With notable celebrity appearances that included former President George W. Bush and an incredible docket of desirable vehicles, Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction once again set the bar for the collector car hobby. In total 1,721 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold for more than $106.8 million, while over 1,100 pieces of automobilia brought in over $3.7 million, and $6.21 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $116.7 million.
Barrett-Jackson also had one of its strongest opening weekends in history, and throughout the event hosted celebrity guests and athletes, including Jay Leno, Michael Phelps, Kenny Chesney, David Spade, Tim Allen, Alice Cooper, Bruce Arians, Alan Williams, Archie Bradley and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
“We’re so thankful for the entire collector car community and everyone who joined together to create so many signature Barrett-Jackson moments on the block this week,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Many records were set as No Reserve vehicles continue to attract strong bidding, and our automobilia sales were the most impressive yet. It was an honor to host former President George W. Bush on our auction block – another Barrett-Jackson first – along with Chad McQueen on the 50th anniversary of his father’s famous film, ‘Bullitt.’ While every year is special at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, this one truly stands out.”
The top 10 vehicles sold during the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Week, which finished with an astonishing 99.1 percent sell-through rate, included:
- 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1415) – $1,430,000
- 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa (Lot #1378) – $1,100,000.00
- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Cutaway Coupe (Lot #1413) – $1,100,000
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Lot #1409) – $$770,000
- 1966 Shelby GT350 Prototype #001 (Lot #1406) – $605,000
- 2015 MTI Racing Boat (Lot #1426) – $548,900
- 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot #1414) – $495,000
- 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (Lot #1418) – $495,000
- 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #1348) – $440,000
- 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible (Lot #1412) – $440,000
“Collectors come to Barrett-Jackson because we craft an incredible docket filled with vehicles for every buyer level and interest,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This year, prime examples of high-profile ’60s muscle cars continued to be strong, while customs, hot rods, trucks and SUVs were particularly popular; several setting world records. Some of the most hotly contested bidding was for custom 1950s-era cars and trucks, while 1980s cars keep trending higher. Of course, charity is such a critical part of our auctions, and we’re honored to provide the platform for the incredible accomplishment of raising nearly $102 million for charity to date. The charity cars this year were among the most spectacular ever, and even more important are the great causes they benefit.”