Car collectors and aficionados came to Scottsdale, AZ., last week, saw some of the most coveted cars in the world, and some enthusiasts conquered others at auction to take home a number of the most valuable and collectible vehicles in the world. The auction was a great success for Barrett-Jackson, who sold 139 cars over the course of the week for more than $113 million in sales.
Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, was delighted with how events unfolded. "We sold some great cars for charity, attendance exceeded 300,000, and the celebrity turnout was great," he said. Lot #5035, the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 2 Door Coupe (pictured above), topped the charts for the most expensive car sold, fetching a whopping $3.85 million, a record price for any Corvette ever to go under an auctioneer's gavel.
Speaking of records, Barrett-Jackson bagged two Guinness World Records to boot, one for the largest single-unit marquee and the other for largest marquee. Several cars were sold to benefit charities, with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, the Armed Forces Foundation, and The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan among those who benefited from charity auctions.
Check out the video below, which features the auction of a 2014 COPO Camaro, with all proceeds going to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. Not only will you be inspired by the words from war veteran Travis Wood, but the subsequent auction also gives a perfect taste of an auctioneer in full flow in front of a boisterous crowd. Roll on, 2015!
For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit barrett-jackson.com.