Barrett-Jackson held its first collector car auction in Reno, Nev., on Aug. 8-10, 2013. The sale was held alongside the massive Hot August Nights car show, which bills itself as the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the U.S., and attendance was correspondingly high as a result. Overall, 319 of 321 vehicles were sold for a total of $11.4M, including buyer’s commission.
Consignments ran the gamut, from 1930s customs to late-model Ferraris, with a notable presence of vintage trucks and SUVs. Attendance was strong throughout the weekend, and excitement was evident during the sale, especially for the charity-benefitting 2014 Shelby GT500 convertible, which sold for $500,000 on behalf of the Brain Injury Association of America. A frame-off restored fuelie 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible sold for an exceptionally strong $192,500, while an alloy-bodied 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster was let go for $178,000. On the low end, a 1983 Mazda RX-7 traded early on Thursday for a mere $3,850, which seemed like a nice buy.
- 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible sold for $500,000*
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Convertible sold for $192,500
- 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster sold for $178,200
- 1968 Shelby GT500E Continuation Fastback sold for $165,000
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Race Car sold for $148,500
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/283 Convertible sold for $148,500
- 2013 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Coupe sold for $137,500
- 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible sold for $134,200
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 283/315 Convertible sold for $121,000
- 1970 Pontiac GTO 455/360 Convertible sold for $121,0003
Barrett-Jackson returns to the podium in at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sept. 26-28, 2013.
*Proceeds benefit charity.