Barrett-Jackson featured unprecedented international television coverage and a record number of bidders in Las Vegas during its recent 9th Annual auction at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The auction house delivered an impressive 99.2-percent sell-through rate with sales totaling more than $32.5 million and $850,000 raised for charity.
This year’s Las Vegas automobilia auction was the company’s most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction with a total of $777,000, an 8-percent increase over the 2015 Las Vegas auction.
“This Las Vegas auction proved that Barrett-Jackson continues to set the bar for sales, attendance and broadcast coverage among collector car auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We experienced extraordinary television coverage with 24 hours being broadcast in the U.S. on Discovery and Velocity, as well 24 hours in Canada and 20 hours in the United Kingdom. We’re proud to fuel the collector car hobby by bringing our live auctions into the living rooms of fans around the world.”
The top five vehicles sold during the 2016 Las Vegas auction include:
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – $357,500
- 1967 Ford Shelby GT500SE Super Snake – $275,500
- 2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary – $220,000
- 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR Twin-Turbo Custom Prototype “IAD Land Shark” – $220,000
- 2012 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Sedan “Pawn Stars” – $181,500
“It’s been another incredible Las Vegas auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Barrett-Jackson is the lone collector car brand that can live up to the excitement only found in the ‘Entertainment Capitol of the World.’ I’m especially proud of the $850,000 our generous bidders donated to five deserving charities.”
The five vehicles that sold for charity during the Las Vegas auction included:
- 2015 RAM 2500 Commando Tactical Edition – $250,000 Benefits Camp Southern Ground
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion – $200,000 Benefits Carrington Charitable Foundation
- 2017 Shelby GTE Fastback – $150,000 Benefits Grant A Gift Autism Foundation
- 2016 Indian Chief Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary – $150,000 Benefits Operation Ride Home
- 1967 Chevrolet Nova Custom Hardtop – $100,000 Benefits West Springs Hospital Building Sanctuary/Rebuilding Lives Project
The Tammy Allen Collection was a featured attraction during the 9th annual Las Vegas auction. The Collection included some highly-prized vehicles, including the aforementioned 2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary that sold for $220,000, a 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster selling for $165,000, as well as a 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible and the “Wasabi” 1950 Mercury Coupe, both of which sold for $159,500.
Among the auction’s stars was the 1976 “Wayne’s World” AMC Pacer that sold for $37,400. It set a new world record for an AMC Pacer as the previous record was $18,945. We covered this auction live on the air last Saturday during the national show.
“This year was our 45th Anniversary and we’ve had a lot to celebrate,” said Jackson. “In Scottsdale we set new records at every turn, including the sale of 2017 Acura NSX VIN #001, which sold for $1.2 million for charity. In Palm Beach, we welcomed Hollywood megastar William Shatner on stage to help sell two cars from his collection. At our inaugural Northeast Auction in Connecticut, tickets sold out within hours after gates opened and the vehicle docket closed well in advance due to strong demand. It was the first double sell-out in our company’s 45-year history. It’s only fitting that we top off our 45th Anniversary in Las Vegas with exceptional international TV coverage and sales, making it a truly banner year for our company, as well as our bidders, consignors, sponsors and fans.”
The 46th Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will be held January 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
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