Legendary axeman Eddie Van Halen will be putting a pair of Chevrolet classics from his personal collection on sale during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 11-18, 2009.
The 1956 Chevy 210 and 1956 Chevy Nomad will each be auctioned with matching, one-of-a-kind Eddie Van Halen Brand "Wolfgang" guitars and a pair of red, white, and black EVH striped sneakers. Sweet tits.
The maroon 1956 Chevrolet 210 is a Pro Street hot rod built by customizer Jim Van Gordon. The car features a powerful 454 c.i.d. big block Chevy engine that pumps out more than 600 horsepower, making it suitable for the drag strip while still street legal. Additional highlights include a narrowed 9-inch Ford rear end with Detroit Locker, Mark Williams axles, 4.30 gears, 4-link coil-over suspension, disc brakes, and custom wheels and tires. Racing gauges and a dark grey color scheme underline the interior of the 210."
Van Halen's 1956 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon sports a classic "Cashmere Blue" and white paint scheme and was once part of the famed "The Harrah Collection" in Reno, Nev. The car underwent a frame-off restoration and features a 265 c.i.d., 210 horsepower "Power Pack" V8 engine, power steering and power brakes. An upgrade to disc brakes was added for improved stopping and safer driving."
"Out of all the cars I have owned over the years, I hung onto the '56 Sedan and Nomad because I was closely involved in restoring and building them, so they are very special to me," explained Van Halen. "I almost hate to let them go, but I don't have the time to drive them. It kills me to see them sit there when someone else could be driving them and have the pleasure and joy of owning these beautiful classic cars."
Being rich must really own.