Since its founding more than 50 years ago, Barrett-Jackson has built its culture on charity, and thanks to the generosity of the collector car community, Barrett-Jackson has raised more than $135 million for philanthropic causes over the past five decades. Donated vehicles are always among the top-selling Lots at each auction, with 100% of the hammer price going to a variety of charitable organizations. Thursday’s Collector Car Auction saw the sale of three such special vehicles — the first of 10 for the entire auction.
Lot #3000, a 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan, was the personal car of late actor, racer and racing team owner James Garner. The pristine Black Cherry sedan with the “MAVROCK” license plate sold for $100,000, with 100% of the hammer price going to the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund. Founded in 2019 by Garner’s daughter, Gigi, the organization honors the memory of the animal lover by supporting rescue organizations, shelters, fosters and vets.
With a hammer price of $500,000, Lot #3001, a one-off 2021 Ford Bronco “Bronco 66” First Edition Model, brought the audience to its feet. The vehicle was introduced by Henry Ford III, grandson of the automotive titan, and Aaron Shelby, grandson of the legendary Carroll Shelby, board member of Carroll Shelby International and co-president of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. One hundred percent of the sale price of the 1966 Bronco-inspired SUV benefits the Pope Francis Center, which provides services to homeless individuals.
Bidding also was fierce for Lot #3002, the sleek 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C CSX 6086. Completed by Speedway Classic Cars in Las Vegas, NV, and donated by NASCAR Cup Series driver Aric Almirola, who piloted the car onto the block, the striking black two-seater with red Le Mans stripes sold for $280,000, with 100% of the hammer price going to Mayo Clinic.
As is the tradition, the day also included the auction of colorful, eye-catching Automobilia. Three impeccably restored midcentury gas pumps were the top sellers, led by Lot #9292.1, a late 1940s Mobile Oil Gilbarco Model #96, which sold for $18,400.
The morning’s Collector Car Symposium in the South Showcase focused on the State of the Collector Car Industry. According to speakers Mark Hyman, founder of Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars; Sam Stockham, former classic car shop owner; and Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, the hobby continues to flourish, a fact that was underscored by the packed auction arena.
The symposiums are complimentary with admission and Friday marks the end of this week’s series. Friday’s topic, Celebrities and Their Cars, will put the spotlight on the stars, with restorer and TV personality Wayne Carini, Aric Almirola and renowned shop owner Dave Kindig.
Hundreds of rolling showpieces crossed the auction block on Thursday. Cheers echoed through the arena when the gavel fell on the day’s first six-figure sale: Lot #717.1, a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Custom SUV, sold for $110,000. The excitement increased throughout the afternoon, with additional notable sales including:
Lot #801, 1964 Ford GT40 re-creation, $225,500Lot #769.1, 1939 Lincoln Zephyr custom coupe, $187,000Lot #802, 1972 GMC K1500 custom pickup, $165,000Lot #854, 1995 Porsche 911 Convertible, $165,000Lot #807, 1967 Ford Bronco custom SUV, $161,700Lot #806, 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, $154,000Lot #779.2, 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, $150,700.
Complete results for today’s auction are available on the online docket.
Outside, visitors explored the automotive tents, dined at the many food vendors and enjoyed the evening’s entertainment including live music by Georgia Chrome at the South Showcase Stage. Live musical performances continue Friday and Saturday night from 7-9:30 p.m.
As the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Scottsdale auction heads into its final three days — including the highly anticipated Super Saturday — the action is heading into the fast lane. Special reduced-price Prime Time tickets are available for entry after 5 p.m. Come after work or stay late — the activities don’t stop until the last car crosses the block!
In the meantime, check out our gallery for highlights from today’s event.
OT #717.1 – 2017 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $110,000
LOT #779.2 – 2021 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON 392 – SOLD! $150,700
LOT #801 – 1964 FORD GT40 RE-CREATION – SOLD! $225,500
LOT #802 – 1972 GMC K1500 CUSTOM PICKUP – SOLD! $165,000
LOT #854 – 1995 PORSCHE 911 CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $165,000
LOT #9260.1 – 1930s MOBIL OIL SIGN – $10,637.50
LOT #9272 – 1950S HAMM’S FLOATING MUGS NEON SIGN –
Title: THURSDAY HITS HIGH GEAR: Day 6 Rocks The House With Big Charity Moments And A Cavalcade Of Coveted Collector Cars
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Published Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:22:10 +0000