Welcome to our coverage of the 42nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at Westworld of Scottsdale. The event, which runs from January 13, 2013 through January 20, 2013, will honor the late Carroll Shelby by featuring an amazing group of the most desirable Shelby cars. In all, the auction reports more than 1,000 Classics, Exotics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods and Contemporary Collectibles will cross the auction block at no reserve.
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 features a custom paint job with matching roll cage. In addition, the Mustang is fully equipped with leather, Roush body kit, Ford Racing scoop, and custom springs. In an effort to support children and families effected by pediatric cancer, Steve Carpenter and Galpin Auto Sports teamed up to raise funds and awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer through the creation of this Mustang.
On Saturday afternoon, the one-of-a-kind Shelby GT500 "Cobra" Tribute Mustang sold at Barrett-Jackson for a cool $200,000. All proceeds from the sale of the car are being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The car, which was introduced at Monterey last year, toured the country after its debut. It now belongs to a collector who will surely enjoy its place in Mustang history.
When Barrett-Jackson announced one of the rarest Shelby Mustangs in the world, a survivor ’67 GT500 Shelby, would be sold at No Reserve during the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Mustang collectors everywhere were talking. The car, which has only 9,841 miles on the odometer, may be the lowest mileage ‘67 GT500 in existence. When all was said and done it sold on Saturday for $192,500.
On Saturday night, the legendary Shelby Green Hornet Mustang crossed the block at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. While the car generated much fanfare, and a high bid of 1.8 million dollars, the car did not meet its reserve price. It's unclear if the car will be auctioned at a future date, although it's safe to say we'll likely see it cross the block again at next year's show.
Shelby American has announced their 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition Prototype Mustang will be sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction this coming Saturday. The car made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January of 2012. It was one of two prototype cars on display during the Shelby American 50th Anniversary Tour.
On Wednesday night, the one-of-a-kind 2012 Mustang GT NASCAR Race Car, built by NASCAR hall of famer Rusty Wallace, sold for an impressive $200,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. The car, Lot #3003, was the highest selling vehicle at the show on Wednesday, and the highest selling vehicle since the show began earlier this week. All proceeds will go to benefit the NASCAR Foundation. The car features a 5.8L V8 Roush Yates Racing engine, producing an impressive 800 horsepower and 525 ft/lb of torque.
Recently Jim Owens, Ford's Shelby/Boss Brand Manager, sat down with us to talk about the 42nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at Westworld of Scottsdale. Owens, a Mustang guy through and through, was very excited about this year’s show. As he perfectly explained, "If you like the car culture, it is a great way to spend the week. It truly is." We couldn't agree more.
Back on August 17 of last year friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others, dedicated a special tribute vehicle, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra, to the late Carroll Shelby. Ford has announced the one-of-a-kind GT500 will cross the block at this year's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event on January 19th. Proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
The Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute has announced it will auction a one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang (Lot# 3008)at 3 p.m. on Friday January 18, 2013. The car, which was created by Ford designer Melvin Betancourt, a former cardiac patient who feels that he owes his life to a dedicated team of heart surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is sure to generate much attention.
The SPEED television network, in collaboration with their Hagerty Fantasy Bid & Speed Social Garage, have announced they will award a one-of-a-kind Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang during live coverage of the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, which takes place Tuesday January 15th through Sunday January 20th.