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 

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