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Barrett-Jackson Achieves $203.2m in Scottsdale

For Barrett-Jackson, 2022 represented a milestone for a few reasons. In addition to this year being the 50th anniversary celebration of Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction, this year’s event was the biggest in the company’s history — 1,857 vehicles sold for $195.9m, and 1,153 pieces of automobilia brought another $7.3m. In total, that’s $203.2m in sales — a record for any Barrett-Jackson auction.

A 2004 Porsche Carrera GT was the top non-charity lot at $1.98m. Image: Barrett-Jackson

The company also reported 140 new world records, as well as a 100% sell-through rate. The auction was broadcast live for 38 hours on FYI and The History Channel, including six hours of prime-time coverage on Saturday night.

The company also raised $8.8m for charity, and sold two charity vehicles for over $1m each. The first 2023 Corvette Z06 was the leader there, selling for $3.6m.

Ten auction cars broke the $1m mark as well, which was the most in Barrett-Jackson history.

“Our Scottsdale Auction set an unprecedented pace with record-setting prices, and produced the energy that reengaged our hobby,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The immersive experience that we create is truly the heart and soul of the collector car community. Over the past week we saw incredible growth at every turn, even beating our own world auction records by double digit percentages. That growth speaks to the trust that bidders and consignors have in our No Reserve format. We’re also proud to be the new ‘Autoshow 2.0’, where manufactures can introduce, exhibit, and give high performance thrill rides, as well as auction their vehicles, giving guests a 360-degree experience.”

“We’ve built something that is far more than a collector car auction, we’ve created a lifestyle experience,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re proud of the depth and breadth of our Scottsdale Auction docket because it reflected the interest of every type of enthusiast and collector. The prices reflected the excitement and quality of our vehicles. It was truly our most expansive docket to date, offering everything from million-dollar supercars to the very best Resto-Mods. And we raised millions of dollars for charity, which is the pinnacle of what Barrett-Jackson represents. We’re all so blessed to be a part of this community during this period. We’re not just witnessing history, we’re making it.”

The top 10 non-charity vehicles that sold during the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction included:

  1. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot #1398) – $1,980,000
  2. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot #1415) – $1,870,000
  3. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405) – $1,815,000
  4. 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413) – $1,705,000
  5. 2019 Ford GT Heritage (Lot #1389) – $1,650,000
  6. 2019 McLaren Senna (Lot #1419.1) – $1,512,500
  7. 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (Lot #1417) – $1,430,000
  8. 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #1399) – $1,375,000
  9. 2014 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6×6 (Lot #1413.1) – $1,210,000
  10. 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356 (Lot #1397) – $1,210,000

Look for upcoming coverage of this auction in the next issue of Linkage, and learn more about the specific lots that sold here.