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)

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