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Show Coverage: The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

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Welcome to our coverage of the 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at Westworld of Scottsdale. This year’s event runs from Sunday January 12, 2014 through Sunday January 19, 2014. As with years past, the 43rd annual event will feature numerous highly-sought after Mustangs, as well as other collector cars. Various celebrities, such as Gene Simmons, Billy Baldwin, and Bret Michaels, will also be in attendance. Best of all, the 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will feature numerous cars being auctioned for charity.

Highlights:
•    1,399 total vehicles sold
•    More than $113 million gross sales 
•    An estimated 300,000 attendees 
•    14 vehicles sold to benefit various national and local charities

When: 
January 12-19, 2014

Where:
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Follow along as we provide coverage of this year’s event.

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January 20, 2014: Barrett-Jackson Auction Highlights

Barrett-Jackson Mustang
Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction has come to an end. In all, show officials report that a total of 1,399 vehicles were sold during the week, resulting in more than $113 million in gross sales. Fourteen of the vehicles sold benefited various charities. “This was a huge year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. We kicked it off with a great opening night gala, christening the new Westworld facility. The Scottsdale auction had the highest sales in the history of our company - exceeding $113 million,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.  

January 19, 2014: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Comes to a Close

1965 Mustang Convertible
Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas
The last day of this year's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction featured several Mustangs crossing the block. One, a 1970 Boss 302 (Lot #1649) sold for $88,000. Another Boss Mustang, a 2013 modern day pony (Lot #1558), sold for $47,300. In the world of Shelby, a 2013 Shelby GT500 (Lot #1571) brought in $67,100. One of my favorites of the day, a rare 1966 K Code Mustang Convertible (Lot #1565) sold for $49,500. Another rare Mustang convertible, a 1965 K code (Lot #550.1), sold for $53,900 earlier in the week.

January 18, 2014: Numerous Classic Mustangs Crossed the Block on Saturday

1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback
Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

In addition to Ford auctioning their first retail 2015 GT Mustang, Saturday's event featured numerous classic ponies crossing the block. A sharp looking 1971 Boss Mustang (Lot #1239) sold for $66,000, a 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot #1347) sold for $106,700, and a 1966 Shelby Tribute Mustang (Lot #1383) sold for $74,800. In addition, a 1969 428 Cobra Jet R Ram Air Mustang (Lot #1387) sold for $75,900. A custom Ringbrothers 1967 Mustang (Lot #1356.1) generated an impressive $148,500, and a 1967 Mustang fastback named "MENACE" (Lot #1287) sold for $192,500.

January 18, 2014: Rare 1969 Shelby GT350H Sold for $96,800

Rare 1969 Shelby GT350H
Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

A rare Shelby Mustang, a one of six red-on-red 1969 Shelby GT350H (Lot #1334), sold for $96,800 on Saturday night at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale. The car was one of only six red-on-red Hertz "Rent-a-Racers" produced, and the only one delivered to the Southern United States for the Hertz Corporation Rental Fleet in Miami, Florida.

January 18, 2014: First 2015 Ford Mustang Sold for $300,000

2015 Barrett-Jackson Mustang
Photo Courtesy of George Dye for About.Com

On Saturday, before an enthusiastic crowd, Ford sold their first retail 2015 GT Mustang, Lot #3010, for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. As with years past, proceeds from the auction of the car will go to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the country’s leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

January 17, 2014: Shelby Mustang Inspired Truck Sold for $450,000

Snakebit
Photo Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

On Friday night, the Shelby Mustang inspired 1956 F-100 pickup truck (Lot# 3006), "Snakebit, crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. With Gene Simmons and his wife, actress Shannon Tweed-Simmons, on hand, the truck sold for $450,000. Proceeds from the sale of this truck will help build a new children's hospital in Saskatchewan, Canada.

January 17, 2014: Shelby Commemorates 50th Anniversary of FIA Cobra

(CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras
Photo Courtesy of Shelby American

Today at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, Shelby American announced they are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the FIA Cobra with a special-edition car. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, the company plans to offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Shelby reports that the continuation Shelby Cobra 289 FIA vehicles will retain everything from the authentic style suspension to the car's original body lines. That said, the special-edition models will feature modern disc brakes and a stronger frame. The bodies will be available in either aluminum or fiberglass. The 50th Anniversary Edition also features a complete exhaust for a small block Ford V8, a special fitted car cover and optional detachable steering wheel.

January 16, 2014: Mach 1, KAO Autostyling, and More

1969 428 SCJ Mustang GT
Photo Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
Thursday was another big day at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. In all, officials reported more than 271 vehicles were auctioned, for a total of $12.2 million, $280,000 going to various charities. In the world of Mustang, a custom 2014 KAO Autostyling Mustang (Lot #769) sold for $44,000, a sharp looking 1971 Mach 1 Mustang (Lot #632) sold for $29,700, and a rare 1969 428 Super Cobra Jet Mustang GT (Lot #829) sold for an impressive $82,500.

January 15, 2014: Mustang Movers and Shakers

1969 Mach 1 390 S Code
Photo Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

On Wednesday, January 15, quite a few Mustangs crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson. One looker, a 1969 Mach 1 390 S Code (Lot #525), sold for $52,800. Meanwhile, a widebody version of the 2011 Mustang 5.0 coupe developed by DUB (Lot #560) sold for $51,700. Another Mustang, a limited-production, high-performance Saleen Mustang, production number 0001 (Lot #347), sold for $26,950. The car had been used as a press car and it was the 1988, 1989 and 1990 Saleen poster car. Barrett-Jackson reports that more than $14 million has been generated in car sales so far in Scottsdale.

January 14, 2014: Mothers RTR Spec 3 Mustang Sold for $110,000

Mothers Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3
Photo Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

On Tuesday January 14, the 2013 Mothers Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3 (Lot #3001) sold for $110,000. Proceeds benefited the TGEN Foundation. In all, the Mustang was the highest-selling vehicle of the day at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Overall vehicle sales on Tuesday totaled more than $4.4 million (151 cars). Barrett-Jackson officials report that attendance to this year's show is up 25 percent from Scottsdale 2013. There are more than 3,200 bidders registered this year.

January 13, 2014: Scottsdale Auction Kicks off with Gala

Scottsdale Opening Night Gala
Photo Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

On Monday January 13, the folks at Barrett-Jackson held their Opening Night Gala for their Scottsdale auction. The event raised money for charity and featured a live performance by rocker Bret Michaels. 

“This opening gala sets the tone for the week and last night was tremendous. This year’s auction attendees lived it up last night and now we shift to the real excitement, the cars and the auction,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our all-new facility at Westworld is the realization of a dream and a conversation that traces back twenty-five years. Barrett-Jackson looks forward to a long future in our new Scottsdale home.” 

January 13, 2014: Gene Simmon's Shelby Mustang Inspired Truck to be Auctioned

Gene Simmon's Snakebit Truck
Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company
One of the highlights of this year's event will be when the Shelby Mustang inspired 1956 F-100 pickup truck (Lot# 3006), "Snakebit, crosses the block. The 550 hp V8-breathing truck, which made its official debut at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, will raise funds for a new children's hospital in Saskatchewan, Canada. Snakebit will cross the block this Friday, January 17th.

 

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