SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The best Tuesday sale ever happened when they sold the Ron Pratte Collection at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson-Auction in Scottsdale. The Barrett-Jackson posted a record breaking sale here for a Tuesday as they packed the house for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy some of the rarest collector cars of all time, part of the Ron Pratte Collection here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction. The Barrett-Jackson Auction is the world’s largest collector car auction, held every January here in Scottsdale, Arizona.
You can really appreciate how deep the Ron Pratte Collection was when you watched one of the actual cars from the Stephen King movie “Christine”, a red 1958 Plymouth Fury 2-Dr Hardtop (see photo above), cross the auction stage. They say that there are only two actual “Christine” movie cars in existence. The final price, including buyers commission was $198,000. This one was said to have been restored from many of the parts of the original movie cars. (See photo above.)
Ron Pratte is an Arizona developer, a multi-millionaire, who has been buying cars here at the Barrett-Jackson Auction for over ten years. On Tuesday here he sold 109 of his choicest cars through a special auction session organized by the Barrett-Jackson team.
After the shock and awe of the Tuesday sale here at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction auction goers were still talking about the Ron Pratte Collection. Cars On Line is in the house to watch what happens at the world’s most famous collector car auction here in Scottsdale, Arizona. As the incredible Ron Pratte Collection crossed the auction block here on Tuesday the Barrett-Jackson Auction had its best Tuesday sale in history. There were 109 items sold here out of the millionaire construction magnate’s collection. Many of them topped the $200,000 mark.
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.