Welcome to our coverage of the 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at Westworld of Scottsdale. The event, which has now concluded, ran January 15, 2012 through January 22, and featured numerous classic cars crossing the block. Our coverage included show updates, photos, and live results.
On Saturday Night the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Durability Car sold for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The car is equipped with a full roll cage, six-point harness seatbelts, and new Recaro racing seats that were donated by Recaro North America, identical to those used in development.
On Friday night the 2012 wide-body Mustang Galpin Auto Sports built for SPX Corporation sold for $160,000, with all of the proceeds benefitting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The Scottsdale auction Barrett-Jackson hosts each year is a premiere venue for specialty hot rods and collector cars to be sold,” said Galpin Auto Sports President Beau Boeckmann. “We are excited to be given the opportunity to bring one of our labors of love to this high profile auction block with the promise of raising money for cancer research. We’re proud to have been part of this project and hope the new owner enjoys this great vehicle and thank them for contributing to such a worthwhile cause.”
Today a 2007 Shelby GT-H Convertible Mustang (Lot# 960.5) just sold for $51,700. As I'm writing this, an impressive looking Boss 302 Mustang (Lot# 961) just sold for $209,000. No doubt, quite a few Mustangs have generated top dollar here at this year's show. Tomorrow I'm scheduled to discuss the 2012 Galpin/SPX Charity Wide Body Mustang with the Galpin team. The car will be sold at 8 p.m. tonight, with all proceeds benefiting charity. Stay tuned.
This past weekend the annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction kicked off in Scottsdale, Ariz. Of all the cars crossing the block, it's worth mentioning one from North Carolina entrepreneur Jimmy Richardson's collection. He's auctioning off some of the cars from his Big Pop's Garage museum, all at no reserve and sold to the highest bidder.
What do you get when you take a late-model Mustang GT and infuse a bit of 1969 Boss 429 Mustang into the mix? The Galpin SPX Charity Wide Body Mustang is a good example. This looker of a car first debuted at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this past November. This week it will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale show.