Online collector car auction sets records, aids COVID-19 relief


Barrett-Jackson, which produces collector car and automotive lifestyle events, says it set two world collector car auction records during its online-only auction in May.

Barrett-Jackson chairman and chief executive officer Craig Jackson said teaming up with NASCAR team owner Richard Childress for the sale of his original No. 3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR race car was “the true highlight of the auction.”

The sale of that vehicle, Jackson said, “raised money for people whose health and livelihoods have been impacted by the current pandemic.”

Barrett-Jackson describes itself as “the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions,” with events that include authentic “automobilia” auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections.

The online-only auction closed on May 17, the company says that with the help of Childress, it raised $425,000 for charity and $3.79 million overall.

The two world auction records for collector cars included a 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Race Car (Lot #100). That car sold for $61,600.

The other record was for a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo (Lot #217), and that one closed bidding at $20,350.

“The response to our Online Only Auction was incredible, with bidders and consignors participating in the action throughout the entire event,” Jackson said in a news release.

Jackson continued, “We kicked off the auction by setting a world auction record for our very first lot. Our two top sellers also were part of an exciting bidding war similar to one you’d experience during one of our live auctions.”

The top vehicles that sold during the auction include:

— 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Split-Window Coupe (Lot #240) – $357,500

— 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Custom Coupe (Lot #239) – $203,500

— 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #241) – $195,000

— 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #247) – $165,000

— 2003 Kirkham 427 KMS/SC Roadster (Lot #243) – $115,500

— 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Convertible (Lot #123) – $93,500

— Hank Williams Jr.’s 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville (Lot #234) – $92,400

— 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (Lot #219) – $91,300

— 1968 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #249) – $90,200

— 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Convertible (Lot #120) – $88,000

On May 16, Barrett-Jackson and Childress sold the No. 3 Dale Earnhardt-driven NASCAR race car (Lot #200) for $425,000 to benefit COVID-19 U.S. relief efforts.

“America is facing unprecedented times right now, and it’s going to take everyone working together and making sacrifices to make a difference,” said Childress, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Richard Childress Racing.

Childress continued, “I have so many memories of this No. 3 Chevrolet, including celebrating with Dale Earnhardt in Victory Lane. I will always hold those memories dearly, but now I am thrilled to see that the winning bidder will be able to build memories as well. I want to thank our bidder, who has chosen to remain anonymous. Feeding America and Samaritan’s Purse will use these funds to help people most in need right now.”

In addition to the collector car auction, Barrett-Jackson also sold 228 genuine, authentic “automobilia” items for more than $266,000.

The top five “automobilia” pieces include:

— Late-model custom Porsche neon sign (Lot #6320): $16,675

— 1926 Standard Oil Red Crown gasoline visible gas pump (Lot #6388): $10,062.50

— 1950s Coca-Cola Vendo 56 coin-operated soda machine (Lot #6313): $9,200

— 1936 Wayne #60 Shell Oil gas pump (Lot #6312): $7,475

— 1930s-40s Hudson Automobiles neon porcelain sign (Lot #6332): $7,475

“This week’s Online Only Auction gave the collector car community a chance to join the excitement of a digital version of the Barrett-Jackson experience until we can return with our live auctions,” Jackson said.

Jackson continued, “We’ll continue to grow our online auctions between our live experiences, too, including integrating live streaming elements and providing a chance for our customers and fans to interact with us in real time.”

Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort from Sept. 10 to 12; and Palm Beach Auction, which was rescheduled for Oct. 15 to 17; will take place as scheduled, unless otherwise announced. Consignments for all upcoming Barrett-Jackson auctions are currently being accepted.

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