Archive for February, 2016

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Gross Sales Top $102 Million

The recently concluded Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction resulted in sales totaling $102 million with almost 1,500 vehicles changing hands. In addition, vendors and collectors sold more than $3 million worth of auto-related items in the week-long event that was attended by 350,000 auto lovers. This was the 45th year for the auction, which brings car collectors, celebrities and the general public together to purchase, admire and adore a wide range of vintage, classic and hot rod cars. The event comes around every January, so stay in touch with your local Chapman Arizona dealership to see how you can score some tickets.

Corvette Trio Sells for Almost $2 Million

The top sale for the auction went to a trio of Corvettes that sold together for $1.815 million. These serial one Corvettes include a 1955 convertible, 1956 convertible and 1957 convertible. As far as single car sales went, a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissbach topped the charts by selling for $1.76 million. That was closely followed by a 1939 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet that went for $1.485 million. “Our 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction was an incredible success at every level,” Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson told “Sports Car Digest.” Because our events are far more than just a parade of vehicles across the block, we continue to attract the most people, the best cars and create the greatest automotive lifestyle experience in the world.”

Other Auctions Prosper From Barrett-Jackson

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction has become so popular that a slew of other auctions and car events have popped up in the nearby area. The Arizona Concours d’Elegance had its third appearance on the lawn of the Arizona Biltmore. Classic works from Dusenberg, Coachworks by Zagato and Exceptional Cars of Great Britain were the featured classes for entries from everyone from part-time hobbyists to museums. The Best-in-Show award, as judged by some Make-a-Wish children, went to a 1935 Dusenberg SJ Special, also known as the Mormon Meteor. The Russo and Steele Auction is billed as “The World’s Most Exciting Collector Auction.” Held just down the street from Barrett-Jackson, the auction featured more than 750 classic cars.

RM Actions is only opened to registered bidders, but there is a preview event open to the public. Gooding and Company had an auction in the north parking lot of Scottsdale Fashion Square that was open to the public, while Silver Auction drew classic car buffs out to Fort McDowell casino. For the latest information on all of next year’s auctions as well as a chance to earn tickets, head to your local Chapman Arizona dealership.