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.
• 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
January 12-19, 2014
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Follow along as we provide coverage of this year’s event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”