UPDATE: Arizona Auctions Total $249.5m

This year’s Arizona Auctions have wrapped, and the numbers are in: In 2020, the combined total in the desert was $249.5m.

Barrett-Jackson was again the highest seller in Arizona, this year amassing $137.3m from over 1,900 cars. That total includes $7.6m achieved for nine charity lots. The highest selling non-charity lot of the auction was a 2017 Ford GT, sold for $1,485,000, followed by another GT that made $1,182,000.   

Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction totaled $36.1m, with 124 of 138 cars sold. Eight cars sold for over $1m each, including a 1995 Ferrari F50 that brought $3,222,500 — the highest sale of the week. Second place went to a 1932 Hispano-Suiza J12 at $2,425,000.

At the Arizona Biltmore, RM Sotheby’s auction sold $30.4m in cars over several nights. The top sale of the event went to a 2018 Pagani Huayra roadster, which sold for $2,370,000. Just behind it was a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS that made $1,710,000.

Leake’s first Scottsdale auction, held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, totaled $18.4m over four days. The high sale of the event went to a 2012 Lexus LFA coupe that sold for $434,500, while a 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible set a new world record price at $357,500.

Russo and Steele‘s trademark auction-in-the-round style returned to its traditional location off the 101 loop in Scottsdale, with totals coming in at just over $10.7m. High sale was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that sold for $1,045,000, followed by a 1971 Ferrari Daytona at $550,000.

Bonhams’ sale at Scottsdale’s Westin Kierland Resort totaled $8.4m, led by a 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet at $1,930,000. Another noteworthy sale: Lee Iacocca’s 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10, s/n 001, sold for $285,500.

Worldwide Auctioneers set up shop at Singh Meadows in Tempe, selling $5.4m in one night of sales. Among the high sales were a 1936 Auburn 852 SC boattail speedster sold at $880,000, the Chrysler Ghia Plainsman Concept car at $742,500, and a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Berline at $605,000.

MAG Auctions‘ event in Peoria took place Jan 10-12, bringing $2.6m. The high sale of the event was a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR that made $167,400.

Watch for the April issue of Sports Car Market for our complete coverage from Scottsdale 2020 — and for market analysis on how this year’s results compare to Scottsdale 2019, and what the results mean for the coming year.

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Jim Pickering

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Jim grew up in a small neighborhood of car guys, so the bug bit him early, and rides in his neighbor’s over-powered street rods sealed the deal for good. His first car was a ’66 Caprice with a big-block Chevy—a car which landed him his first job as a mechanic after high school and through college, got him into drag racing, and much to the distress of his wife Kristina, caused his recent home search to take a full year—the Caprice is 19 feet long and gets parked inside. In addition to the Caprice, also maintains a 1972 Chevrolet K10 4x4 and a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.

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