Ford GT Brings Record $1.54 Million At Barrett-Jackson Vegas


Ford GT at Barrett-Jackson
The top selling vehicle, a 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (Lot #747) sold for a record $1,540,000 on Saturday. Credit: Barrett-Jackson

A 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition sold for a record $1,540,000 during this year’s 12th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. A special occasion indeed as it was the very first 2017 Ford GT to be offered at auction with No Reserve.

The ’66 Heritage Edition model, which pays homage to the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II, started a fast and furious bidding war. With the crowd in the auction arena cheering wildly, the gavel fell – and the GT went to a lucky winning bidder for $1.54 million. Ford GT Le Mans-winning driver Joey Hand was on hand for the sale and signed the car.


2019 Ferrari 488 Spyder
This highly optioned 2019 Ferrari 488 Spyder (Lot #749) was the second highest sale at $368,500. Credit: Barrett-Jackson

The 2017 GT led a field of 240 more incredible collector cars that cross the block on Saturday. Other top sellers included a 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider that sold for $368,500 (a new auction record), a 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider ($330,000), a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition and a 2005 Ford GT (each selling for $324,500), and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette convertible from the Jim Ostermann Collection, which brought in $275,000.


Top Vehicles Sold:


  1. 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition – $1,540,000
  2. 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider – $368,500
  3. 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider – $330,000
  4. 2005 Ford GT – $324,500
  5. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – $324,500
  6. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette 235/150 Convertible – $275,000
  7. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette 235/150 Convertible – $220,000
  8. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – $203,500
  9. 1957 Dodge Power Wagon Custom Pickup – $203,500
  10. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Split Window Fuelie – 187,000
  11. 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost – $176,000
  12. 2017 Dodge Viper ACR – $176,000

Another significant Ford GT to cross the auction block was the third charity car of the 2019 Las Vegas Auction. Never before sold to the public, the 2005 Ford GT – which led a Shelby Challenge race, was driven by racing stars and was used to develop racing components – sold for $270,000 to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

Another 14 record sales at auction were set during the final day of the 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction, including a beautiful 1950 Ford F-1 custom pickup that sold for $110,000, a 1980 Land Rover Defender 110 custom SUV that brought in $83,600, and a 1952 GMC custom pickup that went to its new home for $82,500.

Automobilia auction items
The 2019 Las Vegas Auction saw the most successful non-Scottsdale Automobilia Auction in history with a total sale of over $855,800. Credit: Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson’s Automobilia Auction finished strong, with bidders clearly impressed with the selection of colorful neon signs lighting up the arena. The top seller of the day (and of the auction) was an exemplary Chevrolet Super Service neon porcelain sign from the 1940s-50s, which brought in $37,950. Also among the top sellers Saturday were Phillips 66 and Piggly Wiggly neon signs from the 1950s, which sold for $25,300 and $19,550 respectively, and a customized Texaco Gas Station Island that went to one lucky bidder for $16,675.


Top Automobilia Auction Sellers:


  1. 1940s-50s Chevrolet Super Service Neon porcelain sign – $37,950
  2. 1930s Ford V8 Neon Porcelain Sign – $34,500
  3. 1950s Phillips 66 Porcelain with Neon Sign – $25,300
  4. Circa 1940s m/s 80 Gas Pump in Ford Regalia – $24,150
  5. Circa 1940s-early ’50s shell oil neon porcelain sign – $23,000

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