· 1399 cars sold
· Over $113 million gross sales
· An estimated 300,000 attendees
· 14 vehicles sold to benefit various national and local charities
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced the strongest sales results in the 43-year history of the Scottsdale car auction. Over the course of six days, nearly 1,400 vehicles were sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event totaling more than $113 million in sales.
Barrett-Jackson’s auction week attracted numerous celebrities, top car aficionados and collectors alike with some of the world’s most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles. Among other notable celebrities, Sir Stirling Moss made an appearance and rode across the block in the third highest selling car, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe.
“This was a huge year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. We kicked it off with a great opening night gala, christening the new Westworld facility.The Scottsdale auction had the highest sales in the history of our company – exceeding $113 million,” 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.”
The opening night gala kicked off with much fanfare, with all proceeds benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. The gala raised $160,000. In addition, the company consigned a custom Ford truck benefiting The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Foundation. Rusty Wallace auctioned a car to benefit the NASCAR Foundation and Kurt Busch was present, supporting the Armed Forces Foundation. These unique cars, among the others that were offered for charity, raised over $4.4 million.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction Week included the world-renowned Salon Collection. In total, these 16 vehicles sold for more than $22 million, with the highest selling vehicle being Lot #5035, a 1967 Corvette L88 2 Door Coupe which sold for $3.85 million, making it the most expensive Corvette ever to sell at an auction. Other vehicles that broke world records included Lot #5022 1967 Corvette L88 selling for $2.86 million and Lot #1053 1957 Thunderbird E Convertible which fetched $330,000.
The following are some of the highlight bids over the six day auction.
- Lot #5035 $3,850,000 – 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 2 Door Coupe.
- Lot #5022 $2,860,000 – 1969 Chevrolet Corvette #57 Rebel Convertible Race Car
- Lot #5044 $2,090,000 – 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
- Lot #5080 $1,870,000 – 1998 Ferrari F300
- Lot #5063 $1,650,000 – 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra
- Lot #5048 $1,430,000 – 1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
- Lot #1319.2 $1,375,000 – 2008 Bugatti Veyron 2 Door Coupe "Simon Cowell’s"
- Lot #5066 $1,320,000 – 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car
- Lot #5053 $997,500 – 1939 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 Sport Touring
- Lot #5040-Lot #5043 $990,000 – 1972 Plymouth Duster Hot Wheels "Mongoose" Funny Car, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hot Wheels "Snake" Funny Car, 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels "Snake" Ramp Truck, 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels "Mongoose" Ramp Truck
For further information on these and other vehicles visit the Scottsdale 2014 Car List at www.barrett-jackson.com.