SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 17, 2007
Opening day records were shattered at the 36th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event as six automobiles sold for over US$100,000.00, including Buyer’s Premium, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. The bidding will continue throughout the week, with the last car scheduled to cross the block on Sunday evening.
“This was the most thrilling, energetic kick-off to an auction we’ve ever had at Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “Nine cars reached the six figure mark and numerous lots fetched just under that. After just one day of bidding, we’ve already reestablished our position as the premier collector car event in the world.”
Automobiles that reached six figures included:
- 1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible (Lot #59) – $121,000.00
- 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR Coupe (Lot #73) – $103,400.00
- 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible (Lot #96) – $140,800.00
- 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot #99) – $192,500.00
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot #101) – $115,500.00
- 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible (Lot #102) – $110,000.00
Tuesday’s unprecedented results followed Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Rock on the Block™ auction. More than 200 pieces of rock history and pop culture crossed the main auction block, garnering over $400,000.
“In addition to these impressive sales numbers, we welcomed over 30,000 attendants for Family Value Day on Monday and received incredible response to our first rock auction,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We plan to use this early momentum to help create the most memorable week the collector car industry has ever seen.”
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™” in Scottsdale and Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.