It was a big weekend for Barrett-Jackson!
As we reported on Friday, the last front engine, C7 Chevrolet Corvette crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson and received a staggering $2.7 million bid, but it wasn’t the only car in Mohegan Sun in Connecticut worth watching. The docket represented a diverse group of cars, and six of the ten sold set new auction records for the company.
“We’re so appreciative of all our guests, sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to this auction and made it such an extraordinary event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Thanks to everyone’s participation and efforts, we hit incredible milestones as we wrote new pages in automotive history. Chief among those was a new charity auction record set by the last-built C7 Corvette. This special moment closed an era for Corvette and also raised critical support for our nation’s heroes. We built so much momentum this year in Scottsdale, Palm Beach and the Northeast that we can’t wait to top it off in Las Vegas this October.”
Overall, 545 vehicles were sold for a total of $21.8 million, with an almost unheard of 100-percent sell through rate. In addition, 470 pieces of automobila sold, bringing the total sales up to over $24 million.
The top 10 from the Northeast Auction are:
Last-Built 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Lot #3001) - $2.7 million (charity vehicle) 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster (Lot #671) - $280,500 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Yenko/SC Stage II Convertible Serial #1 (Lot #663) - $258,500* 1954 Buick Special Custom Coupe "G54" (Lot #694) - $220,000* 1969 Ford Bronco Custom SUV (Lot #669) - $203,500* 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #665) - $187,000 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6X6 (Lot #654) - $181,500* 1997 Toyota Supra Anniversary Edition (Lot #711) - $176,000* 2017 Dodge Viper GTC ACR (Lot #664) - $172,700 2014 Ferrari California Convertible (Lot #673) - $170,500* 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda Resto-Mod (Lot #685) - $165,000 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 (Lot #667) - $165,000
*An asterisk represents a Barrett-Jackson auction record.
“Collector cars are the heart and soul of everything we do,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “But we’ve gone a step further to create an immersive lifestyle experience around the auction that’s unmatched in this great hobby. We offered terrific symposiums led by top automotive experts and hands-on exhibits. For the first time since its introduction, Ford offered select rides to the public in the adrenaline-pumping Ford GT supercar. Only at Barrett-Jackson can you drive home the car of your dreams, rub shoulders with industry legends and make memories that will last a lifetime.”