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Barrett-Jackson’s 45th Anniversary Celebration Very Successful

Barrett-Jackson’s 45th Anniversary Celebration Very Successful

Barrett-Jackson kicked off its 45th anniversary year with their biggest event of 2016, achieving record car sales and charity auctions, as well as delivering star-studded entertainment from Jan. 23-31, 2016, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. During the automotive lifestyle event, 1,469 vehicles sold for over $102 million at a 99% sell-through rate and over 1,400 pieces of automobilia sold for nearly $3 million bringingthe total sales to over $105 million. Approximately 350,000 people attended the 45th Anniversary Auction, including many of today’s most recognizable celebrities.

“Our 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction was an incredible success at every level,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “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. From an unbelievable acoustic performance by Zac Brown Band at our Opening Night Gala to record-setting auction results over the nine-day event, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is the centerpiece for a high-octane lifestyle.”
The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction gave bidders the chance to select from a wide range of American muscle, European classics, exotic sports cars and one-of-a-kind customs. The top cars sold in Scottsdale include:

• “Serial One Corvettes” – $1,815,000 (sold together)
1955 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible “Serial One”
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible “Serial One”
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible “Serial One”

• 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissachm- $1,760,000

• 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K “Cabriolet A” Body Conversion – $1,485,000

• 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster CSX2495 – $797,500

• 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Worblaufen Cabriolet – $715,000

• 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible – $577,500

• 1939 Talbot-Lago T-15 Cabriolet – $550,000

• 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Smokey and the Bandit” Promo Car – $550,000

• 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible #300 – $533,500

• 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – $522,500

“Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale continues to be the barometer for car collecting,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s clear that this hobby is fueled by cars that people can connect with, which is why we created such a diverse docket. From the hottest exotics like the Porsche 918 to the coolest American muscle and hot rods, we had something for every taste.”

Once again, charitable giving was a significant part of the auction action as 11 vehicles crossed the Scottsdale block, including the 2017 Acura NSX VIN #001. They cumulatively raised $3,406,000 to benefit local and national non-profit organizations. The charity cars auctioned at No Reserve were:

• 2017 Acura NSX VIN #001 donated by Acura to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground – $1.2 million

• 2016 Ford Focus RS donated by Ford for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – $550,000

• Additional $10,000 donated by Michelle Mauzy.

• 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS VIN #001 donated by GM to benefit Kettering University – $500,000

• Chevrolet Camaro COPO GEN 6 VIN #001 donated by GM to benefit United Way – $300,000

• 2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Truck donated by Ford to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – $200,000

• 2012 Dodge Charger NASCAR Racecar to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America – $150,000

• Additional $10,000 donated by the Damon family.

• 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Military Tribute to benefit the Stephen Siller Foundation – $125,000

• 1932 Ford Hi-Boy to benefit the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts – $105,000

• 2008 Mckinney Top Fuel Dragster to benefit B.R.A.K.E.S. Foundation – $100,000

• 2015 Jeep Wrangler Custom to benefit CHILDHELP through SEMA Cares – $81,000

• 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to benefit The Barrett-Jackson Cancer Fund At TGen In Memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $75,000

Barrett-Jackson has raised over $88 million for local and national charities to date.