Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 – Salon Collection Results

Original Batmobile car
1966 Batmobile sold for $4,620,000

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2013 saw more than 50 featured automobiles offered on Saturday, January 19th at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $29.2 million in sales among the 5000 series of consignments.

The top seller within the Salon Collection at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction was the original 1966 TV Batmobile that sold for $4,620,000, followed by the ex-Clark Gable 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe and the 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport that both brought $2,035,000.

The original Batmobile started its life as the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was heavily modified by George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West.

Other notable results included the 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan at $1,430,000, the 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible that made $1,375,000, a record price for a Chrysler Concept car and the 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe De Ville that sold for $1,210,000.

“The 2013 5000 Series and Salon Collection featured some of the best collector vehicles in the world today, and we were honored to have them cross the Barrett-Jackson stage,” said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson’s Chairman and CEO. “Watching those unique cars cross the auction block was an incredible experience, and I’m glad I was able to share it with our bidders, consignors and fans.”

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 – Top 10 Salon Collection Auction Results

1. 1966 Batmobile – $4,620,000
2. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe – $2,035,000
2. 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport – $2,035,000
4. 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan – $1,430,000
5. 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible – $1,375,000
6. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible – $1,320,000
6. 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Castagna Roadster – $1,320,000
8. 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe De Ville – $1,210,000
9. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Owens/Corning Race Car – $1,100,000
9. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe – $1,100,000

Barrett-Jackson is accepting consignments for the 2013 Palm Beach auction, taking place on April 4-6, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For additional information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]