The 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.
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.