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Barrett Jackson Las Vegas Auction Rallies Collector Car Community

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas rallied the collector car community during the 10th Annual Auction, held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. A record crowd of over 74,000 people watched as 671 vehicles crossed the block, delivering an impressive 99.25 percent sell-through rate.

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel CurveTotal sales for the auction were over $31.32 million, with $30.68 million in vehicle sales and over $640,000 in automobilia sales. At the heart of this year’s auction was the enthusiasm from the sale of seven charity vehicles that generated $1.64 million in total donations, with $1.1 million supporting Las Vegas community organizations.

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve“We were all overwhelmed following the tragedy in Las Vegas and so thankful for our sponsors, partners, exhibitors and, most of all, the thousands of guests who came out in a sign of solidarity that we are all ‘Vegas Strong,’” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only did we raise over $one million for the Las Vegas first responders thanks to the unbelievable generosity of Steve and Janie Davis, we generated money for the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and many other great causes. The collector car community is one of the greatest groups of people on the earth and Barrett-Jackson is grateful to be a part of this wonderful family.”

The top five vehicles sold during the 10th Annual Las Vegas auction were:

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder – $1,760,000 (Lot #750)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda – $396,000 (Lot #751)

• 1965 Porsche 356 Custom Convertible – $315,700 (Lot #765)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 2005 Ford GT – $280,500 (Lot #755)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – $222,000 (Lot #735)

“We simply could not have asked for more support from our bidders, consignors, guests and the local community this year,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “When we opened our gates on Thursday, we welcomed the largest group of fans for any initial day in Las Vegas. With a docket of nearly 700 vehicles representing every facet of car collecting, the success of the auction was simply incredible.”

The seven vehicles that sold for charity during the Las Vegas auction were:



• 2016 Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Edition – $100,000 (Lot #3000) – Benefited the NASCAR Foundation, with 100-percent of the sale price going to the UNLV Foundation, with funds directed to the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program Fund

• 2017 Chevrolet Crew Cab Custom Pickup and motorcycle – $100,000(Lot #3001) – Benefited YMCA of Southern Nevada

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1991 Acura NSX Custom Coupe – $135,000 (Lot #3002) – Benefited the American Red Cross

• “Cancer Car” by Steve Darnell, owner of WelderUp – $60,000 (Lot #3003) – Benefited TGen Foundation for its Children’s Cancer Research Fund

• 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake – $1 million (Lot #3004) – Benefited first responders through The Injured Police Officers Fund

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1972 Ford Maverick Custom Coupe – $95,000 (Lot #3005) – Benefited The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1965 Shelby Cobra Re-Creation Roadster – $150,000 (Lot #3006) – Benefited Convoy of Hope in support of ongoing relief from hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Some of the most exciting sales included these world-record sales at a public auction:

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1964 Volkswagen 21-Window Microbus – $132,000 (Lot #764)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 2001 AM General Hummer H1 Wagon – $128,700 (Lot #701)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1997 Land Rover Defender – $128,700 (Lot #637)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible – $110,000 (Lot #663)

• 1982 Chevrolet Blazer – $44,000 (Lot #362.1)

• 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special – $44,000 (Lot #415)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1989 Ford Bronco 4×4 – $40,700 (Lot #625)

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas, Fuel Curve• 1979 Ford F-150 Pickup – $33,000 (Lot #623)

Next up for our partners at Barrett-Jackson is their 47th annual Scottsdale Collector Car Auction January 13-21, 2018 – the most prestigious event of its kind in the country. We will be onsite and hope to see you there!

Photography courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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