Huge Friday Sale at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction …
It was a great Collector Car Sale Friday at 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction with a list of cars that seemed endless. 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. Here in Scottsdale 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. And collectible Corvettes set the tone of the 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.
The Saturday edition of the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction will be the best show in the country. Click here to review the auction action as Cars On Line covers the world’s largest collector car auction.