Another Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is in the books and what an exciting one it was. Barrett-Jackson says the auction was the most successful in its 50-year history - raising a total of $203.2 million in sales.
$8.8M Raised for Charity
Barrett-Jackson says its charitable cars brought in more that $8.8 million during the company’s 50th anniversary celebration, breaking a record in the process. The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 - the first retail production model of the 70th Anniversary Edition - hammered for $3.6 million, breaking the Barrett-Jackson record for the highest-selling OEM charity car. All proceeds went to Operation Homefront and a longtime friend of Barrett-Jackson, Michelle Mauzy, also donated an additional $100,000, bringing the total to $3.7 million.
Other charity vehicle sales include GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pitbull's custom Karma GS-6 “Mr. 305 Edition”. Pitbull was on hand for the sale and rallied the crowd. It sold for $500,000 to benefit Selfless Love Foundation and The SLAM Foundation. With an additional $100,000 also donated to each of the two charities by Mauzy, this “Mr. 305 Edition” GS-6 raised a total of $700,000.
“Raising over $8.8 million for charity this weekend was the perfect way to honor our 50th Anniversary,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It was an absolute honor to share our auction block with some of the world’s most influential artists and business leaders, including Pitbull, Bret Michaels and Henry Ford III to raise both funds and awareness for many worthy causes. Our company’s roots are firmly planted in giving back to our community and I am confident my parents Nellie and Russ as well as Tom Barrett would be proud to see that we never lost sight of their philanthropic vision.”
On Friday, music icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels supported the sale of the 1973 De Tomaso Pantera (with 100-percent of the $155,000 sale benefiting Arizona-based Barrow Neurological Foundation and their upcoming charitable event, Neuro Night.
The auction of Hollywood actor and racer James Garner’s 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan brought in $100,000, benefiting the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund. A Ford Bronco “Bronco 66” First Edition sold for $500,000 to benefit Pope Francis Center.
“The amount of good to come from the nearly $9 million we raised from charity is simply immeasurable,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From supporting life-saving medical research and higher education opportunities for our youth, to supporting our military veterans and their families, we aren’t just raising money, we’re creating hope, improving lives and lifting spirits. I couldn’t be more honored to be connected to the heart and soul of this community.”
Two first-production 2022 Toyota Tundras raised more than $1.2 million to support the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund.
The ten vehicles that crossed the auction block for charity during the 2022 Scottsdale Auction included:
- 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 – First Retail Production 70th Anniversary Edition – $3.6 million to benefit Operation Homefront (plus additional $100,000 donated)
- Pitbull’s 2022 Karma GS-6 EV “305 Edition” – $500,000 to benefit Selfless Love Foundation and The SLAM Foundation (plus additional $200,000 donated)
- 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Hybrid Crewmax Pickup VIN 001 – $700,000 to benefit Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund
- 2022 Ford Shelby GT500KR First Production – $700,000 to benefit Carroll Shelby Foundation and JDRF
- 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax Pickup VIN 002 – $550,000 to benefit Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund
- 1973 De Tomaso Pantera – $155,000 to benefit The Barrow Neurological Foundation
- 1968 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback – $1 million to benefit the STARS Foundation
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C CSX 6086 – $280,000 to benefit the Mayo Clinic
- 2021 Ford Bronco “Bronco 66” First Edition Model – $500,000 to benefit Pope Francis Center
- James Garner’s 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan – $100,000 to benefit James Garner Animal Rescue Fund
Additionally, to encourage bidding on a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Split-Window coupe, Barrett-Jackson friends Jen and Greg Holmes of the Holmes Family Trust joined Craig on the auction block Saturday afternoon to announce that they would match the sale price of $500,000 with funds going to Barrett-Jackson Charities in support of the Driven Hearts campaign. Spearheaded by Barrett-Jackson’s Vice President of Brand Strategy Carolyn Jackson, Driven Hearts has raised millions of dollars and incredible awareness for the American Heart Association.
To date, Barrett-Jackson says it's helped raise over $144 million for charity.
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