Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Results: Shelby Brings $5.5 Million


Car Auction
Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

Super Saturday, indeed! There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the excitement, emotion and clear passion for the collector car hobby on display during the final day of the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

Barrett-Jackson described it as an event filled with many signature “Barrett-Jackson moments” -- and difficult to pick the best one - and we’– but in this case, it had to be the spectacular sale of Carroll Shelby’s personal 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake. From the moment the brilliant blue roadster roared onto the auction block, the arena erupted in cheers as the bidding escalated, until the gavel fell and “The Cobra to End All Cobras” raced off with a final sale price of $5.5 million.

Other memorable sales on Saturday were an incredible highly documented matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for $2.475 million, a 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition that sold for $1.21 million and an impeccably restored 1965 Shelby GT350 known for winning the Triple Crown in the Shelby world that brought in $962,500. When it came to record sales, the hits just kept on coming, with nearly 30 more record-breakers on Saturday, including Edsel B. Ford II’s 1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon ($165,000), a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Convertible ($247,500) and a 1952 Dodge Power Wagon Custom Pickup ($310,200).

Ferrari
This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 sold for $2.475 million on Super Saturday. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

VIN 001 Vehicles

This year’s Scottsdale Auction made history with the most first-production and VIN 001 vehicles ever offered at one event. The final three “cars for a cause” rocked the house on Saturday, led by VIN 001 of the much-talked-about 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1, which brought the hammer down on a final bid of $2.5 million, all of which goes to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Blue Oval fans were eagerly awaiting the sale of the very first 2021 Ford Bronco 2-door, VIN 001, and the sale did not disappoint. Cheered on by enthusiastic onlookers in the auction arena, bidding was fast and furious, resulting in a sale price of $1.075 million to benefit the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound, both of which are supported by the Bronco Wild Fund.

Another charity car to cross the block on Saturday was accompanied by Olympic superstar Michael Phelps, whose Michael Phelps Foundation – whose mission is to help the physical and mental health of children – was the recipient of every penny of the $400,000 raised through the sale of Build #1 of a 2010 Ford Mustang Roush Barrett-Jackson Edition.

You can watch Carroll Shelby’s Super Snake sell below:
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