Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale tops $26.9 million
Barrett-Jackson ended its 2015 sale calendar on a high last week, as the annual Las Vegas sale totalled more than $26.9 million.
In front of a packed house at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, hundreds of vehicles roared across the block, from American muscle and vintage European models to modern-day supercars.
The auction also offered 357 lots of select automobilia which fetched a total of $720,000, a record sum for a Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction.
Leading the sale was a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 which sold for $330,000, followed by a 2005 Ford GT which achieved $291,500.
There were also notable results for a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code which realized a world record $275,000; a 2012 Falcon Series 1F7 VIN #001 which sold for $198,000; and a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 430 Custom Convertible which sold for $192,500.
The sale also saw three cars offered for charity, bringing a combined total of $750,000. A 2013 Chevrolet Camaro COPO #005 raised $115,000 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, followed by a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 which raised $135,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Z06 VIN #001 which achieved an impressive $500,000 for the College for Creative Studies.
“Our Las Vegas auction creates an electric atmosphere that is perfect for the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re especially proud of the role Barrett-Jackson plays in the support of charities that benefit wonderful organizations across the country."
“Ending with a successful event in Las Vegas made 2015 one of the strongest auction years in terms of overall sales and attendance for Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
“We kicked off the year with our Scottsdale auction featuring the Ron Pratte Collection, one of the broadest and most eclectic collections in the world. It was also our debut broadcast on Discovery and Velocity. The momentum from Scottsdale continued to build throughout the year and we look forward to bringing the excitement that only our events can deliver to fans next year as part of our 45th anniversary.”
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