1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Auction Block
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Auction Block

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2015 was held January 10-18 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $130 million in gross sales. The total from the 44th annual event was the highest in company history, with 1,611 vehicles sold during this year’s Arizona Auction Week sale.

“This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “From sales and consignments to our ratings on Discovery and Velocity, we smashed records at every level. Our week kicked off with a gala and continued to build excitement with our largest vehicle consignment in history, including the sale of the Ron Pratte Collection on Tuesday. Everyone who attended this year’s Scottsdale auction was a part of automotive history.”

The Ron Pratte Collection offerings dominated Barrett-Jackson’s 2015 Arizona sale, as the Pratte offerings brought in over $40.44 million in vehicle and automobilia sales. The top result was the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake that sold post-block for $5,100,000. The Super Snake stalled at $4,700,000 during the Saturday sale, but Barrett-Jackson put a deal together afterwards that got it done.

Other notable Ron Pratte Collection results included the 1950 GM Futurliner Parade of Progress Tour Bus at $4,000,000, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car that made $3,300,000 and the 1936 Delahaye “Whatthehaye” Street-Rod that sold for $671,000. The 1949 MG TC Roadster, the first car Carroll Shelby drove in a road race, brought a strong $539,000.

The 2015 Scottsdale sale also featured Barrett-Jackson’s Salon offerings, headlined by the 1949 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Franay that brought $1,650,000, the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster at $1,595,000, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that seemed like a steal at $1,100,000 and the stunning 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Pinin Farina Coupe sold for a world-record $550,000.

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Top Ten Auction Results

1. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake – $5,100,000
2. 1950 GM Futurliner Parade of Progress Tour Bus – $4,000,000
3. 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car – $3,300,000
4. 1949 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Franay – $1,650,000
5. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster – $1,595,000
6. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – $1,100,000
7. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 320 B Cabriolet – $1,045,000
8. 1936 Delahaye “Whatthehaye” Street-Rod – $671,000
9. 1991 Ferrari F40 – $643,500
10. 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet – $643,500

For complete auction results, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.

In addition to the 1950 GM Futurliner that raised $4,650,000 ($4 million bid and $650,000 in additional pledges) on Saturday evening, a total of 10 cars crossed the Scottsdale auction to raise $8,735,000 to benefit local and national charities. The Futurliner was donated by Pratte, a Vietnam veteran, to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. The other nine charity auctions were:

  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Custom SUV (Lot #3001), donated by SEMA to benefit Child Help and Victory Junction – $85,000
  • 2015 BMW M5 (Lot #3002), donated by BMW to BMW Car Club of America Foundation and Tire Rack Street Survival Program – $800,000
  • 2016 Cadillac CTS-V (Lot #3003), donated by GM to benefit College for Creative Studies – $170,000
  • 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst (Lot #3004), donated by Joe Riley for Cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $140,000
  • 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Roadster (Lot #3005), donated by Bubba Watson for Birdies for the Brave – $410,000
  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible “1st Retail” (Lot #3006), donated by GM for United Way – $800,000
  • 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Busch Series Stock Car (Lot #3007), donated by Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation – $500,000
  • Ford Shelby GT350R VIN #001 Coupe (Lot #3008) donated by Ford for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – $1,000,000
  • 2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball Motorcycle (Lot #3009), anonymously donated to benefit Ride 2 Recovery – $180,000

Barrett-Jackson’s next 2015 auction will take place in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 17-19. For additional information, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]

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  1. Rick,

    I realize it wasn’t a top ten auction result, although Lot 1027, 1972 red Pantera sold for $123K (after commission?). According to the description, this car appears to be a collector grade chrome bumper car, rather than a run of the mill, modified car, as so many Panteras are. I have nearly an identical matching number, original red, chrome bumper Southern California rust free car. Is this a market correct price for a fine original example or is this the magic of Barrett Jackson? Crystal Ball time: Will these cars see price appreciation as so many other European cars have or are they yoked to the American muscle car market?

    Thanks, Jeff