2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction Brings Car Collectors to Scottsdale

Dale Earnhardt, Jr at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday

Dale Earnhardt, Jr at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday with Craig Jackson (to his left) and Steve Davis (to his right.) Earnhardt’s cars raised $600,000 to benefit Nationawide’s Childrens Hospital. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

 

“Prime Time” at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

This year at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction celebrity sitings were happening regularly.  One of the high points of the “Prime Time” Saturday collector car sale saw Dale Earnhardt, Jr selling his 2014 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS which he drove in six NASCAR Cup Series races. The Nationwide sponsored car sold for $200,000. All of the proceeds went to benefit Nationwide’s Childrens Hospital.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday

Our photo-journalist, Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com was on hand to capture some of the action here in Scottsdale as the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction was selling the high profile collector cars. Here are some of the highlights of the Prime Time Saturday sale.

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Huge Friday Sale at 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

Friday at 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction was a rockin’ show with rock star Steven Tyler selling his 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder  for $800,000. All the proceeds from the sale will go to benefit Janie’s Fund, a foundation established to help female victims of abuse. They turned up the action another notch as a top quality lineup of great classic and collector cars were be offered for sale.

Friday’s list of offerings here at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction was a stellar selection.

COL Covers the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

The reason we are here in Scottsdale this week is to take the temperature of the current collector car market. We believe that the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale has the power to set the stage for an upward trend in collector car prices. Whatever happens here in Scottsdale this week may set the tone for an upward trend in collector car sales for the rest of the year.

The 46th Annual 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction is one of America’s great automotive events. The history, the spectacle, the fervor for classic American steel is intoxicating as the staccato of the auctioneers voice pounds out a cadence that delights the crowd. Every three to five minutes history is made. What we will be watching for are quantifiable numbers which will tell us if collector car prices will go up this year. If average prices on collector cars increase here at the Barrett-Jackson it will most likely happen all across America by this spring.

Yes, it’s that time of year again, and the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction is just the cure for the winter blues, especially for collector car owners who are dreamin’ about summer cruising. More important, the world’s premier collector car event is a barometer for collector car values going forward in 2017. There is a lot of optimism here that 2017 could be the year the market starts an upward trend once again. For the past eight years the market has been less than exciting with collector car values flatlining.

 

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