2019 Arizona Auction Week …
Celebrity sitings and glimpses of rare collector cars are adding excitement to the laid back Valley of the Sun this week. During Arizona Auction Week the Phoenix area becomes the epicenter of the collector car world. The top collector car auction companies are all here in the Phoenix area to benefit from the convocation of car collectors gathering for the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale. Can you smell the money? Setting an electric atmosphere, some of the highest priced collector vehicles in the world will be sold here this week.
The Cars-On-Line.com car show team will be on hand to cover the high end auctions during Arizona Auction Week. (Check the Car Show Calendar online for all the events and times.) Of course, we’ll bring you all the action from the Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Scottsdale at Westworld. But we’ll also bring you the top cars from the RM-Sotheby’s Collector Car Auction at the Biltmore in Phoenix, the Gooding & Company Auction at the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale and the Bonham’s Auction at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.
Here is a video preview done by our photo-journalist Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.
2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction Preview …
With 1,800 vehicles in the sale, the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is in its 48th year. This is the biggest one ever. In fact, they say the slots are all sold out for consignment. It starts on January 12 and runs through January 20, 2019. You’ll find our coverage here on this page on Friday, January 18, and “Prime Time” Saturday, January 19, as we follow the top sales. Or watch for our posts on Facebook and Twitter and participate in the conversation.
Here is a preview of the cars we will be watching on “Prime Time” Saturday, January 18, when the top buyers in the world will be bidding on these choice selections (Tap the photo to link to more information on each car):
RM Sotheby’s Auction at the Biltmore
Although the RM Sotheby’s 20th Annual Collector Car Auction at the Biltmore in Phoenix will be a smaller sale, it will be packed with high end collector cars. This is a collector car auction where you will find the finest in collector cars from European auto manufacturers and high end American classics. Outdoor public preview will be held Wednesday, January 16 at the Biltmore from 10 AM until 8 PM. Auction starts at 5:30 PM on Thursday, Jan 17, and Friday, Jan 18.
Click through a preview of the cars we will be watching at the RM Sotheby’s Auction. (Click each photo to get more information and history):
Gooding & Company Auction at Fashion Square
Even smaller yet, but packing a lot of collector punch is the Gooding & Company Auction at the Fashion Square Mall in downtown Scottsdale. The incredible selection of real high dollar investment vehicles includes some of the most valuable Ferraris in the world, four Shelby Cobras, an L88 Corvette and a wide selection of Porsches. Viewing outside at the mall Wednesday through Saturday. Auction on Friday and Saturday starting at 11 AM.
Here is a preview of the cars we will be watching at the Gooding & Co Auciton:
A very interesting small boutique auction will be presented by Worldwide Auctioneers on McDowell Road in Scottsdale on Wednesday, January 16 starting at 5 PM. We were at the preview on Monday. What an impressive selection of collector cars. There are so many vintage classics such as Duesenbergs, Auburns and Packards. Also view a couple of very rare muscle cars below.
Click through a preview of the cars we will be watching at the Worldwide Auctioneers sale. (Click each car to get more information and history):
Bonham’s Auction at Westin Kierland
A revered auction house, Bonham’s, will hold their 2019 sale at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale this Thursday, January 17. The headliner car this year will be a 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II Spider which has been owned by iconic racers such as James Dean, Porfirio Rubirosa and John Von Neumann. It was also raced by the legendary Phil Hill. Bonham’s expects it to sell for $5 million to $6 million. The auction starts at 11 AM on Thursday.
Here is a preview of the cars we will be watching at the Bohnam’s Auction:
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