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The upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona auction is set to feature prized collector possessions, including bespoke Chevrolets and Shelbys, as well as other interesting proposals.

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event claims to be one of the biggest in the US, with the auction selling 1,469 cars in 2016. This year will be no different and between January 14 to January 22, 2017 virtually thousands of collectors and enthusiasts will have to focus their attention on the best. So, here are some top picks to choose from. There’s a 1930 Delage D8 Cabriolet, of only a handful of units still in existence – with the Cabriolet version actually claimed to be unique among the D8 family members. So, a seven figure sale is to be expected.

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Next up is the 1955 Chrysler Ghia Streamline X “Gilda” concept – showcased for the first time during the Turin Motor Show and looking to resolve problems that remain an issue today – such as crosswind and aero resistance. As we can clearly see, it’s among the most unique designs of the automotive world. The 1960 Chevy Engineering Research Vehicle I (CERV 1) is arguably the vehicle that parented the Corvette and Camaro – penned by the father of the Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov. The 1964 Cheetah GT is one of just 11 units fashioned by Bill Thomas Race Cars in Anaheim, California in the mid-60s and it’s arguably even more incisive than the Shelby Cobra. Last, but certainly not least is the 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible – the only car fully designed, engineered, and produced by Carroll Shelby at his Nevada plant in a mere 249 units manufacturing run.