Collector car auction company Barrett-Jackson returned to the WestWorld event facility for their 50th annual Scottsdale sale, and over the course of nine days set a new record for the January auction. The take totaled just over $203 million for vehicles and automobilia combined, a new high for Barrett-Jackson. In excess of $8.8 million was raised for charity through the sale of ten vehicles. The top seller for the week-long auction was the yet-to-be-built first production 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 (VIN 001), which hammered for $3.6 million, with all proceeds from the sale going to charity.
Bidding was brisk, as the white-hot collector car market continues its meteoric ascent, with average vehicle sales eclipsing the $105,000 mark. A total of 1,857 cars found new ownership with a 100 percent sell-through rate, courtesy of all lots being sold at no reserve. Ten non-charity vehicles sold for north of $1,000,000, another new record for Barrett-Jackson. “Our Scottsdale Auction set an unprecedented pace with record-setting prices,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. In all, 140 collector-car world records were set over the course of the event.
General Motors offerings made a big splash at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale. In addition to the new 2023 Corvette Z06 hammering for an incredible $3.6 million, a stunning 1963 Chevy Corvette custom Split Window coupe finished in glossy silver over a black leather interior sold for $715,000, a 1967 Chevy Corvette custom convertible in Marina Blue over Ivory also sold for $715,000, a menacing black over black 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha custom changed hands for $687,500, and the Deepwater Blue 1967 Chevy Yenko Super Camaro we covered prior to the auction sold for $632,500. Another car we featured, the final Buick Grand National produced, found new ownership at $550,000, and the 1959 Buick Invicta custom named “Blue Suede Shoes” changed hands for $412,000. In all, some eighteen GM vehicles sold for over $400,000. This list is as follows:
- Lot #3009 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 VIN 001 – 70th Anniversary Edition $3,600,000 (charity)
- Lot #1363 1963 Chevy Corvette Custom Split Window Coupe $715,000
- Lot #1367 1967 Chevy Corvette Custom Convertible $715,000
- Lot #1402 1958 Chevy Corvette Custom Convertible $687,500
- Lot #1462.1 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Custom SUV $687,500
- Lot #1407 1967 Chevy Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 $632,500
- Lot #1410 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6 Convertible $572,000
- Lot #1347 1987 “The Last Buick Grand National” $550,000
- Lot #1403 1963 Chevy Corvette Custom Split Window Coupe $550,000
- Lot #1318 1948 Chevy Crew Cab COE “Decoliner” $511,500
- Lot #1421 Burt Reynolds’ 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE $495,000
- Lot #1459 1959 Chevy Corvette Custom Convertible $495,000
- Lot #1358 1958 Chevy Corvette Custom Convertible $462,000
- Lot #1349 1969 Pontiac GTO Custom Convertible $440,000
- Lot #1423.1 1971 Chevy K5 Blazer Custom SUV $440,000
- Lot #1356 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Custom Convertible $412,500
- Lot #1359 1959 Buick Invicta Custom Coupe “Blue Suede Shoes” $412,500
- Lot #1366 Rusty Wallace’s 1966 Chevy II Nova Custom Coupe $401,500
To see more pics of these spectacular GM cars, be sure to check out the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale webpage.