1948 Tucker Torpedo at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2012

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2012 – Auction Results

Barrett-Jackson held its 41st annual Arizona auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale on January 15-22, 2012, resulting in more than $92 million in sales.

Top sale at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction went a 1948 Tucker Torpedo from the Ron Pratte Collection that sold for a world-record $2,915,000. Other impressive results included the 1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay with a sale price of $2,750,000, the 4,159 original mile 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing at a world-record $2,200,000 and the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow at $2,200,000. All sold on Saturday, January 21 and were part of the new Barrett-Jackson Salon Offering Collection, a selection of classic cars offered with reserves.

“The excitement over the high-end classics in the 5000 series and the Salon Offering Collection this year is beyond words,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “The record crowds were the most enthusiastic I have seen them in years. I’m humbled to say that we had a record number of cars cross the block and were able to revisit our roots by offering some of the purest classics and concepts on the market with extraordinary results. Additionally, we still maintained our ‘something for everyone’ philosophy by providing the largest selection of vintage cars and trucks in our 41-year history.”

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2012 – Top Ten Auction Results

  1. 1948 Tucker Torpedo – $2,915,000
  2. 1947 Bentley Mark VI Franay DHC – $2,750,000
  3. 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow – $2,200,000
  4. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – $2,200,000
  5. 1954 Desoto Adventurer II Coupe – $1,430,000
  6. 1928 Daimler P.1.50 Vee Front Royal Limousine – $1,155,000
  7. 1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo Cabriolet – $1,100,000
  8. 1930 Duesenberg Model J – $1,045,000
  9. 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 K Code – $1,000,000
  10. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Convertible – $600,000

The 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event saw a record number of attendees totaling more than 270,000, a 16% increase in attendance over 2011. Further, new registered bidders comprised more than 50% of total bidders and nearly half of the consigners were also new.

Additionally, more than $5.8 million was raised for local and national charities through the sale of 22 vehicles, including generous proceeds from sales and donations for the Barrett-Jackson sponsored ChildHelp Charity to benefit victims of child abuse and neglect.

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

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]

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  1. Congratulations on another great event. I’ve been attending your events for over 20 years, and am always impressed at your continuous improvements in the areas where needed. Food and places to seat while eating have greatly improved during the last few years. Thanks for that. The buses are another nice improvement. One place , whicch you are unlikely to know about, that could use attention, is that the lighting when leaving late from the valet parking. As one turns North/left after leaving the valet parking , the floodlights from the lots on the Northeast are shining right in the drivers eyes, and make viewing the road very dificult . And, as there are indeed a number of rather sharp turns on this exit road, which itself is not well lit, it is very dangerous. It would be a shame to have a tragedy while leaving your great event. I’m sure the lighting could be adjusted to make this a safer exit, and, somehow, I’m sure you will handle this in your usual professonal way. Thanks!!

    P.S. Wasn’t at your first event, but, if it was indeed in 1971, is the 2012 event not actually your 41st event, but your 42nd event?? Just a thought.

    Keep up the good work! Mike Doyle Peoria Ill

    1. B-J styles this as the “41st Anniversary”, not the 41st annual.
      The second event is the first anniversary, so the 42nd event marks the 41st anniversary. It’s a strange way of highlighting B-J’s longevity which undercuts the number of events by one, but that’s the way they do it.

      Rick Carey

  2. Look really forward to the Tucker convertible going over the auction block this year. My friends and I think it will shock a lot people for what a record price this Tucker will bring. Our agrigate thoughts are over 5 million.