Barrett-Jackson is preparing to host its premiere online only auction on a new platform in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The auction, which will feature around 75 hand-selected collector vehicles along with more than 250 pieces of authentic automobilia, begins on May 8. The Online Only May 2020 Auction will be run on the industry�s most trusted online auction platform, Proxibid.
A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe built by Jeff Hayes Customs will be among the collector cars offered during the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction. Credit: Barrett-Jackson
�Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction company to introduce live internet bidding to the industry in the early 1990s,� said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. �Today, that same innovative spirit has led to our new online auction platform that will deliver the same level of trust digitally as we do in person. All of our bidders will be carefully pre-screened and our vehicles reviewed with the same care as at our live events, making our online auctions the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience.�
Barrett-Jackson says Proxibid gives both bidders and sellers secure online transactions and an infrastructure that boasts 99 percent uptime. Barrett-Jackson�s relaunched online auction will connect sellers with pre-screened bidders who have been vetted using bank-level risk mitigation tools.
Cars on the docket include a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 in Candy Apple Red, one of the first 150 examples built. It also includes a custom 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe built by Jeff Hayes Customs and powered by a GM LS3 540hp with a Hot Cam engine.
�No other company connects the collector car community like Barrett-Jackson,� said Jackson. �Over the last nearly 50 years, we�ve built a brand that�s come to represent more than just the auction of collector cars. Our relaunched online auction platform is the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience. It won�t just feature a diverse docket of coveted collector cars you expect from our auctions, it�ll fan the flame of passion we share as enthusiasts.�
Other cars crossing the virtual online auction block include a 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible, below, as well as 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 owned by John Elway, one of only 285 made.
More than 250 pieces of authentic automobilia will also be up for grabs to the highest bidder, with the majority sold with No Reserve. Barrett-Jackson points out some of the most anticipated pieces as a number of carefully curated items from the Nicodemus Collection. They are highlighted by a 14-foot-long 1962 Road Runner Service Stations porcelain with neon service station marquee sign and an iconic 1950s Mobil Oil Pegasus porcelain sign with animated neon.
Click the link to register as a bidder for the Online Only May 2020 Auction. Consignments for all online auctions will be selected by Barrett-Jackson�s team of collector car experts. Both Reserve and No Reserve options are being offered for the May 2020 online auction.
April 22, 2020