Barrett-Jackson hit a convincing document outcome for its Las Vegas Public sale, scoring a complete of greater than $48 million and a one hundred pc sell-through for collector automobiles, automobilia, charity gross sales, even just a few NFTs, throughout a sizzling weekend in Sin Metropolis.
The three-day public sale, held June 17-19 because the launch for the brand new West Corridor of the Las Vegas Conference Heart, is Barrett-Jackson’s first summer time public sale in Vegas, the place for the primary 12 consecutive years gross sales had been held through the fall. The public sale was canceled for 2020 as a result of pandemic and rescheduled for 2021 as the corporate shook up its annual lineup of occasions.
Heading the public sale was the sale of a uncommon 2015 McLaren P1, a 903-horsepower hybrid hypercar initially owned by common electronic-music producer Deadmau5 (pronounced “lifeless mouse”) and pushed simply 180 miles. The automotive bought for a spectacular $1,567,500 (all outcomes embrace public sale charges).
The outcomes breakdown got here to about 700 all-no-reserve automobiles reaching greater than $46 million, 284 items of automobilia bought for $884,000, and $775,000 raised by the sale of 4 charity automobiles. Barrett-Jackson additionally turned the primary collector automotive firm to public sale non-fungible tokens (NFTs), representing previous gross sales of 001 serial-number automobiles, which introduced in an addition $65,000.
“We arrived in Las Vegas using on the super momentum of our record-setting Scottsdale Public sale in March,” Craig Jackson, chief government of Barrett-Jackson, stated in a information launch. “We’ve accelerated that success with a 100-percent no reserve docket, extra world-auction data, a ground-breaking sale of NFTs, and making historical past as the primary public occasion within the fabulous new West Corridor of the Conference Heart.
“It’s completely clear that the collector automotive market is stronger than ever, and Barrett-Jackson is fueling that enthusiasm.”
In addition to the McLaren, two different public sale vehicles bought for seven figures, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster that hit $1,045,000 and a 2019 Ford GT for $1,023,000.
A particular spotlight of the Las Vegas public sale was the sale of the customized 1994 Toyota Supra pushed by the late Paul Walker in two of the Quick and Livid films. The distinctive and turbocharged Supra bought for $550,000.
Among the many celeb vehicles bought on the public sale had been three from “Mr. Las Vegas,” singer Wayne Newton, who stood onstage because the bidding commenced. Additionally, two vehicles owned by the late big-cat trainers and life companions Siegfried and Roy crossed the public sale block.
One other legendary identify from Las Vegas leisure historical past, Frank Sinatra, was represented within the sale of a 1970 Maserati Ghibli that he beforehand owned.
Charity gross sales, a signature piece of Barrett-Jackson auctions, and which have raised $133 million thus far, had been:
• A 2021 Ford Bronco 4-door Badlands Raiders Version, which raised $275,000 for the Grant a Present Autism Basis and Raiders Basis.
• A 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Hertz/Hendrick Motorsports Version, for $250,000 benefitting Jack & Jill Late Stage Most cancers Basis.
• A 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD, with the $180,000 benefitting Ronald McDonald Home of Detroit.
• A 1956 Chevrolet 150, which bought for $70,000 to profit Honor Flight Community.
The highest 10 automobiles bought through the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Public sale had been:
1. 2015 McLaren P1 at $1,567,500
2. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster at $1,045,000
3. 2019 Ford GT at $1,023,000
4. 1965 AC Cobra 289 roadster CSX 2439 at $907,500
5. 1994 Toyota Supra Quick and Livid film automotive at $550,000
6. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window customized at $396,000
7. 1970 Chevrolet Camaro customized coupe “The Grinch” at $385,000
8. 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster at $385,000
9. Frank Sinatra’s 1970 Maserati Ghibli at $330,000
10. Henry Ford II’s 1966 Ford Mustang GT Okay-Code convertible at $330,000
Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for its inaugural Houston Public sale, to be held September 16-18, on the NRG Heart.
For extra data and full outcomes from Las Vegas, go to the Barrett-Jackson web site.
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive author and editor, specializing in new automobiles, collector vehicles, automotive tradition and the automotive way of life. He’s the previous automotive author and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the web site for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a lot of publications, together with Autoweek, The New York Occasions and Barrett-Jackson public sale catalogs. A collector automotive fanatic with a variety of information in regards to the previous vehicles that all of us love and need, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic equipment. His present obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Tremendous coupe.