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 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 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

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