replacing and upgrading the stock suspension, brakes and exhaust. The ’87 Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe will also have a rebuilt transmission, new sound system and graphics package.
“I’ve been involved in countless restorations starting at a young age and can appreciate the tremendous amount of work that goes into this incredibly rewarding experience,” This will be a fun project to follow to completion and we look forward to it crossing the block in Scottsdale.”
Prestone and partners of the project will be invited to the Collection Showroom to participate in the restoration build, and Barrett-Jackson will release photos and videos on Barrett-Jackson.com and social media using #ProjectPrestone to document the progress. The restoration build will be completed at the Las Vegas Auction on Oct. 19-21, and will be on display during the show. The vehicle will also be included at the Prestone trailer display at the Oct. 31-Nov. 3 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, along with various events in Arizona that Barrett-Jackson will be attending.
Outside of its appearances, the Monte Carlo will be stored at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom until it crosses the auction block at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.
Contributing partners helping with the project include Chevrolet Performance Parts, Detroit Speed Inc., MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust, Summit Racing, Stanley Black & Decker, Mac Tools, Direct-Lift, BFGoodrich, Adam’s Polishes, The Eastwood Company, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Wilwood Engineering.