Well, another Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction has come and gone, and what a show it was. While it's not a Mustang, the talk of the show was the sale of the original Batmobile on Saturday night for a cool $4.62 million. No doubt, George Barris, creator of the car, walked away a happy man! In all, Barrett-Jackson reported that its highly anticipated 5000 series, which featured more than 50 unique and rare automobiles, including the company's famed Salon Collection, generated more than $29.2 million at the company's iconic Scottsdale auction on January 19, 2013.
This past weekend numerous Ford Mustangs crossed the block in Arizona. The legendary Shelby "Green Hornet" Mustang raised a high bid of $1.8 million. Unfortunately, the car did not meet its reserve and did not sell. Another Mustang, the Shelby GT500 "Cobra" Tribute Mustang, dedicated to Carroll Shelby, sold for $200,000. All proceeds from the sale of the car are being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Speaking of charity, on Sunday, the last day of this year's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, a custom 2013 GT Fastback Mustang, designed by Steve Carpenter of Galpin Auto Sports, sold for $100,000. The car was designed, and sold to raise funds and awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Read more.
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