Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction Results

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible For SaleBarrett-Jackson held its inaugural Orange County auction event on June 25-27, 2010 in Costa Mesa, California, resulting in nearly 400 vehicles sold at no reserve and more than $15 million in total sales.

“As we expected, Southern California supported our first Orange County auction with amazing attendance,” said Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Barrett-Jackson week was a whirlwind of excitement, entertainment and experiences unlike anything held in this area. From collector cars to an inaugural road rally, charity receptions and a local cruise-in, we delivered a fantastic event. We’re absolutely delighted with this year’s results, and look forward to building on this year’s success in 2011.”

Classic cars were high on the bidders list at the auction, including the top selling 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 convertible with matching numbers for $253,000. A 1970 Plymouth Road Runner custom two door hardtop that appeared in two of “The Fast and the Furious” films sold for $187,000. A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible sold for $181,500 and the 1940 Willys custom two door coupe fetched $181,500. Jesse James’ personal 1936 Ford custom five window coupe, built at West Coast Choppers, went to a new home for $165,000.

Barrett-Jackson auction also helped raise more than $1 million for charity at the event. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation raised $280,000, including a 1990 Darrell Gwynn Coors Extra Gold Top Fuel Dragster replica ($150,000) and a limited edition 2008 Barrett-Jackson Edition Ford Shelby GT ($130,000). The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation received over $100,000 with the sale of a 2011 Ford Mustang two door custom coupe DUB wide body. The 1970 “Project American Heroes” Chevelle SS custom coupe sold for $250,000 with all proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation.

“Our Orange County auction was designed to tap into So Cal’s car culture and introduce more people to the hobby,” noted Jackson. “The result was a great success. About 58 percent of bidders were first time buyers to the auction scene and 57 percent were first time consignors. They’re coming to Barrett-Jackson because of the great cars and the confidence inspiring transparency that you can only find at our auctions.”

Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction – Top 10 Sales

1. Lot #370 – 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible – $253,000
2. Lot #350 – 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Custom Coupe – $250,000
3. Lot #362 – 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Custom 2 Door Hardtop – $187,000
4. Lot #375.1 – 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $181,500
5. Lot #383 – 1940 Willys Custom 2 Door Coupe – $181,500
6. Lot #354 – 1931 Packard 840 Roadster – $170,500
7. Lot #355 – 1938 Packard Victoria Convertible – $170,500
8. Lot #382 – 1936 Ford Custom Five Window Coupe – $165,000
9. Lot #378 – 2004 Maybach MOD 62 Four Door Sedan – $154,000
10. Lot #386.1 – 1990 Darrell Gwynn Coors Extra Gold Top Fuel Dragster replica – $150,000

For complete auction results, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]