The 2022 Houston Auction capped off Barrett-Jackson’s most successful year in the company’s 50-plus year history. A sales total of more than $31.4 million was realized during the three-day event held at the NRG Center in Texas. 481 vehicles crossed the auction block for a total of $30.6m, with 269 pieces of automobilia selling for an additional $809k and leading to a 100% sell-through rate.
At the top of the high-sales list was a trio of Ford GTs lead by a 551-mile Liquid Grey 2019 Ford GT at $1,028,500. Just behind at $990k was a similar 2019 Ford GT finished in matte black. The final member of the top-selling trio was a 2006 Ford GT sporting a fresh white exterior with blue stripes. It sold for $429k.
Two custom vehicles rounded out the top five high sales. They are a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible built by Steve Hayes Customs on an Art Morrison chassis, and a 2003 Hummer H1 Predator Custom SUV that was accompanied by a custom-built trailer. Under the hood of the Chevy was a GM LS3 V8 pumping out 540 hp, while Predator fitted the Hummer with a modified 6.6-L Duramax turbo-diesel engine producing 450hp and a massive 900 ft-lb of torque. The Corvette and H1 sold for $379,500 and $323,400 respectively.
As is Barrett-Jackson tradition, two vehicles rolled across the auction block for charity. The first was a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Callaway/Hendrick Edition donated by Michelle Mauzy that sold for $250,000 and will benefit Operation Homefront. The second — a 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition — donated by George Shinn, initially hammered sold at $400k with an additional $288k in donations pledged immediately after. The car was then donated back and crossed the block again for $300k. In total, $1,000,938 was raised from the sale of the GT500 with proceeds going to Samaritan’s Purse and the Florida Disaster Relief Fund in support of those affected by Hurricane Ian.
“This year has been an incredible milestone for Barrett-Jackson in so many ways,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Throughout 2022 we have shared our passion for the collector car hobby with unrivaled events and extraordinary auction dockets that have led to one auction record after another. Houston was a great bookend to a historic year with unprecedented sales that marked our most successful year in Barrett-Jackson history.”