Every January for several decades now, the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction held at the sprawling Westworld Equestrian complex in Scottsdale, produces not only one of the most anticipated vehicle auctions in the world, but it has also turned into one of the most exciting Automotive Lifestyle events in the world. That statement is backed up by the over 300,000 attendees in 2023. The Collector Car auction and Automobilia auction results reached an amazing $190,000,000+ in total sales. The top-selling vehicle was a 1989 Ferrari F-40 that sold for $2,750,000. A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for $1,595,000 A pair of late model Ford GT’s each sold for $1,300,000. During the auction, countless vehicles sold for record amounts and hundreds of vehicles sold for $100,000 or more. Each day started with the Automobilia items, such as neon signs, and gas and oil-related items. Several Automobilia lots sold for over $200,000 each.
The Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auctions are known for the charity vehicles that cross the auction block, with 100% of the proceeds going to many different charities. In 2023 the total charity amounts donated over the years reached the $150 million milestone. At Scottsdale, a 2024 Vin #001 Ford Mustang GT sold for $565,000, which included $50,000 from San Tan Ford. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) the leading research laboratory for type 1 diabetes, was the recipient. The Driven Hearts Campaign led by Carolyn Jackson the Chief Philanthropy Officer for Barrett Jackson also received a great donation.
Next up for Barrett Jackson is their Palm Beach Collector Car Auction on April 13th – 15th. Info at barrett-jackson.com
Words by Jerry Hutchcroft
Photos by Rod Loveless