Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Scottsdale Auction:
The world comes to Arizona Automobile Week each January –– and everyone comes to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale for its 47th annual event, January 13–21, 2018. Bidders, consignors, entertainers, exhibitors, a 1,500-car docket and hundreds of thousands of automotive fans combine for nine days of lifestyle activities for everyone in the family.
Among the pre-war classics, muscle cars and today’s supercars to be offered at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 47 are a Hemi ’Cuda, the last known built in the ’70s; a one-of-a-kind 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe; a rare 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Freestone & Webb Sedanca De Ville; a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, one of just 69; a Shelby GT350 Prototype #001; a ’87 Buick Grand National GNX #003; and a 2017 Ford GT for charity.
Preview days are January 13 and 14, beginning at 8 a.m. The Automobilia Auction is January 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; January 17–20, 8:30–10 a.m.; and January 21, 8:30–11 a.m. The Vehicle Auction takes place January 15 and 16, 2 p.m. to close; January 17–20, 10 a.m. to close; and January 21, 11 a.m. to close.
Special events, seminars and sponsor involvement begin January 13 with the QuikTrip Family Value Day (children 12 and under free). The Opening Night Gala, January 14, 7–11 p.m., will welcome invited guests. On January 13 and 14, the Monster Energy Motorcycle Drifting Exhibition will provide excitement throughout the day. Daily Dodge Thrill Rides begin January 13 at 9 a.m., joined by the Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives starting January 15.
Throughout the event, the new DIY Pavilion will offer many activities; Factory 5 and RideTech, for instance, will build vehicles before your eyes in the new Restoration Garage.
On television, in over 150 countries, the world will also be watching Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale: Tuesday (Velocity), 4–9 p.m.; Wednesday (Discovery Channel) 4–9 p.m.; Thursday (Velocity), 4–9 p.m.; Friday (Velocity), 2–10 p.m.; Saturday (Velocity), 1–10 p.m.; and Sunday (Velocity), 12–5 p.m.
“Scottsdale is our home, and we continue to expand the more than one million indoor square feet at WestWorld to enhance the unique automotive lifestyle experience for all our great guests,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson, which also produces annual car auctions in Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We have paved three additional acres at WestWorld to showcase the more than 1,500 consigned vehicles we expect this year. We also will be kicking off a yearlong charitable initiative, which will make Scottsdale 2018 a special experience for newcomers as well as the many car enthusiasts who continue to join us each year.”
Among the charity cars this year is a 2017 Ford GT, donated by Valley businessman Ron Pratte to the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation, which will sell the car to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE program, assisting young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Other charity cars include a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition, donated by Craig and Carolyn Jackson to benefit the American Heart Association; a 2018 Corvette Carbon 65, VIN 001, from GM to benefit the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative; and a 2019 Corvette ZR1, also from GM, to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
“The vehicles we are consigning for Scottsdale consist of a wide variety of the best collector cars in the world,” says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are excited to have some of the most rare and desirable vehicles, including an incredible 2017 Ford GT charity car, the very first 1966 Shelby Mustang Prototype and a 1951 Talbot-Lago. These gems exemplify the spirit of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, and we are excited for another great year on the auction block.”
Shelby, Zora & Saoutchik
The 47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will offer one of the rarest of all muscle-cars, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (#1409), Number 59 of the 69 COPO 9560 high-performance Camaros built. Finished in Hugger Orange over black, this spectacular performer honors the great Zora Arkus-Duntov and is powered by an all-aluminum 427-cid engine with 12.0 compression and open-chamber cylinder heads and the 9560 M22 Rock Crusher four-speed manual transmission. This is the only ZL1 ordered with the NC8 chambered exhaust.
A 2006 Ford GT (#1372), silver on black, is from the final year of GT production before being reintroduced in 2017. Finished in Tungsten Grey, it is powered by a 5.4-liter engine with six-speed manual transmission. With 650 actual miles, it has been immaculately kept by Ford racing legend Bill Kolb Jr., and shows great.
A rare 1965 Shelby GT350 R (#1425) is powered by a Pete Hood 289-cid eight-cylinder and four-speed manual transmission and is one of 33 factory competition models built in 1965. This is documented as the winningest Shelby race car ever, including an SCCA Southwest Division Championship. At Daytona, it set the highest known top speed for a 289-powered Shelby Mustang or Cobra: 184 mph. “The opportunity to own a GT350 R is rare, but there is only one that has had the most wins of all time, and this is it,” Davis says.
The Salon Collection, unique to Barrett-Jackson, showcases some of the world’s most rare, valuable, collectible and coveted vehicles, pre- and post-war. Unveiled in January 2012, this always popular element of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale recalls the first years of the company, when prewar classics such as Pierce-Arrows and Packards, Duesenbergs and Delahayes brought the first crowds to downtown Scottsdale.
A highlight of this distinguished group is a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Freestone & Webb Sedanca De Ville, one of only 10 Rolls-Royce cars built by a small English coach-builder, W.S. Atcherley. And, a red-on-red, 16-cylinder 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe was coachbuilt by the great Jacques Saoutchik and has placed First in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
A California Sage-on-beige 1966 Aston Martin DB5, fitted with Borrani wheels, features the original rebuilt matching-numbers four-liter, 282-horse engine mated to a ZF five-speed manual transmission and has factory air-conditioning. In 2017, it received a new cosmetic bare-metal paint job, and through nearly three decades this great car has shown at many Aston Martin Owners Club, classic car and Concours d’Elegance events.
And, a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder, blue on red, was the great carmaker’s first volume-produced sports car, featuring a 3.5-liter twin-cam inline-six with roots to the 250F Grand Prix racing cars, a ZF five-speed manual transmission and Borrani alloy wire wheels. Approximately 2,400 were built from 1957 to 1964 –– but just 245 open-topped varieties went to a fortunate few.
A Truckload of Mopars, and Tricked-out Trucks, Too
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Leading the great Dodges and Plymouths of the muscle-car era is a Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (#1411), the last known of its kind built, one of the 59 in 1971. A total rotisserie restoration has been completed, and the classic muscle car has only 23,772 original miles.
Other great Chrysler Corporation cars:
•1968 Dodge Charger R/T Custom Hardtop (#468), following a recent rotisserie restoration;
•1970 Plymouth Superbird (#1370), one of only 308 ’Birds produced with the 440-cid engine, six-barrel carburetion and four-speed manual transmission;
•1970 Charger 500 Custom Coupe (#1294.1), Sublime Green on white, fitted with a potent 528-cid EFI Hemi and TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission;
•1970 Super Bee R-Code (#1054), one of 21 with the legendary 426-cid Hemi and a four-speed manual transmission;
•1970 Plymouth ’Cuda (#1293), with an original, matching-numbers 440-cid, six-barrel powerplant connecting to a four-speed manual; and a
•1970 ’Cuda (#1029), a dealer demo two owners from new with just more than 10,000 original miles.
“For many, the Mopars of the ’60s and ’70s represent the golden era of muscle car performance,” Davis explains. “They were bred to be powerful and fast on the track and led to an exciting new world of aftermarket performance parts that continues to thrive today.”
Custom and fully restored trucks, built by some of the most respected coachbuilders in the industry, will also appear on the famous Barrett-Jackson podium. A ’56 Ford F-100 (#1346) features a custom chassis, contemporary Mustang 5.0 Coyote engine and a 6R80 automatic transmission. And, NASCAR great Rusty Wallace is offering his ’66 Chevrolet El Camino Custom Pickup (#1318), built by West Coast Customs, with upgrades by Detroit Speed.
In addition, an award-winning ’51 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup (#1101), on an Art Morrison chassis and powered by a Chevrolet LS3 Hot Cam engine, was featured in the November 2015 issue of Street Trucks magazine.
Other great trucks include:
•A 1952 Chevy 3100 (#1102), an award-winning five-window with less than 1,250 miles after the build;
•Dodge Power Wagons, including a ’46 WDX (#1154) and a rebuilt ’48 (#1028); and a
•1962 VW double-cab custom pickup (#1276), showing approximately 200 miles since its full restoration.
“The mounting interest in collectible trucks is making them a truly hot auction item. Like 1960s-era American muscle cars, trucks have become as much a status symbol as they are utilitarian. I’m very proud that the owners, collectors and builders of these incredible custom trucks look to Barrett-Jackson as the ideal marketplace to sell these impressive machines,” Davis says.
Barrett-Jackson is always the ticket in January in Arizona.
“Barrett-Jackson is the ultimate collector car event because it is fueled by genuine car people,” Jackson says. “From great salon cars, like the incredible Rolls-Royce, to spectacular muscle cars, supercars and more, we will once again have a diverse docket that all our passionate fans will love. It’s what makes our Scottsdale Auction an annual event that breathes new life and adrenaline in the collector car community every year.”
The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket, along with full event details and ticket information, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com. For more information, visit the company website or call 480.421.6694. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.