LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - Barrett-Jackson, "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™," announced today that it generated more than $32 million in gross sales which is a 41% increase over 2012 during its 6th Annual Las Vegas auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on September 26-28, 2013. The event was the largest Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction outside of its world renowned Scottsdale event with a record-breaking 657 consignments.
Nearly 70,000 were in attendance to witness a world class auction celebrating American cars such as Lincolns, Corvettes and Shelbys that rocked the house including Rick Hendrick's stunning pair of 1963 Chevrolet Corvettes that broke the bank (Lot #716 - $106,400 and Lot #716.1 - $110,00). Also adding to the celebration was Lot #689 1999 Chevrolet Suburban from "The Sopranos" Seasons 1-4 that brought $110,000. Barrett-Jackson will also be offering the late James Gandolfini's personal 1972 Oldsmobile 442 convertible at the Scottsdale event January 12-19, 2014.
Top Las Vegas vehicle highlights included:
- Lot #739: 1967 Ferrari 330GTC - $495,000
- Lot #759: 1931 Lincoln Model K Convertible - $352,000
- Lot #748: 2005 Ford GT 2 Door Coupe - $275,000
- Lot #745: 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 2 Door Coupe - $258,500
- Lot #738: 1967 Shelby GT500E - $242,000
Barrett-Jackson kicked off its 6th annual event with a live performance from Multi-platinum country star Clay Walker at the Opening Night Party on the beach at Mandalay Bay. Walker continued with his support and performed the National Anthem on Thursday as well as his hit "All American" on the auction block during the special military tribute that afternoon. Other high profile celebrities that attended included the legendary Las Vegas performers Siegfried and Roy, critical acclaim film director Bryan Singer, former heavy weight champion Mike Tyson and 2012 Playboy Playmate of the year Jaclyn Swedberg.
"Results from the Las Vegas auction demonstrate that the collector car market is incredibly strong within all segments of the hobby," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. "In addition to the impressive sales numbers, Barrett-Jackson continues to set the trend in the collector car market by providing incredible vehicles to car enthusiasts and continues to give all audiences compelling charitable moments, celebrity appearances and activities for everyone."
This week's Las Vegas event was broadcasted on the FOX family of networks which included 22 hours of live, high-definition coverage that was available to nearly 100 million homes marking the largest viewership in auction house history. Fans were able to enjoy the coverage on all FOX affiliated channels, including FOX Sports 1 (FS1), FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and the National Geographic Channel which put the auction in front of an entire new audience.
"This event marked the most successful in Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas history with the most diverse docket we have ever offered," said Barrett-Jackson President, Steve Davis. "After coming off of an amazing inaugural Reno event in early August, our Las Vegas results achieved a milestone and reinforces once again why Barrett-Jackson is the industry leader."
Consignments are now available for the upcoming 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. For additional event information, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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 Auctions™" in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
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