Ford Tri-Motor Airplane to Make Final Flight Before Being Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

One of the many highlights of the 38th annual automotive lifestyle event on Jan. 11-18, 2009, will be the No Reserve sale of a historic 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor airplane that was hit by bullets during the World War II surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.

The plane will be sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event on Saturday, Jan. 17, during SPEED’s primetime coverage.

"Barrett-Jackson has been on the cutting edge of embracing new markets at the right time,” added Davis. “We have sold some of the most significant vehicles in the world, so it makes perfect sense to sell such an important piece of aeronautical history. Vintage planes, similar to the historic automobiles that cross our block, represent an incredible snapshot into our past and evoke passion and appreciation from collectors."

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™” in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla., and Las Vegas. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call 480-421-6694.

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