The Ron Pratte Collection will be featured at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 sale, scheduled for January 10-18 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Selling at predominantly no reserve, the Ron Pratte Collection includes 140 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles and over 1,400 pieces of automobilia.
Ron Pratte built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. Pratte played an integral part in some of the most special moments on the auction block over the years, appearing on the many television coverage of the event.
“The Ron Pratte Collection is possibly the largest and most diverse to cross any collector car auction block over the past decade,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The majority of Ron’s collection was purchased at Barrett-Jackson auctions and it’s only fitting that these fine collectibles come back to our Scottsdale auction to be passed along to their next caretaker.”
The Ron Pratte Collection sale will kick off with his compilation of automobilia on Saturday, January 10th at 9 a.m. MST and continue through its culmination on Tuesday, January 13th at 1 p.m. The Pratte vehicles with lot numbers between 2000 and 2109 will cross the block on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. The remaining Pratte vehicles, with lot numbers starting at 2500 and above, will be crossing the block on Saturday, January 17th.
The Collection being auctioned on Tuesday, January 13th includes a mixture of vehicles, including a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle 2-door hardtop (Lot #2016), one of 22 still in existence and the only one known to exist with a column shift; a 1929 Indian 401 motorcycle (Lot #2058), which was restored to as-new condition and is ready to be ridden; and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback (Lot #2049), one of the rarest Mustangs available with its original engine, transmission and rear end.
“Because of the size and breadth of the Ron Pratte Collection, we wanted to give bidders a single day to really focus on the amazing vehicles that will cross the block,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Tuesday will be a big day for many collectors who have had their eye on some of these fantastic cars. Of course, we’re also looking forward to the excitement when some of the crown jewels of the Ron Pratte Collection, like the Shelby Cobra Super Snake, cross the block on Saturday.”
The Collection being auctioned on Saturday, January 17th includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of two designed by GM styling icon Harley Earl. The Collection’s 1950 GM Futurliner (one of only 12 ever built) will be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families and veterans.