Barrett-Jackson reported more than $32 million in gross sales during its 6th Annual Las Vegas auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on September 26-28, 2013.
Nearly 70,000 were in attendance to witness a world-class auction celebrating American cars such as Lincolns, Corvettes and Shelbys that rocked the house. Rick Hendrick’s stunning pair of 1963 Chevrolet Corvettes broke the bank at $104,500 and $110,00. Also adding to the celebration was a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban from “The Sopranos” Seasons 1-4 that brought $110,000. Barrett-Jackson will also be offering the late James Gandolfini’s personal 1972 Oldsmobile 442 convertible at the Scottsdale event January 12-19, 2014.
Top Las Vegas vehicle highlights included:
Lot #739: 1967 Ferrari 330GTC – $495,000
Lot #759: 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible – $352,000
Lot #748: 2005 Ford GT coupe – $275,000
Lot #745: 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe – $258,500
Lot #738: 1967 Shelby GT500 E – $242,000
Barrett-Jackson kicked off its 6th annual event with a live performance from multi-platinum country star Clay Walker at the opening night party on the beach at Mandalay Bay. Walker continued with his support and performed the National Anthem on Thursday as well as his hit “All American” on the auction block during the special military tribute that afternoon. Other high-profile celebrities that attended included the legendary Las Vegas performers Siegfried and Roy, critically acclaimed film director Bryan Singer, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and 2012 Playboy Playmate of the year Jaclyn Swedberg.
“Results from the Las Vegas auction demonstrate that the collector car market is incredibly strong within all segments of the hobby,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “In addition to the impressive sales numbers, Barrett-Jackson continues to set the trend in the collector car market by providing incredible vehicles to car enthusiasts and continues to give all audiences compelling charitable moments, celebrity appearances and activities for everyone.”
This week’s Las Vegas event was broadcasted on the FOX family of networks which included 22 hours of live, high-definition coverage that was available to nearly 100 million homes marking the largest viewership in auction house history. Fans were able to enjoy the coverage on all FOX affiliated channels, including FOX Sports 1 (FS1), .; FOX Sports 2 (FS2. and the National Geographic Channel which put the auction in front of an entire new audience.
“This event marked the most successful in Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas history with the most diverse docket we have ever offered,” said Barrett-Jackson President, Steve Davis.
Consignments are now available for the upcoming 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. For additional event information, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.