Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale achieves more than $32.5 million
Barrett-Jackson ended their 2016 sales season in style this weekend, as the company's ninth annual Las Vegas auction soared to a result of more than $32.5 million.
Topping the sale was a remarkably original, superb matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 which sold for $357,500. Consigned by the original owner, who bought the car in Memphis, Tennessee back in 1969, the car was completely unrestored and came with just 21,400 miles on the clock.
Next up was an iconic 1967 Ford Shelby GT500SE Super Snake, one of just four continuation models built by licensed Shelby builder Riley Performance Motorcars. Powered by a 790hp all-aluminum supercharged licensed Shelby big-block 427ci FE engine and a Tremec TKO 5-speed transmission, the car was finished in striking PPG Vivid Black with Hellfire Red Candy stripes, and sold for $275,500.
There were also strong results for a 2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary, and a 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR Twin-Turbo Custom Prototype 'IAD Land Shark', both of which sold for $220,000.
Rounding out the sale's top five results was a touch of luxury – a 2012 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Sedan. Owned by Rick Harrison of the hit TV show 'Pawn Stars', the car fetched a final price of $181,500.
The sale at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino also offered cars from the esteemed collection of Tammy Allen, with highlights including 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster which sold for $165,000, and a 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible which sold for $159,500.
And movie fans had the chance to acquire the iconic blue 1976 AMC Pacer as featured in the comedy classic 'Wayne’s World'. One lucky bidder was able to drive home head-banging to Bohemian Rhapsody, having paid $37,400 for the car – a new world record for an AMC Pacer which doubled the previous high total.
The auction also offered five vehicles consigned to raise funds for a number of charities, with top lots including a 2015 RAM 2500 Commando Tactical Edition which sold for $250,000; a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion which fetched $200,000; and a 2016 Indian Chief Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary motorcycle which realized $150,000.
"It’s been another incredible Las Vegas auction," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "Barrett-Jackson is the lone collector car brand that can live up to the excitement only found in the ‘Entertainment Capitol of the World.’ I’m especially proud of the $850,000 our generous bidders donated to five deserving charities."
"This Las Vegas auction proved that Barrett-Jackson continues to set the bar for sales, attendance and broadcast coverage among collector car auctions," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "We’re proud to fuel the collector car hobby by bringing our live auctions into the living rooms of fans around the world."
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