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Barrett-Jackson reports 11% increase at AZ event

Top seller: '29 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 for $671,000

The total is an 11 percent increase from Scottsdale 2009.

Top sellers included a 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 for $671,000 and a 1964 Shelby Cobra that brought $478,500.

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A 1964 Shelby Cobra was the top selling car. It brought $478,500.

The event featured nearly 1,200 collector vehicles all for sale at No Reserve and nearly 40 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage on SPEED.

The weather in Arizona had little impact on the auction, as no cars were damaged and all vehicles crossed the block as scheduled. Despite the inclement weather of significant rain and wind and the associated challenges, more than 180,000 people braved the elements to attend the automotive lifestyle event.

This 1929 Metaplane was the top seller at Barrett-Jackson's
Scottsdale sale, selling for $671,000.

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"Even with the worst weather the Phoenix area has seen in decades, buyers, sellers and visitors from across the country enjoyed another incredible Scottsdale event," said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

The top 10 cars sold in Scottsdale include:

-- 1929 HAMILTON METALPLANE H47 SERIAL #65 AIRPLANE - $671,000 (Lot #1307)

-- 1964 SHELBY COBRA ROADSTER - $478,500 (Lot #1317)

-- 1963 SHELBY COBRA ROADSTER - $401,500 (Lot #1303)


-- 2011 FORD MUSTANG GT GLASS ROOF COUPE - $300,000 (Lot #1295.1)

-- 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI SUPERBIRD 2 DOOR HARDTOP - $286,000 (Lot #1289)

-- 1952 WATSON ROADSTER CUSTOM BY BLASTOLENE - $280,500 (Lot #1292)

-- 2008 FORD MUSTANG FR500S FASTBACK RACECAR - $275,000 (Lot #1027)

-- 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 FASTBACK - $275,000 (Lot #1283.1)

-- 1967 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK - $253,000 (Lot #1287)

Barrett-Jackson has begun accepting consignment applications for its 8th annual Palm Beach auction. The event will be held at The Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds April 1-3, 2010.

All auction prices, excluding charity vehicles, include buyer's premium. The preliminary results in this release are unaudited.

Source: Marketwire


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