KNOCK ’EM OUT WITH A GREAT SHOT: Stunning auction cars with the photos to back them up

"Photos are EVERYTHING - even more important than your description," says one longtime Barrett-Jackson consignor. This 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback had stunning photography that may have helped drive the $90,200 it brought at auction.

“Photos are EVERYTHING – even more important than your description,” says one longtime Barrett-Jackson consignor. This 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback had stunning photography that may have helped drive the $90,200 it brought at auction.

 

Hundreds of cars, thousands of photos.

This year at the 2nd Annual Northeast Auction, over 600 vehicles were on the docket. For selling effectiveness, it is suggested to give a potential buyer a minimum of five views of the car on offer in advance of the sale ‒photos that capture the front three-quarter, the side, rear three-quarter, engine and the interior. Multiply that by the number of cars on the docket and that adds up to over 2,500 moments frozen in time – why not make the most of them?

Generally at Barrett-Jackson, the consignor submits the five suggested photos. Many are taken with great care and attention to detail; some consignors even insist on only using photos taken by a professional. Well-crafted photos, whether they are taken by a pro or on your point-and-shoot camera, capture the stance and attitude of your collectible. Great photos can often help influence an exciting sale at auction. When the thousands of potential buyers see your car on the docket pages of Barrett-Jackson.com, in a digital newsletter and in the auction catalog itself, the photos of your car speak for themselves. And you want them to say something profound.

Here is a gallery of some great examples of recent noteworthy auction sales ‒ with photos that may have helped drive the price.

 

1929 Studebaker President - World Record - $110,000

1929 Studebaker President – World Record – $110,000

1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback - $99,000

1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback – $99,000

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible “Eye Candy” -  $225,500

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible “Eye Candy” – $225,500

1930 Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton - $880,000.00

1930 Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton – $880,000

1969 Dodge D-200 Custom Crew Cab Pickup - World Record - $128,700

1969 Dodge D-200 Custom Crew Cab Pickup – World Record – $128,700

1955 Chevrolet 150 Custom 2-Door Post - $104,500

1955 Chevrolet 150 Custom 2-Door Post – $104,500

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible - $99,000

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible – $99,000

1965 Volkswagen Type II 21-Window Deluxe Bus - World Record - $302,500

1965 Volkswagen Type II 21-Window Deluxe Bus – World Record – $302,500

1933 Auburn 12 161A Salon Phaeton Convertible - $165,000

1933 Auburn 12 161A Salon Phaeton Convertible – $165,000

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe -  $77,000

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe – $77,000

1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 Custom Convertible - $236,500

1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 Custom Convertible – $236,500

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