Barrett-Jackson ended its 2018 auction cycle in Las Vegas with record sales, celebrity guests from the entertainment and sports industries, and a celebratory final stop of the company’s first yearlong charity campaign, Driven Hearts.
This year’s premier automotive lifestyle event in Las Vegas was held Sept. 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In total 733 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold at a 100 percent sell-through rate for a Las Vegas Auction record of more than $32.9 million, while nearly 400 pieces of automobilia brought in over $760,000, and $1,094,500 was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $34.7 million.
Celebrities from across the entertainment and sports industry were also a part of the auction action and included NASCAR driver Richard Petty, “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton, magician and entertainer Roy Horn from the famous Las Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy, and National Hockey League players from the Vegas Golden Knights: Brad Hunt and Brayden McNabb. Barrett-Jackson also honored the memory of Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds with the sale of the last four cars owned by the actor, including a Smokey and the Bandit Trans-Am Re-creation.
“We want to thank the collector car and Las Vegas communities for capping off a great 2018 auction year in Las Vegas,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The excitement was especially tangible during exhilarating and record-breaking sales like the ’97 Acura Integra Type R that has rocked the collector car community. We had four great collections, celebrity guest appearances and fans provided a wonderful tribute to our friend Burt Reynolds. We are also very humbled by the tremendous support for our Driven Hearts campaign and the incredible generosity of the collector car community that not only helped raise much-needed awareness and donations for the American Heart Association, but also provided many great moments on the auction block.”
The top 10 vehicles sold during the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction included:
1 – ’18 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #749) – $1,760,000
2 – ’18 McLaren 720S (Lot #748) – $352,000
3 – ’99 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot #739) – $205,700
4 – ’67 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot #746) – $198,000
5 – ’18 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Coupe (Lot #768) – $198,000
6 – Burt Reynolds’ 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Bandit” Re-creation (Lot #709) – $192,500
7 – ’71 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe (Lot #731) – $192,500
8 – ’14 Rolls-Royce Wraith (Lot #758) – $192,500
9 – ’56 Ford F-100 Big-Window Custom Pickup (Lot #695) – $181,500
10 – ’65 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe (Lot #735) – $176,000
’15 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe (Lot #776) – $176,000
“It’s always such a great experience to be in Vegas and share the passion of the collector car hobby with our guests,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “Not only did we bring to the Entertainment Capital of the World some of the most coveted collector cars on the planet, we also filled the weekend with some extraordinarily special moments with the sale of six charity vehicles. With the help of our friends in the collector car community, we helped raise over $1 million to help countless people across the country.”
In total, six vehicles sold to benefit charity during the three-day Las Vegas auction, highlighted by a 50th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT350 (Lot #3003) that sold in support of Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts campaign, which raised $215,000 for the American Heart Association. The local Las Vegas community was also supported with the sale of a 2018 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Premium (Lot #3004) that features a custom Vegas Golden Knights wrap with the team’s logo and the words “Vegas Born.” Hunt and McNabb took the stage to support the sale that raised $250,000 for Las Vegas-based non-profit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.
The six charity vehicles in Las Vegas, which all sold with no buyer’s fee or seller’s fee, included:
- ’56 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot #3002) – $295,000, American Heart Association and Regional West Foundation
- ’18 Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe (Lot #3004) – $250,000, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
- ’15 Ford Shelby GT350 50thAnniversary Edition (Lot #3003) – $215,000, American Heart Association
- ’18 Can-Am Spyder F3-T 3-Wheel Motorcycle (Lot #3001) – $186,000, Project Road Warrior Foundation
- ’18 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup (Lot #3000) – $116,500, Paralyzed Veterans of America
- ’95 Celebrity 310 Sport Cruiser Boat (Lot #3005) – $32,000, American Heart Association
Barrett-Jackson kicks off the 2019 auction year with the 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Advance tickets and All-Week ticket packages are currently available at Barrett-Jackson.com.