SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is once again presenting a spectacular selection of ultra-premium collector automobiles in the high desert of sunny Scottsdale for this year's highly anticipated Arizona collector car week. Russo and Steele's action packed event will be held January 27 through 31, 2016. Over the events five action-packed days, Russo and Steele will feature car week's greatest selection of European Sports, American Muscle, Hotrods and Custom automobiles. This "must attend" event promises to deliver another signature high-octane experience that will continue to make Russo and Steele one of the most talked about automotive lifestyle events in Scottsdale yet again this year.

Focusing on only the highest quality collector automobiles from the $50,000 to the multiple million dollar range, Russo and Steele's exclusive "auctions in the round" format places buyers, sellers and enthusiastic spectators up close and personal with vehicles on offer. "This creates a dramatic, emotionally charged and high energy environment that is as much entertainment as it is an auction." says Russo and Steele CEO Drew Alcazar, who along with his wife Josephine, founded the company in 2001. "Enthusiasts will find the finest European sports cars, the most exceptional examples from every category of American muscle, no expense spared custom machines, world class Hot Rods and late model exotics. If you are an enthusiast of wonderful automobiles and enjoy camaraderie of the likeminded, Russo and Steele will provide an experience that can only be described as unforgettable and something not to be missed".

Leading the charge for Russo and Steele's 2016 Scottsdale line-up are:

1966 Lamborghini 350 GT "Early Production" – Concours-quality, 1 of the 120 350GTs produced; very early example featuring stunning restoration and a Touring Superleggera body. Giotto Bizzarrini-designed 3.5-liter V-12 engine, with Gianpaolo Dallara-designed chassis.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 "2,500 Miles" – Unrestored, incredibly original 4-speed example, 1 of 116 built for '69 and 1 of 10 with 4.56:1 rear end. Fully documented provenance from new, including original tank sticker. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold award winner and inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame.

1965 Ferrari 330 GT "Shark Nose"– 1 of 1, first owned by and restyled for John Mecom, Jr. Sold when new via official Ferrari importer, Luigi Chinetti, Restored to original exterior and interior color combination with matching numbers 300-bhp V-12

1970 Oldsmobile 422 W-30 Convertible "Holy Grail" – Factory-documented "1 of 96" 4-speed W-30 442 Convertibles. The only Red with Black 1970 W-30 4-speed convertible example known to exist. Fascinating and well-known history as documented in recent Muscle Car Review cover story. Inspected and certified by Oldsmobile 442 expert Stephen J. Minore. Featured display car at 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster – Original California car restored to an exceedingly high standard to Porsche Factory specified color combination and complete with documentation verification. No other car stirs up images of speed and adventure quite like Porsche's elemental 356 Speedster!

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 KK 2029 – 1 of just 859 Boss 429s produced for 1969. Rare and hugely desirable NASCAR homologation special. Complete with three original build sheets, a Deluxe Marti Report, window sticker, and receipts from recent rotisserie restoration. Limited ownership and approximately 35,000 miles from new.

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spyder - 1 of just 1,274 Dino 246 GTS Targas built. Great, red on black color combination with pure bodylines, that are unspoiled by fender flares. Wonderful original US-delivery example.

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Coupe – Very rare (1 of 284) 4-speed, 1970 Hemi 'Cudas. Desirable FC7 Purple paint, retaining the fender tag. Recipient of a matching numbers restoration with photo-documentation. Sold new in Saskatchewan it retains its original selling dealer emblem. True "no stories" car with delete options and known history. This vehicle is offered at NO RESERVE

2005 Ford GT "540 Miles" – Virtually new example with fewer than 540 miles! Ford's modern version of its Le Mans-winning GT40, complete with incredible original books, documents, and original Ford GT cover. Factory-equipped with 'All Four' high-dollar options selected. Instant and highly appreciating modern classic.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro "Double COPO" Coupe – Highly rare and legendary "Double COPO". Outstanding, show quality presentation throughout. Documents include purchase contract and Protect-O-Plate. Factory-finished in very rare Garnet Red, it features a COPO Connection certification with only 32,000 original miles!

1968 Dodge Hemi Charger – 1 of 1 Code LL1 paint cars with 426 Hemi and 4-speed. California "Black Plate" with rare vinyl roof/rear stripe/console delete. Documented 1,200-plus-hour restoration; matching numbers, complete w/fender tag & original 'pink slip". One of Chrysler's finest designs and a testament to its race-bred performance heritage. This vehicle is offered at NO RESERVE

1939 Cadillac Fleetwood V-16 Series 90 – One of the crowning achievements of the Classic Era. 1 of 18 Fleetwood 7-Passenger Sedans (Style 39-9023) built for 1939. 1 of perhaps 2 such cars registered with the Cadillac LaSalle Club, Inc. This vehicle is offered at NO RESERVE

1964 Ford Galaxie "Light weight" – 1 of just 50 Galaxie Lightweight factory drag cars produced in 1964, this automobile being 1 of only 25 four-speed equipped examples. 427 "High Riser" engine equipped and delivered in Wimbledon White with red interiors, "Light Weights" dominated the Stock and Super Stock classes and remain rare and valuable to this day.

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster – Fully restored with Jaguar Heritage Certificate and original CA "Pink Slip". An incredible example of most coveted and collectible of the production E Types: 1967 Series I, covered headlights, 4.3 engine. Presented in the classic color combination of red exterior on tan interior. This vehicle is offered at NO RESERVE

1966 Shelby GT350 – One of the most desirable and collectible American performance icons of all time, Verified by Howard Pardee and the SAAC 1965-1966 GT350 Registrar. Highly detailed throughout in handsome Sapphire Blue/Wimbledon White. This vehicle is offered at NO RESERVE

Join Russo and Steele for their 16th annual automotive extravaganza in Scottsdale, Arizona and kick-off the 2016 collector-car calendar in fine style! Running January 27-31, 2016, the Scottsdale auction will showcase over 750 of only the most exclusive, most select and most diverse grouping of automobiles available anywhere in the world and continue their tradition of redefining collector-car auctions with their renowned "For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts" TM philosophy. The five day event will take place between Scottsdale Road and Hayden Road—just south of the North Loop 101 Freeway. Join in on all of the action as Russo and Steele puts the pedal to the metal in the epicenter of the world's foremost collector car event: Scottsdale this January!

Experience the refreshing Russo and Steele difference for yourself as they present 2016's flagship automotive event in the sunny high desert of Scottsdale, Arizona! For additional and updated information regarding their Scottsdale '16 auction calendar and the exciting selection of featured collector automobiles being assembled daily, visit their company website at www.russoandsteele.com. For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more advance information about the Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2016 auction event, please contact darin@russoandsteele.com

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Darin Roberge 
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