Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction needs no introduction as far as car lovers are concerned, and for those who don’t know what it is, it is the greatest car auction in the world for nearly half a century. No place in the world has probably seen so many types and ranges of cars from Antique ones to Hyper Sports editions going under the hammer and fetching money for their owners or for charities. It is the greatest event to attend on the automotive calendar.
Barrett Jackson Car Collection Auction for the past 47 years has been attracting car enthusiasts from across the world to see world’s most epic car auction which can never be organized by anyone but Barrett-Jackson Car Auction Company. Dubbed as the biggest event on the automotive calendar, this auction over the years has evolved into showcasing some of the best sports, luxury as well as vintage cars all going under the hammer in front of a live audience with live telecast as well.
This year’s Barrett Jackson Auction happening in Scottsdale, Arizona has been tagged as the most successful one with over a $100 million in the collection and around 6 cars going for a price above 1 million with 3 of them being for charity.
Below mentioned is a list of the top lots sold from this years’ Barrette Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale.
The biggest winner of the auction is the Ford GT Heritage Edition that went for a whopping $2,500,000. The car was first shown at the Pebble Week noticeable by its Gulf oil colors of Orange and Blue combined with a modern look of the 1968 LE-Man’s winning GT40’s winning number 9. The money from this auction was donated to the southwestern Michigan chapter of United Ways and the winning bidder was Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsport.
Just $500,000 below the Ford GT matte gray launch addition of Toyota 2020. Although you could get this car at $56,000 from any Toyota Dealership the fact that it was the first edition and all the proceeds would go to American Heart foundation and Ben Woodruff foundation and the price surprisingly went so much above the original level.
This one was the first car whose proceeds didn’t go to any charity, this all McLaren Senna was the first-second hand one to get auctioned if not entirely the first one. McLaren just auctioned off the 500th serial number of this model and this series. This car bears the serial number 5 out of the 500 and maybe the one who bought it wanted it before it got sold out so that’s why he paid $500,000 more than the original cost for a 281-mile driven car.
Not far behind the McLaren is another charity vehicle, this one is the Jeep CJ7, built and modified by Gas Monkey Garage and will be featured in the episode of the shop’s show “Fast ‘N’ Loud”. It was fully restored and has a perfectly maintained 4.2L 3-speed manual and a 4-inch lift. There have been some modern modifications done to this masterpiece and all the proceeds from this car went to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
The only other car is Mercedes Benz that has crossed $1 Million that is not for a non-profit foundation and is a private sale. If you somehow missed this monster truck when it came, let us brief you through this one. It has 3, not 2 axles and they’re special axles which use gear sets at each end so that the main axle can sit over the center of wheels giving this vehicle an extra ground clearance over others. All three of the axles have different locks and has a twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 with 7-speed gears and this monster was last sold way back in 2015.
Not far behind from the Mercedes Monster is the very first Ford 2020 variant of Ford Mustang Sold. One of the last cars to be sold, this car unveiled in Detroit Auto Show of this year crossed the million dollar mark just because it was the first in the series. This has surprisingly been bought by CEO of Barrette Jackson and all the proceeds from this sale went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Although there only a handful of Lexus LFA’s left unsold in the US but the Nurburgring Edition of the LFA is not one of them. What this one has different from the rest of LFA’s besides of being sold out in US is the sleek and sporty aerodynamic design and 10 more horsepower than the other LFA’s. Besides this this version is even harder in strength than the already hard LFA version.
Back in 00’s, Saleen a famous Ford modifier decided to roll-out a car of its own, the S7 was the one. This car was and still is a monster with its 750 Horsepower Twin Turbo 7.0L Ford V8 Engine. This particular one was sold 14 years ago to a buyer outside of the US and has since returned clocking only about 270 miles on its odometer.
Although the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts a bit over $80,000 this one’s worth can figured out by the fact that it was owned by the NASCAR star Jeff Gordon and is also reported to be a limited edition of which around 500-600 units were ever built. The proceeds from this auction went to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.
We know what you are thinking, our researchers were also thinking the same thing at the time and yes there was another Ford GT Heritage Edition and in fact this one of the three Ford GT Heritage Editions sold at this years’ Barrette and Jackson auction. Although we don’t really know why it went for this money that is 1/5th of the first one, it is still quite a high price and to everyone’s surprise this one was the lowest mileage of the three.
Barrette Jackson is a huge event each year and we recommend all of you auto enthusiasts to experience some fun at this amazing for a good auction.
That is all from our side.