The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016 auction was held October 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, resulting in more than $32.5 million in total sales and a 99.2 percent sell-through rate.
“This Las Vegas auction proved that Barrett-Jackson continues to set the bar for sales, attendance and broadcast coverage among collector car auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We experienced extraordinary television coverage with 24 hours being broadcast in the U.S. on Discovery and Velocity, as well 24 hours in Canada and 20 hours in the United Kingdom. We’re proud to fuel the collector car hobby by bringing our live auctions into the living rooms of fans around the world.”
The top result at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction went to the 21,400 mile, matching-numbers, original and unrestored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 that sold for $357,500, followed by $275,000 paid for the 790hp 1967 Ford Shelby GT500SE Super Snake continuation. Among the auction’s stars was the 1976 “Wayne’s World” AMC Pacer (Lot #608) that sold for $37,400. It set a new world record for an AMC Pacer as the previous record was $18,945.
The Tammy Allen Collection was also a featured attraction during Barrett-Jackson’s 9th annual Las Vegas auction. The Collection included a 2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary that sold for $220,000, a 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster (Lot #698) selling for $165,000, as well as a 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot #693) and the “Wasabi” 1950 Mercury Coupe (Lot #694), both of which sold for $159,500.
Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016 – Top Five Auction Results
1. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – $357,500 (Lot #749)
2. 1967 Ford Shelby GT500SE Super Snake – $275,500 (Lot #741)
3. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary – $220,000 (Lot #398)
4. 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR Twin-Turbo Custom Prototype “IAD Land Shark” – $220,000 (Lot #744)
5. 2012 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Sedan “Pawn Stars” – $181,500 (Lot #730)
“This year was our 45th Anniversary and we’ve had a lot to celebrate,” said Jackson. “In Scottsdale we set new records at every turn, including the sale of 2017 Acura NSX VIN #001, which sold for $1.2 million for charity. In Palm Beach, we welcomed Hollywood megastar William Shatner on stage to help sell two cars from his collection. At our inaugural Northeast Auction in Connecticut, tickets sold out within hours after gates opened and the vehicle docket closed well in advance due to strong demand. It was the first double sell-out in our company’s 45-year history. It’s only fitting that we top off our 45th Anniversary in Las Vegas with exceptional international TV coverage and sales, making it a truly banner year for our company, as well as our bidders, consignors, sponsors and fans.”
As always, charity played a big role at this year’s sale, with $850,000 raised during the three-day event. The five vehicles that sold for charity during the Las Vegas auction included:
1. 2015 RAM 2500 Commando Tactical Edition – $250,000 (Camp Southern Ground)
2. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion – $200,000 (Carrington Charitable Foundation)
3. 2017 Shelby GTE Fastback – $150,000 (Grant A Gift Autism Foundation)
4. 2016 Indian Chief Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary – $150,000 (Operation Ride Home)
5. 1967 Chevrolet Nova Custom Hardtop – $100,000 (West Springs Hospital Building Sanctuary/Rebuilding Lives Project)
This year’s Las Vegas automobilia auction was the company’s most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction with a total of $777,000, an 8-percent increase over the 2015 Las Vegas auction.
The 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction will be held January 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. For more information on becoming a bidder, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.