Arizona Auction Week Cooldown Lap: Barrett-Jackson

Last week in Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson notched the company’s most successful collector car auction in its 50-year history. In total,1,857 vehicles sold for over $195.9 million, while 1,153 pieces of automobilia brought in over $7.3 million, bringing the total auction sales to more than $203.2 million. The Southern Arizona event recorded a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 140 world-record auction sales achieved.

On Saturday, January 29, the Barrett-Jackson Cup “Ultimate Best in Show” was awarded to a 1936 Ford Roadster owned by Bob Johnson and built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop, one of five finalists selected from 50 entries from across the country.

“Our Scottsdale Auction set an unprecedented pace with record-setting prices, and produced the energy that reengaged our hobby,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The immersive experience that we create is truly the heart and soul of the collector car community. Over the past week we saw incredible growth at every turn, even beating our own world auction records by double digit percentages. That growth speaks to the trust that bidders and consignors have in our No Reserve format. We’re also proud to be the new ‘Autoshow 2.0’, where manufactures can introduce, exhibit, and give high performance thrill rides, as well as auction their vehicles, giving guests a 360-degree experience.”

The top 10 non-charity vehicles that sold during the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction included:

2004 Porsche Carrera GT – $1,980,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – $1,870,000
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder – $1,815,000
2014 McLaren P1 – $1,705,000
2019 Ford GT Heritage – $1,650,000
2019 McLaren Senna – $1,512,500
2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition – $1,430,000
2020 Ford GT Carbon Series – $1,375,000
2014 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6×6 – $1,210,000
1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356 – $1,210,000

During the nine-day event, Barrett-Jackson raised more than $8.8 million for charity through the sale of 10 vehicles, led by the world auction record-setting $3.6 million raised from the auction of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise over $144 million for charity for organizations around the world.

For information on and/or tickets to Barrett-Jackson’s next event, the 2022 Palm Beach Auction (to be held April 7-9 at the South Florida Fairgrounds), click HERE.

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