Written by American Car Collector
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, including an amazing $425,000 for charity with the help of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress.
Barrett-Jackson set two world auction records for collector cars, including a 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race car that sold for $61,600, and a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo, which closed bidding at $20,350.
“The response to our Online Only Auction was incredible, with bidders and consignors participating in the action throughout the entire event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We kicked off the auction by setting a world auction record for our very first Lot. Our two top sellers also were part of an exciting bidding war similar to the one you’d experience during one of our live auctions. But the true highlight of the auction was teaming up with Richard Childress for the sale of his original #3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR race car, which raised money for people whose health and livelihoods have been impacted by the current pandemic.”
The top vehicles that sold during the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction include:
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette custom split-window coupe – $357,500
- 1941 Lincoln Zephyr custom coupe – $203,500
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – $195,000
- 1967 Ford Mustang custom fastback – $165,000
- 2003 Kirkham 427 KMS/SC roadster – $115,500
- 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake convertible – $93,500
- Hank Williams Jr.’s 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville – $92,400
- 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – $91,300
- 1968 Ford Mustang custom fastback – $90,200
- 1965 Sunbeam Tiger convertible – $88,000
On Saturday, May 16, Barrett-Jackson and NASCAR team owner Richard Childress sold the No. 3 Dale Earnhardt-driven NASCAR race car for $425,000 to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States.
“America is facing unprecedented times right now and it’s going to take everyone working together and making sacrifices to make a difference,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “I have so many memories of this No. 3 Chevrolet, including celebrating with Dale Earnhardt in Victory Lane. I will always hold those memories dearly, but now I am thrilled to see that the winning bidder will be able to build memories as well. I want to thank our bidder, who has chosen to remain anonymous. Feeding America and Samaritan’s Purse will use these funds to help people most in need right now.”
In addition to the collector car auction, Barrett-Jackson also sold a total of 228 genuine, authentic automobilia items for more than $266,000. The top five automobilia pieces include:
Huge Late-Model Custom Porsche Neon Sign – $16,675
1926 Standard Oil Red Crown Gasoline Visible Gas Pump – $10,062.50
1950s Coca-Cola Vendo 56 Coin-Operated Soda Machine – $9,200
1936 Wayne #60 Shell Oil Gas Pump – $7,475
1930s-40s Hudson Automobiles Neon Porcelain Sign – $7,475
“This week’s Online Only Auction gave the collector car community a chance to join the excitement of a digital version of the Barrett-Jackson experience until we can return with our live auctions,” said Jackson. “We’ll continue to grow our online auctions between our life experiences, too, including integrating live streaming elements and providing a chance for our customers and fans to interact with us in real-time.”
Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort from September 10-12, and Palm Beach Auction, which was rescheduled for October 15-17, 2020, will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced. Consignments for all upcoming Barrett-Jackson auctions are currently being accepted.
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