Cruisin’ With The Devil

Classic car collectors with a hankering for Van Halen have the opportunity of a lifetime, as Eddie Van Halen is selling two Chevrolet classics from his personal collection during the 33th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 11 –18.

The winning bidder will not only drive home with the car but will get a matching one-of-a-kind EVH Brand “Wolfgang” guitar and a pair of red, white and black EVH striped sneakers.

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America West Arena, Phoenix.

Van Halen’s 1956 Chevrolet 210 is a maroon Pro Street hot rod built by customizer Jim Van Gordon. The second car is also from 1956, a Chevrolet Nomad. The wagon has a classic “Cashmere Blue” and white paint scheme and was once part of the famed “Harrah Collection” in Reno, Nev. Both cars will be auctioned with no reserve price.

“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,” the guitar God said. “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.”

“Since they are so dear to me, I thought I would make it even more special by having two custom-made Wolfgang guitars built to match each car,” Van Halen added. “I hope the new owners enjoy these cars as much as I have and keep the guitars and cars in their families for a long time, because they are all one-of-a-kind.”

More information about the auction can be found at Van Halen’s Web site.

In addition to collector vehicles, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction will also include luxury vendors, galas and fashion shows.