SUPER SATURDAY AT BARRETT-JACKSON: 2017 Northeast Auction comes to a close

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The final Saturday at every Barrett-Jackson auction is always something special, when the most exciting and valuable pieces of automobilia and pristine collector cars cross the block in an arena brimming with enthusiastic bidders, consignors and fans. The scene on the last day of the 2nd Annual Northeast Auction in Connecticut certainly lived up to that promise.

Among the top-selling automobilia today was a stunning 1920s Tokheim visible gas pump restored and customized in Mobilgas regalia by McLaren Classic Restorations (Lot #7386.1), which brought in $21,850.

Among the top-selling automobilia today was a stunning 1920s Tokheim visible gas pump restored and customized in Mobilgas regalia by McLaren Classic Restorations (Lot #7386.1), which brought in $21,850.

Enthusiasts streamed into the Behind The Hobby Collector Car Symposiums this morning (one of which featured “Overhaulin’” and “Barrett-Jackson Live” star Chris Jacobs), spent hours gazing at the auction cars, shopping and checking out the sponsor displays in the Showcase Pavilion, and getting the ride of their life at the heart-stopping Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides.

A number of familiar faces were among those wanting in on the action, including F1 driver Santino Ferrucci, fashion designer Robert Stock (co-founder of the Robert Graham fashion brand), world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., Dennis Collins of Collins Bros Jeep and Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars.”

Over 130 more pieces of automobilia crossed the block this morning, with gas pumps and neon signs again dominating the event. The top seller of the day was a Polly Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Bennett model #966 gas pumps (Lot #7387). Hailing from the mid-1950s, this exquisite piece sold for $24,725. A 1958 Mobil Oil service station Pegasus sign (Lot #7397.1) was the highest-selling neon sign today, going home for $19,550.

Another “car for a cause” crossed the auction block today – the world’s only life-sized Hot Wheels Transit Connect (Lot #3002). Donated by Ford Motor Company, the highly customized vehicle includes tool storage, a 55″ television screen, two 18″ tablets in the rear doors and custom Recaro seats. Two Hot Wheels Orange tracks are even recessed in the bed, forming a drag strip right down the center of the van. The entire hammer price of $50,000 goes to the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

The star attractions today, though, were the nearly 200 beautiful collector cars shining under the spotlights of the Barrett-Jackson block. Among the notable top sales were a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #657), coming in as the highest sale of the day at $434,500, along with a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #709) at $407,000, a 1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Lot #699) at $269,500 and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 (Lot #706) at $231,000. Two more world records were set at today’s auction: the $114,400 sale of a 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 (Lot #659), and a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Pickup (Lot #714) that sold for $38,500.

Check out a photo gallery of highlights from today’s event, as well as videos of today’s top sellers and a recap of the entire 2017 Northeast Auction, below:

Automobilia onstage at this morning's auction.

Automobilia onstage at this morning’s auction.

This 1950s Flying A Service sign (Lot #7398.2) was one of the day's top sellers at $13,800.

This 1950s Flying A Service sign (Lot #7398.2) was one of the day’s top sellers at $13,800.

Gas globes and other automobilia awaiting their turns on the auction block.

Gas globes and other automobilia awaiting their turns on the auction block.

The top-selling piece of automobilia today was this mid-1950s Polly Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Bennett model #966 gas pumps (Lot #7387), which sold for $24,725.

The top-selling piece of automobilia today was this mid-1950s Polly Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Bennett model #966 gas pumps (Lot #7387), which sold for $24,725.

The winning bidders (left) on a unique 2014 Ford Hot Wheels Transit Connect (Lot #3002) with Craig Jackson, wheelchair recipient Jack Gerard, Scott Roy from the Darrell Gwynn Chapter team and Ford Performance Marketing Manager Jim Owens. The sale brought in $50,000 for the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

The winning bidders (left) on a unique 2014 Ford Hot Wheels Transit Connect (Lot #3002) with Craig Jackson, wheelchair recipient Jack Gerard, Scott Roy from the Darrell Gwynn Chapter team and Ford Performance Marketing Manager Jim Owens. The sale brought in $50,000 for the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

 LOT #657 - 2017 FERRARI 488 SPIDER - $434,500 (Top sale of the auction and the first ever to be sold at auction)

LOT #657 – 2017 FERRARI 488 SPIDER – $434,500 (Top sale of the auction and the first ever to be sold at auction)

LOT #709 - 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 FASTBACK - $407,000

LOT #709 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 FASTBACK – $407,000

LOT #699 – 1958 DUAL-GHIA CONVERTIBLE - $269,500

LOT #699 – 1958 DUAL-GHIA CONVERTIBLE – $269,500

LOT #706 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/435 - $231,000

LOT #706 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/435 – $231,000

LOT #665.1 – 1966 SHELBY GT350-H FASTBACK - $220,000

LOT #665.1 – 1966 SHELBY GT350-H FASTBACK – $220,000

LOT #691 – 1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL SUPER D-500 CONVERTIBLE - $220,000

LOT #691 – 1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL SUPER D-500 CONVERTIBLE – $220,000

LOT #670 - 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI 'CUDA - $203,500

LOT #670 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA – $203,500

LOT #656 – 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN - $198,000

LOT #656 – 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN – $198,000

LOT #698 – 1934 PACKARD 1104 SUPER 8 ROADSTER - $187,000

LOT #698 – 1934 PACKARD 1104 SUPER 8 ROADSTER – $187,000

LOT #713 – 1986 PORSCHE 930 TURBO - $155,100

LOT #713 – 1986 PORSCHE 930 TURBO – $155,100

LOT #705 – 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/450 - $154,000

LOT #705 – 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/450 – $154,000

Lot #659 - 1993 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 4X4 SUV - $114,400 (new world record)

Lot #659 – 1993 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 4X4 SUV – $114,400 (new world record)

LOT #714 - 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 CUSTOM PICKUP - $38,500 (new world record)

LOT #714 – 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 CUSTOM PICKUP – $38,500 (new world record)

After his appearance at the Behind The Hobby symposium this morning, Chris Jacobs had a little fun with the audience.

After his appearance at the Behind The Hobby symposium this morning, Chris Jacobs had a little fun with the audience.

The Barrett-Jackson team of automotive experts onstage at one of this morning's symposiums.

The Barrett-Jackson team of automotive experts onstage at one of this morning’s symposiums.

Lead auctioneer Joseph Mast shows the ropes to his son Micah and daughter Emma.

Lead auctioneer Joseph Mast shows the ropes to his son Micah and daughter Emma.

F1 driver Santino Ferrucci with Craig Jackson and Steve Davis.

F1 driver Santino Ferrucci with Craig Jackson and Steve Davis.

A new generation of car collectors was out in full force at the Northeast Auction.

A new generation of car collectors was out in full force at the Northeast Auction.

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World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. on the block with Craig and Steve.

World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. on the block with Craig and Steve.

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The Velocity on-air team (from left): Bob Varsha, Steve Magnante, Rick DeBruhl, Chris Jacobs, Cristy Lee and Ralph Houlguin.

The Velocity on-air team (from left): Bob Varsha, Steve Magnante, Rick DeBruhl, Chris Jacobs, Cristy Lee and Ralph Houlguin.

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