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Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale Breaks Records

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The New York Times has reported that this year’s installment of the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona raised an impressive $249 million total across 2,815 lots of unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles.  $113 million of the gross went to Barrett-Jackson-brought vehicles.

While it may seem impressive enough that the first production versions of the Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro fetched respective totals of $650,000 and $700,000 at the yearly event, the top ten vehicles auctioned fetched anywhere between three and twelve times the total of the latter.

They include:

  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider ($8.8 million)
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet ($6.2 million)
  • 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Coupe ($5.3 million)
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe ($3.9 million)
  • 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica SI Coupe ($3.3 million)
  • 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupe ($3.2 million)
  • 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider ($3.1 million)
  • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette #57 Rebel L88 Convertible ($2.9 million)
  • 1961 Porsche 718 RS 62 Spyder ($2.8 million)
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Coupe ($2.6 million)

According to a press release issued after the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, 1,399 cars were sold—the proceeds of 14 sales also went to benefit various national and local charities.  The proceedings also claimed two Guinness World Records—Largest Marquee and Largest Single-Unit Marquee.

“This was a huge year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.  “We sold some great cars for charity, attendance exceeded 300,000 and the celebrity turnout was great.  Scottsdale 2014 witnessed an increase in the value of Americana cars as well as the general strengthening of the value of the cars we sold.  We think that this trend will continue throughout 2014 and look forward to these increased numbers at our other 2014 auctions.  As our brand becomes more global, as our reach enters new media markets and as consignors and bidders engage in our lifestyle events as well as our website, we anticipate strong participation at our upcoming auctions.”

For more information on particular cars sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, and for your roundup of automotive auctions to come in 2014, stay tuned to The News Wheel.

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  • JOHN M. STECZ

    I CANNOT WATCH YOUR AUCTIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE FIFTEEN MINUTES OF BULL SHIT AND FIVE MINUTES OF AUCTIONING OF CARS SO I MISS TO MUCH OF WHAT I CAME TO SEE

  • THE MANIMAL

    IF I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTIONS THE FIRST THING I WOULD CHANGE WOULD BE TO START ALL OF THE AUCTIONS WITH A BUNCH OF FUCKING HOT RODS THAT DO A BUNCH OF DONUTS INSIDE A GIANT RING OF FLAMES WHILE THREE KID ROCK SONGS PLAY AT THE SAME TIME OUT OF SKULL SHAPED SPEAKERS SO AS TO IMMEDIATELY CAPTURE THE WANING ATTENTION OF THE HOME VIEWING AUDIENCE AND THEIR THIRD GRADE LEVEL ATTENTION SPANS THAT WAY THEY DON’T FALL ASLEEP WHEN THEY ACTUALLY START GETTING AROUND TO THE BUSINESS OF AUCTIONING CARS BECAUSE GODDAMMIT WHEN I TURN ON THE AUCTIONS I EXPECT TO SEE ACTION AND ALSO FIRE AND MAYBE HALF-NAKED PEOPLE ALSO I MEAN COME ON WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CAR AUCTIONS BARRETT-JACKSON I NEED TO BE TOTALLY AROUSED FOR THIS