BARRETT-JACKSON ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF CONSIGNED VEHICLES FOR SCOTTSDALE AUCTION
- The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction will feature the largest docket in its history, with more than 1,600 vehicles set to cross the block at WestWorld
- Celebrity athletes Jeff Gordon and Bubba Watson along with manufacturers such as GM, Ford and BMW will donate one-of-a-kind vehicles with proceeds benefiting local and national charities
- Incredibly diverse docket includes anticipated consignments such as a 1960 Pininfarina “X” Sedan (Lot #5043) as well as the one and only ’66 Shelby Super Snake (Lot #2509) from the famed Ron Pratte Collection
SCOTTSDALE – Jan. 6, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM, announced today that the largest number of consigned vehicles in its 44-year history will cross the Scottsdale auction block Jan. 10-18 at WestWorld. The predominantly No Reserve auction will showcase more than 1,600 collector vehicles, including the renowned Ron Pratte Collection as well as a stunning Salon Collection.
“We’re thrilled to kick off 2015 with the largest auction in the history of Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Collectors and auto aficionados from around the world come to our Scottsdale auction to bid on some of the most coveted vehicles ever built. With a record number of cars set to cross the block, Scottsdale will be our most electrifying auction to date.”
The Scottsdale auction will be the last chance to see the famed Ron Pratte Collection, including more than 140 vehicles and over 1,500 pieces of automotive memorabilia. Pratte’s prestigious collection of automobilia will be auctioned beginning Saturday, Jan. 10, and his vehicles will sell on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 17. Crown jewels of the collection, including the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake” (Lot #2509) and the ’54 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car (Lot #2500), will cross the block on Saturday, Jan. 17.
“Not only is this our largest auction, Scottsdale will also feature many of the most significant collector cars in the world,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We appreciate our consigners and sponsors for helping us create the largest auction in the 44-year history of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company.”
Renowned celebrities, including four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, will contribute to the record-setting docket with vehicles donated to benefit charity. Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham’s 1999 Busch Series No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Lot # 3007) will sell at No Reserve with proceeds benefiting the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The sale of Watson’s ’39 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Hardstop Roadster (Lot #3005) will benefit Birdies for the Brave.
Manufacturers will also be a part of the largest auction. General Motors is donating the first retail 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible (Lot #3006), benefiting United Way, and the retail production unit 2016 Cadillac CTS-V (Lot #3003) will benefit College for Creative Studies. Ford’s donation of the first production unit of the new generation Shelby GT350 (Lot #3008) will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A 2015 BMW 30th Anniversary M5 – Special Edition (Lot #3002), donated by BMW to benefit BMW Car Club of America Foundation, will also be sold.