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Analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction Results

Analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction Results

Classic pickup trucks are coming into their own as recent high profile auctions show. Here is a 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier Pickup from Arizona Classics in Scottsdale. A very nice truck like this sold for $77,000 at the recent 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction.

 

Market Trends Report Shows Collector Car
Values Remain Flat After High Profile Auctions …

In analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction results, Cars On Line.com says average prices on collector cars remain the same as last year. The internet’s most popular collector car website sent teams to cover both auctions in January. The expectation of accelerating collector car values peaked the interest in these two high profile auctions. They are a barometer of collector car price trends for the coming spring market. But overall sales figures for both auctions were down slightly from last year.

Cars On Line.com keeps track of price trends in the collector car market. They watch a sample group of collector cars which change hands most frequently.  Then they calculate the average values for these cars. They watch only No. 2 condition cars in their analysis. The average values you see here are calculated based only on vehicles in No. 2 condition, considered show quality. (For a breakdown of condition class, see the Condition Class explanations below.)

Here is what Cars On Line.com found in analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction results (with average values from the two auctions shown in the “January” column.) The “2016” column shows prices as of the end of the year 2016. The “January” auctions column totals are down from the 2016 column totals by one percent. That wasn’t what collectors were expecting this year.

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2016  January
FORD
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2 $23,100 $19,900 $26,725
1955 Ford F100 No. 2 $23,100 $24,267 $42,000
1956 Ford Crown Victoria No. 2 $33,500 $33,500 $47,850
1957 Ford Retractable No. 2 $53,700 $44,500 $36,300
1957 Ford Thunderbird No. 2 $55,500 $46,625 $47,250
1965 Mustang Convertible No. 2 $33,800 $31,313 $42,850
1966 Shelby GT350 No. 2 $164,100 $172,688 $132,000
1967 Shelby GT500 No. 2 $191,000 $161,000 $115,500
1967 Mustang GT Fastback (S CODE) No. 2 $26,500 $66,300 $52,250
1969 Mach 1 Mustang (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400 $46,817 $36,500
1969 Mach 1 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2 $81,000 $67,578 $63,738
1969 Boss 429 Mustang No. 2 $269,500 $281,375 $298,300
1970 Boss 302 Mustang No. 2 $85,000 $72,433 $69,639
1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ No. 2 $45,900 $63,300 $50,000
CHEVROLET
1954 Corvette No. 2 $111,600 $72,025 $75,200
1955 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $32,200 $36,725 $56,100
1955 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $64,750 $76,167 $63,850
1957 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $62,700 $51,407 $50,942
1957 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $94,500 $80,159 $86,642
1957 Cameo Pickup No. 2 $26,250 $43,933 $77,000
1958 Chevy Impala Convt (348 Tripower) No. 2 $99,000 $120,450 $82,500
1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe No. 2 $71,400 $93,107 $86,938
1967 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $54,400 $46,308 $47,533
1967 Camaro Convertible No. 2 $28,700 $32,000 $41,750
1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible No. 2 $250,500 $163,667 $176,950
1969 Camaro Z/28 No. 2 $81,675 $64,632 $71,711
1970 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $55,825 $53,750 $48,800
1970 Chevelle LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580 $100,000 $120,920
EDSELS
1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible No. 2 $29,400 $53,950 $45,000
MOPARS
1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup No. 2 $15,400 $49,625 $150,000
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T No. 2 $22,400 $32,300 $33,000
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A No. 2 $89,600 $72,000 $64,725
1970 Dodge Super Bee No. 2 $54,000 $58,581 $63,850
1967 Plymouth GTX No. 2 $51,500 $36,133 $31,555
1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR No. 2 $99,900 $88,583 $77,000
1970 Plymouth SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000 $162,417 $177,025
1970 HEMI Cuda No. 2 $261,400 $242,688 $239,875
1970 Plymouth Road Runner No. 2 $80,300 $49,450 $39,050
CADILLAC
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950 $77,698 $82,500
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800 $37,100 $27,150
PACKARD
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,000 $90,100 $102,500
PONTIAC
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $35,000 $62,233 $40,100
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700 $53,500 $61,966
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2 $45,000 $80,000 $63,000
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2 $18,000
$35,800
$46,200
BUICK
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450 $136,000 $109,825
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000 $135,000 $93,500
OLDSMOBILE
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500 $105,000 $80,300
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800 $96,533 $76,000
AUSTIN-HEALEY
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2 $35,000 $84,500 $42,900
JAGUAR
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2 $64,050
$71,904
 $115,500
STUDEBAKER
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK No. 2 $19,800 $51,500 $95,700

 

CONDITION CLASSES

Class One (Excellent):

Almost always a “body off” restoration, or an untouched, factory-perfect, piece that is very close to perfect. All components are either original or appear as new and are fully operational. This car is a top show winner and is not driven, but transported to shows by trailer. This car is almost “one of a kind”. This particular class of vehicle is very rare. The vehicle is completely detailed, including the engine compartment, interior trim, wiring, suspension, paint, and frame. Ideally, this vehicle has been judged with other vehicles in its class and achieved the highest point ratings.

Class Two (Very Good):

This car is well restored with an eye for detail. The interior and exterior show minimal wear, and it runs and rides smoothly. The car is driven very little (maybe 800 to 1,000 miles per year). This class is a slight grade below Class One. A Class Two has not been detailed to the extent that a Class One has been. This class (Class Two) has some evidence of use and wear, although not very much. It is considered “cherry” or “mint”. This vehicle might appear as a Class One until judged against one. It would not qualify as a 95, or better, “point” vehicle. (This class should have no rust on the undercarriage, not even surface rust. The undercarriage should be detailed as new.)

Class Three (Good):

This is a functional, drivable vehicle in good overall condition needing no, or only minor work. Most vehicles at car shows reflect this condition. This car is what is termed a “20 footer”. From 20 feet, it may look very good. Close inspection, however, would reveal some worn interior trim, and less than perfect paint (worn, and perhaps faded). You may even see some early evidence that surface rust is beginning in the body panels. This car is completely operational and is an “older restoration”. It is driven fairly often, runs great, and is enjoyed by its owner. It is probably a candidate for a full restoration. The undercarriage may display surface rust, and may be in need of detailing. Chrome and trim may exhibit limited pitting

Class Four (Fair):

This type of car is a fun “driver” with a solid frame and is structurally sound. This car is in need of considerable work. It needs work in and out. Cosmetics, body, and mechanical components all need work, to some degree. It is not a serious collector candidate. Soft floors, isolated areas where rust has eaten through (but not structural), excessive use of Bondo, lots of pitted chrome, glass repairs are symptoms of this condition. Badly soiled headliners, badly soiled and ripped upholstery, rusted out trunks are also signs.

Class Five (Poor):

This type of car is in need of complete restoration and may, or may not, be able to be driven. The exterior body panels have significant areas of rust-through. The floor and structural components may, or may not, be intact. This car is usually the first project for layman’s attempt at restoration.

Class Six (Parts Car):

This type of car is good for parts only.

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.

Go to Cars On Line’s Facebook page to join the conversation. We’ll be glad to answer your questions there.

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.

 

Hot August Nights 2015 in Reno, Nevada

Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada

Tribute to Yesteryears at Hot August Nights 2015  …

SUNDAY, Reno, NV — This year’s Hot August Nights 2015 Car Show was all that it was billed as. From the famous Nevada cruises to the Barrett-Jackson Auction to the now famous Barrett-Jackson Cup competition, it was a blur of action here in Reno. As a tribute to the days when cars were the culture here in this Nevada desert, cruisin’ and cars were the way we celebrated summer fun. Throwback to the ’60s and ’70s? … you bet.

Here is a video sample of the action at Hot August Nights this year:

It was announced on Saturday that the winner of the Barrett-Jackson Cup award at Hot August Nights 2015 is the 1962 Chevy Impala Bubbletop owned by Randy and Lisa Wilcox. Andy Leach of Cal Automotive Creation was on hand to accept the award as well as accept the Builders Award for his work on the ’62 Bubbletop. Andy is shown below with his wife and children. Cars On Line.com readers will remember that Andy was also the builder on the 2012 Ridler Award winner, a 1940 Ford called Checkered Past.

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Andy Leach is joined by his wife and two children as he accepts the Barrett-Jackson Cup award and the Builders Award for a 1962 Chevy Impala Bubbletop. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

Follow this link to the full story on the 1962 Chevy Impala Bubbletop winning the Barrett-Jackson Cup.

Although the Barrett-Jackson Cup award is only in its third year here at Hot August Nights, it has already become one of the most sought after prize packages in the custom car hobby. With over $100,000 in cash and prizes awarded, cars from all over the country have arrived here to compete for the award. The Top 25 Finalists have already been chosen.  The final five, otherwise known as the “Reno 5,” along with the Ultimate Best of Show, will be announced at the closing of Barrett-Jackson’s auction on Saturday night.

Hot August Nights is one of the top car shows in the U.S. with over 10,000 cars expected to congregate at the Reno area casinos and downtown show displays. The streets of downtown Reno are crowded with show goers today. They expect several hundred thousand spectators were on and for the six-day event. Our readers know that Hot August Nights is Cars On Line’s favorite car show. This year it ran August 4-9, 2015 with events going on constantly all over the Reno and Sparks area. Here is a montage of photos showing the action here at Hot August Nights:

Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com and his wife Donna are covering the show for Cars On Line.com this year. They covered the action in downtown Reno and Sparks, the famous evening cruises, the Barrett-Jackson Auction and the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition where some of the top cars in the country competed for the Barrett-Jackson Cup prize.

Hot August Nights is one of our favorite car shows ever. There’s nothing like cruising at Hot August Nights under the famous Reno arch as hundreds of thousands of people crowd along the streets to get a look at all the cars. Every night there is drag racing action at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino. They actually set up an 1/8-mile dragway, and registered participants at the show take passes to see how fast they are. Click here to view photos from last year.

Stay tuned to this page to watch as we add stories covering this years show in photos and videos.

Prime Time Saturday at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Top sale at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

The top sale at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday was a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, the only original Super Snake in existence. This one was built for Carroll Shelby and was purchased from Shelby here at the Barrett-Jackson Auction by Ron Pratte. This happened years ago when Carroll Shelby would attend the Barrett-Jackson personally each year. It sold Saturdfay in Prime Time at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction for a reported $5,115,000. Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com

 

Prime Time at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

It was quite a show during Prime Time Saturday at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction when the Barrett-Jackson producers went into overdrive as the auction format turned into an action packed spectacle and the crowd had a chance to get into the action. Auctioneers used all of their skills and even asked the spectators to give encouragement as bidding on the Carroll Shelby 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake reached $4,700,000.  The Super Snake was the prized center piece of the noted Ron Pratte Collection. The bids stalled there and the Cobra had not met its reserve. But the Shelby family ended up re-buying the car minutes later. The final sale is listed as $5,115,000. It was the high point of the night here at the world’s largest auction sale in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Some of our observations of the day: we think Pontiac muscle cars are getting more respect from collectors. Look at some of the results of the auction noted below and you will see prices on Pontiac Trans Ams inching up. Special edition Corvettes were selling well here also. We were surprised by some of the prices on Split Windows here this week. This is a venue where early first generation Thunderbirds get a lot of respect and the money was here for them again on Saturday.

Here are some of the cars we will be watching as the sale gets started.

1966 Shelby Cobra

Carroll Shelby’s own 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake specially built for him is CSX3015. Because it was Shelby’s own car it may be the most valuable real Shelby Cobra ever built. Many think this will be the big sale here in Scottsdale today. From the Ron Pratte Collection. Although they initially said the car was not sold, later a price was negotiated with a buyer. SOLD for $5,115,000 with buyer’s commission included.

 

1950 GM Futurliner

Saturday at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction they sold a 1950 General Motors Futurliner from the GM Parade of Progress Tour. Back in the day they toured the U.S. with these giant display vehicles to show people the “future.” Mr Pratte gave the Futurliner to the Armed Forces Foundation which cares for soldiers with PTSD and other service related problems. All proceeds from the auction went to the AFF. From the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $4 million.

 

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

Ron Pratte bought this 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Motorama Concept Car at the Barrett-Jackson some years back. It was purchased for over $2 million at that time. Today it will once again be for sale here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. From the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $3 million.

 

Two Lane Blacktop 1955 Chevy Street Racer

The 1955 Chevy Street Racer from the iconic cult movie, Two Lane Blacktop, driven in the movie by James Taylor and Beach Boys Dennis Wilson. Sale will be Lot # 7003 in Prime Time. SOLD for $159,500 including the buyer’s commission.

 

Here are more cars from the Ron Pratte Collection for Saturday.

Lot #2515 1936 Delahaye “WhattheHaye” Boyd Coddington $671,000
Lot # 2517 1938 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Coupe $423,500
Lot # 2520 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird $330,000
Lot # 2522 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda $379,500
Lot # 2529 1969 Baldwin-Motion Camaro LS7 454 $242,000

 

1969 Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Not only is this a 1969 Camaro RS/SS Indy Pace Car Convertible, but it is one that came with the big block 396 ci engine just like the actual cars used to pace the 1969 Indianapolis 500 race. These are very rare. We asked our Facebook readers what it would bring at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction.  SOLD for $110,000.

 

1955-packard-carribean

Watch for the 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible, Lot # 1275.1, was it crosses the black here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. Rare matching numbers dual-quad 352cid. Only 500 of these cars were ever produced. SOLD for $110,000.

 

Lot #1251 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV $44,000
Lot # 1253 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible $85,800
Lot # 1258 1968 Corvette L89 425/435 4-spd $61,600
Lot # 1266 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback $99,000
Lot # 1269 1969 Pontiac Trans Am $132,000
Lot # 1273 1961 Corvette Fuelie $110,000
Lot # 1276 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible $93,500
Lot # 1277 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 $126,500
Lot # 1278 1969 Pontiac Trans Am $124,300
Lot # 1280 1964 Volkswagen 21-Window Bus $126,500
Lot # 1291 1957 Corvette Fuelie $106,700
Lot # 5000 1963 Corvette Split Window Fuelie $214,500

 

2016 Shelby GT350R

Jim Owens of Ford Motor Company was interviewed by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com about the 2016 Shelby Cobra GT350R which will be sold this afternoon at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. The one you see pictured here is the one that crossed the auction block and is a prototype promo car. The first car hasn’t been produced yet. The auction buyer purchased the first car to be serial numbered for public sale. The proceeds will be given in whole to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  SOLD for $1,000,000.

 

1970 Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible

You’ve seen 1970 Chevelle LS6’s before, but this one is very rare. It is a 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convertible. Only a handful were produced, all the rest being hardtops. It was for sale during the Salon Collection sale on Saturday. SOLD for $165,000.

 

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

We saw a couple of 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastbacks sell Friday in six figures. But here is a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible. This one should be in the $200,000 range. Let’s watch it this afternoon as it crosses the auction block here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. SOLD for $198,000.

 

Lot #5012 1968 Plymouth Road Runner $99,000
Lot # 5014 1970 Plymouth Superbird $132,000
Lot # 5015 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger $115,500
Lot # 5016 1971 Corvette LS6 Roadster $203,500
Lot # 5024 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda $176,000
Lot # 5049 1969 Corvette L88 $495,000
Lot # 5050 1969 Corvette L89 Convertible $220,000
Lot # 5053 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convt $156,200
Lot # 5053.1 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convt $137,500
Lot # 5059 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Prototype $313,500
Lot # 5062 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convt $181,500
Lot # 5065 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird $324,500

 

2007 Blastolene B-702 Roadster

Here’s a car that caused a stir a few years ago when it was sold here at the Barrett-Jackson for the first time. Once again collectors had a chance to see the 2007 Blastolene B-702 Roadster, a tribute to grand touring sports cars and a thing of wonder to behold. From the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $550,000.

 

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Muscle car enthusiasts were waiting to see what Hemi Cudas will bring here in Prime Time at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. This 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda is from the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $440,000 with buyer’s commission included.

 

1969 Boss 429 Mustang

A 1969 Mustang Boss 429 was in the Saturday sale. This one also comes from the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $550,000.

 

1933 Packard 1005 V112 Convertible Sedan

A 1933 Packard 1005 V12 Convertible Sedan, much like the one that won the Pebble Beach Concours in 2013, was offered during the Saturday Salon Collection sale at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. It SOLD for $302,500 including buyer’s commission.

 

1957 Chevy Chezoom by Boyd Coddington

Ron Pratte had in his collection many of Boyd Coddington’s great legendary customs. This is Boyd’s 1957 Chevy Bel Air he called the Chezoom. It was sold Saturday at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. SOLD for $352,000 including buyer’s commission.

 

1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible

A beautiful 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible crossed the block as the final car in the Salon Collection on Saturday. It was Lot # 5103. Only 300 of these cars were ever produced by Desoto. They are very desirable. It SOLD for $198,000.

 

We invite our readers to follow our coverage of the auction on our Facebook page and on Twitter. We usually have a lively discussion on pricing with our readers each evening as the prime time cars go through the auction. You can watch the auction on TV at home while we see them going through on the auction stage. Our readers usually try to guess the prices before each car goes through. We hope you’ll join us this year and participate in the discussion.

Here is a TV schedule of how the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be televised for the rest of the weekend.
U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

Saturday, January 17
4:00 – 8:00 PM on Discovery Channel
8:00 PM – Midnight on Velocity
8:00 – 10 PM on Discovery en Español

Sunday, January 18
2:00 – 7:00 PM on Velocity

You’ll be able to watch it Friday on Velocity Channel. Our Canadian readers will note that the auction will air live internationally on Discovery Channel and Discovery World in Canada, and on Discovery Channel and Discovery Turbo in Latin America throughout the week. In addition, the Spanish language broadcast will be available to U.S. viewers on Discovery en Español on Saturday, January 17 from 8-10 PM ET.

Record Breaking Tuesday Ron Pratte Collection …

"Christine" 1958 Plymouth Fury

The movie car “Christine” a 1958 Plymouth Fury 2-Dr Hardtop restored from remaining cars and parts from the Stephen King movie. Sold Tuesday at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for $198,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com.)

The Stephen King movie car “Christine”, a 1958 Plymouth Fury Hardtop, starred in the creepy 1983 movie of the same name. One of the surviving movie cars sold here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Tuesday in a spectacular show. Click here to review Cars On Line’s coverage of the event.

The list of great collector cars  sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction seemed endless here on Friday evening. There were a good number of 1969 Camaro Z/28s in the sale, most of them to be sold in prime time. Among the top cars sold were: the first 2015 Corvette Z06 to be sold retail (brought $800,000 in the Friday sale); a 1939 Cadillac La Salle C-Hawk Custom, Lot # 3005, sold for $410,000 in a charity sale to benefit PGA Tour Charities; Jeff Gordon’s 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo Busch Series race car, Lot # 3007 sold for $500,000 to raise money for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.

2015 Corvette Z06

The highlight of the Friday Sale at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale was the sale of the first 2015 Corvette Z06. Collectors highly regard early serial number cars. This one went for $800,000.

The Friday sale here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction was a standout performance. The list of great quality collector cars seemed like it was limitless. Click here to view all the top sales recorded by Cars On Line during the Friday sale.

The reason we are here in Scottsdale this week is to take the temperature of the current collector car market. We believe that the 2015 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 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is one of America’s great 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.

Valuable collector vehicles from the Ron Pratt Collection to be sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two of the top collector vehicles from the Ron Pratte Collection will be on the auction docket for Saturday. The GM “Parade of Progress” Futureliner will sell at a charity auction for the Armed Services Foundation. The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville concept car stands next to it. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com)

Collector Car Sale Friday at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction Friday night

It brought the crowd to their feet Friday night at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction when Chevrolet sold the first 2015 Corvette Z06 for a mind-boggling $800,000 (buyer’s commission included.)

 

Huge Friday Sale at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

It was a great Collector Car Sale Friday at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction with a list of cars that seemed endless. Among the top cars sold were: the first 2015 Corvette Z06 to be sold retail (brought $800,000 in the Friday sale); a 1939 Cadillac La Salle C-Hawk Custom, Lot # 3005, sold for $410,000 in a charity sale to benefit PGA Tour Charities; Jeff Gordon’s 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo Busch Series race car, Lot # 3007 sold for $500,000 to raise money for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Here in Scottsdale on Friday evening there were a good number of 1969 Camaro Z/28s in the sale, most of them to be sold in prime time. And collectible Corvettes set the tone of the sale.

1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk

A tribute to early GM Harley Earl prototypes, this 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk will be sold in a charity sale this evening. You’ll see it if you are watching Velocity Channel on your cable network about 7PM Eastern Time. The LaSalle C-Hawk is a retractable hardtop with 556hp, Corvette suspension, digital gauges, steel body and billet wheels. SOLD for $410,000.

 

1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR race car driven by Jeff Gordon.

This 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Busch Series NASCAR stock car was the last car Ray Evernham and Jeff Gordon ever worked on together. All proceeds will be donated to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. This will be one of the top sales today. Sale is scheduled for 9 PM Friday evening. SOLD for $500,000.

 

2015 Corvette Z06

According to the schedule, this 2015 Corvette Z06 will be sold on Friday about 8 PM Eastern Time. You can watch it on Velocity. This will be the first Z06 to be sold retail in 2015. SOLD for $800,000.

 

1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

This was kind of a surprise when a 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible SOLD for $209,000 (including buyer’s commission) in the early evening here in Scottsdale.

 

1959 Dodge Custom Royal Super D Convertible

We think this 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Super D Convertible may be the sleeper in the Friday session of the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is so rare, many collectors have never seen one. SOLD Friday night for $150,000.

 

1963 Corvette Split Window

Not just a plain jane Split Window, here is a 1963 Corvette Coupe with the 360 Fuelie engine. The winning bid was $154,000.

 

1956 Chevy Custom Nomad

Maybe the finest custom Chevy Nomad at the auction this year, this 1956 Custom Nomad Resto Mod went for $275,000. It has a late model LS6 405 hp motor.

 

1950 Mercury Lead Sled sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Sweet modern 1950 Mercury Lead Sled comes with sleek lowered body and Air Ride. Recently finished, chopped, lowered, frenched and tubbed. SOLD for $97,000.

 

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible

For our readers this is the kind of “blue collar” muscle car that they want to watch. This is a very rare 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible, one of ony 168 produced. It will probably be one of the top ten sales of the evening. They say it will be running through the Barrett-Jackson Auction here at about 10 PM this evening. SOLD for $100,000.

 

1967 Corvette L71 427/435 Coupe

Probably the most desirable color combination, black with a red stinger, on a very desirable 1967 Corvette L71 427/435 hp, crossed the auction block Friday evening. three 2 barrel carburetors, Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. Previously part of the collection of Reggie Jackson. Former NCRS Top Flight Award winner. SOLD for $147,000.

 

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE

Again, the color combination on this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE was the big draw that made it worth $93,500 (commission included) to one eager bidder. This is a real V Code 440 Six Pack car which was a dealer demo car.

 

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible crossed the Barrett-Jackson Auction block this evening in prime time with a packed house. Bidding was a little light on this one. It was well bought at $72,000.

 

1969 Camaro Z/28 RS sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Camaro Z/28s were well appreciated by the Friday buyers here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. This highly desirable 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS with a Cross Ram manifold was SOLD for $135,000.

 

1968 Shelby GT500KR

The 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback looked great on the Barrett-Jackson Auction stage. The bidding was pretty fierce for a while with the winning bid at $130,000 +buyer’s commission.

 

1972 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible

A 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible like this one should bring six figures for sure. Let’s watch to see what this one will do late Friday night. Oh, man. It sold for $65,000. Well bought. This was a numbers matching car. Must not be an Oldsmobile crowd.

 

The reason we are here in Scottsdale this week is to take the temperature of the current collector car market. We believe that the 2015 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 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is one of America’s great 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.

The Saturday edition of the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be the best show in the country. Click here to review the auction action as Cars On Line covers the world’s largest collector car auction.

Ron Pratte Collection at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson-Auction in Scottsdale

"Christine" 1958 Plymouth Fury

The movie car “Christine” a 1958 Plymouth Fury 2-Dr Hardtop restored from remaining cars and parts from the Stephen King movie. Sold Tuesday at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for $198,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com.)

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The best Tuesday sale ever happened when they sold the Ron Pratte Collection at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson-Auction in Scottsdale. The Barrett-Jackson posted a record breaking sale here for a Tuesday as they packed the house for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy some of the rarest collector cars of all time, part of the Ron Pratte Collection here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. The Barrett-Jackson Auction is the world’s largest collector car auction, held every January here in Scottsdale, Arizona.

You can really appreciate how deep the Ron Pratte Collection was when you watched one of the actual cars from the Stephen King movie “Christine”, a red 1958 Plymouth Fury 2-Dr Hardtop (see photo above), cross the auction stage. They say that there are only two actual “Christine” movie cars in existence. The final price, including buyers commission was $198,000. This one was said to have been restored from many of the parts of the original movie cars. (See photo above.)

Ron Pratte is an Arizona developer, a multi-millionaire, who has been buying cars here at the Barrett-Jackson Auction for over ten years. On Tuesday here he sold 109 of his choicest cars through a special auction session organized by the Barrett-Jackson team.

After the shock and awe of the Tuesday sale here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction auction goers were still talking about the Ron Pratte Collection. Cars On Line is in the house to watch what happens at the world’s most famous collector car auction here in Scottsdale, Arizona. As the incredible Ron Pratte Collection crossed the auction block here on Tuesday the Barrett-Jackson Auction had its best Tuesday sale in history. There were 109 items sold here out of the millionaire construction magnate’s collection. Many of them topped the $200,000 mark.

 

1940 Ford Pickup, Boyd Coddington

Plans to build a 1940 Ford Custom Pickup with an old school look were drawn up and started by Boyd Coddington. Ron Pratte took over the project and finished this beauty. Tuesday it sold for $374,000, including the buyer’s commission. This was the highest priced sale of the day.

 

1956 Chrysler 2-Dr Custom Wagon

Chrysler never built a 2-Dr Wagon in 1956, but J.F. Launier of Ridler Award fame didn’t let that stop him from correcting that omission. His 1956 Chrysler Custom 2-Dr Wagon was sold as part of the Ron Pratte Collection here for $242,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com.)

 

1922 Oldsmobile from Beverly Hillbillies TV series

The 1922 Oldsmobile from the hit TV series “Beverly Hillbillies” was designed and built by George Barris. As part of the Ron Pratt Collection it was sold on Tuesday at the Barrett-Jackson Auction for $275,000.

 

1954 Corvette Custom by Boyd Coddington

One of the many Boyd Coddington cars in the Ron Pratte Collection, this 1954 Corvette Custom was sold on Tuesday for $242,000 at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale.

 

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Hardtop from the Ron Pratte Collection sold for $225,500 with commission included.

 

1969 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T

A 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T sold for $220,000 at the Tuesday session of the Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was part of the Ron Pratte Collection.

 

1955 Pontac Star Chief Convertible from "I Love Lucy" TV series

The famous 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible from the TV series “I Love Lucy” also sold out of the Ron Pratte Collection. The stunning original went for $220,000.

 

"Junkyard Dog" built by Boyd's Garage sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Tuesday

“Junkyard Dog” built by Boyd’s Garage sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Tuesday. It was part of the Ron Pratte Collection. The price, including buyer’s commission, was $216,700.

 

1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

A 1967 Shelby GT500E Super Snake, built for Carroll Shelby by Unique Performance, part of the Ron Pratte Collection, sold for $170,500. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com.)

 

The reason we are here in Scottsdale this week is to take the temperature of the current collector car market. We believe that the 2015 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 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is one of America’s great 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.

Valuable collector vehicles from the Ron Pratt Collection to be sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two of the top collector vehicles from the Ron Pratte Collection will be on the auction docket for Saturday. The GM “Parade of Progress” Futureliner will sell at a charity auction for the Armed Services Foundation. The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville concept car stands next to it. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com)

The Saturday edition of the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be the best show in the country. Click here to review the auction action as Cars On Line covers the world’s largest collector car auction.

2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible

A beautiful 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible crossed the block as the final car in the Salon Collection on Saturday. It was Lot # 5103. Only 300 of these cars were ever produced by Desoto. They are very desirable. It SOLD for $198,000

 

Prices Rise at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

There was a marked difference in the attitude for buyers here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona this year. Not only were there more buyers here, but they were spending some serious money, raising expectations that collector car values might rise this year after three years of little or no growth.

Some of our observations of the day: we think Pontiac muscle cars are getting more respect from collectors. Look at some of the results of the auction noted below and you will see prices on Pontiac GTOs and Trans Ams inching up. Special edition Corvettes were selling well here also. We were surprised by some of the prices on Split Windows this week. This is a venue where early first generation Thunderbirds get a lot of respect and the money was here for them again on Saturday.

To compare the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction prices to average values at the end of 2014  read the Cars On Line.com Market Trends Report for 2014 by clicking this link. You’ll see that some of the cars sold here at the Barrett-Jackson sale are a marked increase over what the general market was seeing during 2014.

 

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Muscle car enthusiasts were waiting to see what Hemi Cudas will bring here in Prime Time at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. This 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda is from the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $440,000 with buyer’s commission included. Average values on Hemi Cuda hardtops in 2014 were around $206,000. But this one as very special.

 

1970 Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible

You’ve seen 1970 Chevelle LS6’s before, but this one is very rare. It is a 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convertible. Only a handful were produced, all the rest being hardtops. It was for sale during the Salon Collection sale on Saturday. SOLD for $165,000.

 

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible sold for $165,000

This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible sold for $165,000, although the average value on Judge convertibles was around $100,000. Average pricing on GTO convertibles for 2014 was just over $68,000. These Barrett-Jackson prices would seem to auger well for these cars in 2015. Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com.

 

Here are some of the star cars from Prime Time Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Auction:

1966 Shelby Cobra

Carroll Shelby’s own 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake specially built for him is CSX3015. Because it was Shelby’s own car it may be the most valuable real Shelby Cobra ever built. Many think this will be the big sale here in Scottsdale today. From the Ron Pratte Collection. Although they initially said the car was not sold, later a price was negotiated with a buyer. SOLD for $5,115,000 with buyer’s commission included.

 

1950 GM Futurliner

Saturday at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction they sold a 1950 General Motors Futurliner from the GM Parade of Progress Tour. Back in the day they toured the U.S. with these giant display vehicles to show people the “future.” Mr Pratte gave the Futurliner to the Armed Forces Foundation which cares for soldiers with PTSD and other service related problems. All proceeds from the auction went to the AFF. From the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $4 million.

 

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

Ron Pratte bought this 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Motorama Concept Car at the Barrett-Jackson some years back. It was purchased for over $2 million at that time. Today it will once again be for sale here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. From the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $3 million.

 

Two Lane Blacktop 1955 Chevy Street Racer

The 1955 Chevy Street Racer from the iconic cult movie, Two Lane Blacktop, driven in the movie by James Taylor and Beach Boys Dennis Wilson. Sale will be Lot # 7003 in Prime Time. SOLD for $159,500 including the buyer’s commission.

 

Here are more cars from the Ron Pratte Collection for Saturday.

Lot #2515 1936 Delahaye “WhattheHaye” Boyd Coddington $671,000
Lot # 2517 1938 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Coupe $423,500
Lot # 2520 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird $330,000
Lot # 2522 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda $379,500
Lot # 2529 1969 Baldwin-Motion Camaro LS7 454 $242,000

 

1969 Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Not only is this a 1969 Camaro RS/SS Indy Pace Car Convertible, but it is one that came with the big block 396 ci engine just like the actual cars used to pace the 1969 Indianapolis 500 race. These are very rare. We asked our Facebook readers what it would bring at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction.  SOLD for $110,000.

 

1955-packard-carribean

Watch for the 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible, Lot # 1275.1, was it crosses the black here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. Rare matching numbers dual-quad 352cid. Only 500 of these cars were ever produced. SOLD for $110,000.

 

Lot #1251 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV $44,000
Lot # 1253 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible $85,800
Lot # 1258 1968 Corvette L89 425/435 4-spd $61,600
Lot # 1266 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback $99,000
Lot # 1269 1969 Pontiac Trans Am $132,000
Lot # 1273 1961 Corvette Fuelie $110,000
Lot # 1276 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible $93,500
Lot # 1277 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 $126,500
Lot # 1278 1969 Pontiac Trans Am $124,300
Lot # 1280 1964 Volkswagen 21-Window Bus $126,500
Lot # 1291 1957 Corvette Fuelie $106,700
Lot # 5000 1963 Corvette Split Window Fuelie $214,500

 

2016 Shelby GT350R

Jim Owens of Ford Motor Company was interviewed by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com about the 2016 Shelby Cobra GT350R which will be sold this afternoon at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. The one you see pictured here is the one that crossed the auction block and is a prototype promo car. The first car hasn’t been produced yet. The auction buyer purchased the first car to be serial numbered for public sale. The proceeds will be given in whole to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  SOLD for $1,000,000.

 

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

We saw a couple of 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastbacks sell Friday in six figures. But here is a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible. This one should be in the $200,000 range. Let’s watch it this afternoon as it crosses the auction block here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. SOLD for $198,000.

 

Lot #5012 1968 Plymouth Road Runner $99,000
Lot # 5014 1970 Plymouth Superbird $132,000
Lot # 5015 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger $115,500
Lot # 5016 1971 Corvette LS6 Roadster $203,500
Lot # 5024 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda $176,000
Lot # 5049 1969 Corvette L88 $495,000
Lot # 5050 1969 Corvette L89 Convertible $220,000
Lot # 5053 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convt $156,200
Lot # 5053.1 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convt $137,500
Lot # 5059 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Prototype $313,500
Lot # 5062 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convt $181,500
Lot # 5065 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird $324,500

 

2007 Blastolene B-702 Roadster

Here’s a car that caused a stir a few years ago when it was sold here at the Barrett-Jackson for the first time. Once again collectors had a chance to see the 2007 Blastolene B-702 Roadster, a tribute to grand touring sports cars and a thing of wonder to behold. From the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $550,000.

 

1969 Boss 429 Mustang

A 1969 Mustang Boss 429 was in the Saturday sale. This one also comes from the Ron Pratte Collection. SOLD for $550,000.

 

1933 Packard 1005 V112 Convertible Sedan

A 1933 Packard 1005 V12 Convertible Sedan, much like the one that won the Pebble Beach Concours in 2013, was offered during the Saturday Salon Collection sale at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. It SOLD for $302,500 including buyer’s commission.

 

1957 Chevy Chezoom by Boyd Coddington

Ron Pratte had in his collection many of Boyd Coddington’s great legendary customs. This is Boyd’s 1957 Chevy Bel Air he called the Chezoom. It was sold Saturday at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. SOLD for $352,000 including buyer’s commission.

 

1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible

A beautiful 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible crossed the block as the final car in the Salon Collection on Saturday. It was Lot # 5103. Only 300 of these cars were ever produced by Desoto. They are very desirable. It SOLD for $198,000.

 

We invite our readers to follow our coverage of the auction on our Facebook page and on Twitter. We usually have a lively discussion on pricing with our readers each evening as the prime time cars go through the auction. You can watch the auction on TV at home while we see them going through on the auction stage. Our readers usually try to guess the prices before each car goes through. We hope you’ll join us this year and participate in the discussion.

Here is a TV schedule of how the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be televised for the rest of the weekend.
U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

Saturday, January 17
4:00 – 8:00 PM on Discovery Channel
8:00 PM – Midnight on Velocity
8:00 – 10 PM on Discovery en Español

Sunday, January 18
2:00 – 7:00 PM on Velocity

You’ll be able to watch it Friday on Velocity Channel. Our Canadian readers will note that the auction will air live internationally on Discovery Channel and Discovery World in Canada, and on Discovery Channel and Discovery Turbo in Latin America throughout the week. In addition, the Spanish language broadcast will be available to U.S. viewers on Discovery en Español on Saturday, January 17 from 8-10 PM ET.

Record Breaking Tuesday Ron Pratte Collection …

"Christine" 1958 Plymouth Fury

The movie car “Christine” a 1958 Plymouth Fury 2-Dr Hardtop restored from remaining cars and parts from the Stephen King movie. Sold Tuesday at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for $198,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com.)

The Stephen King movie car “Christine”, a 1958 Plymouth Fury Hardtop, starred in the creepy 1983 movie of the same name. One of the surviving movie cars sold here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Tuesday in a spectacular show. Click here to review Cars On Line’s coverage of the event.

The list of great collector cars  sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction seemed endless here on Friday evening. There were a good number of 1969 Camaro Z/28s in the sale, most of them to be sold in prime time. Among the top cars sold were: the first 2015 Corvette Z06 to be sold retail (brought $800,000 in the Friday sale); a 1939 Cadillac La Salle C-Hawk Custom, Lot # 3005, sold for $410,000 in a charity sale to benefit PGA Tour Charities; Jeff Gordon’s 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo Busch Series race car, Lot # 3007 sold for $500,000 to raise money for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.

2015 Corvette Z06

The highlight of the Friday Sale at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale was the sale of the first 2015 Corvette Z06. Collectors highly regard early serial number cars. This one went for $800,000.

The Friday sale here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction was a standout performance. The list of great quality collector cars seemed like it was limitless. Click here to view all the top sales recorded by Cars On Line during the Friday sale.

The reason we are here in Scottsdale this week is to take the temperature of the current collector car market. We believe that the 2015 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 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is one of America’s great 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.

Valuable collector vehicles from the Ron Pratt Collection to be sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two of the top collector vehicles from the Ron Pratte Collection will be on the auction docket for Saturday. The GM “Parade of Progress” Futureliner will sell at a charity auction for the Armed Services Foundation. The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville concept car stands next to it. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com)

Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

1969 Yenko Camaro sold at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

A “real deal” 1969 Yenko Camaro, one of only 100 real COPO cars ordered by Don Yenko, sold for $185,000 last night, the highest price paid for a car at the auction this year. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

Barrett-Jackson in “Prime Time” Saturday …

Well, the extravaganza that is the Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights is over for this year.  As always it was a very entertaining show.  “Prime Time” Saturday saw a 1969 Yenko Camaro sell for $185,000. Our newsletter readers and Facebook fans were watching as a 1957 Desoto Firesweep Convertible was sold and several very high dollar Corvettes also crossed the auction block.

Here are the Top Ten Sales of the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe Auction:

1969 Yenko Camaro — $203,500 *
1933 Ford Custom Tudor — $110,000
2014 Ford Transit Connection Van — $100,000
1967 Mustang Custom Fastback — $97,900
1941 Willys Americar — $93,500
1952 Cadillac Topless Roadster — $88,000
1961 Corvette — $88,000
1931 Ford Vicky — $88,000
1966 Corvette Big Block — $83,600
1965 Corvette L-78 Convertible — $82,500

*All numbers are price + commission.

Review some of the cars we were watching on Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights:

1958 Desoto Firesweep Convertible for Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

The 1958 Desoto Firesweep Convertible sold for $69,850. It is one of only 700 such cars produced by Desoto for ’58. They say it has been well cared for since a complete restoration. It has Turquoise and white paint, black and white interior and black Haartz top. The chrome and stainless are so nice that it can truly be considered a show quality restoration. It has power top, power steering, power brakes, working factory radio and rare bubble windshield. The Lot # is 758 so we assume it will be sold on Saturday.

1957 Corvette Custom sold at Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

1957 Corvette Custom sold for $75,900. This was an incredibly beautiful resto mod, painted jet black with a full custom tan leather interior. All touring suspension and powder coated undercarriage.

1935 Ford Custom Hot Rod sold at Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

Over-the-top custom 1932 Ford Custom Hot Rod was called the “Baddest ’32 ever.” It has an all-steel body and big block Hemi 540 ci Mopar boasting 1,100 horsepower. Sold for $110,000.

1970 Chevelle L78 sold at Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

A 1970 Chevelle SS L78 396/375 hp car that was said to be numbers matching went for $62,700.

1949 Cadillac Topless Roadster sold at Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

See a better shot of this car on our Facebook site. It is a 1949 Cadillac Topless Roadster that was described as a rolling work of art. When you see it from the rear view you will see what we mean. It was sold for $75,900.

1941 Ford Convertible

This 1941 Ford Convertible was a favorite for our Facebook fans watching the auction on TV and commenting on our site. It was formerly owned by Jerry West, NBA star Hall of Famer and GM for the Los Angeles Lakes. It sold for $40,700.

 

Here are some of the top cars that our newsletter readers and Facebook fans were interested in.

1941 Lincoln Barrett-Jackson at Hot August Nights

A 1941 Lincon Continental Convertible will be Lot # 722 and is sure to draw a lot of attention at the Barrett-Jackson at Hot August Nights. They say it is powered by its original 292 V12 engine. It was restored to the condition you see here. This one comes loaded with options for the era. It is one of only 400 Lincoln cabriolets produced in ’41. Click on the thumbnail image below to get a full view of the rear of the car. It sold for $55,000.

1941 Lincoln Continental Convertible

 

1969 Ford Talladega for sale at the Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

Supremely rare, this 1969 Ford Talladega sold for $48,950 at the Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights. It is Lot # 636. This is one of 750 Talladegas produced by Ford at their Atlanta assembly plant. The color is called Presidential blue. They were homologated for racing. In fact, Richard Petty was lured away from Plymouth to run NASCAR in a Ford Talladega that year. Then Plymouth had to produce the Superbird to get him back.

 

1961 Corvette Fuelie to be sold at Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

A very desirable 1961 Corvette Fuelie in the rare color Sateen Silver with white coves sold for $75,900. It was Lot # 701 for the Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights. It is powered by a 315 horsepower Fuel Injected engine matched up at a 4-speed manual transmission. Note the correct engine shielding.

1961 Corvette Fuelie engine

Click thumbnail image to view larger photo.

1954 Mercury Pickup for Barrett-Jackson at 2014 Hot August Nights

1954 Mercury M47 Pickup went throught the Barrett-Jackson at Hot August Nights on Friday night for $29,700. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

Link back to the 2014 Hot August Nights feature page.

Results from the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

1957 Ford Thunderbird

A coral (pink) 1957 Ford Thunderbird sold for $104,500 at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. Thunderbirds always sell well here at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. The buyers here have always paid up for top quality T-Birds.

Results from the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

Now that all the hoopla over the world’s biggest collector car auction have come and gone for another year, it is time to consider the results from the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. There were some incredible high dollar sales that will be talked about for years to come. But this 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction will likely be remembered more as the moment in history when the collector car market recovered from the economic recession.  The results of this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction were up 10 percent from the 2008 Barrett-Jackson Auction, the last big sale at the Barrett-Jackson before the economic recession hit the economy. This is the first time since 2008 that prices have actually increased over pre-recession levels, and it signals that the collector car market is back.

1969 Pontiac GTO JudgeWe noticed it on Thursday last week when two 1969 Pontiac GTO Judges sold for way over what they were going for in 2013. Check the chart below to view average values in the Cars On Line.com 2013 Market Trends Report. A No. 2 condition, show quality 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge was averaging $73,000 in 2013. On Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction two Carousel red 1970 Pontiac GTO Judges sold for $110,000 a piece (price includes 10 percent commission paid to Barrett-Jackson as the buyer’s commission.) That actually eclipses the price you could get for a ’69 Judge back in 2008.  And the GTO Judge was not the only muscle car to do that well this year.

“Hot List” of Popular Collector Car Prices …

Below is a chart of average values on popular collector cars based on actual sales figures. In the first column to the right are the average results from the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction; the column designated 2013 shows you the average values for 2013 as reported in our Market Trends report for 2013; and the column under 2008 shows you the average values in 2008 just before the collector car market declined in the face of an economic recession. The market has come back. And car collectors can breathe a collective sigh of relief that prices have once again begun to rise for the most desirable collector cars.

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2013

2014
B-J Auction

FORD        
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2  $23,100  $24,675  $29,700
1955 FORD F100 No. 2 $23,100  $24,500  $44,000
1956 FORD CROWN VICTORIA No. 2  $33,500  $36,233 $41,800
1956 FORD SUNLINER No. 2  $49,800  $69,333  $83,600
1957 FORD RETRACTABLE No. 2 $53,700  $36,500  $33,000
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD No. 2 $55,500  $58,832  $84,700
1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $33,800  $27,492  $37,950
1966 SHELBY GT350 No. 2  $164,100  $152,343  $121,000
1967 SHELBY GT500 No. 2 $191,000  $142,675  *
1967 MUSTANG GT FASTBACK(S CODE) No. 2 $26,500  $60,250  *
1969 MACH 1 MUSTANG (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400  $42,738  $39,600
1969 MACH 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2  $81,000  $72,317  $71,650
1969 BOSS 429 MUSTANG No. 2  $269,500  $244,738  $291,500
1970 BOSS 302 MUSTANG No. 2  $85,000  $74,440  $93,500
1970 FORD TORINO 429 CJ No. 2  $45,900  $53,149  $27,500
         
CHEVROLET        
1954 CORVETTE No. 2  $111,600  $73,708  $95,700
1955 BEL AIR HARDTOP No. 2  $32,200  $41,250  *
1955 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $64,750  $71,070  $68,750
1956 NOMAD No. 2  $77,000  $58,350  *
1957 BEL AIR HARDTOP No. 2  $62,700  $54,550  $46,933
1957 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $94,500  $85,774  $82,185
1957 CAMEO PICKUP No. 2 $26,250   $61,680  $69,300
1958 CHEVY IMPALA CONVT (348 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $99,000  $89,843  $112,200
1963 CORVETTE SPLIT WINDOW COUPE No. 2  $71,400  $80,194  $83,600
1963 IMPALA SS 409 CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $55,100  $59,800  *
1967 CHEVELLE SS 396 No. 2 $54,400  $46,919  *
1967 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $28,700  $33,238  *
1967 CORVETTE 427/435 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $154,500  $141,196  $119,700
1969 CAMARO Z/28 No. 2 $81,675  $77,312  $60,060
1969 CAMARO PACE CAR No. 2 $67,000  $66,625  *
1970 CHEVELLE SS 396 No. 2 $55,825  $55,738  $42,160
1970 CHEVELLE LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580  $108,711  $104,133
         
MOPARS        
1957 CHRYSLER 300 HARDTOP No. 2  $60,900  $70,000  *
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $170,000 $225,500 $275,000
1967 DODGE CORONET R/T No. 2  $22,400  $25,433  *
1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T No. 2 $73,500  $46,600  $56,650
1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T No. 2  $118,500  $80,873 $69,300
1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A No. 2  $89,600  $62,400  $66,000
1970 DODGE SUPER BEE No. 2  $54,000  $51,013 $71,500
         
1967 PLYMOUTH GTX No. 2  $51,500  $37,369  *
1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA AAR No. 2 $99,900  $82,510  *
1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000  $122,762  $143,000
1970 HEMI CUDA No. 2 $261,400  $207,800  $220,000
1970 CUDA 340 CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $49,000  $76,133  *
1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER No. 2  $80,300  $46,350  $41,800
         
CADILLAC        
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950  $64,788  *
1959 CADILLAC S62 HARDTOP No. 2  $21,000  $39,300  *
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800  $26,283  *
         
PACKARD        
1937 PACKARD V-12 VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $103,600  $192,500  *
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $42,000  $93,663  $68,750
         
PONTIAC        
1957 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN HT No. 2  $18,900  $27,748  *
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2  $35,000  $59,737  $74,250
1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,700  $58,942  *
1968 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $19,600  $26,900  *
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700  $73,425  $86,533
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2  $45,000  $125,875  $132,000
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2  $18,000  $50,983
 *
         
BUICK        
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450  $123,133  $207,000
1957 ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE No. 2  $32,900  $73,100  $82,500
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000  $94,050  $51,700
         
OLDSMOBILE        
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500  $105,900  *
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800  $69,700  $81,400
         
AUSTIN-HEALEY        
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2  $35,000  $79,975  $85,800
         
JAGUAR        
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2  $64,050  $101,625
 *
1956 JAGUAR XK140 (MC) Roadster No. 2 $130,900  $105,292  $165,000
         
STUDEBAKER        
1957 GOLDEN HAWK No. 2  $19,800  $57,000  $66,000

 Asterisk * means none sold in that auction.

 

2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Prime Time Saturday

Top sale here at 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction "Prime Time" Saturday

One of the top sales here for 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Prime Time Saturday was the 1969 Corvette L88 Rebel 57, a 427 big block race car of legendary fame. It won the 1972 Daytona and Sebring road courses in GT1, something that was not repeated for decades. It sold for $2.6 million here in the Barrett-Jackson Auction hall ($2.85 million when you include the buyer’s commission.) (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Prime Time Saturday …

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — It surely was 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Prime Time Saturday and then some. All the build up and all the excitement leading up to the big Saturday sale here at the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction was justified as world class buyers tore the roof off this place on Saturday, the day they refer to as “Prime Time” here.

Some of the most desirable Corvette muscle cars of all time were sold here today. The top sale was a 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe, one of only 20 such cars ever produced, and considered to be the only red on red L88 1967 Corvette L88 Coupecoupe, a one of one in collector car jargon. This is a real deal 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe, one of the most sought after Corvettes of all time. It is said to be documented and have the L88 427 HD, M22 4-speed, J56 heavy duty brakes, J50 power brakes, F41 suspension, K66 transistor ignition, G81 4.56 posi-traction and shoulder harness. This is the only 1967 L88 to have attained an NCRS 98.2 Regional Top Flight 2001. When it sold for $3.5 million here during 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction “Prime Time” it set the record as the most money ever paid for an L88 Corvette.

To see other top Corvette collector cars sold here at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Prime Time Saturday click this link.

Here are the top sales for 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Prime Time Saturday:

1967 Corvette L88 Coupe #5035 $3,500,000
1969 Corvette L88 Rebel 57 #5022 $2,600,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing #5044 $1,900,000
1998 Ferrari F300 Formula 1 Shumacher #5080 $1,700,000
1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra #5063 $1,500,000
1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl #5048 $1,300,000
Simon Cowell’s 2008 Bugatti Veyron #1319.2 $1,250,000

Be sure to check our full coverage of the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction coverage in full and see all the stories we posted this weekend. Also click here to view more of the top cars that crossed the auction block here today.

 

 

 

2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Friday

1969 Boss 429 Mustang 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Friday

2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Friday …

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — At the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Friday sale there is a marked intensity as spectators and buyers are packed shoulder to shoulder here in the auction building . We are beginning to think this 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson event is going to set attendance records. And the big money is already in the house.

Here are some of the sales we have announced on our Facebook page. Let’s see if our Facebook readers are right about the prices these cars will bring.

1969 Pontiac Trans Am

A rare 1969 Pontiac Trans Am is said to have only five miles on it since the restoration. They say it is one of only five such cars built in California and resided there with no rust. They say it has had a five-year, 100-point concours restoration. This one could be a No. 1 condition car which takes it out of the No. 2 category. Should be a six figure car, right? According to the Barrett-Jackson website, it sold for $135,000 (with $13,500 added on for the buyer’s commission fee to the Barrett-Jackson.)

 

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

A very rare color combination on this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible sets it apart from the other ’57 convertibles in the sale. Let’s see what this Harbor blue over blue two-tone ’57 will be bid up to. It even has matching two-tone blue interior. Other options include the popular Power Pack with the 283 ci V8, automatic transmission, Continental kit, spinner hubcaps, bumper guards and many more convenience accessories. Sold for $105000.

 

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Thunderbolt

The description on this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 says it is one of the factory super stock lightweight cars. They say it has the R code 427 V8 rated at 425 hp with 2×4 carburetors and 4-speed transmission.It has a bubble hood, BorgWarner T-10 4-speed transmission with an NHRA scatter-shield and heavy duty 9″ rear end with 4.11:1 gears. This one will be pretty hard to predict. Sold at $102,000.

 

1969 Boss 429 Mustang

This is a tough one. The Raven black 1969 Boss 429 Mustang you see here is pretty much a “barn find.” They say it is an unrestored Boss 9 with factory color code Raven Black, black interior, matching numbers original car. But because it is not in No. 2 or better condition it probably won’t go for top dollar. Our Facebook readers just can’t believe it! It went for $160,000, paint chips, dents and all.

 

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible

Although very rare, this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible has not been restored to original. The color has been changed. There is no statement of originality with this one either. So the chances are that this W-30 won’t get the six figures that a documented original would normally achieve. But it is a really beautiful car with a big block 455. So what do you think it will bring at auction? Well, now we know. Can you believe $100,000?

 

1932 Ford Custom Sedan

The most extreme modified 1932 Ford Custom Sedan in the show tonight is a tribute to the Dave Stuckey car called Lil Coffin. It has been shown at the Grand National Roadster Show, Detroit Autorama and World of Wheels, taking Best in Class at each show. Notice it has been chopped, channeled and sectioned with a unique cantilevered roof. The steel belly pan has 180 louvers. It is powered by a 291cid DeSoto HEMI with six Stromberg 97 carburetors, Isky cam, custom headers and a 3-speed manual transmission. This will be an interesting sale. What will it bring? It was actually well bought at $73,000.

 

1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible

One of the most desirable big block Corvettes of all time is this 1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible. The description says it is is a matching numbers 1967 Marina Blue 427/435hp Corvette roadster. This car has the original Tank Sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Build Sheet and original owner’s manual. The factory options include L71 427/435hp engine, G81 posi-traction 4.11 ratio, N11 off-road exhaust, F41 special purpose suspension, M21 close ratio transmission, A-01 tinted glass, U69 AM/FM radio, QB1 red stripe tires and K66 transistor ignition. It ends up being sold for $88,000 ($96,800 with the Barrett-Jackson’s buyer commission included.)

 

Stick with Cars On Line as we will be bringing you photos and stories from this year’s 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. On Saturday during “prime time” here we will be carrying on a conversation with our readers about the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on our Cars On Line Facebook page.

Here were the top sales from Friday

2014 COPO Camaro Lot #3007 $700,000
1956 Ford Custom F100 Lot #3006 $450,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird E Lot #7002 $300,000
1979 Hurst Oldsmobile Lot #3005 $270,000
1962 Corvette Custom Lot #1051 $180,000

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will have a new look this year as nearly everything about the show has changed. They have a new auction stadium compliments of the city of Scottsdale, so the grounds are set up very differently this year. You will also note that FOX Sports has bought out the SPEED Channel so the schedule for watching the Barrett-Jackson on TV is very different this year. You need a schedule to find out which segments of the auction will be seen on the different channels. See the schedule at the bottom of this page.

As a preview here are some of the “prime time” vehicles you’ll see going through the auction on Saturday. All are from the 5000 Series of special cars to be auctioned off during the late afternoon and early evening broadcast of the auction on the National Geographic Channel. (For a full schedule of TV coverage see the chart at the bottom of this page.)

1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster

A 1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster is among the top cars to be sold at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday. It is part of the Barrett-Jackson’s Salon Collection of most important collector cars to be sold. The Salon Collection is the 5000 series of lot numbers. They will cross the auction block beginning at 5 PM Mountain Time in Scottsdale.

 

1963 Shelby Cooper King Cobra

Also being offered for sale on Saturday in the Salon Collection is a 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra. This car could really bring big money as there were only six of them built. They believe that it is the most authentically restored and documented one left.

Click here to see more of the Prime Time vehicles to be auctioned off on Saturday between 5 PM and 7 PM Mountain Time.

Click the video window here to see some of the Salon Collection sales on Saturday evening in 2012:

This year for the first time the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be televised over the FOX network of cable channels. FOX bought SPEED Channel and now offers the Barrett-Jackson Auction to a wider variety of viewers. See the schedule of FOX network channels below.

Barrett-Jackson Auction on TV:

Date Channel Time
Tues, Jan 14 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Wed, Jan 15 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Thurs, Jan 16 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Fri, Jan 17 FOX Sports 1 12-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-10 pm
Sat, Jan 18 FOX Broadcast 1-3 pm
  National Geographic Channel 3-10 pm
Sun, Jan 19 FOX Sports 2 12-3 pm
  FOX Sports 1 3-5 pm

Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

 Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction …

Here Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction it dawned on us that there is a new mood at the world’s biggest collector car auction. We’ve never seen such a feeding frenzy this early in the week. I don’t think we’ve ever seen nine sales over $100,000 on a Thursday before. Already we’re watching No. 2 condition show cars bringing very good prices.

Our Cars On Line.com newsletter readers know we have been touting the importance of classic and custom pickup trucks. We noticed last year that classic Ford F100 1955 Ford F100 Pickup Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auctionpickups were attracting more hits than any other collector vehicle on the internet. That trend was highlighted in the Thursday sale here at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction when a 1955 Ford F100 Pickup was the top sale of the night. The black custom ’55 F100 sold for $200,000 in a surprise sale that shocked everyone. (With Barrett-Jackson’s commission included the total sale was $220,000.) The truck, dubbed “Night Train” by its builders, was pro built in 2013 with a 550 horsepower 427 small block Ford engine, 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission, Currie 9″ rear end, riding on a TCI chassis with independent front suspension, coilover shocks and 4-wheel disc brakes.

It should not go unnoticed that three 1969 Pontiac GTO Judges went for big money on Thursday. Of course, all were Carousel red (looks orange.) A 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, Lot # 852, sold for $100,000. The auctioneer 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Thursday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auctionsaid it benefitted from a highly detailed restoration, PHS documentation, a 400 engine and a 4-speed. They said it had all correct part number tags. It also had Saf-T-track rear end, correct Rally wheels, hood tach and a console. Another 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, #821 had gone through earlier in the sale and also sold at the exact same price of $100,000. That raises the bar for true No. 2 show quality GTO Judges. Check our Cars On Line.com Market Trends Report published last month to view what the prices on GTO Judges had been prior to this year’s 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. There were four other vehicles that reached the $100,000 mark on Thursday.

Stick with Cars On Line as we will be bringing you photos and stories from this year’s 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. On Saturday during “prime time” here we will be carrying on a conversation with our readers about the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on our Cars On Line Facebook page.

Here were the top sales from Thursday

1955 Ford F100 Pickup Lot # 817 $200,000
2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion Lot # 3004 $180,000
1960 Cadillac Custom Roadster Lot # 788 $150,000
1963 Jeep Custom Mail Van Lot # 3003 $100,000
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Lot # 852 $100,000

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will have a new look this year as nearly everything about the show has changed. They have a new auction stadium compliments of the city of Scottsdale, so the grounds are set up very differently this year. You will also note that FOX Sports has bought out the SPEED Channel so the schedule for watching the Barrett-Jackson on TV is very different this year. You need a schedule to find out which segments of the auction will be seen on the different channels. See the schedule at the bottom of this page.

As a preview here are some of the “prime time” vehicles you’ll see going through the auction on Saturday. All are from the 5000 Series of special cars to be auctioned off during the late afternoon and early evening broadcast of the auction on the National Geographic Channel. (For a full schedule of TV coverage see the chart at the bottom of this page.)

1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster

A 1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster is among the top cars to be sold at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday. It is part of the Barrett-Jackson’s Salon Collection of most important collector cars to be sold. The Salon Collection is the 5000 series of lot numbers. They will cross the auction block beginning at 5 PM Mountain Time in Scottsdale.

 

1963 Shelby Cooper King Cobra

Also being offered for sale on Saturday in the Salon Collection is a 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra. This car could really bring big money as there were only six of them built. They believe that it is the most authentically restored and documented one left.

Click here to see more of the Prime Time vehicles to be auctioned off on Saturday between 5 PM and 7 PM Mountain Time.

Click the video window here to see some of the Salon Collection sales on Saturday evening in 2012:

This year for the first time the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be televised over the FOX network of cable channels. FOX bought SPEED Channel and now offers the Barrett-Jackson Auction to a wider variety of viewers. See the schedule of FOX network channels below.

Barrett-Jackson Auction on TV:

Date Channel Time
Tues, Jan 14 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Wed, Jan 15 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Thurs, Jan 16 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Fri, Jan 17 FOX Sports 1 12-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-10 pm
Sat, Jan 18 FOX Broadcast 1-3 pm
  National Geographic Channel 3-10 pm
Sun, Jan 19 FOX Sports 2 12-3 pm
  FOX Sports 1 3-5 pm

Snake And the Mongoose

Snake And the Mongoose

Don “Snake” Prudhomme’s original Mattel Hot Wheels 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Car made famous by the release of a Hollywood movie “Snake And the Mongoose” about the legendary match races during the early 1970s between Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen. This yellow 1970 Barracuda Hot Wheels “Snake I” Funny Car is the only one remaining from the original two Funny Cars ever produced. The Hot Wheels ‘Cuda was an integral part of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels “Snake vs. Mongoose” promotion, which saw Prudhomme and Tom McEwen square off in match races across the country. All will be sold as a set at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

Top Sale at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — One may argue that the real stars of the movie Snake And the Mongoose are the Mopar drag cars and Dodge Ramp trucks that appear so prominently in the film. As the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction is underway here in Scottsdale, Arizona this week, a bevy of celebrity cars and famous race cars are on display for the big weekend sale. The vehicles from the 2013 movie Snake And the Mongoose are one of the most popular displays in the new 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Salon Collection building. Above you see the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Car driven by Don “Snake” Prudhomme on display with Tom “Mongoose” McEwen’s Plymouth Duster Funny Car and the 1967 Dodge D-700 ramp trucks they used to haul their race cars across the country during the legendary Mattel sponsored match races which were the subject of the movie. (Click here to read the article we wrote when we were at the premier of the Snake And the Mongoose movie last summer.)

Snake And the Mongoose

Included in the sale are the original frame-off and fully restored 1967 Dodge D-700 Ramp Trucks which hauled both Funny Cars during the 1970s match racing era. All of the vehicles in the display were used in the movie. All except the Mongoose’s Plymouth Duster are original vehicles used by Prudhomme and McEwen.

 

Snake And the Mongoose

Tom “Mongoose” McEwen’s 1967 Dodge D-700 Ramp truck with Plymouth Duster drage car on the back.

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will have a new look this year as nearly everything about the show has changed. They have a new auction stadium compliments of the city of Scottsdale, and the grounds is set up very differently this year. You will also note that FOX Sports has bought out the SPEED Channel so the schedule for watching the Barrett-Jackson on TV is very different this year. See the schedule at the bottom of this page.

Stick with Cars On Line as we will be bringing you photos and stories from this year’s 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. On Saturday during “prime time” here we will be carrying on a conversation with our readers about the show on our Cars On Line Facebook page.

As a preview here are some of the “prime time” vehicles you’ll see going through the auction next Saturday. All are from the 5000 Series of special cars to be auctioned off during the late afternoon and early evening broadcast of the auction on the National Geographic Channel. (For a full schedule of TV coverage see the chart at the bottom of this page.)

1968 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin Race Car

The 1968 Sox & Martin Plymouth Hemi Barracuda factory race car which Ronnie Sox actually drove will be auctioned off next Saturday. This was a true factory Lightweight Super Stock Cuda. It will be Lot # 5017 during next Saturday’s 5000 Series of cars to be auctioned off at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction.

 

1931 Marmon Hot Rod

A sweet old school style 1931 Marmon Hot Rod will be Lot # 5016 on Saturday. This incredible custom build has a V16 engine. They say it was built with original Marmon parts wherever possible. From the pictures, this one could compete at the Grand National Roadster Show or even the Ridler Award.

Click here to see more of the Prime Time vehicles to be auctioned off on Saturday between 5 PM and 7 PM Mountain Time.

Click the video window here to see some of the Salon Collection sales on Saturday evening in 2012:

This year for the first time the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be televised over the FOX network of cable channels. FOX bought SPEED Channel and now offers the Barrett-Jackson Auction to a wider variety of viewers. See the schedule of FOX network channels below.

Barrett-Jackson Auction on TV:

Date Channel Time
Tues, Jan 14 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Wed, Jan 15 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Thurs, Jan 16 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Fri, Jan 17 FOX Sports 1 12-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-10 pm
Sat, Jan 18 FOX Broadcast 1-3 pm
  National Geographic Channel 3-10 pm
Sun, Jan 19 FOX Sports 2 12-3 pm
  FOX Sports 1 3-5 pm

Corvettes – 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

1963 Corvette Pro Street

In an article titled Corvettes – 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Cars On Line.com has captured a theme for the world’s most important collector car auction here in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 1963 Corvette Pro Street (shown above) will be among the most desirable cars in the high profile sale this weekend. Among the fine selection of desirable collector Corvettes to be sold is a car familiar to Car On Line  readers.  The Saturday prime time lineup of cars which will cross the auction block at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction includes the 1963 Corvette Pro Street which was chosen as last year’s 2012 CAR of the YEAR on the Cars On Line website. 

The custom Split Window Corvette is billed as the “The World’s Fastest Street Legal Corvette,” certified by NHRA and IHRA Pro Mod- 7.50 ET and faster. Newsletter readers know that this car was designed and built by Rod Saboury, one of the world’s most noted Pro Street Corvette builders. The body is a real 1963 split window with original VIN plate and correct title, lengthened and widened hood with scoops to house the trubos. Lengthened 12″, 6″ in rear of front fenders, 4″ in the roof and 2″ in the rear quarters, quarter panels raised 2″, rear of body widened 3″, rear wing recessed into body, functioning trunk looks OEM.

Featuring a chromoly double frame rail chassis by Lowdown Hot Rods, Mike Moran 427 small block Chevy twin turbo engine producing 2,600hp and 1700 ft/lbs torque, has clocked times at 6.75 and 209mph in street trim. MRE sheet metal intake manifold with billet runners, Dart ‘Little Chief’ heads, custom headers by Larson, Dart billet block, 88mm Garrett turbos, Jesel distributor with Mag 44 cap, Big Stuff ‘Gen 3’ Pro SEFI and traction control. Racepak UDX digital display, Racepak V300 computer, 9″ AFT triple disc clutch, Titanium bellhousing, Lenco CS2 4-speed, Strange axles and disc brakes, Powermaster 210 amp alternator produces 18.5 volts, Weldon fuel pump with voltage reducer to slow pump down for street driving, 16-volt system, American Racing wheels with front spindle mounts and Mickey Thompson SR radials.

Here’s a preview of some of the “prime time” Corvettes at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday. All are from the 5000 Series of special cars to be auctioned off during the late afternoon and early evening broadcast of the auction on the National Geographic Channel. (For a full schedule of TV coverage see the chart at the bottom of this page.)

1967 Corvette L88

One of only 20 such cars ever produced. This is a real deal 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe, one of the most sought after Corvettes of all time. It is said to be documented and have the L88 427 HD, M22 4-speed, J56 heavy duty brakes, J50 power brakes, F41 suspension, K66 transistor ignition, G81 4.56 posi-traction and shoulder harness. This is the only 1967 L88 to have attained an NCRS 98.2 Regional Top Flight 2001. It will be Lot # 5035 during “prime time” at the Barrett-Jackson Auction next Saturday.

 

1970 Corvette ZR1

A very rare 1970 Corvette ZR1 Coupe will be Lot # 5009 on Saturday at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of 25 built in 1970, it has the legendary 350/370hp Special High Performance V8 with solid lifters, M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission, F41 special heavy duty suspension, 4.11:1 posi-traction, J56 power dual pin disc brakes, complete in its factory color combination of stunning Monza Red with black vinyl interior. They say this car was the recipient of an NCRS Chapter Top Flight Award in 2013. Originally delivered to Canada, complete with the GM of Canada documents.

 

1969 Corvette L88 race car part of the Corvettes - 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction collection

A 1969 Corvette L88 race car is featured in the Cars On Line preview of Corvettes – 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. This incredible Corvette L88 is one of only four factory light weight L88’s ever produced. The world record holding #57 Rebel Corvette convertible has appeared in numerous publications and graced the cover of Autoweek, Corvette News and Corvette Corner back in its day. They say it is equipped with open chamber heads, an option not available to the public until June of the model year, and a dual disc clutch. –

Watch for our updates on the Cars On Line.com Facebook page as we bring you stories from the Barrett-Jackson all week. Then on Saturday join us on Facebook again for a discussion of the “Prime Time” cars. 

For more Corvettes – 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction click this link to the 5000 Series (“Prime Time” cars which will be sold on Saturday late afternoon and evening.)

 

2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

 

1970 Cougar Eliminator crosses the block

2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction – Saturday “Prime Time”

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The excitement is palatable here at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. The big money is in the house. Temperatures are already a balmy 80 degrees in the desert air. The smell of barbecue and exhaust fumes are filling the air. “Prime Time” Saturday here at the 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction is about to get underway.

Here are some of the sales we want to watch. Let’s see if our Facebook readers can predict the prices that these cars are likely to bring as they cross the auction block at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction.

1967 Corvette L88

Only 20 1967 L88s were produced. This is the only known red/red example. The “crown jewel of the Corvettes” and its history, documentation and judging records prove it. There is a reserve on this car. When it was at $3,450,000 it had not yet met reserve. Wow, they took the reserve off! Sold for $3,5 million. This will be the top sale here at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction for this year, and sets a new record for L88 Corvettes.

 

1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car

Chrysler took this 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car to the Chicago Auto Show and New York Autorama in ’54. It was designed by Virgil Exner, but was never put into production. It has been shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Powered by a 241/150hp 3.9 Liter V8 with a Hy-drive transmission. Plymouth never produced a two-seater sports car until the Prowler. The reserve on this car was not lifted even though it was bid up to $1.2 million.

 

1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra

With a 5-Liter V8 this 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra was a monster on a road course. This is the only remaining original King Cobra in existence. Not street legal, sold on Bill of Sale only. It was authenticated by Carroll Shelby himself. This is one of the most sought-after and significant automobiles ever built and raced by Carroll Shelby and the Shelby American team. CM/3/63 has been driven by America’s premier drivers including Holbert, Miles, Leslie, Pabst, Scott and Bucknum in the USRRC Series. It was no surprise when it received a winning bid of $1.5 million here at the Barrett-Jackson.

 

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Accompanying this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing onto the auction stage was Stirling Moss. It was bought new in Southern California at Mercedes-Benz of Hollywood. A three-owner car and the third owner had the car from the spring of 1960 all the way until May of 2013. The sale brought $1,900,000.

 

1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron

Everything was impeccable on this 1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton when it crossed the auction stage. Ray Wolfe said this engine was designated for the Marmom Meteor and was delivered with a supercharger and the extremely rare dual carburetor configuration. It is no wonder that the winning bid went to $1.3 million.

 

1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster

This 1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster is one of the most gorgeous cars you could want to view. They say it is a body-off restoration approximately five years ago. Scored 100 points in CCCA and is also a Senior car. Best of Show winner, People’s Choice at St. Michael’s Concours d’Elegance. Needs nothing. It was sold for $440,000.

 

1937 Lincoln K Willoughby

Look at this 1937 Lincoln K Willoughby 7-Passenger Touring car. They say it was a commissioned parade car for the State of New York Governor Herbert Lehman. One of seven made for special orders. Last production of Grand Touring cars. This gorgeous and rare vintage motorcar sold for $260,000. This one was well bought.

These cars below will be sold during the early part of the afternoon, 1 PM to 3 PM on Saturday. You’ll see this segment of the Barrett-Jackson Auction on FOX regular broadcast stations (your local FOX station.)

Snake And the Mongoose at 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction

Everyone here in Scottsdale believes that the Snake And the Mongoose set of match race vehicles will be the premier sale at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. All four vehicles from the movie Snake & the Mongoose were restored by Don “Snake” Prudhomme. The Cuda drag car and two 1967 Dodge Ramp truck haulers were the vehicles which Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen actually used during their Mattel Match Race tour in 1970. The yellow Dodge D-700 ramp truck was purchased by Prudhomme from Richard Petty. The red Dodge Ramp truck used by McEwen was originally purchased from Sox & Martin. Will this four-vehicle set be this year’s Batmobile sale here at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction? Unfortunately the reserve was not met at $1 million. Prudhomme decided to keep the vehicles. Then, after the sale, he was approached by NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. The two famous racing legends struck a deal. The famous race cars and their haulers will now reside in Hendrick’s museum in Concord, North Carolina. A great ending to a storied set of racing vehicles.

 

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

The car that Plymouth built to lure Richard Petty back to their camp in NASCAR. Original 426/425hp HEMI engine and 727 automatic. Visual inspection by two Mopar authorities. Rotisserie restoration. Outstanding in every detail. We said on our Facebook page that this is the car that could steal the show. It did bring big money at $500,000.

 

1963 Corvette Pro Street

The 1963 Corvette Pro Street (shown above) will be among the most desirable cars in the high profile sale this weekend. Among the fine selection of desirable collector Corvettes to be sold is a car familiar to Car On Line readers. The Saturday prime time lineup of cars which will cross the auction block at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction includes the 1963 Corvette Pro Street which was chosen as last year’s 2012 CAR of the YEAR on the Cars On Line website.
The custom Split Window Corvette is billed as the “The World’s Fastest Street Legal Corvette,” certified by NHRA and IHRA Pro Mod- 7.50 ET and faster. Newsletter readers know that this car was designed and built by Rod Saboury, one of the world’s most noted Pro Street Corvette builders. The body is a real 1963 split window with original VIN plate and correct title, lengthened and widened hood with scoops to house the trubos. Lengthened 12″, 6″ in rear of front fenders, 4″ in the roof and 2″ in the rear quarters. For more information see our featue article on the Corvettes – 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. It sold for $180,000.

 

1963 Corvette Asteroid

The original owner, Bob Nordskog, was a well-known boat racer and an entrepreneur that loved speed. He built a dual purpose show/race car that was out of this world called the “Asteroid.” It was further restored by George Barris where it received this incredible paint job. Sold for $170,000.

 

1969 Corvette L88 race car part of the Corvettes - 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction collection

A 1969 Corvette L88 race car is featured in the Cars On Line preview of Corvettes – 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. This incredible Corvette L88 is one of only four factory light weight L88’s ever produced. The world record holding #57 Rebel Corvette convertible has appeared in numerous publications and graced the cover of Autoweek, Corvette News and Corvette Corner back in its day. Amazing, just sold for $2.6 million. It was he second highest sale of the day.

Watch for our updates on the Cars On Line.com Facebook page as we bring you stories from the Barrett-Jackson all week. Then on Saturday join us on Facebook again for a discussion of the “Prime Time” cars.

1971 Corvette ZR2

How rare is this? A 1971 Corvette ZR2, one of 12 built, 454/425hp, M22 4-speed, F41 suspension, 4.11 and J56 power brakes. A ZR1 went through earlier. They were designated by Chevrolet as the Off-Road package, code for factory race car. Holy Cow! It sold for $450,000! Top sale of the day so far!

 

1969 Baldwin Motion Chevelle

We’re really interested in what this 1969 Baldwin Motion Chevelle will bring at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. You don’t see that many of these up for sale at public auctions. Will it get Yenko type money?

 

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

What a find. A yellow 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible. These vehicles used to sell for over $250,000 before the recession. What will it bring today? Wow! Sold for $280,000! Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

 

1969 COPO Camaro

A real 1969 COPO Camaro was a Jerry MacNeish inspected and certified COPO Camaro that was exported into Canada with documentation. Complete frame-off, nut and bolt restoration with extensive use of original and NOS parts. It sold early in the show today for $120,00

Stick with Cars On Line as we will be bringing you photos and stories from this year’s 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction. On Saturday during “prime time” here we will be carrying on a conversation with our readers about the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction on our Cars On Line Facebook page.  

Here are the top sales for 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction during “Prime Time” Saturday:

1967 Corvette L88 Coupe #5035 $3,500,000
1969 Corvette L88 Rebel 57 #5022 $2,600,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing #5044 $1,900,000
1998 Ferrari F300 Formula 1 Shumacher #5080 $1,700,000
1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra #5063 $1,500,000
1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl #5048 $1,300,000
Simon Cowell’s 2008 Bugatti Veyron #1319.2 $1,250,000

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will have a new look this year as nearly everything about the show has changed. They have a new auction stadium compliments of the city of Scottsdale, so the grounds are set up very differently this year. You will also note that FOX Sports has bought out the SPEED Channel so the schedule for watching the Barrett-Jackson on TV is very different this year. You need a schedule to find out which segments of the auction will be seen on the different channels. See the schedule at the bottom of this page.

 Click here to see more of the Prime Time vehicles to be auctioned off on Saturday between 5 PM and 7 PM Mountain Time.

This year for the first time the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be televised over the FOX network of cable channels. FOX bought SPEED Channel and now offers the Barrett-Jackson Auction to a wider variety of viewers. See the schedule of FOX network channels below.

Barrett-Jackson Auction on TV:

Date Channel Time
Tues, Jan 14 FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Wed, Jan 15  FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Thurs, Jan 16  FOX Sports 2 5-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-9 pm
Fri, Jan 17  FOX Sports 1 12-7 pm
  FOX Business 7-10 pm
Sat, Jan 18  FOX Broadcast 1-3 pm 
  National Geographic Channel 3-10 pm 
Sun, Jan 19  FOX Sports 2 12-3 pm 
  FOX Sports 1 3-5 pm 

Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas

1961 Corvette Fuelie

A Snowcrest White 1961 Corvette Fuelie with silver coves brought $130,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.  (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – September 28, 2013 — “Prime Time” Saturday was a whirlwind of activity at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas. The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino was rockin’ and the big money was in the house. This was a good auction for us to look at the types of cars that Cars On Line.com readers are in the market for. There were enough original muscle cars and  original ’50s classics to see where collector car prices were trending. Saturday was the day when we saw the top quality cars hit the auction stage.  We hope you had a chance to follow our coverage on Facebook and on our ClassiCar News page (where we feature car show coverage.)  Our partner site, eClassicAutos.com, was on hand to photograph the auction action and provide feedback. 

The Saturday sale ran from noon until 8 PM, PDT. The show was carried on the National Geographic Channel on your cable service. Or we were watching the live stream from computer or cell phone from the Barrett-Jackson home page. We also encouraged our newsletter readers to refer to our Cars On Line Market Update Report (click link to view report) which lists all the average sales prices on No. 2 condition collector cars that we follow.

Here are a few interesting sales from Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson.

1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

A 1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  crossed the auction block this afternoon. It is Lot # 692. This car should indicate to us what these XK120’s will bring going forward. If you check our Cars On Line Market Update Report (see link above) you’ll find that they have been selling for just under $100,000. OHHHH! … actual sale price was $67,000. This was a great car for that price.

 

1960 Cadillac Custom Roadster

With full Air Ride Technologies suspension and a custom ’59 Impala dashboard, this 1960 Cadillac Custom Roadster will be crossing the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas this afternoon. We expect this one to go for six figures.  Lot # 695.  Actual sale price was $55,000.

 

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

Now this is what I’m talkin’ about. A magnificent Mopar! This Plum Crazy Purple 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is said to be a true V code 440 6-Pack car, and what’s more it is a factory 4-speed. According to our Market Update Report it should bring about $65,000, but I think this one will do better than that because the big money is in the house today here at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas. Lot # 700. Very cool. SOLD for $90,000.

 

1969 1/2 Plymouth Road Runner A12

This is a 1969 1/2 Plymouth Road Runner with the 440 6-Pack engine and the A12 Lift-Off hood option. These were some of the most impressive muscle cars of the era. We would expect this one to get at least six figures when it crosses the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Las Vegas. Lot # 701. SOLD for $55,000. That was the DEAL of the DAY! Must have been the color.

 

1955 Desoto Fireflite Convertible

Classic ’50s Mopars are hot and it was our opinion that this 1955 Desoto Fireflite Convertible with the 292 ci Hemi motor and Powerflite transmission would prove it. We’ve seen these cars go for over $100,000 in the past. Today, we’re were expecting a more modest bid on this one. Lot # 705. Actual sale price was $65,000 before buyer’s commission.

 

1970 Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible

This is the top muscle car at the show today, bar none. It is a very rare 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454 Convertible … harder to find than frog’s hair.  The description indicates that it is numbers matching and comes with some documentation. We know it will do at least six figures, but will the bidding reach the $200,000 mark here at the Barrett-Jackson Auction? Well, no, actually it drew a high bid of $135,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus

We talked about this in the newsletter yesterday. These Volkswagen buses are all the rage in California. This one is the desirable 21-window Samba version of the1964 Volkswagen Bus. At the January Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale one of these was sold for $165,000! Will this one get bid up to six figures? We think yes. Lot # 710.1. Yep, SOLD for $100,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1951 Mercury Custom

In tribute to his father John Barris built this 1951 Mercury Custom Lead Sled and called it “The Rose.” Sam Barris’s legendary ’50s build of a similar Merc Lead Sled made him famous throughout the custom car world. This tribute car has been shown at The Auto Collections in Las Vegas. Lot # 721. SOLD $85,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible

In the Cars On Line Market Update Report we noted that this car in No. 2 condition would be worth about $78,000. We’ll be watching a it crosses the auction block here at the Barrett-Jackson to see if it will surpass that number. Lot # 725. The actual sale price was $100,000 before buyer’s commission. (Photo by eClassicAutos.com)

 

1939 Lincoln Zephyr Custom Convertible

We can’t wait to see this 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Custom Convertible under the lights of the Barrett-Jackson stage here in Las Vegas. We’ve seen cars in this category get over $200,000 at a Barrett-Jackson event. We think this one will go over $100,000, but it would be a surprise if it reached $150,000. Lot # 729. For whatever reason this sale topped out at $92,000 before buyer’s commission.

 

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Ths ended up being the biggest surprise of the evening. A Sierra Gold 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible was offered at the Barrett-Jackson Auction during prime time tonight. This one was restored by a top quality restoration shop and is the finest Bel Air Convertible in the show. We think it might go for $100,000, even though the average No. 2 condition Bel Air Convertible goes for about $75,000. This one is special. Lot # 736. This amazing sale drove the price to a winning bid of $205,000 before buyer’s commission. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

I read this crowd as being a Cadillac crowd so you might see some big money being thrown at this 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible which crossed the auction block as Lot # 737. Our Market Report has this one at about $132,000 in No. 2 condition. This might be the right venue for this great classic Cadillac.  The actual sale price was $93,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

The sale Mopar fans have been waiting for! This Mango Orange 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T will get the crowd at the Barrett-Jackson Auction up on the stage. This car was inspected by Mopar historian Galen Govier. He says it has a factory replaced warranty block. This is it! The big sale of the night for Mopar muscle car collectors.  Lot # 746. The car actually brought $132,000 before buyer’s commission.

 

1970 Plymouth Superbird

That big wing made this 1970 Plymouth Superbird capable of 200 mph on NASCAR tracks. They say this B5 Blue Superbird has matching numbers 440/375 hp motor and a Torqueflite transmission. No. 2 condition Superbirds are going for $110,000. Lot # 752. The actual sale price was $122,000, pretty much in line with what market prices are at currently.

 

1931 Lincoln Model K Convertible

For the vintage car collector this is one outstanding find. This 1931 Lincoln Model K Convertible Coupe sports Lebaron Coachwork with a top quality restoration at a well known restoration facility. What is most important to the vintage collector, it has never been shown at an AACA or CCCA event so you have all of that to look forward to. It is from a noted collection. Lot # 759. The fact that this car sold for $322,000 before buyer’s commission confirms that this was a car that buyers came to this show specifically to buy. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

SOME OF THE TOP SALES FROM FRIDAY’s AUCTION

1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty

The car we were most interested in was the 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty which they say has undergone a restoration. It is a real 1974 X Code Super Duty Trans Am with matching numbers and PHS documentation. One of only 943 built. It was sold for $100,000 before buyer’s commission. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

 

1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible

A desirable tri-color 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible is one of the top ’50s cars at the show. The Caribbean was the top of the line for Packard, and this one came with many options that were way ahead of its time such as power steering, Easamatic power brakes, power window lifts, power front seat, power operated soft top, signal seeking radio and leather upholstery. Only 500 of these beautiful flagship cars were built. This one sold for $85,000 before buyer’s commission. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1940 Nash Lafayette Custom Convertible

With beautiful subtle flames, a 1940 Nash Lafayette Custom Convertible was one of the top street rods in the sale on Friday. It sold for $75,000 before buyer’s commission. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner Pace Car

Already ahead of its time in styling for 1953, Ford featured this Crestline Sunliner as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car that year. Among the extras, full wheel covers, fender skirts, driving lights, sport lights, Coronado Continental Kit, gold dash, crossed flags, Pace Car lettering, VIN plates certain SS stamp only Pace Cars received. It sold for $33,000 before buyer’s commission. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

 

 

Barrett Jackson at Hot August Nights

2014-shelby-gt500-convt-charityThe crowd got to its feet to cheer a record sale at the first ever Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Reno. A 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible was sold for $500,000 in a great moment for the prime time Saturday auction sale. All of the money taken in for this car will go to the Brain Injury Association of America. The association supports brain research and injury prevention.

The car that is shown here will not be the one that the buyer receives however, because the actual car sold hasn’t been built yet. The winning bidder has purchased the rights to own the last 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible to roll off the line for the model year, a prized acquisition for any collector. The actual car may not look like the one shown here on the auction block. The winning bidder will be able to chose his own color scheme and striping options. The special sale was shown live on SPEED TV on Saturday night.

It is the first year that the Barrett-Jackson Auction company has held a sale at Hot August Nights. They could have billed it as the “world’s most noted collector car auction company meets the world’s largest collector car extravaganza,” Hot August Nights. It seems only fitting that destiny should bring these two together.

A 1934 Ford Custom Roadster was another big sale on Saturday in prime time at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Reno, Nevada. This unique custom was built by Hall of Fame legendary builder Rick Dore for the 2004 SEMA Show. Dore also built a one-off custom chopper motorcycle in this same color scheme. It was included in the sale.

A 1934 Ford Custom Roadster was another big sale on Saturday in prime time at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Reno, Nevada. This unique custom was built by Hall of Fame legendary builder Rick Dore for the 2004 SEMA Show. Dore also built a one-off custom chopper motorcycle in this same color scheme. It was included in the sale.

 

Fairly early in the sale, this one-of-a-kind 1933 Willys HiBoy Roadster was sold. It also was built by Hall of Fame custom car builder Rick Dore. Dore's work is well appreciated in this area as well as in northern California. Several of his custom cars were in the sale today. This one was Lot # 647. It sold for $74,250 including the buyers commission.

Fairly early in the sale, this one-of-a-kind 1933 Willys HiBoy Roadster was sold. It also was built by Hall of Fame custom car builder Rick Dore. Dore’s work is well appreciated in this area as well as in northern California. Several of his custom cars were in the sale today. This one was Lot # 647. It sold for $74,250 including the buyers commission.

 

We spotted this 1958 Chevy Cameo Carrier Pickup truck in the list of cars to be auctioned off on Saturday. It was Lot # 668, midway through the sale. It sold for $38,500 with buyer's commission.

We spotted this 1958 Chevy Cameo Carrier Pickup truck in the list of cars to be auctioned off on Saturday. It was Lot # 668, midway through the sale. It sold for $38,500 with buyer’s commission.

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We were watching for cars that are often available for sale in the Cars On Line.com listings. A favorite among Cars On Line.com buyers are Camaros. This 1969 Camaro SS L89 with the aluminum head 396/375 hp engine was in the Barrett-Jackson sale on Saturday, Lot # 699.2. It is so rare. Compare it to the ones in our Camaro Section to see if you can guess what price this one will go for. There was also a pair of 1969 Camaro Z/28s in the sale. They were Lot # 675 (early on Saturday) and Lot # 721. Click here for a list of cars and what they sold for.

Chevrolet has a special display in the Barrett-Jackson exhibition hall where they are debuting this 2014 Camaro Z/28. Notice it has a special hood similar to the ZL1. The Z/28 will be new for Chevrolet for 2014. 'Bout time.

Chevrolet has a special display in the Barrett-Jackson exhibition hall where they are debuting this 2014 Camaro Z/28. Notice it has a special hood similar to the ZL1. The Z/28 will be new for Chevrolet for 2014. ‘Bout time.