If, like me, you’ve been glued to Barrett-Jackson on television over the past few days, you’re not going to be surprised to hear that the company scored a massive number of records in Scottsdale this year.
According to the company’s press release about Arizona, among the prices this year were over 200 world auction records, along with a $190.6m total sales figure.
From where I sat, prices seemed to be elevated on just about everything — but particularly when it came to rare muscle, Resto-Mods and trucks/SUVs. In addition to that, some newer segments saw strong numbers as well, including the Supra market, which I covered in the Future Collectibles seminar on Tuesday. Of the five Supras on offer, the most expensive of the bunch was twin-turbo six-speed at $187,000. Other than the Fast and Furious movie car that sold for over a half-mil two years back, the most recent high water mark was just over $120k.
As for the truck and SUV market, the news also came in six-figure exclamations. Two first-gen Blazers stood out in what seemed like a sea of $100k sales: The first was a custom ’72 with LS power at $247,500, and the second was another high-end LS-powered build with a sale price of $440,000.
The high sale of the event went to the Nardo Gray 1989 Ferrari F40 at $2,750,000.
In total, $184.2m came from 1,907 cars, with a further $1.89m for charity lots. The average price per sold vehicle was over $96,000, and more than 1,100 pieces of automobila sold for over $6.41m. Over 300,000 people walked through the gates over the nine-day auction event.
“Barrett-Jackson continues to electrify the collector car hobby with our true automotive lifestyle events,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We saw a spectacular docket bring incredible sales and set more than 200 world auction records. We also welcomed a record number of enthusiasts to WestWorld, setting the tone for an exciting event season in Arizona. I am especially proud of the additional funds and awareness we built for several deserving charities as we surpassed the $150 million mark raised to date.”