Barrett-Jackson recorded more than $68 million in total sales during the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, an 11% increase from Scottsdale 2009. The 2010 Scottsdale event featured nearly 1,200 vehicles all for sale at no reserve.
The weather in Arizona had little impact on the auction, as no cars were damaged and all vehicles crossed the block as scheduled. Despite the inclement weather of significant rain and wind and the associated challenges, more than 180,000 people braved the elements to attend the event.
“Even with the worst weather the Phoenix area has seen in decades, buyers, sellers and visitors from across the country enjoyed another incredible Scottsdale event,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “With an 11 percent increase in sales, we showed that buyers have confidence in the market and are choosing Barrett-Jackson as the source to add to their collections. What a great way to start the 2010 auction season.”
Top sellers included a 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 for $671,000, a 1964 Shelby Cobra that brought $478,500, a 1963 Shelby Cobra at $401,500 and the 1935 Cadillac Series 40 Fleetwood Imperial Convertible that sold for $302,500.
Complete results will be posted as they are released.
Barrett-Jackson has begun accepting consignment applications for its 8th annual Palm Beach auction. The event will be held at The Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds April 1-3, 2010.